Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer
Skilled Injury Attorney Serving the Greater LA Area
When you are injured in a serious accident, do you know where you can turn for help? The answer to this question can make all the difference when you are suddenly injured in a serious car accident. When you are dealing with severe injuries and unable to work for a period of time, it is easy to become financially overwhelmed. That is why you need a legal advocate, someone who will pursue justice and the compensation you deserve from the party at fault for your accident.
Since 1987, the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus have been dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people and their families. Our firm's personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to obtain maximum results for every client, and we have recovered over $100,000,000 for injury victims and families over our 30 years in practice. It is this history of proven success and our commitment to legal excellence that separates our firm from others in the Los Angeles area.
In 2013, our law firm was able to settle more than 300 cases and avoid litigation, mediation, arbitration and trial. The average length of time it takes to settle and resolve the average personal injury case is anywhere from 7 months to 1 ½ years. That being said, we are proud to have settled far more personal injury cases than most other law firms can handle in one years' time. We only file lawsuits when necessary. Lawsuits are only necessary in cases involving disputed liability (who is at fault) and/or disputed damages (value of compensation).
Reliable Help for Your Time of Need
In the aftermath of a devastating accident, it is normal to be frightened and uncertain about the future. Our legal team understands what you are going through, and we will treat you with the respect you deserve and give you the personal attention you need. Whether you have suffered minor injuries from which you will soon recover or you have sustained a life-changing brain injury,
burn injury or
spinal cord injury which has left you with some form of disability, we will fight for the maximum compensation and justice that you deserve.
Why should you trust a Los Angeles personal injury attorney from our firm to handle your accident? Our answer to this question is our proven history of success and the satisfaction of our past and current clients (see testimonials.) Our founding attorney, Gerald L. Marcus, was
selected by the editorial staff of the Consumer Business Review as "Personal Injury Attorney of the Year" for 2011, and our firm was recognized by the CityofLosangeles.org as a premier company for 2011-2012. In 2014, Gerald Marcus was voted to the list of
California Super Lawyers®.No more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state are named to this list every year.
Attorney Gerald L. Marcus has recently become a member of the Public Justice Foundation, which is made up of leading trial lawyers, civil rights attorneys, law professors, law students and other public interest advocates who are all committed to justice.
The Public Justice Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization that supports Public Justice's cutting-edge litigation and educates the public about the critical issues it addresses.
We represent clients throughout Southern California and we can come to you directly to meet at your home, place of business, or even while you're in the hospital recovering. Our personal injury attorneys travel every day to meet with clients and make it a point to serve individuals and families throughout the Los Angeles area.
Types of Personal Injury Claims in LA
Here at the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we are capable of taking on all types of personal injury claims, ranging from
truck accidents on the road to
construction accidents and injuries caused by
dangerous products. Regardless of whether you or your children have been injured, we will go above and beyond to pursue justice for your
serious injuries or your
children's injuries. This involves conducting extensive investigations, digging deep into the evidence, and devoting personal time and attention to ensure that we will succeed on your behalf.
During the twenty years that we have been practicing this area of law, we have learned an incredible amount about what makes up a successful personal injury claim. Our vast experience in this area of law reaches to the more uncommon cases involving train accidents,
swimming pool drowning, and
bus accidents, and we have also perfected our strategies for helping car accident victims and the victims of
drunk driving accidents.
Motor vehicle collisions are a main focus of our firm's personal injury practice. These accidents are the leading cause of accidental injury in the U.S. today, and are especially common in a city like Los Angeles where so many people drive long distances every day. It is in your best interests to have a hard hitting injury attorney on your side to help you claim compensation following a car crash. A lawyer who is experienced in accident claims will know how to deal with the insurance provider in order to seek a fair settlement on your behalf and can take care of any and all communication with the other driver, law enforcement or other parties who may be involved in the case. While you focus on healing, your attorney can handle the rest.
Do I have grounds for a personal injury claim?
A personal injury occurs when an individual suffers some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of another person's negligence. The most common types of personal injury accidents in Los Angeles include traffic accidents, accidents at work, and defective product accidents. Regardless of the specific accident you were involved in, a lawyer from our firm can assist you in holding the responsible party accountable if you were not at fault for your injuries.
When another person or another company has caused you harm, you have a right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, with the goal of restoring you as nearly as possible to your pre-accident condition. If you were injured in an accident that could have been prevented had the other person acted more responsibly, our attorneys will work diligently to recover financial damages for your injuries. We understand how much is at stake for your future, and will do everything in our power to maximize the value of your settlement.
Many individuals are hesitant to seek legal representation because they fear the expenses this might entail. At our firm, we offer a free initial consultation to new clients, and are always willing to discuss fees and costs up front. Our experienced attorneys will do all we can to get you the results you deserve, and we strongly recommend you meet with us as soon as possible so we can begin working on your case.
Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury law is a tedious and specialized practice, particularly when working with insurance companies that have millions of dollars invested in keeping you from obtaining the settlement you deserve. There are countless attorneys in our area who are willing to take a personal injury case, regardless of their experience or skill. Unfortunately, few accident victims are aware of the damage that can be done by the attorney if the case isn't handled properly. Not only can the victim and family be deprived of rightfully deserved compensation for damages, the lawyer may overlook numerous factors within a case that may pay for future medical expenses that are unforeseen at the present time.
This is precisely why our firm exclusively works on personal injury and related civil litigation cases. In order to be successful, the attorney must be 100% committed to the client's case. Our team has the experience, knowledge, reputation, and resources to carry your case from beginning to end. When you contact our firm you will work directly with our attorneys and will not be passed off to a low level associate or intern.
Want to learn more about personal injury litigation cases around Los Angeles and the nation? Check out our personal injury blog, devoted to providing you with daily information related to issues that may have some relation to your case.
Our firm serves clients throughout Los Angeles, including cities such as:
West Los Angeles, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, Arcadia, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Antelope Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Newhall, Castaic, Culver City, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Alhambra, El Monte, East Los Angeles, Northridge, Woodland Hills, La Canada, La Crescenta, Marina Del Rey, Chatsworth, Lynwood, Altadena, Sherman Oaks, Riverside, Rosemead, Downey, Pico Rivera, Inglewood, Sylmar, Oxnard, Calabasas, Encino, Temple City, West Covina, Whittier, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Hidden Hills, Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Channel Island, Fillmore, Val Verde, Saugus, Canyon Country, and throughout Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County.