$980 M Over $980 Million dollars recovered for our clients.
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GJEL will help you get your life back on track and get the compensation you deserve after a serious accident in California

Call us today, and our investigators will meet you at your home, office, or hospital. We will come to you wherever you need us because we are committed to helping you during this difficult time. We work hard to hold wrongdoers accountable and get you the maximum settlement your case deserves.

Serious Injury & Wrongful Death Experts

GJEL focuses exclusively on helping victims who have been seriously injured in accidents. Below, you will find more information on the most common areas we practice in as well as common injury cases we handle. GJEL has received over $980+ Million Dollars in Verdicts and settlements for its clients with a 99% success rate.

Please click on a category for more information. If you have any questions or need a free case evaluation, call us for a free case review.


Following a severe personal injury incident, you might find yourself grappling with medical treatments, mounting healthcare bills, lost earnings, and the path to regaining your normalcy. We are here to aid you in recuperating these losses, managing all the intricacies of your case. Our law firm will concentrate on your personal injury claim, striving to amplify your compensation amount through a meticulous settlement negotiation or court advocacy. With our proficient attorneys by your side, rest assured that every avenue to secure your rightful restitution will be exhaustively explored, ensuring a smoother transition back to your daily life.


After a serious car accident, you may need help with treatment, medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair, and getting back on your feet. We can help you recover damages, expenses, and handle everything in your case. GJEL will focus on your auto accident case and work towards maximizing your settlement amount.


Motorcycle accidents usually result in serious and complex long-term injuries. We will not let the insurance company take advantage of you. Our California motorbike lawyers handle serious injury lawsuits only and we are not afraid to take insurance companies to the courtroom while fighting for you every step of the way.


GJEL specializes in serious injury and wrongful death cases. When you experienced the loss of life of a loved one, you might have felt completely lost. We are here to help you through this traumatic event and hold wrongdoers responsible for their actions. Our firm has the resources and experience to take your claim through trial and we will work hard every day to ensure we can help you recover. Our seasoned accidental death attorneys are committed to seeking justice and providing compassionate legal support to families facing the devastating aftermath of a tragic loss. We do not handle medical malpractice claims.


In the wake of a harrowing truck accident, the expertise of GJEL Accident Attorneys becomes an invaluable asset for victims and their families. Our adept legal team is thoroughly experienced in handling complex cases arising from collisions with 18-wheelers and tractor trailers, which often entail severe damages and intricate liability scenarios. We meticulously investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, confronting trucking companies, insurance firms, and other involved parties to ensure your rights are staunchly defended. By unraveling the often multifaceted liability issues inherent in 18-wheeler accidents and tractor trailer collisions, GJEL is dedicated to securing the maximum compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other related costs, facilitating your journey towards a comprehensive recovery. Through every legal stride, our objective remains clear: to alleviate the financial burdens borne out of these devastating incidents, providing you with the resolute advocacy needed to navigate the aftermath of a truck accident.


Bicycle accident cases can be very complex. Insurance companies regularly try to avoid blame which can cause problems for an inexperienced attorney. We have helped hundreds of bicycle accident victims with their serious accident cases. Our law office has recovered over $10 Million dollars from bicycle accident cases.

Secure Justice with GJEL Your Personal Injury Legal Advocates.

Don’t wait—reach out to GJEL Accident Attorneys now if you’ve been hurt and need help. We fight for your rights, work hard to get you the money you deserve for your injuries, and support you through each step of the legal process. We’re here to help you get back on your feet. Filling out this form is your first step toward getting the help you need. Contact GJEL and let’s take this important step together.

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Awards From Our Top Rated California Accident & Injury Law Firm

Meet our award winning personal injury attorneys near you

As accident lawyer Andy Gillin is fond of saying, “We love fighting for the little guy.” We all began our careers in public service, and while the cases have gotten larger and more complex along the way, that hasn’t changed our firm’s focus.

