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Oakland Personal Injury Attorney

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has served the Bay Area, including Oakland, with preeminent personal injury legal services since 1959.

We represent those who suffer avoidable injuries at the hands of others. Our Oakland personal injury lawyers provide unparalleled support in Northern California.

We have delivered more million-dollar verdicts and settlements to clients than any other area firms.

Oakland is sustainability-focused and one of the most diverse communities in the country. We’re proud to offer our services to Oakland clients from all walks of life. Our contingency fee-based schedule allows our clients to focus on healing while we investigate and build indisputable compensation claims. If you partner with us, you won’t owe any attorney fees unless we recover on your behalf.

Your Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer

Clients in the area come to us for a range of personal injury matters including public transportation incidents, vehicle accidents, and product liability claims. We specialize in handling cases involving severe and catastrophic injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. Whether manufacturing equipment malfunctions or a distracted driver crashes into you on I-80, our firm offers the legal expertise, resources, and decades of experience needed to protect your right to recovery.

California uses a fault-based system to assess most personal injury claims. Under the pure comparative negligence rule, the state reserves the right to lower compensation based on an injured individual’s percentage of fault. In other words, if two drivers contribute to a car accident, neither may recover 100% of a settlement or verdict. Many defendants who know they are in the wrong will use a fault-based argument to try to reduce their total payouts.

Injury victims in Oakland need personal injury lawyers who understand state and federal laws, and can prove liability based on a preponderance of the evidence. The attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have successfully resolved innumerable claims through negotiations and in court. We have the negotiating power you need to obtain fair compensation for your losses.

Our past personal results have included a $17 million verdict in a brain injury product liability claim, a $52 million verdict in a wrongful death and personal injury claim involving a propane explosion, as well as a $12.2 million verdict in a brain injury pedestrian accident claim. While we cannot promise a certain outcome for any case, we do use the same attention to detail in every case we pursue.

Why Contact Our Attorneys Today?

After a serious injury, life can seem to spin out of control. It may keep you out of work, prevent you from following a certain career path, leave you in financial hardship, and alter relationships with loved ones. If someone else either maliciously or carelessly caused this chain of events, you have the right to compensation under California law.

Memories fade, evidence disappears, and insurers start building cases in the days and weeks after incidents. Your ability to hold the wrongdoer accountable will diminish over time. A case evaluation costs nothing and can help you decide if pursuing a legal claim with our firm makes sense. Our attorneys are compassionate. They know some of the best doctors and expert witnesses in the area. We even have a doctor-lawyer on our staff, who frequently consults on personal injury claims.

After a car accident, Port equipment defect accident, or any other incident that causes a serious injury, remember the team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help you recover.

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We Try Cases. While most cases settle, some cases need to be tried for our clients to recover full value. Insurance companies and major corporations will not pay full value of a case if they are not afraid of the plaintiff's lawyer in trial. If your lawyers cannot win in trial you have no negotiating power. We win in trial; judges and defense lawyers know that. Our team of lawyers have been honored as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association and the California Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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