Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Injury and Accident Claims in Long Beach
Long Beach personal injury attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are a husband and wife team with over 35 years of combined experience. We have a reputation for providing aggressive and high quality representation in personal injury and
wrongful death cases, and a track record of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Our law firm serves clients, including
Spanish speaking clients, in Long Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, Los Alamitos, Paramount, Cerritos, Norwalk, Downey, Lynwood, Torrance, Seal Beach, Rossmoor and neighboring cities.
No Up-Front Fee
You pay nothing up front to hire our law firm. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that the legal fees are paid for at the end of the case, out of the settlement or jury award. We charge no fee unless we recover money for you.
Personal Injury is All We Do
100% of our practice is devoted to representing injury and accident victims and their families. You benefit from our expertise and singular focus.
We handle all types car accidents and
car accident injuries, including
uninsured motorist accidents,
rear-end collisions, accidents caused by
hit and run accidents, accidents in which the negligent person was
driving while texting, a
unlicensed driver accidents, or a
drunk driving accidents,
Long Beach traffic circle accidents and
diminished value claims. We also help those who have been injured by
elderly drivers and we can explain the importance of
uninsured & underinsured motorist coverage.
We also handle truck accidents,
motorcycle loss of use claims,
motorcycle diminished value claims,
premises liability cases,
product liability cases,
pedestrian accidents, child injury cases, swimming pool accidents, and sexual abuse claims.
When you hire McGee, Lerer & Associates, you will receive a level of personalized service that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. While at other firms, you will usually only speak to a receptionist, secretary, or a lawyer's voicemail, at our firm, you will speak to attorneys Daniel McGee or
Catherine Lerer. In order to provide that level of personalized service, we must be selective in the cases we take. If we can't take your case, we will make every effort to refer you to a law firm that can help you, and we will take the time to answer your questions and provide advice at no charge.
Compassionate yet Aggressive Representation of Accident Victims
Our clients come to us feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable. They don't know whether they should trust the insurance adjuster. They are concerned about their injuries and whether they will have a complete recovery. They are stressed by mounting medical bills, and the financial impact of having to take time off work. If an accident victim's family depends on their income, the stress is compounded.
Clients put their trust in our firm to protect them and guide them when they are at their most vulnerable. We consider it an honor to see them through this difficult time and to be able to relieve some of the stress. We truly care about our clients and their families and feel lucky to do what we do.
We demand that insurance companies pay our clients full compensation for the losses they have suffered. That includes compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Diminution in value of your vehicle
- Rental car or loss of use while your vehicle is being repaired
Importance of Medical Documentation of Accident Victim's Injuries
Part of what we do to maximize the value of our clients' personal injury cases involves overseeing the medical treatment and making sure we have medical evidence to document the injuries suffered. Injuries from accidents can include
spinal cord injuries,
complex regional pain syndrome,
annular tears, and
on-the-job injuries. Of critical importance is that an accident victim gets medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident, not only for their health, but also so they don't compromise their personal injury case. Any delays or gaps in getting treatment will be used against you by the insurance adjuster, who will argue that if you were really hurt, you would have treated right away, and on a consistent basis.
After an accident, you can treat with your own doctor, or, if you do not have health insurance and cannot afford to see a doctor, we can refer you to a medical provider we can who will treat you on a lien basis, which means that the doctor agrees to wait to be paid until the case resolves. Even if you have health insurance, you may not want to use your health insurance for medical treatment that is only necessary because of someone else's negligence. Or maybe the co-pays are a financial hardship, or you don't want to deal with the delays and authorization requirements associated with treating through a health insurance carrier.
After talking with you about your injuries, we will suggest to you the type of medical provider we think you should see. That could mean an orthopedist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, a plastic surgeon, or a psychologist. We can then refer you to the appropriate medical provider who is located near your home or work. We can often arrange for same or next day visits, and we can even arrange for transportation to and from the medical appointments.
Contact a Long Beach personal injury lawyer
from McGee, Lerer & Associates for a free consultation. Let our family help yours.