Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious injuries can lead to major setbacks for victims. Not only can an injury cause temporary or permanent disabilities, but victims and their families often incur tremendous medical and out-of-pocket expenses. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney. If another person has caused your injuries, let us investigate your claim and secure the compensation you deserve.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger?
After sustaining an injury caused by another person’s actions, seek assistance from one of the most reputable personal injury firms in the US. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to help.
- We are one of the most successful personal injury firms in the country and have recovered more than one billion dollars on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients.
- We have a success rate of more than 98% for the personal injury cases we have handled.
- We have a full-time physician on staff to help us understand your injuries and prove your case in court.
Our team understands that many victims of personal injuries lack the resources necessary to afford an attorney, which is why we take Santa Rosa personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any legal fees until after we secure the compensation you deserve.
Understanding personal injuries in Santa Rosa
Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of ways that someone could be hurt due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience handling personal injury claims that arise in various ways, including:
- Car accidents
- Semi-truck or other large truck crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Medical negligence
- Premises liability/property owner negligence
- Birth injuries and cerebral palsy cases
Injuries that arise from these incidents are often severe. Our Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers regularly help clients who have suffered from spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, broken and dislocated bones, amputation injuries, internal organ damage, and more. Aside from these traumatic injuries, we regularly help victims who have sustained significant psychological and emotional damage as well.
Can a victim file a lawsuit in these cases?
While many personal injury cases will be resolved through settlements with insurance carriers, it may be necessary for victims to file personal injury claims against an alleged negligent party. According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, there is a two-year statute of limitations in place in these cases. This means the victims have a two-year window from the date their injury occurs with which to file claims against the at-fault party, or they could lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.
How much compensation is available?
California personal injury law does not specify how much compensation a victim will receive for their injuries. Instead, the total amount of damages awarded will vary depending on the particular facts related to each specific case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have an extensive track record of success in these cases including a $1 million settlement for a bicyclist who sustained a spinal cord injury in a crash with a taxi and another $1 million settlement for a visitor to a public park who was killed by a falling tree that authorities did not properly take care of.
Our attorneys will conduct a full investigation into your claim in order to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.