Santa Rosa Car Accident Lawyer
Getting into a car accident can lead to serious injuries for victims. This can cause temporary or permanent disabilities as well as major medical bills. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are ready to help if you need a Santa Rosa car accident attorney. Our team will investigate your case and work to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for your case
In the aftermath of sustaining a car accident injury, you need an attorney with extensive experience standing up to aggressive insurance carriers. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to help.
- Our firm has been successful in over 98% of the cases we have handled for injured clients.
- We have an unmatched record of multi-million dollar results.
- Our lawyers are amongst the most awarded in Northern California.
Because we understand that victims in these incidents are often in a precarious financial situation, we take Santa Rosa car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge any legal fees until after we secured the compensation you deserve.
How do Santa Rosa car accident cases arise?
Car accidents happen in many different ways but are regularly caused by the negligence of other drivers on the roadway. Our attorneys regularly help clients who have been harmed because another driver:
- Operated while distracted by their cell phone or by somebody else in the vehicle
- Operated while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Failed to follow traffic laws (failure to yield, failure to stop, speeding, etc.)
- Otherwise operated their vehicle recklessly
Santa Rosa car accident injuries
When we look at the latest year of data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), we can see that there were more than 272,000 total traffic crash injuries across the state. That is an astounding number, and many of those injuries happen right here in Santa Rosa. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our car accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained severe injuries, including:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or bleeding
- Paralysis due to spinal cord trauma
- Whiplash injuries
- Amputations and severe lacerations
- Emotional and psychological trauma
Can you file a lawsuit in this case?
While most car accident cases will be handled in a settlement with an insurance carrier, there are times when filing a lawsuit may be necessary. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, we can see that there is a two-year statute of limitations in place for these cases. This means that injury victims have a two-year window with which to file lawsuits against an alleged negligent driver.
How much compensation is available?
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. While the total amount awarded in these cases varies, the team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has a history of success in these situations. In one instance, we recovered a $4.5 million settlement for a child who sustained a brain injury and an $8.8 million jury verdict for a child who suffered a severe head injury, both in car accidents.
Our team is going to investigate your claim so we can obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering damages, property damage, and more. If you need a Santa Rosa car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.