Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Injury and Accident Claims in Long Beach, CA
Long Beach personal injury attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are a husband and wife team with over 38 years of combined experience. We have a reputation in the legal community 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 injury lawyers serve clients, including
Spanish speaking clients, in Long Beach, Carson, Lakewood, Bellflower, Los Alamitos, Paramount, Artesia, Cerritos, Gardena, Norwalk, Downey, Lynwood, Compton, Torrance, Hawthorne, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Signal Hill, Bixby Knolls and neighboring communities.
Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Our clients come to us feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable. They don't know whether they should trust the insurance adjuster. They don't know how to choose a medical provider. They are concerned about the extent of their injuries and whether they will be able to afford thorough treatment in order to achieve a complete recovery. Clients hire McGee, Lerer & Associates because they want the best personal injury lawyer in Long Beach. They want a firm that will step in and handle the situation, so that they can focus on the recovery process. Clients put their trust in
our firm to protect them and guide them through this vulnerable time. 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, including compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Diminution in value of your car, truck or motorcycle
- Rental car or loss of use while your vehicle is being repaired
We know that no amount of money will bring back your pre-accident health, but compensation for the harm caused to you may make your pain easier to bear. We fight to receive the maximum compensation for each of our clients. Based on our success in achieving high-dollar verdicts, our firm has been recognized as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers are admitted as members to this organization, which further demonstrates our level of expertise and commitment to our clients.
Personal Injury Is All We Do
Unlike some high-volume law firms that practice multiple areas of law, Long Beach personal injury lawyers Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer have focused their entire legal careers on representing only accident injury victims and their families. McGee, Lerer & Associates has a level of expertise that is difficult to find at other firms. We know what needs to be done to position a client's claim for top value, and we know what to expect from the other side. We are also prepared to overcome an insurance company's attempt to get a discount on what is owed to our clients.
While motor vehicle accidents may be the most common context for personal injury claims, a large and rapidly increasing percentage of our clients are Long Beach bicycle accident victims who have been
car-doored, or struck by a car that was
passing from behind them. We also represent clients who have been injured after being
attacked by a dog, or as the result of a
slip and fall accident or
swimming pool accident.
In the area of car accidents specifically,
we have extensive experience prosecuting claims for compensation following accidents caused by anything from
distracted drivers that were
texting while driving to the collateral damage caused by
illegal street racing. We represent injury victims of
hit and run accidents,
drunk driving accidents and many more. We offer the same legal support to victims who have suffered in
motorcycle accidents and
truck accidents, whether they occur on the
freeway or in the
Long Beach traffic circle.
Specializing in Serious Injury Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims
While all injury accidents are unfortunate occurrences, there are some that stand apart in terms of seriousness and extent. Serious injuries are those that have the potential to dramatically transform a person's life, whether temporarily or permanently. Examples of such catastrophic injuries include
spinal cord injuries, and
degloving injuries. At
McGee, Lerer & Associates, we apply the same amount of dedication and aggression to each case we take on, whether large or small. However, our accident attorneys specialize in the prosecution of serious injury accident claims. Knowing that the stakes are substantially higher in such serious cases, we approach these cases with a special determination in order to see that our clients are provided with the best resolution and the maximum compensation they need and deserve in order to move forward.
The greatest injury that can result from negligence or wrongdoing is the total loss of life. In the field of personal injury law, negligence claims that involve the death of a victim are separated from others and known as wrongful death claims. Elements of proof, the pain of the plaintiff and the rebuttal of the defense are all escalated in wrongful death claims. As the most serious injury claims of all,
we approach wrongful death claims with a sense of reverence of the pain of our clients and seeing their grief fuels our determination to hold the negligent parties responsible.
Medical Documentation of Your Injuries
Unless there is medical documentation of treatment and injuries, an accident victim will never obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. Part of what our lawyers do to maximize the value of our clients' personal injury cases involves overseeing the medical treatment and making sure we have the best medical evidence to document all injuries suffered. Injuries from accidents can include
spinal cord injuries,
complex regional pain syndrome,
annular tears, and
on-the-job injuries. It is of critical importance that an accident victim receives medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident.
This protection if not only for their health, but also for the strengthening of their personal injury case. Any delays or gaps in getting treatment will be used against you by the insurance adjuster.
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 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. Once we have discussed your injuries, we may be able to refer you to the appropriate medical provider in your area. That could mean an orthopedist, a neurologist, a pain management specialist, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, a plastic surgeon, or a psychologist. Our lawyers know the top doctors in and around Long Beach. We can often arrange for same or next day visits, and transportation to and from the medical appointments.
No Up-Front Fee & No Fee Unless You Win
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. And we guarantee that our lawyers fight for the best financial recovery we can obtain for our personal injury clients.
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 the best law firm suitable for your case, and we will take the time to answer your questions and provide advice at no charge.
Preparing for Your Initial Consultation
Accident attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation. We know that in the aftermath of an accident, the best time for you to talk with or meet with a lawyer may not be during regular business hours. We can meet with you at our Long Beach office, located in Bixby Knolls, or at your home or hospital room, or even the scene of the accident.
In your initial telephone conversation or meeting with one of our attorneys, expect a lot of questions. Before you call us, you may find it helpful to know the questions we will ask you so that you can have the information at hand. It is not necessary that you have all of the information at the time of our initial conversation, but the sooner you provide this information to our firm, the sooner that we can begin moving towards resolution of your claim. Click on the link below to find out the information we need:
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