Santa Monica Personal Injury Attorney
Serious Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer in Santa Monica
If you have been injured in an accident, whether a
bicycle accident, or
dog bite, you want the best Santa Monica personal injury lawyer on your side. McGee,
Lerer & Associates consists of husband and wife attorney team Daniel
McGee and Catherine Lerer. Combined, we have 40 years of legal experience
representing accident victims. We specialize in representing serious injury and
wrongful death victims and their families, and we have a track record of obtaining multi-million
dollar verdicts and settlements. Our Santa Monica personal injury attorneys
will use our personal injury expertise, financial resources, and trial
experience to ensure that our clients receive the top compensation they deserve.
We provide high-quality representation while aggressively fighting to help
clients receive justified compensation. The firm's courtoom success
has gained us lifetime admission into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
Forum, of which fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Our admission
into this organization recognizes our firm as top personal injury lawyers.
Clients hire our firm because they want an attorney then can trust. They
want a lawyer who will really listen to their concerns and prioritize
what's important to the client. They want a law firm that will be
honest with them about the strengths and weaknesses of their case. We
don't tell you what we think you want to hear so that you'll hire us. What
is important to us: providing you with an honest appraisal of your case and
answering all of your questions so that you fully understand the process
before you hire us.
A Santa Monica personal injury lawyer from McGee, Lerer & Associates
is available 24/7 for a free consultation. Our firm serves both English and
Spanish speaking clients who reside in Santa Monica and surrounding neighborhoods, including
Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Marina Del Rey and Beverly Hills.
Why We're Different from Other Firms
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we have had numerous first-time callers
tell us that we're different from other firms that they have spoken
with. Some of the reasons they give us include:
You speak directly to an attorney the first time you call.
Your lawyer wants to answer your questions before asking their own. When one of our attorneys conducts an initial consultation, he or she
will start with "What questions can I answer for you?" Of course
we have a long list of questions that we need to ask you in order to find
out if we can help, but answering your initial questions is our first
priority. We'll focus on answering your questions and giving you advice
before we seek answers for ourselves. For a sample of the questions we
ask our clients during their first call, click
Your attorney moves quickly from day one. When you call, you won't have to leave a message and wait for days
before a lawyer gets back to you. We answer the phone and you speak directly
with a lawyer immediately, or soon after you call. Once you decide to
hire us and we agree to take your case, we jump in right away to move
forward with your claim. If you need a doctor referral, we get you into
a medical provider by the next day, if possible.
Your lawyer is honest and straightforward. If we don't think you need a lawyer and that you can get just as much
money for your case without one, we'll tell you so. If we think that
our firm can't add any value to your case, we'll say so. We will
be straight with you from start to finish.
No Up-Front Fee. No Fee Unless You Win
It costs an individual absolutely nothing up front to hire our law firm.
All work is done on a contingency fee basis, which means that the legal
fees are paid out of the settlement or jury award in a client's case.
If a client recovers nothing – the client does not have to pay McGee,
Lerer & Associates a dime.
Lawyer Available 24-7
We know that accidents don't always happen during business hours. When
you've been injured, you may want to speak to an attorney right away.
That's why it's important to us to make ourselves available when
our clients need us, whether that's after hours or on the weekend.
We want to make it convenient for you. If your injuries make it difficult
to come to our Santa Monica office, we can come to you, whether that's
at your home or at the hospital. We can also arrange to meet you at the
scene of an accident to get a better idea of what happened.
Santa Monica Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Accident Victims
Since the attorneys at McGee, Lerer & Associates have resided in Santa
Monica for more than 30 years, we are acutely aware of the particular
dangers faced by Santa Monica residents and visitors. Not only do we have
a higher ratio of accidents caused by elderly drivers, but Santa Monica
has the distinction of ranking #1 (worst) for motorcycle, bicycle and
pedestrian accidents out of 104 California cities of similar size, according
to the most recent statistics from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The statistics also show that we rank #1 for hit and run accidents and
for nighttime accidents (9 p.m. to 2:59 a.m.). Since Santa Monica is known
as one of the most car accident-prone cities in California, residents
are more likely to encounter some form of vehicle-related accident while
they reside in Santa Monica. If you live in or around Santa Monica and
suffer from an injury due to someone else's negligence, we encourage
you to contact a Santa Monica personal injury lawyer from our firm immediately.
