All types of personal injury accidents can cause serious injuries and damages, but the risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries is higher for pedestrians involved in accidents with automobiles, e-bikes, and other types of road users. When pedestrians are present, drivers are responsible for exercising a high degree of caution and operating their vehicles with care.
The San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have represented injured pedestrians in claims against negligent drivers since our law firm was established in 1959. We know that you and your family may be facing significant challenges and hardships after an accident, and that is why we advocate for maximum compensation from responsible parties in every personal injury case that we handle.
Why Choose Our Redwood City Pedestrian Accident Firm?
- Our Redwood City injury attorneys are members of the Bay Area community, and we have a vested interest in keeping our streets safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road users. Our goal is to pursue full and fair compensation for our injured clients, and to ensure that justice is served against negligent drivers and other responsible parties.
- In our six decades of practice, we have always prioritized our clients’ best interests above everything else. We get to know our clients and their family members. We learn about their injuries, the losses they have suffered, and how we can help them the most in their time of need.
- Our attorneys do not charge any upfront legal costs or monthly retainers. We take on all of the financial risks in our personal injury cases and only collect attorneys’ fees after we have helped our clients secure compensation for their personal injury losses.
How Our Redwood City Pedestrian Lawyers Can Help
Our Redwood City accident attorneys will begin by investigating your accident, collecting important evidence, and valuing your claim. Determining the full extent of your injuries and damages is critical to ensure that you only accept a settlement offer that fully compensates you for your losses.
We will take care of all settlement negotiations and communication with the defendant’s insurance company. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who have an extensive history of standing up to insurance companies on behalf of our injured clients. They are also experienced trial attorneys who would rather pursue your case in court than accept an unfair settlement offer.
Comparative Fault in Redwood City Pedestrian Accident Cases
One of the most common defenses raised in pedestrian accidents is to blame the pedestrian for the accident. Defendants often claim that the pedestrian suddenly stepped into the vehicle’s path without warning, or that the pedestrian failed to yield to the defendant’s right of way. Fortunately, California’s comparative fault law does not prohibit pedestrians from recovering compensation from responsible parties, even when they were partially at fault for the accident.
Contact a Redwood City Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
We know that recovering from a pedestrian accident is often a difficult and emotional process. The attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation. We offer free consultations to go over your case and discuss the personal injury claims process. We are committed to standing up for our clients against negligent drivers and their insurance companies.