LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY: HELPING ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN GREATER LOS ANGELES SINCE 1987
Offices in Simi Valley, Calabasas, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Palmdale, Sherman Oaks, Valencia and Westlake Village
When the stakes are high, you need an experienced legal advocate on your side. The personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus have handled thousands of injury cases for clients in the greater Los Angeles area for more than 25 years and recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on their behalf. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, trust our firm to pursue maximum financial compensation under personal injury law.
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 a personal injury case is anywhere from 7 months to 1 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 necessary in cases involving disputed liability ( who is at fault) and/or disputed damages (value of compensation).
LET US DEAL WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Lead Attorney Gerald Marcus got his start as a private investigator for one of the largest personal injury law firms in the San Fernando Valley. As a negligence investigator, he became an adept in the insurance claims process. We also have a number of investigators on staff at the firm who know how to deal with insurance companies. Insurance company investigations often are not completely thorough, which can result in less money for the accident victim. We fight to make sure this doesn't happen.
Our firm represents victims in all types of personal injury claims, including those that involve:
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Slip and Fall Accidents
MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD
Our attorneys are ready to listen and provide you with a free assessment of your case.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASES
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, the cases we handle most frequently are typically motor vehicle accident cases such as car, truck and motorcycle collisions. We also handle similar cases such as public transportation accidents, pedestrian accident,s and bicycle accidents. After an accident, you may be asking:
How am I going to pay for repairs?
Who is going to pay my medical bills?
Do I get compensated for the time I have to take off of work to recover?
A car accident can turn your world upside down, but our firm is here to ensure that you are taken care of. You've been through enough already. Let us deal with the insurance company, the paperwork, and other details of your case. We fight for victims so they get the compensation they deserve in a timely manner.
SLIP & FALL AND OTHER PREMISES LIABILITY CASES
Another type of case we handle frequently is slip & falls which is a type of premises liability. When property owners fail to maintain safe premises, or let hazards on their property persist without warning against them or fixing them, they are responsible for the resulting injuries to visitors and licensees. To establish a successful slip & fall or "trip and fall" claim, a plaintiff and his or her attorney must effectively show that:
The defendant is the actual owner of the property or party responsible for maintaining the property;
There was a hazardous condition on the property;
The plaintiff was injured on the property because of said hazard;
The slip and fall resulted in damages (physical/emotional injuries)
WORKERS' COMPENSATION & THIRD PARTY INJURY CLAIMS
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus also handle on the job injuries that result in workers' compensation and third party injury claims. If you've been injured at work, you usually cannot file a lawsuit against your employer because your employer will provide you with workers' compensation insurance benefits. However, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a third party for your injuries. Our Los Angeles law firm also helps clients who have disputes over workers' comp coverage.
CONTACTING THE LAW OFFICES OF GERALD L. MARCUS IN LOS ANGELES
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, don't hesitate to contact our law firm to discuss your case. We have handled literally thousands of injury and accident claims successfully for clients and we can fight for maximum financial recovery for you. We encourage you to look through some of our case results to see how we have been able to help past clients. Contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus today for a free consultation with a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.
24025 Park Sorrento, Suite 430
Calabasas CA 91302
HELP FOR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS IN LOS ANGELES
ALMOST 10,000 CASES HANDLED. NEARLY $100,000,000 RECOVERED!
If you wish to learn more about our full-service law firm, just take a moment to read through some of our areas of practice. If you prefer to speak instantly with one of our skilled trial attorneys, we also warmly welcome your phone call - at any time of the day or night.
Car accidents are among the leading causes of personal injuries and emergency room visits. Take action today to receive compensation for your property damages or any physical injuries.
Serious injuries, including brain injuries and burn injuries can put a person's life in immediate risk. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of life-threatening injuries, you must consult a legal professional who can help you seek justice.
In the state of California, dog and pet owners are held strictly liable for any damages that their pet may cause to others. If you were bitten or attacked by a dog, you could have grounds to file a claim against the dog's owner. Speak to an attorney to learn more about your potential legal options.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Has a drunk driver caused an accident that directly resulted in your property damages or physical injuries? Not only will a drunk driver be criminally responsible for their actions, but an attorney can make certain that you receive your entitled financial benefits after an accident.
Insurance Bad Faith
Many people tend to forget that insurance companies are businesses. Though insurance companies are required to act in good faith toward policy holders, some insurance providers may fail to uphold a contract. If you suspect that you are the victim of insurance bad faith, call a lawyer immediately.
Due to the sheer size of a motorcycle, a motorcyclist will almost always end up on the losing end of a collision involving a larger car or truck. If you were struck by another negligent driver while operating your motorcycle, you can file a claim to receive financial compensation for your injuries.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
There are few things more heartbreaking than learning that your precious family member has been mistreated, abused, or neglected. If a nursing home and its staff have failed to take proper care of your loved one, you must take legal action to get the justice you deserve.
In Los Angeles, pedestrians are struck, hit, run-over, and harmed by negligent drivers every day. If you are an injured pedestrian, you have the right to seek financial compensation from a liable party. We can pursue your maximum compensation so you can receive a speedy recovery.
