If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s fault, it is critical that you protect your interests and right to compensation. Insurance company representatives are often quick to contact injury victims to ask for accident statements. Unfortunately, these representatives are not interested in making sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Santa Clara injury attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, have more than 60 years of experience representing injured clients and handling claims against defendants and their insurance companies. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and recovering maximum compensation in every case.
Santa Clara Car Accident Practice
- With decades of San Francisco personal injury representation, our attorneys understand that car accidents can result in serious injuries, anxiety, financial struggles, and other challenges. Our goal is to take as much stress and legal work away from our clients to make their healing process easier.
- Our personal injury record of success shows that we are a results-driven law firm. We have secured large financial awards for our injured clients, including multimillion-dollar recoveries.
- Our attorneys are experienced negotiators and settle many cases before they reach the trial stage. However, when defendants and their insurance companies do not agree to reasonable settlement terms, we have the skills, resources, and experience to represent you at trial.
Proving Accident Liability
Typically, proving accident liability requires showing that a negligent or reckless driver caused the accident. For example, your attorney may offer evidence to show that the defendant was distracted while driving, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failed to yield to a pedestrian’s right of way, or was speeding at the time of the accident.
In some cases, a third-party employer may be responsible for the accident if the defendant driver was working when the accident occurred. Other liable parties may include those responsible for road maintenance, an automobile manufacturer, or the driver of another vehicle also involved in the accident.
Strengthening Your Santa Clara Car Accident Claim
Collecting evidence to strengthen your claim is critical to the success of your case. Our attorneys thoroughly research and investigate the accident to gather important evidence. Depending on the circumstances, we may examine and photograph the accident scene, interview witnesses and first responders, and hire experts to help prove cause and liability.
Proving Your Injuries And Damages After a Santa Clara Car Accident
To secure full compensation for your accident, you must demonstrate the extent of your injuries and damages. In addition to medical bills and lost wages, we will gather evidence of your other losses. We might hire medical experts to testify about the injuries you suffered and how those injuries will impact you in the future. When necessary, we will enlist financial experts to help with calculating your future losses, such as loss of earning capacity and the cost of ongoing and future medical care.
Santa Clara Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an attorney at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys provide free case evaluations and do not charge attorneys’ fees until we have helped you recover financial compensation for your injuries and damages. We also represent car accident victims in Sacramento and other areas of California.