Getting into a car accident is not on anyone’s to-do list, but the reality is that these incidents do occur – and they can lead to severe injuries. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help if you need a Hayward car accident attorney to help with your case. If another driver caused your injuries, we pledge to fully investigate the crash so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger?
When going up against aggressive insurance carriers, you need an attorney with extensive experience handling these cases. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to help.
- Our Hayward car accident lawyers have been helping injured clients for more than 60 years.
- We have extensive resources that we can bring to your case in order to conduct a full investigation into the incident.
- Our attorneys are fully prepared to take a case to trial if that is what it takes to secure maximum compensation.
We understand victims often do not have the ability to pay for an attorney out-of-pocket. That is why we take Hayward car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We charge no legal fees until after we secure the compensation our clients deserve.
Most common causes of car accidents in Hayward
Car accidents occur in a wide variety of ways in and around Hayward. Overall, more than 272,000 people were injured in traffic collisions during the latest reporting year across the state, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we regularly help clients who have sustained significant injuries due to other drivers’ negligence. These cases often arise due to another person:
- Operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Operating while distracted by a phone, another device, or something else in the vehicle
- Failing to follow traffic laws (failure to stop, failure to yield, speeding, etc.)
How long do victims have to file a lawsuit?
While the vast majority of Hayward car accident cases will be settled out of court and through insurance carriers, it may be necessary for a victim to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent party. Per the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, we can see that there is a two-year statute of limitations that applies. This means that injury victims have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an at-fault party, and failure to file within this time limit will likely result in the case being dismissed.
How much compensation is available for this case?
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, there may be various types of compensation available for your case. California law does not specify a certain amount of damages to be awarded. Rather, the total amount of damages a person receives will depend on the facts related to their case.
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience recovering compensation for victims in these situations, including an $8.8 million jury verdict for a child who sustained a head injury after a car crash and an $8.7 million jury verdict for an auto accident causing a brain injury. Our accident lawyers in Sacramento will work diligently to secure coverage of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Hayward car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210.