We’re still proud of our community involvement over 40 years later. The one-on-one relationships with our clients are truly important for every member of our firm, and we maintain friendships with our clients long after we’ve won their cases. We invite you to get to know each of our attorneys better by visiting their profiles.
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What Our Clients Say About
Working With Us

Listen to the voices of our satisfied clients. Discover what they have to say about their experience working with GJEL Accident Attorneys. From personalized attention to successful outcomes, our clients trust us to deliver exceptional legal representation and support.
I cannot recommend GJEL Accident Attorneys enough. I worked with both Andy Gillin and Jim Larsen. I am extremely grateful that I found them after suffering a horrific bike accident in September 2020. My accident left me bedridden for 3 months and required 2 ankle surgeries. The entire legal team was caring, reliable and honest, which is rare these days. They got me the best possible settlement from my bike accident.
E E.A.
…I've twice needed personal injury representation and hired GJEL Accident Attorneys. The people there, from the reception desk to the partners, are all nice people. I was kept in the loop for every turn in the both cases. I was supported when my technology skills were lacking.. IIn both cases, the results were better than I expected. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone who has had the misfortune of needing representation in an injury case.
D D.T.
I was injured in a car accident & after having no luck getting threw to the other persons insurance company, my insurance company not being any help either, months of nothing, I reached out for their help. Their team is amazing, very professional & friendly. They put me at ease in a very uncomfortable situation for me.
M M.S.
Having received the benefit of Andy Gillin's professional advice over many years, it is a pleasure to give him my highest recommendation. I have been repeatedly impressed by his command of the issues, efficient negotiation of the legal necessities, and the easy, straightforward working relationship he brings to difficult issues. I would highly recommend Andy to any party in need of excellent legal services.
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Experience, Expertise, and Results:
GJEL Delivers Results

Experience the difference with GJEL Accident Attorneys. Our seasoned accident and injury team delivers unmatched expertise, personalized attention, and a track record of success. Trust us to fight for your rights and maximize your compensation.

Medical Expenses

Worried about covering your medical expenses? GJEL Attorneys navigate insurance complexities, advocating for your full compensation for medical costs.

Lost Wages

Unable to work due to your injury? GJEL specializes in recovering lost wages, ensuring these losses are factored into your claim.

Severe Injuries

Concerned about the severity of your injuries impacting your claim? GJEL has the expertise to document the extent of your injuries, linking them to the accident to bolster your case.

Insurance Company Negotiations

Feeling overwhelmed dealing with insurance companies? GJEL Accident Attorneys adeptly handle insurance negotiations, ensuring you receive a just settlement.

Liability Disputes

Involved in a liability dispute? GJEL can gather crucial evidence and build a compelling case to establish the other party's fault.

Long-term or Permanently Disabling Injuries

Facing a long-term disability due to the accident? GJEL will work tirelessly to ensure your compensation claim addresses both current and future needs related to your injury.

Emotional Distress

Experiencing emotional distress following your accident? GJEL will factor your emotional trauma into your claim, advocating for comprehensive damages that account for both physical and mental suffering.

Wrongful Death

Dealing with a tragic loss due to an accident? GJEL Accident Attorneys provide compassionate support, guiding families in seeking rightful compensation for their profound loss

Recent Settlements

Here Are A Few of Our Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement Payout Amounts


27 M $27 Million Dollars recovered for an amputee in a premises liability case.
22 M $22 Million Dollars for catastrophic injuries from a solo bicycle accident.
20.452 M $20.452 Million Dollars for a pedestrian against AC Transit.
13.6 M $13.6 Million Dollars paid during trial in a wrongful death boating accident.
11.7 M $11.7 Million Dollar verdict in a road defect case.
6.85 M $6.850 Million Dollars for a motorcycle/truck accident causing fractures and mild brain injury.

Hi, I'm Andy Gillin

The founding partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys. Since 1972 I have been helping the families get their lives back and achieve the maximum compensation for their personal injury claims.

Our firms 150+ years of combined legal and trial experience has taught us everything we need to fight for your rights and hold insurance companies accountable.

At GJEL we take our reputation and the success of your case seriously. It’s why we only handle a small number of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases per year. Our team will work hard and do everything in our power to get you the best outcome.

My firm fights for the underdog when nobody else will.

Don’t wait until evidence is lost or the statute of limitations expires. Call us today for a free case review. We will be happy to guide you in the right direction whether we can help you or not.

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GJEL’s blog is led by GJEL attorneys Andy Gillin, Luke Ellis, and Jim Larsen and jointly maintained by our community outreach team. We focus on issues of road safety for drivers, passengers, riders, cyclists, and pedestrians, as well as important issues related to the legal community.

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