If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else, you deserve to have one of the premier Pleasanton personal injury lawyers fighting for you and your future.

For almost 50 years, GJEL has been fighting for justice for our injured clients. In fact, we have helped thousands of clients in Pleasanton and Alameda County. With a 99% success rate, we have successfully recovered almost a billion dollars for individuals who have been wrongfully injured by the negligent or reckless actions of another party.



Attorneys serving our Pleasanton California law offices.

  • Andy Gillin

    Andy Gillin

    is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys. He is an award-winning personal injury attorney with a 99% success rate.
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  • Ralph Jacobson

    Ralph Jacobson

    For the past 40+ years, attorney Ralph Jacobson has been helping personal injury victims. Ralph is an award winner of the prestigious Superlawyers award.
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  • Luke Ellis

    Luke Ellis

    Attorney Luke Ellis is consistently recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country. Luke received the Best Lawyers award from US News & World Report and is also a highly rated Superlawyer.
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  • Jim Larsen

    Jim Larsen

    Jim Larsen has been helping accident victims in Northern California since 1986. He specializes in serious injury cases and maintains a 99% success rate with his cases.
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  • Kristin Lucey

    Kristin Lucey

    Kristin Lucey has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 personal injury attorney in the United States. She received her law degree from UC Davis Law School in 1996.
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  • Personal Injury

    A personal injury attorney is an attorney who specializes in helping you seek damages for an accident in which you were injured.

  • Car Accidents

    Motor Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of California’s personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Motorcycle Accidents

    After a motorcycle accident, you have two options for securing compensation for your injuries and other losses:

  • Wrongful Death

    The unexpected death of a loved one is a devastating event that no one prepares for. The emotional toll of such a tragedy can be difficult to bear.

  • Truck Accidents

    Motor Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of California’s personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Bicycle Accidents

    Most cyclists are aware of the dangers of bike travel and take precautions to prevent accidents.

  • Brain Injuries

    Most traumatic brain injuries are the result of a vehicle accident, gunshot wound, sports trauma, or child abuse.

  • Bus Accidents

    Accidents involving public and private bus services and school buses are often extremely serious.

  • Scooter Accidents

    If you were injured in a scooter accident or on a scooter due to someone else’s negligence you should speak to an attorney right away.

  • Defective Products

    Each year there are many recalls and safety warnings issued as the result of defective or dangerous auto parts, including seatback failures.


You should never have to face the fallout of a serious injury accident alone. Although you are not legally required to hire a lawyer to pursue a settlement, we provide a significant level of value for our clients. Not only do we maximize your potential settlement value, but we fight relentlessly to get you the results you deserve.


Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a personalized consultation with one of our friendly and experienced car accident lawyers in Pleasanton.


Since 1972, our team of dedicated attorneys and legal professionals has been devoted to getting justice for our clients. In the East Bay, we work with clients of all types, helping them get justice and fair financial compensation from the party or parties responsible for their injuries and other damages. Here are 3 more reasons you should at least talk to the GJEL team before making any decisions about your case.


We have almost 50 years of experience fighting for injury accident victims, recovering almost $1 billion in settlements and awards for our clients. We are ranked by our peers as one of the nation’s top law firms, and we have established a solid reputation for providing our clients with unparalleled integrity, service, and dedication to getting them the results they deserve.


We have the resources that allow us to accept your case on contingency. That means that unless we negotiate a settlement or win your case in court, we don’t get paid. That’s how confident we are that we can help get you the results you deserve.


You don’t have to fight alone. With the GJEL Pleasanton personal injury lawyers on your side, we will do everything possible to hold the at-fault party responsible and get you the compensation you deserve. You can reach out to us by phone at 925-471-8225 or contact us online at any time of the day or night, 365 days of the year.

Injured in an Accident? You Don’t Have Time to Wait

You have only two years after an injury accident to file a lawsuit under theCalifornia statute of limitations. If you don’t take legal action within that period, you could lose your right to pursue compensation in court. More important, you need to get started on your claim as quickly as possible. We put our extensive network of resources to work, investigating your accident and gathering crucial evidence. This helps ensure we build the strongest possible case on your behalf.