Property owners are required by law to ensure the safety of visitors, patrons, and tenants. If a property owner failed to remove a hazardous condition that directly resulted in your injuries, you could have grounds to file a claim. Hold a property owner liable for your injuries with the help of a lawyer.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When a walking surface is unmaintained, the resulting accidents injuries can be devastating. Slip and fall accidents are by far one of the leading causes of personal injury, especially in the workplace. Do not wait to retain a lawyer who can pursue your rightful compensation.
Commercial truck drivers are required by law to adhere to strict federal regulations and state laws to ensure the safety of other motorists. If you were seriously injured due to a negligent truck driver, you may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation for your damages.
Employers in the state of California are required to provide insurance coverage to employees who have been injured on the job. This type of insurance coverage is called workers' compensation. In addition, you may be eligible for more financial compensation if negligence played a role in your injury.
Very few things can justify the wrongful and premature death of a loved one. Pursuing financial compensation may help ease the financial burden of paying off medical bills or funeral costs. Make certain your family is protected by a compassionate attorney.
CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF GERALD L. MARCUS TODAY
We are proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We are more than confident that our nationally distinguished lawyers are prepared and ready to pursue justice on your behalf.
If you wish to learn more about how we can utilize our extensive knowledge, professional contacts, and support staff to effectively cater to your needs as quickly, conveniently, and affordably as possible, do not wait another moment to call our firm and schedule your free case consultation.
Gerald L. Marcus has been practicing law since 1987; however he worked in the personal injury field of law since 1980 as a private investigator for one of the largest personal injury firms in the San Fernando Valley. Mr. Marcus was the firm's primary negligence investigator, and worked directly under the firm's senior partners developing and preparing cases for settlement and trial. The experiences that Mr. Marcus gained as a full-time negligence investigator inspired his passion of fighting for the rights of innocent injured victims against the insurance industry.
Mr. Marcus attended California State University Northridge, and later attended law school at the Southern California Institute of Law at the Ventura College of Law campus. Mr. Marcus was able to complete the 4 year law school curriculum a full six months early, all while working as a full time negligence investigator.
Since 1987, Mr. Marcus has represented nearly 10,000 clients. He has managed to obtain nearly $100,000,000.00 in settlements, arbitration awards, and jury verdicts for his clients. He is an active member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar Association. In 2014 and 2015, he 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.
Mr. Marcus is dedicated to the principals, and the philosophy, that every innocent injured victim is entitled to the best possible representation, regardless of their personal financial status, and of the size or complexity of their case. His philosophy can be summed up in one sentence: Every innocent injured victim is entitled to have their interests protected, and their case prosecuted aggressively and zealously, within the boundaries of the law, so that their ultimate recovery is maximized.
Mr. Marcus prides himself on being a tough, creative, and fair legal representative and negotiator. Additionally, Mr. Marcus has surrounded himself with his hand-picked staff of well-trained individuals, who all share his basic common principals and philosophies. He is also actively involved in the local community, providing support to a number of charitable organizations as an Honorary Board of Governors member with Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities.
Mr. Marcus has been married for more than 30 years, has two daughters, two dogs, and is a L.A. Clippers Fan.
T. Vincent Consolo is a seasoned trial counsel in the Calabasas office of the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus. He represents victims of personal injury and tort in state and federal courts throughout California. Mr. Consolo has obtained favorable results through trial or settlement in cases involving motor vehicle negligence, medical negligence, railroad negligence, common carrier negligence, premises liability, dangerous condition of public property, products liability, and wrongful death.
Mr. Consolo started his career on the defense side, working for a prominent California law firm, and in the law department of the nation's larger natural gas distribution utility. After seven years representing corporate America in tort and business disputes, Mr. Consolo switched sides, and joined the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, where he was offered the opportunity to fight for the underdog. And he hasn't looked back, taking with him all the strategies and tactics utilized by the defense, and undertaking a plaintiff practice that emphasizes full and just representation of the injured individual.
Mr. Consolo is a tireless advocate, with a sense of purpose in the heat of battle. He utilizes his scientific and technical background to simplify complex issues for a jury and for opposing counsel in contested automobile and industrial accident, and defective product cases. His knowledge of engineering and manufacturing principles, combined with his inherent ability to objectively explain, are crucial to his success against the stingiest of defendants.
Mr Consolo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, cum laude, and Minor in Packaging Technologies from the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While in college, he was a member of the Cal Poly Men's Lacrosse team that competed in the 2002 and 2003 National Championship Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, in Los Angeles.
Mr Consolo is also a member of Epsilon Pi Tau, the leading international honor society devoted to the study of technology. He was invited to join EPT while in college for his exemplary academic record and for meeting his society's professional and leadership performance criteria.
He currently resides in Northridge with his wife Annabelle, and their dog Beans. He plays wood bat baseball with the LA Squires in the Los Angeles Baseball League (LABL), and scores mid-80s in golf. Reading, yoga and exercise are part of his week, aw is family pasta dinners on Sunday. He can be contacted at [email protected]
Janice is a seasoned civil litigation attorney with extensive experience working as an insurance defense attorney. Janice analyzes cases from the defense perspective and composes demand letters to insurance company. Janice also makes special appearances at depositions and hearings, and is an exceptional attorney.