Feb 06 by Andy Gillin

Hartford Insurance Claim Lawyer

GJEL has recovered millions of dollars from The Hartford Insurance for injured victims. If you were injured and you think you might have a case against The Hartford…

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Oct 22 by Andy Gillin

The Best Hospitals in San Francisco

San Francisco has built a reputation as a leading center of innovation and technology in the last 50 years. Biomedical sciences and healthcare is at the forefront of…

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Sep 17 by Andy Gillin

Pedestrian Hit By Car In Crosswalk

Our client had entered the marked pedestrian crossing, with the signal, to cross Stockton Avenue at its intersection with Lenzen Avenue in San Jose. The driver of a…

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Sep 17 by Andy Gillin

Unsafe Lane Change Accident

Case Details: Our client, an experienced bicyclist, was riding westbound on Lone Tree Way in Antioch, California. He was in the #3 lane approaching the on-ramp for northbound…

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Sep 17 by Andy Gillin

Ford Explorer Rollover Settlement

Our client was a fourteen-year-old girl who was in a car with her two friends, who were also minors. The car they were traveling in belonged to our…

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May 24 by Andy Gillin

How much auto insurance do you need in California?

When an accident occurs in California, whether an automobile accident or an accident such as a slip and fall on someone else’s property, the way that injuries are almost always paid for is through liability insurance. Because California is an at-fault state, the insurance company of the person whose negligence caused the accident and related injuries is responsible for paying for the injured party’s damages.

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Apr 16 by Andy Gillin

Caltrans Accident

Our 63 year-old client, a self-employed plumber and part-time musician, suffered serious injuries and incurred thousands of dollars of medical bills and lost wages due to the negligence…

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Apr 16 by Andy Gillin

Compensation for Pedestrian Hit By Car

About The Accident Our client was assembling furniture for his new residence on the driveway- pavement in front of his space at the garage shared with other condo…

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Apr 04 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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Apr 01 by Andy Gillin

The Top 20 Best TV Lawyers

The film industry is loaded with movies throughout history that have a focus on lawyers and the drama that takes place in the courtroom. Some of the greatest…

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Mar 17 by Andy Gillin

Car Accident Questions

1. By checking for witnesses, won’t the insurance companies think that you were planning to make the accident a payday from the beginning?” You know, it’s a very…

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Feb 27 by Andy Gillin

San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney

GJEL Accident Attorneys has recovered over $10 Million Dollars for victims injured and killed in Motorcycle accidents. Here is how GJEL helped one family after a serious motorcycle…

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Jan 18 by Andy Gillin

Reasons to Go To Law School

The attorneys at GJEL recently hosted a scholarship program and asked incoming law students why they wanted to go to law school. As a part of this contest,…

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Nov 04 by Andy Gillin

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Increasingly, people try to manage the complexity of their lives by multitasking. Whether eating while driving or sending a text message while waiting at an intersection, motorists are…

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Oct 30 by Andy Gillin

Safest Cars for Teenage Drivers

There are so many safety factors to consider when your teenager begins driving. When it comes to teen brain development, distracted driving, and graduated license laws, parents have a strong role in assuring that their children stay safe behind the wheel. Great safety strategies include educating your teen about the dangers of distracted driving, and creating a teen-parent safe driving contract that rewards safe driving behavior. But there’s one aspect for new teen drivers that parents have complete control over: what car (if any) they will drive.

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Oct 10 by Andy Gillin

Most Unlikely Courtroom Comedies

Last week, we brought you some of the most absurd attempts of replicating judicial in the most unlikely courtroom dramas. Ranging from Chicago to Miracle on 34th Street, it was clear that film writers are comfortable fudging the facts and realities when it comes to telling a compelling story. Not surprisingly, the same is true for legal comedies… to an even more outlandish extent. But since comedies typically aren’t bound by realism or attention to detail, the freedoms taken in the films described below are perhaps more forgivable than those taken in courtroom dramas. Take a look at our list, ranging all the way from Legally Blonde to Ghostbusters II.

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Sep 16 by Andy Gillin

Safest States for Bicycling

Welcome to May, which marks the first full month of Spring, and the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. The group will celebrate the month with a variety of programs and events, including Bike-to-Work Week May 16-20, and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday May 20. Here on the GJEL blog, we will be posting a series of in depth blog posts on bicycle safety and bike accident statistics here in California and nationwide. To start off the month, we’ve collected data on the states that have pushed ahead of the pack with strict bicycle safety laws: Oregon, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California, and Maryland.

