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Long Beach Car Accident Lawyer

Injured in a Car Crash in Long Beach, California?

Carolynn, a car accident client of the firm.

The attorneys at McGee, Lerer & Associates, a top Long Beach personal injury law firm, specialize in car accidents resulting in serious injury or wrongful death.

Our car accident lawyers represent injury victims from Long Beach and neighboring communities, including Lakewood, Bellflower, Compton, Los Alamitos, Paramount, Cerritos, Norwalk, Downey, Lynwood, Torrance, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore and Naples.

If you were in an auto accident and are searching for a Long Beach law firm to represent you, you will have no shortage of choices. We suggest that you do your homework before choosing a firm because your choice will affect the value of your claim. You should have the best car accident lawyer representing you. Insurance companies take into consideration a law firm’s reputation when making a settlement offer. They know the top firms, and they know which firms will not bow down to a lowball settlement offer. So how do you do your homework? Spend time on the attorney’s website. Does it answer your questions? Do they seem the right fit for you and your case? Check out the firm’s online reviews ( Yelp, Avvo, Google Places) and client testimonials. When you call the firm, do you actually speak to the attorney or only support staff? Does an answering service take your call, then relay it to a lawyer who is rarely at the office? Does the attorney take time in answering all of your questions and seem genuinely concerned about helping you? Or does the firm representative rush through the call and seem more interested in whether you are going to make money for the firm?

Causes of Car Accidents in Long Beach

When a car crash is the result of another driver's negligence, the top causes are:

If you have been injured in a car accident or an uninsured motorist accident, you should consult the best Long Beach car accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your right to full compensation. Do not talk to the other driver's insurance company. They will try to get to you before you call an attorney. They want your recorded statement and a signed medical authorization. Do not provide either – both could hurt the value of your claim. Both are for the sole benefit of the insurance adjuster. Providing a signed medical authorization and a recorded statement in no way benefits you.

Help Us Help You After a Car Accident

In our initial meeting or telephone conversation, we will be asking you many questions in order to determine if yours is a case that we can take on. If you and our firm decide to move forward with our firm representing you in your auto accident claim, we would like to jump in and get started immediately. The more information you have at the ready, the more quickly we can move forward. Click here to see the information we need.

Importance of Immediate Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

Over the years, Long Beach personal injury attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer have represented thousands of car accident victims who have suffered serious injuries. We know that the sooner you get medical treatment after an accident, the better for your recovery, and the better for your legal case. Any delay in seeking treatment will be used against you by the insurance company, who will argue that you were not seriously injured, or you would have been transported from the scene by ambulance to the hospital, or at least have seen a doctor within a day or two of the accident. Any inconsistency in getting medical treatment (lengthy gaps between visits or no-shows for visits) will also be used against you by the insurance company.

We Can Assist in Getting you Medical Treatment

If you hire our firm, one of the things we can facilitate is getting you in to see a doctor right away. If you do not have health insurance or do not have the money to pay for medical treatment, the lawyers at McGee, Lerer & Associates can refer you to a medical provider near you who will treat you on a lien basis. A "lien" means the doctor agrees to wait to be paid until your case is resolved. Whether you need an orthopedic or neurological consultation, chiropractic care, physical therapy, psychotherapy, or surgery, we can arrange for top quality treatment on a lien. Over the years, we have built relationships with some of the best medical providers in Long Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, and surrounding communities. We can often get you in to see a medical provider within a day or two of hiring our firm. If you are already receiving treatment from a medical provider and are happy with that treatment - great. There is no need to change doctors.

The Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. The most common injuries include:

  • Head and face injuries - bruises, lacerations, fractures and broken bones, TMJ and other dental injuries
  • Foot, knee and leg injury - laceration, fracture, sprain, dislocation, hip injury
  • Knee injury – ACL tear, PCL tear, meniscus tear, MCL tear
  • Brain injuries – loss of consciousness, concussion, closed head injury, post-concussion syndrome and traumatic brain injury
  • Neck injuries - strain, whiplash, fractures, cervical radiculopathy and disc injury
  • Shoulder, arm, and wrist injuries - strain, sprain, fracture, dislocation, rotator cuff tear, carpal tunnel syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome
  • Back injuries - sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, spinal cord injury, and annual tear
  • Psychological injuries – depression, fear of driving, nightmares, flashbacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Death

Your Right to Compensation after an Auto Accident

After an auto accident, you are entitled to compensation for all damage caused by the accident, including:

  • Medical bills - past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Impaired future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Diminution in value of your vehicle
  • Rental car or loss of use of your vehicle
  • Incidentals expenses that you would not have incurred but for the accident (home health aide, driver, housekeeper, childcare, gardener, etc.)

Long Beach's Most Dangerous Intersections

Long Beach's most dangerous intersections include:

  • Seventh and MLK
  • Long Beach Blvd. and Wardlow Rd.
  • South St. and Paramount Blvd.
  • Pacific Coast Highway and Cherry Ave.
  • Broadway and Cherry

When you want the best Long Beach car accident lawyer, contact McGee, Lerer & Associates for personalized service and aggressive representation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing up front; we are paid at the end of the case, out of the money that we collect for you. We collect no fee unless we win. This allows you to level the playing field by getting top quality lawyers for no up-front cost. Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are available 24/7 for a free consultation.