Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident Representation by a Former Negligence Investigator
Gerald L. Marcus has been practicing personal injury law since 1987, but prior to this,
he was employed at one of the most prominent injury firms in the San Fernando
Valley as a negligence investigator. As such, he is extremely experienced
in the insurance claims process and knows what investigators look for
when valuing car accident claims. If you or someone you love was wrongly
injured in a motor vehicle collision, entrust a
Los Angeles car accident attorney from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus with your case!
Learn more about car accidents:
What Happens After a Car Accident
After a car accident, injured parties will be taken to the hospital so
their injuries can be treated. If the car accident was relatively minor,
emergency medical services may not arrive at the scene. However, we strongly
encourage you to seek medical attention. Not only can this benefit you
physically (many injuries are not detectable until a few days or even
a week after the accident), but a medical visit can create a medical record
that serves as valuable proof of your injuries.
When both parties are able, they will start the claims process with their
respective insurance companies. Filing a claim involves contacting your
insurance company either by phone or online and reporting the details
of the accident. Policyholders should be able to provide the following
The details of the accident (What happened?)
Any pictures or records that may be useful in the investigation
The names of all parties involved
What insurance company the other driver has
Police report of the accident (not always required)
After you give your insurance company these details, they will assign your
case to a claims adjuster. The adjuster will evaluate the details of the
accident, look over your insurance policy and correspond with the other
driver's insurance company to arrive at a settlement amount. One thing
about insurance companies that you must know,
they will do whatever it takes to minimize the value of your claim. Why? Because the less you get, the more the insurance company gets to keep.
How much time do I have to file a lawsuit in California?
If you wish to pursue legal action following a car accident, you must file
your claim two years to do so – should you miss the statute of limitations,
your claim will be barred from being brought to court. If you’ve
been injured in a car accident, it’s imperative that you take swift
action and contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus. We will work tirelessly
to build the best possible case on your behalf.
Why you need a car accident attorney?
Because you can go through the claims process without legal representation,
many people wonder why they need a car accident attorney. We've compiled
a list of some of the ways you could benefit by retaining The Law Offices
of Gerald L. Marcus after your collision:
We can deal with the insurance company for you
We often get our clients much more than the insurance company originally offered
This may be your first accident, but our firm has handled thousands of
car accident cases
We can ensure all your paperwork is filed thoroughly and on time
We will come to you. If you were injured after your accident and unable
to meet at one of our offices, we can travel to meet you at home, in the
hospital or elsewhere.
Many firms claim that they can provide you with all the same things, but
our law firm actually has the track record to prove it. Overall, The Law
Offices of Gerald L. Marcus has won more than $125 million in verdicts
and settlements for our clients.
Our Auto Accident Victories
Los Angeles car accident lawyers have won numerous verdicts and settlements for wrongly injured individuals.
Listed below are just some of our representative motor vehicle accident cases.
Our firm was able to secure a $600k settlement on behalf of an auto accident
victim who sustained injuries after he had to swerve when a cow wandered
onto the road. The cow was able to escape onto the road because a rancher
failed to repair his broken fence.
Our client was injured and sustained serious damage to her car after a
driver pulled out of their driveway without looking, directly into our
client's path. The insurance company originally offered $15,000 but
through our efforts we were able to secure a settlement of $486,000.
Our client was rear ended in an auto accident. The impact resulted in
a serious neck injury. The at-fault driver's insurance vehemently
contested various aspects of the collision and only offered $30,000. We
were able to negotiate a much fairer settlement for our client of $280,000.
Our client was rear ended in an auto accident. The underinsured biding
arbitration offer was for $2,000 but we were able to negotiate a settlement
Do not hesitate to call The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus for a
case evaluation at (800) 905-8777