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Anatomy of an Injury Claim in Los Angeles

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the claims-filing process. Oftentimes, the lack of knowledge and insight on the claims-filing process discourages injured victims from filing for their entitled compensation. It may be tempting to simply settle for whatever an insurance company tries to offer you. As legal counselors and Los Angeles personal injury lawyers, we advise you to reconsider.

Understanding the Claims-Filing Process

At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we have handled thousands of clients and have personally filed hundreds of personal injury claims in the greater Los Angeles area. Not only are we aware of how the claims-filing process works, but we know how to make the system work in your favor. We are dedicated to making every aspect of your post-accident life easier, starting by providing you with world-class service.

Though each filing process will differ, most processes will include the following steps:

  • An Accident Occurs - from a car accident to premises liability accident, some type of accident must occur in order to start the claims process.
  • An Injury is Suffered - in addition to an accident occurring, someone or something must be damaged due to the accident. This can include minor to serious physical injuries but can also include minor to serious property damages.
  • You Consult an Attorney - once you have received the proper medical treatment, call a skilled lawyer who can determine whether or not negligence played a role in your accident.
  • Establish the Specifics of Your Claim - if you have grounds to file a claim, your legal representative can establish liability, determine the value of your injuries, and create a plan of action that can help you receive your rightful financial compensation.

Insight on the Nature of Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are a part of a billion-dollar industry that has significant power and control over the amount of financial compensation that you receive - or most importantly, what you don't receive. Do not expect an insurance company to have your best interests at heart. Time and time again, we have seen innocent victims be cheated out of their rightful compensation simply because they were unaware of what they were actually entitled to receive.

Don't risk your chances of maximizing your money! As proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, we are proud to say that we have helped nearly 15,000 clients recover approximately $200 million in settlements and verdicts. We aren't afraid to level the playing field and make certain that the uncompassionate corporate bigwigs cooperate and pay you your rightful recovery.

We have proven results. Let us work to maximize your money!

If you were injured in an accident, you do not have to face this process alone. We know that taking on an insurance company can be extremely intimidating and you may have questions or doubts. From first-hand experience, we know that the more you understand your rights and entitlements, the less intimidating your legal process can be. We're here to help, listen, and answer any of your questions. Turn to our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for answers today.

Contact us today to work with a team distinguished by the 2017 Lawyers of Distinction award. We’ve also been honored with the 2017 Best Law Firm of America award.

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At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, the cases we handle most frequently typically involve personal injury, car accidents, motor vehicle collisions, and workers’ compensation matters. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or if you have questions about your rights and options moving forward, speak with our award-winning legal team today.

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