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.
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 12,000 clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area. In fact, we have helped recover close to $150 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.
Our firm believes that you should always receive immediate medical attention before anything else. Making certain that you receive the proper medical care needed to recover quickly and properly should always be your first priority. It will be crucial to keep detailed records of any type of medical treatment that you undergo because they can act as evidence to help maximize your financial compensation.
Some personal injury claims in the state of California will have a statute of limitations - or a time limit. Though we always recommend that our clients receive medical treatment first, we also stress the importance of getting in contact with an attorney who can help expedite the claims-filing process. By calling us sooner rather than later, we can make certain that you do not miss the deadline and risk your chance of receiving compensation.
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:
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.
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.