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What Should I Do After an Accident?

Every accident is different and every victim is different. The range of damages and injuries can cover all ends of the spectrum. In one instance, the property damages could be very minimal, but in another the injuries could be devastating.

In the worst cases, the resulting damages and fatal injuries could cause long-lasting emotional damages to surviving family members. Despite the many differences that can occur in an accident, one single fact remains the same: Everyone should consult an attorney immediately after an accident.

Why You Should Call The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus

If you were involved in an accident that was caused by no fault of your own and it directly resulted in serious injuries to you or someone you love, do not wait another moment to contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. Even if you think you may have played a role in the cause of your accident, do not admit to fault.

At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we have been trusted by nearly 15,000 clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area. In fact, we have helped recover close to $200 million on behalf of our injured clients since 1987!

We know how to investigate claims, challenge witness statements, and recreate accidents in order to get to the root cause of your accident. Our successes are so widely recognized, in fact, that we’ve earned the 2017 Lawyers of Distinction award and the 2017 Best Law Firm of America award.

When To Hire an Injury Lawyer for Your Claim

After an injury, your first step should always be to seek medical attention. However, it is vital to your personal injury claim that you keep detailed record of all the medical treatment you receive. This record can be used as evidence in your case to prove how much compensation you are owed.

For most injuries in California, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. This is known as a "statute of limitations." Although receiving medical attention is the first recommended step for taking care of yourself, you should act as quickly as possible if you want to file a personal injury claim. It is imperative that you have an experienced injury attorney on your side to help you effectively file the claim.

How the Process Works

After seeking the appropriate medical attention and speaking with an attorney, the official filing process can begin.

Though each process is different, there are some typical procedures that everyone can expect, including:

  • File a claim regarding the property damage or physical injury
  • Determine the amount of compensation based on the degree of damage or injury
  • File the claim against the insurance company that represents the liable party
  • If the insurance company fails to accept the offer, you can file a lawsuit

Who You Should Trust

This may come as a surprise to some, but we always reiterate the importance of getting a second opinion on the potential value of your claim. The insurance and healthcare businesses are billion-dollar industries that typically do not have your best interests at heart.

The only way to make certain that your claim is valued properly will be through the help of an attorney. We can specifically work with insurance adjusters to level the playing field. We have maximized the value of thousands of claims and we know how to make certain that your rights aren't abused by acts of insurance bad faith or misrepresentation.

Where Our Offices Are Located

We proudly serve victims in Palmdale, Lancaster, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, and Thousand Oaks. If you have been involved in an accident anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area, do not wait to contact our firm. We want to make this process as easy as possible so you can focus on restoring your health rather than worrying about your legal issues.

Call a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus today and request a free, completely confidential case evaluation to get started.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say

  • “I am very grateful to you for your kindness. And I want you to know that I gratefully appreciate it with all my heart.”


  • “You walked me through the first steps to healing and referred me to medical professionals who could meet my needs.”


  • “It’s too much to put in words how grateful I am for the work you and your office put in to make this tragedy easier to cope with.”

    J. Ortega

  • “I wanted to thank you, Scott and your staff and associates for the work to get me this settlement.”


  • “Thank you for the overall care and expertise you exhibited in bringing my case to its conclusion.”

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  • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience

  • More Than $200 Million Recovered for Clients

  • Winners of the 2017 Best Law Firm of America Award

  • All Cases Accepted On a Contingency Fee Basis

  • Large Support Staff, Including Private & Field Investigators

  • Aggressive, Prompt, & Personal Attention for Clients

  • Solely Devoted to People - Not Businesses or Companies