WHY CHOOSE US?
Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer: One Size Does Not Fit All
Earl, an attorney who refers his personal injury clients to McGee, Lerer
Choosing which lawyer to represent you after an accident is an important
decision. You should know that
the value of your injury claim will be impacted by the attorney you choose
to represent you.
Factors that affect the value of a personal injury claim include:
- How much personal injury experience the attorney has
- The law firm's track record and reputation
- The resources the law firm can devote to working up the case
- The willingness of the law firm to take the case to trial if the insurance
company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer
Not all lawyers and law firms are created equal. Insurance companies know
this. Many personal injury lawyers are not willing to take a case all
the way to trial; they always settle, instead of having a jury decide
how much money their client should get. When an insurance adjuster knows
that the injury victim's law firm never takes a case to trial, the
adjuster has less incentive to offer full value on the claim.
Choosing the right personal injury attorney for your particular case is
the first decision you can make after an accident that will set your claim
on the path to a successful outcome. The point of pursuing a personal
injury case is to get the most money possible for your injuries. In order
to maximize the amount of compensation you will receive, you should hire
the best personal injury lawyer you can.
Our Accident Lawyers Demand Compensation for our Clients that other Firms Don't
Did you know that even if your car was repaired after an accident, it will
probably never be worth what it was before the car accident? This is called
diminished value. The vast majority of personal injury lawyers don't make diminution
in value claims for their clients. They don't inform their clients
that they have a right to make this claim. Many personal injury attorneys
don't even know that California law entitles their clients to this
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we demand diminution in value compensation
for our clients. Why should the accident victim bear the financial loss
of a depreciated car when that depreciation was due to someone else's
negligence? We also waive our fee on any diminished value recovery if
we are representing you on an injury claim and we are able to settle your
claim before a lawsuit is filed.
Our lawyers also demand loss of use compensation for our car accident and
motorcycle accident clients. What is
loss of use? While your car or motorcycle is in the shop being repaired, even if you
don't rent a replacement vehicle, the insurance company must reimburse
you as if you did. Loss of use compensation for a high end vehicle or
a motorcycle can be substantial. Most lawyers do not demand this compensation
for their clients, or even know that California law requires that insurance
companies pay it. And like with diminished value claims, we waive our
fee on any loss of use recovery if we are also representing you on an
injury claim and we are able to settle before a lawsuit is filed.
Due to our aggressive approach to demanding compensation, we have been
able to recover large settlements for our clients. On the basis of our
settlements and verdicts, attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer have
both been admitted as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and
the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This means that we have been
able to achieve million dollar and multi-million dollar resolutions of
our clients' injury claims.
McGee, Lerer & Associates: Are we the right lawyers for you?
We don't handle medical malpractice claims. We don't handle bankruptcy
cases or sexual harassment cases or wrongful termination cases. We handle
personal injury cases.
With over 40 years of collective experience handling exclusively injury
cases, Long Beach attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer have built
a reputation as experienced and aggressive lawyers who get top value for
their clients' injury claims. Insurance companies know this. Other
lawyers who refer us their personal injury cases know this.
Clients chose our firm because they want personalized service. They want
to be able to talk to their attorney. They want to be kept advised about
the progress of their case. They want a lawyer they can trust. They don't
want to be just another file in an attorney's filing cabinet, collecting
dust. They want to know that from the moment they sign our retainer agreement,
our firm is aggressively moving forward to get their case resolved. They
want an attorney who will demand that the insurance company pay full value
on the injury claim.
Are you the right client for our firm?
We don't take every case that walks through the door. If we did, we
wouldn't be able to provide the level of personalized service upon
which we predicate our practice. The success of our practice has afforded
us to ability to pick and chose the cases we take on. We focus our practice on:
If we cannot take your case, whether it's not the type of case we handle,
or the case is too small, there is a good chance we can refer you to an
attorney who can help you. Based on our years of experience practicing
law in this community, we know the top attorneys in the various fields
of practice, and we consider it a privilege to use our experience to guide
you to the right lawyer for your case.
If you have been injured in an accident, call us for a free consultation.
Together we can decide if we are the right fit for each other.