Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

Auto Accident Representation by a Former Negligence Investigator

Attorney 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!

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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 information:

  • 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

Our 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.

$600,000 Settlement
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.

$486,000 Settlement
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.

$280,000 Settlement
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.

$140,000 Settlement
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 for $140,000.

Do not hesitate to call The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus for a case evaluation at (800) 905-8777