Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney
Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Pasadena, CA?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it can be an overwhelming time. You have questions and concerns:
- What kind of doctor should I see? Who will pay for it?
- If I have to take time off work, will I be compensated for my time off?
- What if I never fully recover from my injuries?
- If it was a car or motorcycle accident: who pays for the repair or the total loss of my vehicle? What about a rental car? What do I do if the police report isn't ready yet?
- Do I need a personal injury attorney?
McGee, Lerer & Associates is a Pasadena personal injury law firm that is here to answer your questions and guide you through the aftermath of an accident.
Looking for the Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Pasadena?
If the accident resulted in serious injuries or the
death of a loved one, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. When you hire McGee, Lerer & Associates, you get a husband and wife team of accident lawyers with over 40 years of combined experience. Attorneys
Daniel McGee and
Catherine Lerer handle exclusively personal injury claims, which means that you benefit from our expertise.
5 Actions that will Hurt your Personal Injury Claim:
- Not seeing a doctor right away after an accident
- Gaps in medical treatment after an accident
- Not reporting every accident-related injury to your doctor
- Giving a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster
- Signing a medical authorization for the insurance adjuster
Learn why these actions will hurt your personal injury case here.
Why Accident Victims Hire Us over other Pasadena Personal Injury Attorneys
Accident victims chose to hire McGee, Lerer & Associates because our lawyers provide what other personal injury attorneys don't:
- Speak directly to a lawyer on your first call to our firm, or very shortly thereafter.
One of the first things our attorneys ask is "What questions can I answer for you?" Yes, we have a long list of questions that we need to ask you so that we can determine if we can take your case. But it's not about us and what we need; it's about answering your questions and responding to your concerns first, even if we don't take your case. That is why we want to begin by answering your questions. If you would like to be prepared for the questions we'll ask when you call, click
- We move quickly from the start. You won't leave a message and have to wait days before you hear back from a lawyer. If you decide to hire our firm, we move forward with your case right away. If you need a doctor referral, we can get you into a medical provider the same day or next day.
For car and motorcycle accident accident claims: we demand that the other driver's insurance company pay our clients for diminution in value and
loss of use. And we waive a fee on what we collect for you if we can settle these claims without filing a lawsuit. Most other law firms never even demand this money for their clients.
- We are straightforward and honest. We'll tell you whether we can add value to your case, or whether you even need a lawyer. If we believe you can obtain just as much money without hiring our firm, that's what we'll tell you.
Our No Fee Promise: A consultation with our accident attorneys is free. If you hire us, there is
no upfront fee. We get paid at the end of the case out of the money we collect for you.
If we recover nothing, we are paid nothing. And if you have suffered catastrophic injuries or the death of a family member, and it turns out that the at-fault party has an insufficient insurance policy limit to cover the value of your claim, in most circumstances, we reduce our fee. You likely won't see this with other personal injury law firms. We do this because it is the right thing to do.
Types of Accidents We Handle
We handle cases where our client was seriously injured or a loved one was killed, and someone else is to blame. In Pasadena, car accidents are one of the top causes of personal injury claims. While the most common auto accident we see is a
rear-end collision, more and more of our clients are the victims of
drunk drivers and
hit-and-run drivers. These crashes can cause serious harm, leaving a victim with a lifetime of back or neck pain, or possibly a
spinal cord injury or
brain injury. Even though the dangers of texting and driving are well known,
distracted drivers continue to cause devastating accidents. In and around Pasadena,
freeway accidents and
tour bus crashes can lead to devastating results.
If you were injured in a car crash, there is a reasonable likelihood that the driver who hit you had no auto insurance, or not enough auto insurance to cover your claim. That is why one of our first questions to you will be: do you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and how much? Read why this coverage is critically important here.
McGee, Lerer and Associates also represents victims of bike accidents, motorcycle accidents,
pedestrian accidents and
big rig crashes.
In Death or Serious Injury Cases, a lot is at Stake
You should know that the value of your claim is affected by the lawyer you choose to represent you. The more serious the injuries, the more important it is to hire a firm that has the experience and resources to work up the claim in order to achieve maximum value. Insurance companies know a law firm's track record; they know which law firms will fold in the face of a low ball settlement offer instead of taking a case to trial. What is the adjuster's incentive to make a fair settlement offer if the adjuster knows the law firm has a reputation for never taking cases to trial? Our clients benefit from the track record of success that we have built. Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are both lifetime members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization to which less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers are admitted.
Why choose us? Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer have extensive experience representing serious injury and wrongful death victims. Insurance companies know our reputation as one of the best Pasadena personal injury law firms. Unlike some firms that practice several different types of law, our firm handles exclusively personal injury cases. We devote 100% of our attention to handling the cases of injury victims and their families. Our personal injury attorneys strive to maximize the recovery of your damages based on the losses you have suffered. Furthermore, if you already have a personal injury lawyer, but are not happy with him or her, we can give you a
free second opinion.
Some injuries can require long-term medical care, such as surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy and in-home care. With the severe injuries that can result from an accident, it is vital to have a personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in all manner of laws governing premises liability claims,
bicycle accidents, and
wrongful death. When you enlist our services, our legal team will work towards proving the full extent of your damages and the negligence of the other party.
What do they have to pay you?
Whether you were seriously injured in a dog bite attack or were involved in a car crash caused by an elderly driver, we can help. We want to make sure that your medical concerns are taken care of in the best way possible, which is why we fight for the compensation you need to fully recover. We will demand that the at-fault party pay you all of the losses California law entitles you to claim, including "economic damages" and "non-economic damages."
Economic damages include the following:
- Medical bills - past and future
- Lost wages - past and future
- Property damage
- Rental car expenses
- Diminution of value of your car
- Loss of use
Non-economic damages means compensation for "pain and suffering," which is often the most significant component of the money we get you, especially if your pain will be lifelong. Learn more about pain and suffering here.
If you want the best Pasadena personal injury attorney on your side, contact us now for a free consultation. The longer you wait, the more likely that the actions you take will unknowingly reduce the value of your claim.