Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience. However, there are times when negligent drivers and defective roadways cause serious harm to motorcyclists. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Fremont motorcycle accident attorney. Our team will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger to help
After sustaining a serious motorcycle accident injury, turn to an attorney with trusted experience. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to get to work.
- We have more than six decades of experience handling Fremont motorcycle accident cases, and our lawyers are amongst the most successful in Northern California.
- Our firm has been successful in over 98% of the cases we have handled.
- We understand how insurance companies work in these cases, and we will take your case to trial if you are not being treated fairly throughout this process.
We fully understand that victims in these situations often struggle financially. That is why we take Fremont motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no legal fees until we recover the compensation they deserve.
Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries
Motorcyclists are inherently vulnerable on the roadways, particularly when they are on the receiving end of an impact with a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, it is not uncommon for our Fremont motorcycle accident lawyers to see the following injuries:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputation injuries
- Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
Most common causes of motorcycle accidents
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, we know that there were nearly 14,000 total motorcyclist injuries as a result of traffic collisions during the latest reporting year. Statistics also show that 500 motorcyclists lost their lives that year.
Unfortunately, vehicle drivers often operate carelessly around motorcyclists. These incidents are often caused by other drivers following motorcyclists too closely, passing them dangerously, or failing to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist. Of particular concern in these cases are vehicle drivers who operate while distracted by their phones and those who operate while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
How long do victims have to file a claim?
Under the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, we can see that the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident case is two years. This means that victims in these cases have two years to file a personal injury claim against an alleged negligent party to recover the compensation they need.
How much compensation is available?
California law does not specify a certain amount of money to be paid to victims of motorcycle accidents. Rather, the total amount a victim receives will depend on the factors surrounding that case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have secured millions of dollars for clients in these situations. This includes a $5.75 million settlement for a motorcyclist paralyzed in a collision with a vehicle and a $4.5 million settlement for a motorcyclist who lost their leg in a collision.
We pledge to investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure coverage of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Fremont motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 889-2919.