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Sep 12 by Andy Gillin

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

Victims can hold the person who injured them accountable for his or her negligence in court and receive money damages as compensation. But what happens if the victim…

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Jun 26 by Andy Gillin

Lime and Bird Bring Scooters to Oakland

The Scooter revolution has arrived in Oakland. Over the past week or two, both Lime and Bird have introduced over 300 electric scooters spanning north and west Oakland…

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Jun 20 by Andy Gillin

Top 10 Powerful Legal Documentary Films

People who follow the news in the United States are not strangers to disturbing legal stories that often dominate the headlines. From the Casey Anthony trial that concluded last month, to the Scott Peterson verdict years before, and even the controversial O.J. Simpson murder case nearly 20 years ago, it’s often difficult to avoid the day’s most followed legal stories. But there are thousands of legal stories that go unnoticed each year by much of the general public, or are nearly forgotten years later. In the four following examples, documentary film makers have exposed and revitalized those stories to create powerful documentary films discussing a variety of troubling legal issues. We’ve compiled the trailers for the films Hot Coffee, Capturing the Friedmans, Deliver Us From Evil, and Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, along with short descriptions and reviews.

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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 08 by Andy Gillin

Top 25 Causes of Car Accidents in the U.S.

The U.S. sees approximately six million car accidents each year. That breaks down to approximately 15,000 accidents each day. There are about 37,000 crash fatalities each year, or…

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May 07 by Andy Gillin

Redesigning Telegraph Avenue in Temescal

The Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets project has experienced its ups and downs over the past few years. In 2014, the City initiated a community process to reimagine Telegraph…

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Mar 08 by Andy Gillin

Piedmont Personal Injury Lawyer

Injured in an accident in Piedmont, California? Call GJEL Accident Attorneys today for a free case review. Attorney Andy Gillin is a Piedmont resident and has recovered over…

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Jan 24 by Andy Gillin

The Top Causes of Distracted Driving

These 15 Driving Distractions Could Ruin Your Day. Wouldn’t it be nice to settle in to your morning commute in total relaxation, catching up with a friend in the passenger seat next to you, or with hundreds of friends all at once on social media?

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Jan 22 by Andy Gillin

Walnut Creek Brain Injury Lawyers

GJEL Accident Attorneys is a Walnut Creek-based brain injury and serious injury law firm. Our decades of experience and vast expertise allows us to get the maximum settlement for…

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Jan 20 by Andy Gillin

Walnut Creek Wrongful Death Lawyers

One of the most devastating events that can happen is the unexpected death of a loved one. When people are killed because of the negligence or wrongful acts…

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Jan 09 by Andy Gillin

Car Accidents in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, California is a city in Contra Costa County California with a population of only 69,122. Even though it’s located near major metropolitan areas like Oakland and…

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Jan 05 by Andy Gillin

State Driving Laws Across The Nation

The details of your state’s driving laws might not be a major influence on the events of your daily life, but if you or your teenager is getting a license, you want to make calls or text while behind the wheel, or your elderly parents are losing their motor skills, knowledge of the relevant regulations becomes essential. Looking at driver laws nationwide, the trend is moving toward stricter graduated license laws for teen drivers, and heightened regulations against distracted driving. Scroll over this interactive map to see the details of your state’s driving laws and how they compare to others.

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Nov 22 by Andy Gillin

The Most Common Holiday Injuries

Each year, the holiday season brings excitement about seeing family, eating delicious meals, and even opening a few presents. For some, the season marks a series of events complete with dinner parties and elaborate decorations. In addition to this seasonal mirth, families must consider safety issues related to driving long distances in rough conditions, the potential for shopping mall mishaps, and dangers associated with holiday decorations and lights. To help navigate those additional considerations, we’ve developed a list of some of the most common holiday-related injuries and some precautions families can take to avoid trips to the emergency room this winter.

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Nov 21 by Andy Gillin

Thanksgiving Drivers Increase Risk of Car Accidents: Driving Tips to Stay Safe

Are you getting ready to hit the roads next weekend to reach your Thanksgiving destination? Well you’re far from alone, as AAA predicts that the number of this year’s road warriors will exceed 42 million, an 11.4 percent increase over last year’s total of nearly 38 million. This effectively ends a three year lull in road travelers over Thanksgiving weekend. AAA says the predicted up tick is likely the result of an improving economy, which enables travelers to brave gas prices and other costs associated with travel this holiday season.

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Nov 15 by Andy Gillin

What To Do After A Car Accident

Andy Gillin from GJEL Accident Attorneys represents people with different kinds of injuries, not just automobile accidents, but today that’s what we are going to focus on. Below…

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