Pedestrians should not have to worry about being injured due to the negligent actions of those around them. Unfortunately, pedestrian crashes are not uncommon in this area. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help if you need a Fremont pedestrian accident attorney. Our team will investigate all aspects of your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for your case
After sustaining a serious pedestrian injury, let the trusted and experienced attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger help you with your claim.
- With nearly six decades of experience, our Fremont pedestrian accident lawyers have an unmatched record of multimillion-dollar results.
- We have extensive resources that we can bring to every case in order to conduct a thorough investigation to prove liability.
- We understand how aggressive insurance carriers operate, and we will be ready to take your case to trial if necessary.
Because we know that pedestrian accident victims may be struggling financially, we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only collect legal fees after obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict on our clients’ behalf.
Pedestrian accidents lead to severe injuries
Anytime a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, there is a high likelihood that they will sustain an injury. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained the following injuries following a pedestrian crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Paralysis due to spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Amputation injuries or severe lacerations
In many cases, pedestrian accident victims also sustain significant disfigurement or scarring due to their injuries, and it is not uncommon for these victims to suffer from emotional and psychological trauma. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, more than 14,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic collisions across the state during the latest reporting year.
How long do victims have to file a claim?
Those who are injured in a pedestrian crash caused by another person need to be mindful of the time limits in place to file a claim. When we turn to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, we can see that there is a two-year statute of limitations for these claims. This means that victims have a two-year window from the date the incident occurs with which to file claims against alleged negligent parties. Failure to file a lawsuit within this time limit will likely result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.
How much compensation can a victim receive for their case?
California law does not specify how much compensation pedestrian accident victims will receive. Rather, victim compensation will vary depending on the specific factors related to each particular case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have an extensive track record of securing millions of dollars in compensation for clients in these situations. This includes a $745,000 settlement in a left- turn car accident and a $1.95 million settlement for a pedestrian who sustained brain damage after a bus crash.
Our team will work to investigate every aspect of your claim so we can secure coverage for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life damages, and more. When you need a Fremont pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.