If you or somebody you care about has sustained a traumatic brain injury caused by another person, corporation, business, or government agency in California, you need the best lawyer possible to recover full and fair compensation for your losses. Your lawyer needs to be working on your behalf as soon as possible after your injury and before evidence disappears and witnesses’ memories fade.
The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has the resources necessary to handle every aspect of a complex traumatic brain injury case.
Walkup Handles Cases Statewide and Across the Country
After a brain injury, you want a lawyer who knows your medical needs and is familiar with your local court and the local defense attorneys. Most law firms limit their work to their immediate geographic community. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have statewide experience in handling TBI cases. We have successfully handled serious brain injury cases from the Oregon border to the Mexican border and almost every city and town in between.
We encourage new clients to check on our reputation. Ask local lawyers and judges about us. Look at our Google reviews. Check out our 5-star reviews on AVVO and on Yelp. See what past clients say about our skill, responsiveness, and results.
When Comparing Lawyers Ask the Right Questions
Make sure to ask the right question when you look for someone to represent you for a major brain injury. We can answer all these questions “yes”:
- Do you focus exclusively on personal injury law?
- How many brian injury cases have you handled in the last 20 years?
- What is the largest settlement or verdict you have obtained in a brain injury case like mine?
- How many brain injury cases are you currently handling?
- What lawyer will have responsibility for my case?
- Will I have input on the decision we make to prosecute my case?
- Do you take cases like mine on a pure contingency?
You should owe no upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to your case, and you should only have to pay legal fees after the attorney successfully recovers the compensation you are entitled to through a settlement or jury verdict.
Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows How To Try Your Case If It Cannot Be Settled
It is crucial to make sure that you hire an attorney who is skilled in court, experienced in front of juries, and willing to take your case to trial if necessary. It is not uncommon for some attorneys to push for a quick settlement with insurance carriers in an effort to receive a prompt payout. Even though quick payment seems ideal, usually it is not a good idea. Maximum pretrial settlements happen when the other side believes you are willing to go to trial. You need an attorney who is willing to take your case all the way to trial if necessary so that any insurance carrier knows that you and your team mean business.