Marin County Personal Injury Lawyer
More than 39 million people suffer injuries that require medical treatment in the U.S. every year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Negligent actions are frequently the cause of serious injuries and victims may have the right to recover compensation. If you or a person you know has suffered in an injury accident or if someone you love has wrongfully died, speak to a Marin County personal injury lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, & Schoenberger today. We have extensive experience handling personal injury claims and will evaluate your case for free. Call (415) 981-7210 today or contact us online.
Why Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
- Injured victims have been turning to Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for nearly 60 years.
- Our firm’s success is proven, as we have obtained more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients.
- We will never settle for less than the amount that your claim is worth and in doing so, we will take your case to trial if necessary.
Types of Cases We Handle
- Aviation Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Child Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Defective Medical Devices
- Kaiser Permanente
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Public Transportation Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Tourist Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Featured Case Results
Here are a select few examples of the multimillion-dollar results we obtain for clients:
- $52M Jury Verdict: Propane Explosion Causing Wrongful Death & Personal Injury
- $38.6M Jury Verdict: Myrick v. Hansa – Failure To Diagnose Stroke
- $23.2M Jury Verdict: Rogers v. AMC Clinic – Obstetrical Negligence Leading to Cerebral Palsy
- $17M Jury Verdict: Mason G. v. Bell Sports Inc. – Product Liability Causing Brain Injury
- $15M Settlement: Cyclist v. Forest Products Distributor – Big Rig Negligence
- $12.2M Jury Verdict: Pedestrian Injured by Dangerous Roadway Causing Brain Injury
- $10M Settlement: United Rentals Industrial Machine Failure Causing Wrongful Death
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury is an injury caused by the negligence of another individual or company. Typically, the injury affects a person physically, but it can also have mental or emotional repercussions, as well as result in damage to property.
The negligent actions of the at-fault party is considered causation, which legally obligates the individual or company to compensate the victim for any losses associated with the injury. In order to successfully pursue a personal injury case, the victim, or plaintiff, must establish liability:
- The at-fault party had a duty to the victim.
- The at-fault party violated that duty.
- The victim suffered an injury.
- The injury caused the victim to suffer losses.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer immediately following an injury caused by another party will alleviate you from the complex and time-consuming task of proving liability. Your attorney will have a vast knowledge of personal injury laws and will gather all of the necessary evidence and information needed to build your case.
Why Speak to an Attorney Right After an Accident
A few of the many reasons to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately following an injury accident include:
The Statute of Limitations:
The state of California restricts the time window that victims have to file a claim against a liable party for their injury. The amount of time varies based on each case, but for personal injury claims in general you have two years to file for, “An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1)
The sooner you speak with an attorney, the more likely the evidence needed to win your claim will be preserved. Providing evidence of liability is especially important in California, as the state operates under the rule of comparative fault. This law states that if the victim is partially to blame for their injury, their compensation will be reduced by the percentage or amount they are found to be at fault. (CIV §1714 )
Attempts at a Low Settlement:
Insurance companies will attempt to settle your claim with a lower offer than you deserve, as they are looking to protect their profits.
Proper Medical Care:
Attorneys have networks of physicians and specialists they can connect you with to ensure you are receiving the best possible care for your injuries.
Contact Our Firm
We take cases on a contingency fee basis and will cover all case-related expenses. We will only receive payment when we win. Let us give you peace of mind by allowing us to fight for the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free case evaluation today by calling (415) 981-7210 or filling out our online contact form.