Car accidents are not uncommon in and around the Napa area. While nobody wants to get into a car accident, if you are injured due to another driver’s negligence, you need to know where to turn. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here when you need a Napa car accident attorney. Let our team investigate your case and work to secure maximum compensation for your losses.
Why choose us for your case?
Before you go up against an aggressive insurance carrier, let the team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger get to work on your car accident case.
- We have handled Napa car accident cases for nearly 60 years and have an unmatched record of success, obtaining multimillion-dollar results for clients.
- Our firm has been successful in over 98% of the cases we have handled for personal injury clients.
- We have extensive resources that we can use to investigate every case in order to determine liability.
Because we believe that every client deserves quality legal representation, we take all Napa car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect legal fees until we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on behalf of our client.
How do Napa car accidents occur?
Unfortunately, car accidents occur regularly due to the negligence of other drivers on the roadway. Our Napa car accident lawyers regularly help clients have been injured due to another driver:
- Failing to obey traffic laws (failing to yield, failing to stop, speeding, etc.)
- Operating while drunk or impaired by drugs
- Operating while distracted by cell phone or something else in their vehicle
Data provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety shows us that more than 272,000 people were injured in traffic collisions across the state during the latest reporting year. Napa, home to many tourist destinations, unfortunately sees many of these injury-causing crashes.
Most common Napa car accident injuries
Injuries that occur in Napa car accidents very widely. The team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has extensive experience helping clients who have sustained the following types of injuries due to another driver’s negligence:
- Whiplash injuries
- Severe spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Bone fractures and dislocations
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputation and crush injuries
How long to victims have to file a claim?
While most car accident cases will be settled through insurance companies before they go to court, a personal injury lawsuit may be necessary in order to recover full compensation. However, the statute of limitations for these cases is two years from the date an accident occurs (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1). This means that victims have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent party.
How much compensation is available?
The total amount of compensation available for these claims will vary depending on the specific factors related to each particular case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have a track record of success securing millions of dollars in compensation for clients in these situations. This includes a $4.5 million settlement for a child who sustained a brain injury in a car accident and a $2.75 million settlement for car accident injuries caused by a defective highway design.
Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your car accident in order to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Napa car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210. We also litigate car accident cases is Sacramento.