Palo Alto Personal Injury Lawyer
The last thing any resident of Palo Alto expects is that they will be harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of another person or entity. However, these injuries do occur, and they can lead to major setbacks for victims. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our Palo Alto personal injury attorneys are ready to get to work if you or a loved one have been harmed. Let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Why do you need an attorney for these cases?
In the aftermath of sustaining an injury caused by another person’s negligent or intentional actions, you need an attorney standing by your side who has extensive experience with these cases. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is here for you.
Our Palo Alto personal injury lawyers have the resources necessary to:
- Obtain all evidence needed to prove liability in your case
- Work with trusted medical professionals to fully evaluate your injuries and help calculate damages
- Negotiate with all parties involved to obtain maximum compensation on her behalf
Many personal injury victims wonder how they can afford an attorney for their case. We take all Palo Alto personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will pay no legal fees until after we secure the compensation they need.
Understanding what kind of personal injury cases we handle
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases in Palo Alto. This includes:
- Car accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Electric scooter accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Property owner negligence cases
- Birth injuries/cerebral palsy
- and more
Our team is regularly able to help victims recover compensation for a wide range of injuries caused by these incidents. This includes traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken and dislocated bones, internal organ damage or internal bleeding, severe lacerations, amputation injuries, and more.
How long do you have to file a Palo Alto personal injury claim?
Every state is responsible for setting a limit on the amount of time personal injury victims have to file claims against alleged negligent parties. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. When we turn to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, we can see that the statute of limitations for personal injury in this state is two years from the date the injury occurs. There are some special situations that might extend this deadline, so please speak to a Palo Alto personal injury lawyer about your case as soon as possible.
How much compensation is available?
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the actions of somebody else in Palo Alto, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The total amount of damages awarded in these situations depends on facts related to each case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are regularly able to help clients recover the following in these instances:
- All medical bills related to their claim
- Any income they sustain if they cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
We have a track record of success with these cases, including a $15 million settlement after an 18-wheeler sideswiped a bicyclist and a $9.4 million settlement for delayed diagnosis of an abscess. If you need a Palo Alto personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415-899-2919.