For almost a half-century, our attorneys and legal team have fought to get justice for victims of Oakland car accidents and other types of injuries. You won’t find a more dedicated, passionate law firm. We are committed to doing what it takes to get the best possible outcome in your case.

If you take a look at our past awards and verdicts, you will see a reflection of our dedication to our clients. Although these results might not necessarily reflect the potential outcome of your case, you can imagine the commitment and hard work that’s gone into recovering almost a billion dollars for our clients.

Sure, we have also earned countless accolades and awards, but the only measure of our success is how we can help you.

We are relentless in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. We never hesitate to take on the biggest insurance companies and corporate defendants if that’s what it takes to get results for you. We aren’t just car accident lawyers, either. We’re brain injury lawyers, motorcycle accident lawyers, truck accident lawyers, and more.


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Don’t Fight Your Battle Alone

If someone else was responsible for your injuries, they deserve to be held accountable—and you deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries and other damages.

Don’t Fight Your Personal Injury Accident Battle By Yourself

Losing your ability to earn a living or provide for your loved ones can be devastating. The good news is that our Oakland car accident attorneys understand, and we are standing by to jump in and fight for you.

Trust the Oakland Car Accident & Injury Lawyers Who Fight for You

If you’ve talked to other attorneys already, we think you’re going to notice the GJEL difference right away. We don’t take a typical approach to fighting for you. Instead, we take the time to get to know you and to understand your fears, your challenges, and your goals. We tailor our legal strategies specifically to your needs and the details of your case. We know that no one-size-fits-all approach will ever help get you the results you deserve.

We Have Been Fighting for Our Oakland Clients for Almost FIVE Decades.

We are firmly implanted in the community, where we work tirelessly to bring justice to the wrongfully injured. Our vast network of resources—including financial resources—provides us with everything we need to get the job done for you.

We ONLY Handle Car Accident and Other Personal Injury Cases.

Some firms have multiple areas of focus in their practice—and that’s just fine. We, however, have made the choice to focus only on helping injury accident victims. We know the members of the local legal and law enforcement communities. We also know the insurance companies—and they definitely know us.

We Never Collect Any Legal Fees UNTIL We Recover Compensation for You.

You don’t have to worry about paying for your initial consultation or case analysis. You don’t have to worry about paying any legal fees up front or out of pocket. In fact, you won’t owe any legal fees at all unless we recover compensation for your claim.

Time Is of the Essence If You Were Injured in an Accident

Under the California statute of limitations, you have only two years from the date of your injury accident to take legal action. If you don’t file a lawsuit within that period, you could lose your legal right to recover compensation. The sooner you can put us on the case, the better.

We get to work immediately, mobilizing our investigators and other resources. We interview witnesses, gather photos and videos of the accident scene, and root out critical evidence for building your case. We identify your damages and document all of those, too, to ensure you get the maximum possible compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional damages.

In almost every case, we can successfully negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company—and that’s great for you. When we get you an out-of-court-settlement, you don’t have to wait for a trial to get a check in your hand. You don’t have to go through the cost or the hassle of filing a lawsuit and wading through the complex waters of the legal system.

But make no mistake, we are always ready, willing, and able to file a civil suit and fight your battle in the courtroom. We are experienced, aggressive litigators, and we make formidable opponents in court.

Is it any wonder why the insurance companies are often anxious to settle our clients’ cases?

Speaking of the insurance company, it’s critical that you don’t provide any statements or discuss any potential settlement with them until you at least consult with an attorney. You can call us or contact us online right now to schedule your free consultation and case analysis with one of our friendly, helpful personal injury or car accident attorneys in Oakland.

Oakland Is Famous for Many Things . . . Including Injury Accidents

Oakland is home to almost a half-million people and many of California’s top employers. Our city, with its delightful downtown and vibrant arts scene, has countless attractions and features that appeal to residents and tourists alike.

Unfortunately, Oakland is also home to some of the highest injury accident rates in the state.

In fact, the City of Oakland traffic safety division reports that someone is killed or severely injured in a car accident twice a week, on average. Despite the city’s commitment to improving safety on our streets, fatal injuries increased by 76% between 2012 and 2016. Today, if you’re involved in a high-speed car crash in Oakland, you have a one-in-four chance of dying as a result.  

Car accidents aren’t the only risk that you face in Oakland. Bicycle accidents are also common. Despite what you might believe, 75% of bicycle accidents do not involve drug or alcohol impairment on the part of the motorists who struck the bicyclist. Pedestrians also face significant risk. A full third of pedestrians who are seriously injured or killed in Oakland are the victim of a driver who failed to yield for them in a crosswalk.

