Modesto Car Accident Lawyer
The roadways in and around Modesto can be crowded, and car accidents are not uncommon. Unfortunately, this can lead to significant injuries for those involved. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Modesto car accident attorney. If another driver caused your accident, we will seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger?
After sustaining a serious injury in a car accident, you need help from an attorney with extensive experience handling aggressive insurance carriers.
- We have been helping Modesto car accident victims for more than 60 years and have secured a record number of multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of injured clients.
- We understand how insurance carriers operate in these situations, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary.
- We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into your case to determine liability.
We know that injury victims in these cases may lack the resources to pay for an attorney up front, which is why we take Modesto car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.
Modesto car accidents can cause severe injuries
While many car accident injuries are relatively minor, that does not mean that they do not cause significant medical expenses. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, statistics show that there were over 272,000 total traffic collision injuries during the latest reporting year across the state. In Modesto, the car accident attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
- Whiplash injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputation injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries and open head wounds
- Spinal cord trauma
- Emotional and psychological injuries
Causes of Modesto car accidents
While there are numerous causes of car accidents in the Modesto area, these incidents often occur due to the negligence of other drivers. Our attorneys regularly help clients who have been injured due to another driver’s:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Failure to follow traffic laws (speeding, failure to yield, failure to stop, etc.)
- Other reckless or negligent driving activities
Can you file a lawsuit in these cases?
If the insurance carrier fails to offer a fair settlement or denies a claim, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Per the California Office of Traffic Safety, victims in these cases have two years from the date the incident occurs to file a claim against an alleged negligent party.
Types of compensation available
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have a track record of success securing millions in compensation for clients in these cases, including a $3 million settlement for a crash caused by highway defects and a $4.5 million settlement for a child who sustained a brain injury in a car accident.
We will investigate your case and work to obtain coverage of your medical bills, lost income and benefits, property damage, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Modesto car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.