San Fernando Valley Injury Attorney
Defending Your Right to a Fair Accident Settlement
If you were injured because another person was negligent in some way, acted carelessly or intentionally caused you harm, you may be able to seek to hold that party accountable to you for damages. This can be accomplished by filing a claim on the other party's insurance policy or by way of a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus are dedicated to defending the rights of accident victims in the Valley, and whether you have been hurt or if you have lost a loved one to a fatal accident, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation.
Click on any of the links we have provided below to learn more about a specific area of practice and how we can help you pursue the personal injury settlement you deserve:
Whether you have been hit while cycling or if your child was struck by a car while biking, we want to help you hold the driver accountable for the resulting injuries. Drivers are supposed to share the road with cyclists, but many deny the right of way or cause accidents while distracted.
Bus drivers can often be proven to be at fault for causing collisions, in which case the victims have a right to claim financial compensation, whether they were hurt as passengers on the bus or if they were struck in another vehicle.
If you were injured in a car accident for which the other driver is at fault, an attorney from our firm is ready to meet with you to discuss the situation and determine how much your claim is worth. If the other driver was texting on a cell phone, was drunk or was driving recklessly, you have a right to receive a settlement.
In cases where the actions of a third party left you or a loved one suffering from catastrophic, life-altering injuries, it is important to receive experienced legal representation. It is important to recover compensation for not only immediate expenses, but also future costs.
Any parent can tell you how much it hurts to watch your child suffer an injury, and will also tell you how important it is in the aftermath of an accident to hold the guilty party accountable for causing the injury. Let us fight to secure justice for your child and to recover financial compensation for medical expenses and future lost income.
The construction industry is widely recognized as being the most dangerous in the nation, and more workers are killed on construction sites than in any other line of work. Falls and electrocution are leading causes of injury, but we represent construction workers in all types of accident claims.
Manufacturers can often be held strictly liable when their products cause injury to the consumer, and if you have been hurt or made ill while using a product with inherent design flaws or manufacturing defects, we are ready to meet with you to determine whether you have grounds for legal action.
When a dog has attacked you or your child, it is in your best interests to retain legal representation as early as possible for assistance in filing an injury claim against the dog's owner. This type of case can be challenging, but we will work diligently to help you prove that the owner is at fault for the attack.
If you were injured because of negligence on the part of a professional individual providing you with health care, you may be entitled to file a malpractice claim against them and recover compensation to help you cope with your injuries. The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus is willing and able to assist you in this endeavor.
An investigation of a motorcycle accident will frequently reveal that the driver of another vehicle is at fault, whether through reckless or aggressive driving, denial of the right of way or distraction. Whether you were run off the road or if you were struck and thrown from the bike, let us fight for you!
Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one was made subject to abuse and neglect in their nursing home or if you are a victim of nursing home abuse, call our office to learn more about how we want to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
Under state law, the vast majority of employers in the San Fernando Valley are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of accidents on-the-job, but even if you have a valid claim for benefits you may have to fight for your right to a settlement.
A pedestrian who is struck by an automobile has no protection, and is liable to suffer catastrophic injuries or be killed. If you were hit while crossing an intersection or if your child was struck by a car backing out of a driveway, we know what a devastating experience this may be for you and will work diligently to protect your personal interests.
If it can be proven that the owner of the property where your accident took place knew—or should have known—about the conditions which caused your accident yet failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent such an outcome, an attorney from our firm can represent you in a premises liability claim to recover damages.
Social Security Disability
Injured workers in America may be entitled to claim financial support while they recover through the Social Security Administration's Disability Insurance program. Contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus to learn more.
Swimming Pool Drowning
Pool owners are advised to provide proper safety equipment and supervision, or at least to install a security fence to keep unattended children out of the area—otherwise they may be held legally liable for any accidents and the injuries or deaths which result.
Chemicals and toxins are essential to many industries but if handled improperly, they can be detrimental to the health of those around them. If you or your family sustained injuries because of dangerous exposure to a toxic or chemical, contact our office to learn how we can file a toxic tort claim on your behalf against the party responsible.
Train accidents are some of the most frightening events that could ever take place. Let our firm help you claim compensation for the injuries that you sustained in the accident so that you can move on from this tragedy.
Let an attorney from our firm review your truck accident for evidence that the trucker is at fault, such as by staying on the road while fatigued, by driving recklessly or by staying on the home during unsafe weather conditions. We represent the victims of all types of truck collisions, including underride accidents, rollovers and jackknifes.
Anyone who causes a fatal accident through careless or reckless behavior can be held liable for the tragedy, with damages to compensate the surviving family members for their losses. We want to help you recover compensation to help you get your life back in order and move on from this horrible experience.
Workers' compensation benefits include limited wage replacement and coverage for necessary medical expenses, and are available for those with temporary disabilities as well as those whose injuries or illnesses have forced them out of work permanently. You may be entitled to benefits, but your claim may be reduced or denied so it is advisable to retain legal representation.
Let Us Fight for Your Right to Financial Compensation
It is true that a personal injury may change your life. Let us help you avoid the negative repercussions and build toward a brighter future by properly handling your claim and representing your interests. With our experience and the level of dedication we provide to all of our clients' cases, we are confident in our ability to assist you.