The moral of the story is, enjoy living, working, and playing in Oakland but always be on the lookout for danger. If danger does find you, in the form of an injury accident, call on the GJEL team to help.

We Fight to Maximize Your Injury Accident Compensation

After sustaining injuries in a car accident or similar incident, it’s natural to be curious what the average Oakland personal injury claim settlement might be. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to assign an average dollar value to any car accident settlement or other injury claim in the Bay Area.

Every injury accident victim is unique. Your injuries and other damages won’t be like anyone else’s. That’s why we take the time to listen to your story and ask the important questions. This allows us to identify and assign value to all your economic and non-economic damages.

You could be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. You might also be eligible to recover compensation to cover any future medical treatment you need, future income losses, etc.

The GJEL Oakland injury lawyers also have extensive experience with more specialized types of injury accident damages, including victims being airlifted or taken on Flight for Life, trauma activation, extensive hospitalization, experienced traumatic brain injuries, serious injury, surgery, and death.

Finally, no matter where you are or what your circumstances might be, we have processes in place to facilitate teleconferences, video conferencing, and electronic document handling. If you can’t travel to us—of if you prefer to maintain a safe, social distance—these tools will be invaluable throughout your case. Or, if you prefer, we will send one of our experienced Oakland car accident lawyers to you. We can come to the hospital, to your home, or wherever you are.

Whatever you need from us, we are here to help you. With GJEL on your side, you never have to face this daunting situation alone.

Types of Oakland Personal Injury Cases We Handle

The field of personal injury law is broad, spanning causes of action from motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall injuries to defective products and aviation accidents.

These are just a few of the most common types of Oakland personal injury cases we handle.

You can take a look at the expanded version of our Oakland personal injury practice areas, but we can help you even if your circumstances aren’t noted there. We can also assist you with a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one due to a personal injury accident, medical malpractice, or any other accident caused by someone else’s actions.

At GJEL Accident Attorneys we like fighting for the little guy. Unlike other firms, our legal team won’t treat your story like a file in a cabinet. We treat every case with special attention and personal care, because we know it’s the right thing to do, and it’s what gets results. We will work closely with you to foster a personal relationship and understand your unique story, and when it comes time to go to court, our attorneys will fight to get you every penny you deserve.

Here are just a few of our success stories:

  • Big-rig collision—$7.5 million awarded;
  • Injured cyclist—$100,000 awarded;
  • Wrongful death from defective tires—$10.8 million awarded; and
  • Work injury resulting in CRPS—$3.27 million awarded.

Call us now for help from one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers.



We can’t predict how much your case might be worth until we meet with you for a free consultation. Once we hear the specifics of your Oakland accident, we can discuss potential settlement amounts. Whether your case is worth thousands or millions, we’ll fight for every dollar you deserve.


Every case and every injury accident victim is different, which makes it virtually impossible to estimate how long your case may take to resolve. The good news is that we successfully negotiate settlements with the at-fault party’s insurance company in most cases. That not only gets a check into your hand as quickly as possible, but it also helps avoid the time and hassle of going to court. If the insurance company does not make an acceptable offer, however, our experienced litigators will be ready at any time to file a civil lawsuit and fight for you in court.


When you choose GJEL to handle your car accident case (or any other type of personal injury accident claim), you won’t have to pay any money out of pocket. Your consultation and case evaluation are free, and we never collect any legal fees until we recover compensation for you. Once we recover a settlement or award, we will simply deduct our legal fees and hand you your check.


In Oakland and throughout California, you are not legally obligated to hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim. In fact, there are some scenarios where you don’t need a lawyer. However, if you sustained serious injuries or if the insurance company is not being fully cooperative, having an attorney can substantially increase your chances of success. Either way, it’s free to talk to us, and we’ll provide you with the information you need to decide for yourself whether a lawyer can add value to your case.


GJEL isn’t right for every case, but call us for a free consultation, and we’ll let you know if we can help. We try to minimize the risk of litigation to our clients, so we offer our Oakland legal services on contingency. Our firm has a 99% success rate, and we’ve recovered nearly $1 billion for accident victims during our 40 years of practice.


After you are involved in an Oakland accident, you might think insurance companies are on your side. They’re not. Insurance companies are trying to protect their profits, so you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Don’t Hire Any Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Who Can’t Say “YES!” to These Questions



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11 Embarcadero West #133, Oakland, CA 94607


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510-839-0707 [Phone Lines Open 24/7]

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