FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CALIFORNIA PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
CAN I AFFORD A GOOD ATTORNEY?
Absolutely! At The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus, we take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we ONLY get paid when you get a recovery on your case based on a percentage of what we are able to recover. You have absolutely NOTHING to lose by contacting us.
If we don’t win, we don’t get paid! While the client is responsible for case expenses, we will front these expenses out of our pocket while your case is pending. Also, these case expenses are often not very much, especially if your case is settled without a lawsuit being filed.
WHO WILL PAY FOR MY MEDICAL EXPENSES AND OTHER DAMAGES?
Whether you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident or a slip-and-fall, medical expenses for accidents can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars.
In many cases, we are able to arrange for you to obtain the medical care that you need and making arrangements so that you do not have to pay those expenses until after we make a recovery on your case.
This means that we are often able to obtain medical care for our clients, even when they do not have any health insurance and could not otherwise afford to pay.
No matter what your situation, we will work relentlessly on your behalf to find the appropriate party from which to obtain your recovery. We have a proven track record of recoveries for my clients.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE IF YOU TAKE MY CASE?
We will only take your case if we believe we can be of service to you. We listen to the details and carefully weigh the facts to determine if we think we can successfully get a recovery for you.
WHAT IF THE OTHER DRIVER IS UNINSURED?
You should ALWAYS consult an experienced personal injury attorney with an auto accident experience. We will happily answer your questions about the applicable insurance laws to help you get the compensation you deserve.
There are often several alternatives in place to help you recover in the event of a collision, even if the driver responsible did not have liability insurance.
WHAT KIND OF DAMAGES ARE TYPICALLY RECOVERED?
You may receive damages for things such as:
-Pain and Suffering
-Disability (temporary or permanent.)
HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE?
We will build your case while you are in treatment for any injuries sustained in the accident. Once you have finished your medical treatment, we will gather all your medical and billing records and then formally submit the settlement demand to the proper insurance company. Obviously the length of medical treatment will depend on the severity of your injuries.
It usually takes several weeks for insurance companies to review and evaluate the settlement claim and respond with a counteroffer. That’s when we begin a negotiation, which could take an additional few weeks. Once negotiations complete, it usually takes a week or two to settle financial arrangements and deliver a settlement check.
If a settlement is not possible and we must file a lawsuit, we will attempt to resolve the case as quickly as possible with the best possible outcome. Filing a lawsuit, however, can greatly extend the timeline of your case.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN CALIFORNIA?
For the most part, you must file a lawsuit in a personal injury case no later than two years after the date of the incident, or you are barred from pursuing your rights.
If you are considering the possibility of hiring a lawyer, it is generally best to do it as soon as possible.
DO I STILL HAVE A CASE IF I WAS PARTLY TO BLAME?
Even if you were partly at fault in an accident, you should always consult with an attorney.
As long as it can be established that the other driver was “more” at fault than you were, you may still have the right to collect a recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can help determine if you have a case.
DO YOU MAKE HOUSE CALLS OR HOSPITAL VISITS?
Yes, depending on the severity of the injury, our attorneys can meet with the injured person or their family at a location that is convenient to them.
HAVE QUESTIONS AND WANT TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY FOR FREE RIGHT NOW?
The legal team at The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus has been protecting the rights of injured victims for over three decades.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, call us for IMMEDIATE help at 818-784-8544.
Our team has someone available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and we are here to help.
Don’t delay and miss out on recovering MAXIMUM compensation for your injuries. Contact The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus today.