Pedestrians are the most vulnerable when they are around vehicles, and there are times when they are hurt by the careless or negligent actions of drivers. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Santa Rosa pedestrian accident attorney. We pledge to thoroughly investigate your case and work to pursue full compensation for your claim.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger?
After sustaining a serious pedestrian accident injury, please find an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is here to help.
- Our Santa Rosa pedestrian accident attorneys have been helping clients in this area for more than six decades.
- We have the resources necessary to obtain and review all evidence and documents in your case.
- We have recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients.
Our team understands that injury victims may not have the resources to pay for an attorney upfront, which is why we take Santa Rosa pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no legal fees until we secure the compensation they deserve.
How do pedestrian accidents occur?
Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence actions of drivers in and around Santa Rosa. This often includes drivers:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Operating while distracted by cell phones or other devices
- Operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Failing to obey other traffic laws, including speeding
In some cases, governmental agencies responsible for roadway safety could be at fault if they fail to properly inspect and maintain crosswalks and traffic signals.
Most common pedestrian accident injuries
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), more than 14,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents across the state or the latest reporting year. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained significant injuries, including:
- Paralysis due to spinal cord trauma
- Significant traumatic brain damage
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe scarring or disfigurement
- Emotional or psychological trauma
How much time do victims have to file a claim?
The California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 sets a two-year statute of limitations on these cases. This means that pedestrian accident victims have a two-year window from the date the accident occurs in which they are able to file claims against an alleged negligent party to recover compensation for their losses.
What kind of compensation is available for these cases?
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a Santa Rosa pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in these situations, including a $4.3 million settlement for disabled driver struck by a pedestrian and a $12.2 million jury verdict for a pedestrian injured by a dangerous roadway, leading to a brain injury.
Let us investigate your case so we can secure coverage for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Santa Rosa pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210.