A bicyclist should never have to worry about being harmed due to the negligence of other people when they are riding around Palo Alto. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents do occur, and they can lead to major injuries for victims. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Palo Alto bicycle accident attorney. Let us work to secure the compensation you deserve.
What will an attorney do for a bicycle accident case?
In the aftermath of sustaining a bicycle accident injury, you need help with an attorney with extensive experience handling these cases. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to help you today.
- We have the resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and gather all evidence necessary to prove liability.
- With our firm, you are getting help from one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the nation.
- We will handle all negotiations related to your case, and we are not afraid to take on aggressive insurance carriers or to go to trial if necessary.
We realize that many bicycle accident victims are in a difficult financial situation. That is why we take Palo Alto bicycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our clients pay no legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.
Bicycle accidents can lead to devastating injuries
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 155 bicyclist fatalities and more than 11,000 bicyclist injuries during the latest reporting year across the state. Even when a bicyclist is wearing a helmet, there is a high likelihood that they will sustain an injury in the event they are involved in an accident with the vehicle. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, it is not uncommon for our Palo Alto bicycle accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe lacerations or road rash
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
Bicyclists injured in accidents often sustain significant scarring or disfigurement as a result of their injuries, and they regularly report suffering from emotional and psychological trauma in the aftermath of the crash.
How long do victims have to file these claims?
Victims of bicycle accident cases have a limited amount of time to file claims against an alleged negligent party. According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, the statute of limitations for a bicycle accident case is two years from the date the incident occurs.
What kind of compensation can a bike accident victim receive?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your claim. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have an extensive track record of helping clients in these situations recovered the following:
- All bicycle crash-related medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence of another party
We have a tremendous track record of success securing compensation for bicycle accident cases, including a $15 million settlement for a bicyclist who was sideswiped by an 18-wheeler as well as a $1.3 million settlement for a bicyclist injured by a dangerous railroad crossing. When you need a Palo Alto bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 889-2919.