Nobody should have to worry about getting injured when they are out walking or exercising. However, pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in and around the Hayward area, and they are often the result of another person’s negligence. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are ready to help when you need a Hayward pedestrian accident attorney. We will investigate your case so we can secure full compensation for your claim.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
After sustaining a serious pedestrian accident injury, turn to an attorney with extensive experience handling these cases. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger will be by your side.
- Our Hayward pedestrian accident attorneys have been helping injured victims for more than 60 years, and we are one of the most successful personal injury firms in the nation.
- We understand how insurance companies work, and we have no problem taking your case to trial if we need to.
- We have the resources to review all evidence and documents, and enlist experts who can help prove liability and bolster your case.
Our team understands the financial difficulties that injury victims find themselves facing, which is why we take Hayward pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we only charge legal fees until after we secure the compensation you deserve.
How do pedestrian accidents happen in Hayward?
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Hayward are not uncommon, and they arise in various ways. When analyzing data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, we can see that there were over 14,000 total pedestrian accident injuries across the state during the latest reporting year. The data also shows us that a high percentage of all pedestrian crashes result in an injury or a fatality. Pedestrians simply do not have much protection against the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into them.
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we regularly help clients who have sustained:
- Paralysis due to spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Amputation injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
In many cases, the pedestrian accident claims we handle arise due to the negligence of other drivers. It is not uncommon for these incidents to happen because a driver failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. Hayward pedestrian accidents are often caused by distracted or impaired drivers, as well as drivers who fail to follow traffic laws and speed limits.
Can pedestrians file a lawsuit in these cases?
While many of these cases will be settled through insurance carriers, victims may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover full compensation. However, these cases must be filed within two years from the date the accident occurs (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1). Cases filed after the statute of limitations have expired will likely be dismissed by the court.
What kind of compensation is available?
California law does not specify a set amount of money to be awarded in these cases. Rather, a victim will be awarded damages based on the specific factors related to their case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience recovering compensation for clients in these situations. This includes a $12.2 million jury verdict for a pedestrian injured by a dangerous roadway causing a brain injury and a $12 million jury verdict for a pedestrian struck by a car.
Our team will investigate your case in order to secure coverage of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Hayward pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.