Nov 10 by Andy Gillin

Auto vs Bicycle Accident at Contra Costa

Accident Overview This bicycle accident versus vehicle accident happened in unincorporated Contra Costa County. Our client was lawfully riding her bicycle when the automobile driver made a left…

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Sep 27 by Andy Gillin

Auto versus Pedestrian Accident

Accident Overview On March 9, 2016, at 7:30 a.m., our client was in a marked crosswalk on Beacon Avenue at its intersection with State Street in the city…

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Sep 27 by Andy Gillin

Livermore, CA Automobile Accident

Accident Overview On May 26, 2017, at 10:21 am, the husband of our client stopped his car on Isabelle Ave, 165 feet South of Kitty Hawk Road in…

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Sep 26 by Andy Gillin

Bicyclist struck by Automobile

Accident Overview On July 23, 2015, on First Street at its intersection with Laurel Street in the city of Napa, county of Napa, in the State of California,…

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Sep 26 by Andy Gillin

Bicycle Accident in Martinez, California

Accident Overview On August 10, 2013, at 5:00 PM, at Alhambra Avenue and its intersection with Alhambra Way in Martinez, California, our client was obeying the rules of…

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Sep 26 by Andy Gillin

Automobile versus Motorcycle Accident

Accident Overview On May 26, 2013, at 9:39 a.m. on Seventh Street at the intersection of Grant Avenue in Novato, CA, our client was driving his 2004 Harley…

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Sep 26 by Andy Gillin

Auto vs Motorcycle Accident

Accident Overview On July 26, 2016, at 7:20 AM, our client was driving down state route 4 in unincorporated Contra Costa County, California, 655 ft west of Bailey…

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Aug 11 by Andy Gillin

Albany Bicycle Accident Settlement

$135,000.00 Recovered for Bicyclist hit by Van in a Designated Bike Lane. About the Case Our client was commuting on his bicycle to his home in Albany, California,…

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Aug 11 by Andy Gillin

Rear-End Car Accident Settlement

$337,000 for a couple injured in a multi-vehicle rear-end collision on the Nimitz freeway. About the Case Our clients were commuting in evening rush-hour traffic on the Nimitz…

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Aug 11 by Andy Gillin

Vehicle Pile Up Wrongful Death Settlement

$420,000 Awarded To Surviving Husband And Children For Mother’s Death In A Nine-Vehicle Pile-Up With Several Fatalities In Monterey County About the Case The deceased wife and mother…

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Aug 11 by Andy Gillin

Closed Head Injury Settlement

$827,000.00 For Closed-Head Injury To Medical Van Passenger About the Case Our client was one of three patients being transported for dialysis treatment in Clearlake, California, in a…

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Aug 10 by Andy Gillin

Severe Back Injury Settlement

Accident Overview: $515,000 for Severe Back Injuries sustained from two rear-end collisions seven months apart. About the Case Our client was commuting with her husband from the hospital,…

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Aug 01 by Andy Gillin

The Largest Class Action Lawsuits & Settlements

It has been a big year for class action lawsuits. Most recently, thousands of Toyota drivers have sued the Japanese auto giant for injuries and loss of investment resulting from unintended acceleration, and victims of the BP Gulf oil spill disaster are lining up to take on the British oil conglomerate in court. Both of those budding class action battles pale in comparison to the legal storm about to engulf WalMart, which is being sued for gender discrimination by more than a million women in potentially the largest class action suit ever. To put this in perspective, we decided to round up a list of other massive class action titans over the past two decades.

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Jul 24 by Andy Gillin

The Timeline of a Personal Injury Case

In this document, we’ll address some of the more common things you can expect when filing a lawsuit. While we can’t tell you everything that might happen in any particular case, the steps below provide an overview of what you may generally expect. Keep in mind that each lawsuit takes a different path, and those paths are not always predictable.

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Jul 19 by Andy Gillin

Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable?

One question we get often is if wrongful death settlements are taxable. The general rule of thumb is that wrongful death settlements are not taxable. According to IRS…

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Jul 04 by Andy Gillin

Teen Brain Development – The Frontal Lobe of the Brain is Essential for Driving

Although the brain is 80 percent developed at adolescence, new research indicates that brain signals essential for motor skills and emotional maturity are the last to extend to the brain’s frontal lobe, which is responsible for many of the skills essential for driving. This research suggests that emotional immaturity, not inexperience, is the primary reason that teenage drivers are responsible for far more car accidents than any other age demographic. Click through for our animated brain development infographic.

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Jun 20 by Andy Gillin

10 Biggest Personal Injury Settlements Ever

The average personal injury settlement is $52,900, according to Martindale-Nolo Research, but the settlement range is $3,000 to $75,000. Thirty percent of claimants receive nothing, while a good…

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Jun 16 by Andy Gillin

Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements

A brain injury can severely impact a person’s life. Simply put, life may never be the same again. If you were in an accident where you not at…

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Jun 07 by Andy Gillin

What Are The Dangers of Drowsy Driving?

This blog often champions causes that prevent drivers’ attentions from leaving the immediate concerns of the road. Drunk driving and distracted driving (typically in the form of texting…

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May 26 by Andy Gillin

How Long Can I Wait to File a Lawsuit?

If you’ve been injured due to negligence, then you are entitled to receive compensation from the guilty party. However, the State of California imposes a strict deadline known as a statue of limitations that limits the amount of time following an accident in which you are allowed to file a claim.

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May 24 by Andy Gillin

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?

A lot of people ask, “Do I even need a lawyer for my accident case?” Very often, the answer is no. However, if you were seriously injured in an accident, you should always work with an experienced San Jose personal injury attorney.

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May 24 by Andy Gillin

Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Many people ask, what are the questions they want answered when they’re interviewing a lawyer. This is a great initial question, as you will not be able to select the best lawyer to handle your case unless you know what questions you need to ask in order to research the issue. Here, our experienced San Jose personal injury attorneys have put together a list of seven important questions that you should consider asking a lawyer before hiring them to handle your case.

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May 24 by Andy Gillin

If I’m rear-ended in a car accident, is it always the other person’s fault?

Rear end collisions are one of the most common – but luckily one of the least serious – accident types. What is often most complex about these accidents, however, is not the extent of the injuries that they cause, but is determining who is to be held liable for damages. Because California is an at-fault, or tort liability state for car accidents, determining fault in all crashes that result in damages, even if those damages are minor, is important. It should also be noted, of course, that while most rear-end collisions are not serious, those that occur at high speeds have the potential to be very severe, and could even be fatal.

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May 24 by Andy Gillin

Post Concussion Syndrome Attorney

At GJEL Accident Attorneys we have recovered over $10 Million Dollars for our clients suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome in California. If you or someone you love is…

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May 18 by Andy Gillin

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

It seems hardly a day goes by without hearing something in the news about an accident caused by texting and driving, in California and throughout the US.

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Mar 31 by Andy Gillin

How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

Car accidents happen every day on streets and highways throughout California. The California Highway Patrol reported that in a single year, more than 223,000 people were injured and…

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Mar 31 by Andy Gillin

Car Accident Deposition Tips

In many car accident cases, a victim will have to attend a deposition during which he or she is asked a series of questions under oath. These questions…

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