Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we are a husband and wife team with more
than 40 years collective experience in the field of personal injury law.
Over the years we have proudly secured multi-million dollar settlements
on behalf of personal injury victims. If you have been injured in an accident,
we want to help you obtain the financial compensation that your truly
deserve so you can focus on healing, recovery and rebuilding your life.
Below, we have hi-lighted our firm's areas of practice for your convenience.
To learn more about how we can help you, please contact a
Long Beach personal injury attorney from our firm without delay.
Our firm represents car accident victims in all types of motor vehicle
drunk driving accidents,
hit and run,
illegal street racing,
texting while driving and many other types of accidents involving cars or trucks.
If you have been injured in a car accident, or an
uninsured motorist accident, we can help. Read more
about car accidents.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause a broad range of injuries from whiplash injuries,
to head and face injuries, to broken bones, brain injuries, neck injuries,
spinal cord injuries, back injuries and wrongful death. If you have been
injured in a car accident, then you should explore your rights to financial
compensation for all of your economic and non-economic damages. Read more
about car accident injuries.
Uninsured Motorist Accidents
Southern California has a large percentage of uninsured motorists driving
on our streets and freeways; the chances of being involved in an accident
with an uninsured motorist are relatively high. As if contending with
an insurance company wasn't already difficult, the process becomes
far more complicated when you find out the at-fault driver was driving
without insurance. Read more
about uninsured motorist accidents.
A rear-end collision occurs when an automobile or a truck crashes into
the automobile in front of it. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions are
typically caused by driver inattention, driver distraction or poor driving
habits (as in tailgating). These types of collisions can cause painful
whiplash injuries, to more serious injuries including brain injuries,
or wrongful death. Read more
about rear-end collisions.
According to the National Highway Safety Association, speed is involved
in approximately one out of three fatal crashes, and it is the third leading
contributing factor to traffic crashes. Unfortunately, speeding leads
to more than 13,000 lives lost each year in the United States, costing
$40 billion in economic losses. Read more
Truck accidents occur on a daily basis on Long Beach freeways such as
the 710, the interstate 405 and the interstate 605. The 710, known as
Long Beach Freeway is heavily used by trucking companies, as it connects
the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Los Angeles, in addition to the
rail yards in East Los Angeles and Vernon. Read more
about truck accidents.
Motorcycles remain both highly efficient on fuel, and cost effective modes
of transportation, especially in this troubled economy. Unfortunately,
motorcycle riders are at a heightened risk of injury due to their lack
of protection and physical barrier between their body and the pavement.
If liability is ever disputed, we have access to some of the finest motorcycle
experts in California. Read more
about motorcycle accidents.
Pedestrians are no match to a 4,000 pound motor vehicle, and pedestrian
accidents can easily cause devastating injuries to the accident victim,
costing the family a substantial amount of losses. Tragically, a momentary
lapse of judgment, or negligently texting while driving can destroy a
pedestrian's life in an instant. If you have been injured in a pedestrian
accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident,
we can help. Read more
about pedestrian accidents.
Bicycle riding is an excellent addition to anybody's healthy lifestyle.
The residents of Long Beach can enjoy the year-round good weather with
bicycle rides up and down the beautiful coastline. Sadly, Long Beach leads
the state in bicycle accidents involving riders age 15 and under, according
to the California Office of Traffic and Safety (OTS). Read more
about bicycle accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious, life-threatening injuries,
especially when falls involve heights. Such accidents can cause a broad
range of injuries including: broken bones, hip injuries, torn ligaments,
head injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries and
even wrongful death. These injuries can be extremely costly. Read more
about slip and fall accidents.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool accidents are nearly always preventable to one degree or
another, and swimming pools are especially dangerous for small children,
or those who cannot swim well. When a large body of water is paired with
a negligent property owner or an absent lifeguard, it can spell disaster. Read more
about swimming pool accidents.
Dogs can exert up to several hundred pounds of pressure in one bite depending
upon their breed. Even small dogs can cause puncture wounds, damage to
the soft tissue, muscles and bone. Dog bites can lead to infection, permanent
scarring and disfigurement. Dog owners are strictly liable for any injuries
their dog causes to another human being, and they can be held financially
liable as well. Read more
about dog bites.
On The Job Injuries
Any workplace has the potential for injury; even seemingly safe occupations
can cause injuries to the worker. The majority of workers are covered
under their employer's workers' compensation insurance in the
event they are injured. Employers are supposed to maintain safe working
conditions, and they are expected to adhere to guidelines set forth by
the OSHA. Read more
about on the job injuries.
When you are injured on the property of another person, or on a commercial
property, and your injuries are caused due to negligent safety practices
of the property owner, then you may be entitled to compensation under
the law. Such compensation would include medical bills, lost wages, and
pain and suffering. Read more
about premises liability.
When the consumer is harmed by a dangerous or defective product, then
the manufacturer, distributors, retailers, or suppliers could be held
legally accountable. It is their job to ensure that they provide a safe
product to the general public, and when they fail to uphold that duty,
they can be made legally and financially liable. Read more
about product liability.
Under the law, law enforcement is meant to be a benefit to society, offering
protection for civilians. When police behave in a dangerous and reckless
manner, innocent civilians can be injured as a result of what is called
police misconduct. There are times when these law enforcement officials
cross boundaries and infringe upon our rights by means of excessive force
and brutality. Read more
about police misconduct.
Men, women and children can die in an accident that is caused by the careless
or reckless actions of another individual, business, or corporation. When
this occurs, it is categorized as a wrongful death. McGee, Lerer &
Associates has helped many families following an unexpected death in a
family that resulted from a tragic accident. Read more
about wrongful death.
Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage
As seasoned personal injury attorneys, we have seen first-hand the devastating
effects of car accidents. We cannot put enough emphasis on how important
it is to carry uninsured motorist coverage, and plenty of it. If you are
injured in an accident and the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured,
then your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage would take effect. Read more
about uninsured & underinsured motorist coverage.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is a life-altering event that can cause partial to
complete paralysis below the injury site. Common causes of spinal cord
injuries include car accidents, slip & falls, on the job injuries
and acts of violence. Unlike back injuries, injuries to the spinal cord
can permanently affect nearly all parts of your body. Read more
about spinal cord injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by blunt force trauma to
the head. A TBI can affect an isolated area of the brain, to a widespread
area of the brain. Those who survive a brain injury may experience confusion,
headaches, dizziness, seizures, depression, blurred vision, anxiety and
a host of other disturbances. Read more
about brain injuries.
Every year more than 2 million people are victims of a burn injury, and
approximately 500,000 of those injured seek medical treatment. These burns
can be caused by a variety of different sources including: electrical
devices, chemicals, curling irons, cooking accidents, industrial accidents,
hot engines, steam and many others. Read more
about burn injuries.
Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury accidents can wreak havoc on every aspect of your personal
and professional life, thus causing life-long consequences. There is no
reason why you or anybody should have to shoulder the financial losses
involved with being injured due to someone else's negligence. Should
you go with our firm, our promise to you is that we will do everything
possible to pursue as large of a settlement as possible on your behalf.
Call us today to schedule your initial consultation where we can discuss
the details of your personal injury case.
Let us help you pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
Contact a Long Beach personal injury attorney from McGee, Lerer & Associates.