Pedestrians are designated as the most vulnerable road users because they are at a heightened risk of sustaining severe and often fatal injuries when involved in an accident. Personal injury attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger represent injured pedestrians and their families in claims against negligent parties. We know that pedestrian accident injuries are often life-changing, and we help our clients get the justice and financial compensation that they deserve.
Pedestrian Accident Practice
- Our law firm has handled personal injury cases for more than six decades, and we know that pedestrian accidents often result in extended periods of disability and lost wages. Our attorneys’ fees are contingent on winning your case, which means that you will not pay out of pocket for our legal representation.
- Our personal injury practice has an unmatched record of success. We have recovered millions of dollars for children, joggers, seniors, and other pedestrians who were injured by negligent drivers. We work to maximize financial compensation for our injured clients.
- We know that negligent drivers rarely take responsibility for pedestrian accidents. Our attorneys will begin working on your claim immediately by investigating the accident and collecting evidence that helps prove fault and liability.
Proving Your Claim
Our attorneys have handled many pedestrian accident claims, and they know how to build a compelling case to demonstrate that the defendant was responsible for your accident. We will use photographs, witness interviews, police reports, medical records, and expert testimony to prove your claim.
Our attorneys often negotiate settlement agreements for our injured clients. However, they will begin preparing your case for trial from day one so that we can pursue a jury award on your behalf if the defendant refuses to settle your case for an amount that fully compensates you for your losses.
As mentioned above, drivers rarely take responsibility for pedestrian accidents, and they often blame other parties, including the injured pedestrian. Under California’s comparative fault laws, responsible parties will pay for your damages based on their percentage of fault. If you were partially at fault for the accident, you might still be entitled to compensation from the negligent driver based on his or her portion of fault.
For example, suppose that you were 20 percent at fault for the accident, and the driver was 80 percent at fault. After your total damages are calculated, your compensation will be reduced by 20 percent, and the driver’s insurance company will be required to pay for 80 percent of your accident-related injuries and damages.
Pedestrian Accident Compensation
Pedestrian accidents often result in debilitating injuries that require extensive medical care. If your losses are not calculated accurately, your accident recovery might not be enough to cover future accident-related medical care. Our attorneys will use medical records, expert testimony, and other evidence to prove your past, ongoing, and future injuries and damages to ensure that you are fully compensated.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact an attorney at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for a no-obligation consultation. Our pedestrian accident attorneys understand that you and your family may be facing immense emotional, physical, and financial stress as a result of your accident, and we want to help.