Personal Injury is All We Do
Our Santa Monica personal injury attorneys handle exclusively personal
injury cases. If you call us about a wrongful termination matter, a family
law case, or a criminal matter - we will thank you for calling, but we
cannot take your case. Based on our years of experience, we know the best
attorneys in the local legal community, and we will be happy to refer
you. Unless it's a personal injury case and you have suffered physical
injuries as the result of someone else's negligence, we cannot represent you.
You benefit from our singular focus and our years of expertise.
Personalized Service Sets Us Apart
Unlike many injury lawyers who market their firms aggressively on the Internet,
in TV ads, or on the backs of buses, we are not a "personal injury
mill" – a business model that calls for a volume caseload handled
mostly by a team of non-attorney staff. At other firms, you may only speak
to the actual attorney when your case is first signed up. After that initial
call, you will speak to secretaries, legal assistants, case managers or
voicemail. When you want to hire McGee, Lerer & Associates, however,
you get Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer as your Santa Monica injury attorneys.
When you call our office, you speak to us. In order to provide that level
of personalized service, we are selective in the cases we take. If we
decide we cannot take your case after speaking with you about your accident,
we will make every effort to refer you to another lawyer who is best suited
to your particular legal matter.
Our Santa Monica personal injury lawyers can represent individuals who
have experienced severe injuries, such as
vision loss, and
burn injuries in an accident caused by someone else's carelessness. Regardless of
how old or young a person may be, we do everything in our power to ensure
that our clients' cases are successfully resolved. From
child injury cases to
injuries to elderly accident victims, a Santa Monica injury attorney from our firm can help. We are also experienced
in helping elderly individuals with
nursing home negligence claims.
If a person was injured in a
car crash that was a result of a
unlicensed driver, or
uninsured motorist, it may be beneficial for them to contact our firm. We have helped many
clients who suffered injuries due to another person
drinking, as well as those who have experienced
motorcycle accidents, and
bike accidents due to driver negligence.
Individuals who have suffered a
spinal cord injuries, or
swimming pool accidents may also wish to contact a Santa Monica personal injury attorney from
McGee, Lerer & Associates. If a person suffered from a product malfunction
or slipped and fell on someone else's property, which, if applicable,
aggravation of a prior medical condition, our team can represent them in a
product liability or
premises liability case. Those who have lost a loved one due to someone else's carelessness
may require monetary compensation for lost wages, funeral arrangements,
and various other expenses. Our team of personal injury lawyers can do
everything in our power to ensure that families of wrongful death victims
receive the highest monetary compensation amount possible. People who
are victims of
pedestrian accidents or
hit and run accidents also deserve to have the best Santa Monica personal injury lawyer on their
side to ensure they receive the best monetary compensation possible.
In the last few years, we have developed a level of expertise representing
accident victims who have been diagnosed with
annular tears or
complex regional pain syndrome. Individuals who suffer from said medical issues can experience a high
level of pain and serious discomfort for long periods of time. Many injury
victims are rightfully frustrated because their suffering could have been
prevented if the party at fault would have maintained reasonable care
of their surroundings. Complex regional pain syndrome can often result
from a car accident or motorcycle accident, and it causes extreme pain,
severe and isolated swelling of body parts and other painful symptoms.
Treatments and rehabilitation for injuries may take years and can overwhelm
the victim with medical expenses that they are unable to pay. A Santa
Monica personal injury lawyer can work with clients to fully understand
their unique situation and we are always available to answer questions
along the way.
Let Our Santa Monica Personal Injury Attorneys Help You
You can help us help you. There is certain information we need at the outset
of a personal injury case. The sooner we have that information, the sooner
we can jump in and get started helping you. One of the qualities which
we believe sets our firm apart from other firms is the speed which with
we move forward. If you've been injured in an accident, you shouldn't
have to wait to get things handled. Whether it's an auto accident
and you need compensation for your totaled car right away, or a bicycle
accident and you need an immediate referral to a doctor, or a dog attack
and you want to know right away if the dog owner has insurance, we're
on it. The more information you have for us in your initial telephone
consultation or in-person meeting, the better.
Click on the links below to see the information we need:
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we know that no amount of money can give
you back your pre-accident health, but we also know that the money our
Santa Monica personal injury attorneys can recover for you may make your
pain slightly easier to bear.
Contact a Santa Monica personal injury lawyer
from our firm for the high quality, top-notch legal representation you
need in a serious injury or wrongful death case.