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Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

Specializing in Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer specialize in representing the victims of serious injury or wrongful death.

When an innocent person is injured due to someone else's careless or reckless actions, they have the legal right to pursue compensation to cover their economic and non-economic losses. Unfortunately, serious injuries can be significant, leaving the victim to struggle with their newfound disabilities. A Long Beach personal injury attorney from McGee, Lerer & Associates can advise you of your legal rights and how best to proceed forward from there. The following are some of the injuries we see in our office; see below for a brief overview:

Injuries from Accidents

Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Medical Condition
Every day people are involved in accidents that cause old injuries to flare up or that aggravate pre-existing medical conditions. Individuals with prior medical conditions are even more susceptible to injury and harm than average people are and as such, their cases deserve to be specially handled.

Amputations
Amputation refers to the complete or partial removal of a body part. An amputation can occur at the accident site as a result of the accident, or it can be a planned surgical procedure. Amputations place the victim at a heightened risk of infections such as gangrene that can spread to other parts of the body.

Annular Tear
An annular tear is an injury to the back that occurs when the exterior of the intervertebral disc rips or tears. These discs play a very important purpose because they provide cushion and support in between the vertebrae in the back. When a tear occurs, the vertebrae can rub and slip out of place. Annular tears can from sitting or standing for long periods of time, or they can be caused by car accidents, truck accidents, or motorcycle accidents.

Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be extremely serious and life-threatening. They are often caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are car accidents, falls and acts of violence. Brain injuries can cause a host of symptoms including: blurred vision, irritability, confusion, seizures, nausea, depression etc. Although some brain injuries will heal, others can worsen and lead to death.

Burn Injuries
Approximately 2 million people suffer from serious burns in the United States each year, causing extreme pain and often times permanent scarring. Common causes of burns include: burns from ovens, chemical burns, curling irons, heaters, machinery, electrical burns, steam burns, hot water and many more. Burn injuries may require reconstructive surgery, skin grafts, and rehabilitation. Some victims will experience permanent nerve damage and disfigurement.

Children's Injuries
For parents, there is nothing more devastating than watching your child suffer. Children's injuries occur for a variety of reasons; however, the one common factor is negligence to some degree or another on behalf of the responsible party. Children are commonly injured in an auto accident, a drunk driver accident, a bicycle accident, a slip and fall accident, a drowning accident, or from a defective consumer product, a dangerous drug, daycare abuse, or some other form of negligence or wrongdoing.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a chronic pain disorder which is characterized by swelling, severe pain and changes in the skin. CPRS has been linked to contributing factors such as surgery and other injuries to the body. Previously referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, CRPS can cause serious harm to the arms and legs.

Injuries to Elderly Accident Victims
When an elderly person is injured in an accident caused by a negligent individual or entity, their already fragile health, mobility & independence can be heavily impacted, putting a serious damper on what should be their "Golden Years." Our firm recognizes that the losses suffered by elderly accident victims are in a class of their own and deserve special attention and care.

On the Job Injuries
Workers can become injured at any workplace, even seemingly safe occupations can leave room for injuries. Certain occupations are inherently more dangerous than others such as the construction industry, fishing, logging, shipping, and manufacturing. On the job injuries vary widely, they can range from spinal cord injuries, to slip and fall injuries, to back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, amputation injuries and even wrongful death.

Spinal Cord Injuries
There are more than 11,000 cases of spinal cord injuries in the United States every year occurring from a variety of causes. In most cases when a person experiences an injury to the spinal cord, someone else is to blame. They are frequently caused by motor vehicle accidents, job site injuries, falls, medical mistakes, and accidents on unsafe property. Spinal cord injuries can cause either partial or complete paralysis below the site of the injury.

Vision Loss
Vision loss is a common ramification associated with brain injuries. Many head injury victims will suffer vision disturbances to some extent or another and many of them can disrupt the victim's daily life.

Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney

Injuries from accidents can require a hospital stay, extensive medical treatment, copious amounts of medication, surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy and more. The economic and non-economic losses involved can be unimaginable, making life extremely difficult to bear for the accident victim. At our firm, we understand exactly what kinds of challenges you are up against now, and in the upcoming years ahead. For this reason, we want to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. We can help you gather the necessary documentation, we can negotiate aggressively with the insurance company, and we can take care of the paperwork so you don't have to. Give us a call today!

Contact a Long Beach personal injury lawyer from McGee, Lerer & Associates for compassionate, yet aggressive legal representation.