Pedestrians should not have to worry about being harmed due to the negligent actions of other people. Unfortunately, there are times when pedestrians in our area sustain significant injuries in accidents. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Palo Alto pedestrian accident attorney. We will get to work investigating your case today so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger?
In the aftermath of sustaining an injury in a pedestrian accident, victims need help from an experienced attorney. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to get to work on your case.
- We have extensive resources that we can use to obtain all evidence related to the incident, ensure you are evaluated by trusted medical professionals, and properly calculate your total losses.
- Our firm has been successful in over 98% of the cases we have handled for our personal injury clients.
- We have a thorough understanding of California’s personal injury laws and the court system in and around Palo Alto.
Our attorneys understand that pedestrian accident victims often lack the resources necessary to afford an attorney upfront. That is why we take Palo Alto pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients pay no legal fees until after we secure compensation for their case.
How do pedestrian accidents occur in Palo Alto
According to information available from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), we know that there were more than 14,000 total pedestrian injuries across the state during the latest reporting year. Unfortunately, a high percentage of all pedestrian accident cases result in some kind of injury. Pedestrians simply do not have much protection against the force of a vehicle, and the team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger regularly helps clients who have sustained the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Amputation injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Severe lacerations
Pedestrian accident victims often suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma in the aftermath have a crash, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How long do victims have to file a lawsuit in these cases?
California places a two-year statute of limitations on these cases (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1). This means that pedestrian accident victims have a two-year window with which to file claims against an alleged negligent party, or they risk losing the ability to recover any compensation for their claim.
What kind of compensation is available for these claims?
If you or a loved one had been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by the negligence of somebody else, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our goal is to investigate your case and secure the following on your behalf:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against any grossly negligent party
Our team has an extensive track record of success securing compensation for clients in these cases, including a $735,000 settlement for a pedestrian hit by a taxi cab and a $2.85 million settlement for a pedestrian struck by a bus. If you need a Palo Alto pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210.