Fremont Personal Injury Lawyer
Injuries happen unexpectedly and can leave victims with significant disabilities and major medical expenses. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are ready to help when you need a Fremont personal injury attorney. If another person caused your injury, our team will thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you need to get through this.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for your case?
After sustaining an injury caused by another person, you need an attorney what extensive experience handling complicated cases. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to help.
- We have an unmatched record of success, having recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of wrongfully injured clients.
- We have been helping Fremont personal injury victims for nearly six decades, and we understand when to settle a case and when to take one to trial.
- We have extensive resources available that allow us to conduct complete investigations into every incident.
Our team understands that affording an attorney is not easy for personal injury victims, which is why we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they deserve.
Why hire an attorney for a Fremont personal injury case?
An attorney is going to be the person responsible for conducting a complete investigation into the incident in order to determine liability. An attorney will have the resources necessary to:
- Obtain all evidence related to the injury (photo or video surveillance, eyewitness statements, accident reports, company or personnel documents, and more).
- Work with trusted medical and economic professionals to properly calculate their client’s total losses.
- Negotiate with all parties involved to secure a fair settlement for their client or prepare the case to go to trial.
The team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger firmly believes that everybody should have access to a skilled legal team after sustaining an injury caused by another party. Victims in these cases are often left on their own to go up against aggressive insurance carriers and well-funded companies or property owners. An attorney is going to be the equalizer standing up for justice in these situations.
How do personal injury cases arise in Fremont?
Personal injury cases arise in Fremont for a variety of reasons when somebody is injured due to the negligent, careless, or intentional actions of another. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our Fremont personal injury lawyers regularly help clients who have been injured due to the following:
- Car accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Electric scooter accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Birth injuries/cerebral palsy
- Nursing home abuse incidents
- Dangerous property conditions
What are the most common types of injuries we help clients recover compensation for?
The Fremont personal injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have experience helping clients who have sustained a wide variety of injuries. It is not uncommon for our attorneys to help clients who are suffering from the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputation injuries or crush injuries
- Brain damage from birth defects
- Illnesses caused by nursing home neglect
Our team also regularly helps clients who have sustained significant psychological or emotional trauma as a result of the incident and their subsequent injuries. While these injuries may not be as visible as traumatic bodily harm, they can still affect a personal injury victim’s ability to enjoy their daily life activities.
Can victims file lawsuits to recover compensation?
While the vast majority of personal injury claims will be settled out of court and with insurance carriers, that is not always the case. If an insurance carrier denies a fair settlement, victims may need to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party to recover the compensation they deserve. However, the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 states that victims have only two years to file a claim in these cases. After the two-year statute of limitations has expired, victims will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation at all.
Please note that, per California Government Code section 911.2, those who have a claim against a government entity in California have just six months to file an injury claim and that those cases operate under a different set of procedural rules.
What happens if you are partially at fault for the incident?
Obtaining compensation after a personal injury case in Fremont revolves around proving liability of an at-fault party. However, sometimes an injury victim can be held partially at fault for causing their own injuries. Under California’s comparative negligence laws, a person can still receive compensation even if they were partially at fault for the incident.
California follows a “pure comparative negligence” standard which allows victims to recover compensation even if they are more than 50% responsible (up to 99%). However, any compensation a victim is awarded will be reduced based on their percentage of fault. For example, if a client is awarded $10,000 in damages after a slip and fall accident, but it is determined that they were 20% at fault for the incident because they were texting, then they would only receive $8,000 in total compensation.
What kind of compensation is available for these claims?
California law does not specify a set amount of damages that should be awarded for victims of personal injuries. Rather, compensation is awarded based on the factors related to each particular case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience helping clients secure compensation in these cases. This includes an $8.35 million jury verdict for a person injured by a defective artificial hip and a $7.75 million settlement for injuries caused by big rig rollover.
Our attorneys will investigate your case in order to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost income, loss of personal enjoyment, and more. When you need a Fremont personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 889-2919.