In most cases, we can negotiate a settlement with the insurance company without having to take your case to court. If we cannot negotiate an acceptable settlement, we may recommend filing a lawsuit and going after the at-fault party and their insurance company in court. Speaking of insurance companies, it’s critical that you do not provide a statement to the insurance company or accept any settlement before you talk to a knowledgeable local attorney. You can call us or contact us online now to speak directly with one of our experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys.

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GJEL Handles All Types of Pleasanton Injury Accident Cases

As you can imagine, injury accidents of all types occur in and around the Tri-Valley area. GJEL can help no matter how you or your loved one sustained your injuries. However, these are some of the most common types of cases we see in the East Bay:

  • Car accidents,
  • Truck accidents,
  • Bus accidents,
  • Motorcycle accidents,
  • Bicycle accidents,
  • Pedestrian accidents,
  • Rollover accidents, and
  • Uber/Lyft accidents

When you trust us to fight for you, you will have access to some of the area’s most knowledgeable and experienced brain injury lawyers, motorcycle accident lawyers, truck accident lawyers, and more.

Call today for help from a wrongful death lawyer if you have lost a loved one in a Pleasanton personal injury accident. You could be entitled to pursue compensation for funeral expenses, lost financial support, lost care and companionship, lost inheritance, pain and suffering, and more. No settlement or jury award can bring your lost loved one back, but we will do everything we can to get you and your family the justice you deserve.

Getting You the Maximum Compensation for Your Personal Injury Damages

Are you curious about the average injury accident settlement in Pleasanton? Maybe you are curious whether you can recover compensation for pain and suffering after a car accident. Here at GJEL, we have the answers you’re looking for.

Although we can’t accurately estimate what an average Pleasanton car accident settlement might be, we can review the details of your case and provide you with a more detailed estimate of what your claim’s value might be. Because GJEL only accepts personal injury cases, we understand the importance of identifying and documenting all of your damages, both economic and non-economic, and documenting them thoroughly. Depending on on the details of your case, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment and care to date, future medical care, lost wages to date, future lost income, pain and suffering, and more. 

We put our extensive network of resources to work for you. From investigators and subject matter experts to action reconstruction specialists, we do whatever it takes to build the strongest, most persuasive case for you. In most cases, we will negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, getting a check into your hands more quickly and saving you the time, cost, and hassle of going to court. If we do have to file a lawsuit, rest assured that our experienced litigators will be well-prepared to fight for you in court. We take on the biggest insurance companies in the world and help level the playing field for you.

Staying Safe in Pleasanton & the Tri-Valley Area

As part of the East Bay’s Tri-Valley area—along with Dublin, Livermore, Danville, and San Ramon—Pleasanton truly lives up to its name in almost every way. From the historic downtown to the always-popular First Wednesdays and Friday Concerts in the Park, you couldn’t wish for a nicer place to live, work, and play. In fact, our fair city has been recognized repeatedly, including the following notable accolades:

Awards aside, however, Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley area have been the site of many tragic accidents. In early 2021, for example, three serious accidents in three days resulted in five fatalities in the Livermore area. Several of these victims were local teenagers, three of whom died in a collision involving a semi-truck. In another of these tragic accidents, a local mom and retired phone company employee was enjoying a bike ride when she was involved in a collision with a gravel truck, the driver of which fled the scene.

The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that, for 2018 (the most recent year for which data is available), Pleasanton was the site of 284 injury or fatality accidents. Motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians were involved with more than 20% of those incidents. Both excessive speed and alcohol were factors in many of these tragic events.  

To help ensure the safety and well-being of its residents, the City of Pleasanton has implemented a variety of traffic safety education programs as well as vehicle speed reduction initiatives and an anti-drinking and driving program aimed at younger motorists. Despite these efforts, however, the risk for injury accidents persists.

You can’t control the actions of others on the roadways. All you can do is buckle up, stay alert, and do your best to avoid becoming a statistic. If you do have the misfortune to be involved in an injury accident, the Pleasanton personal injury lawyers of GJEL will be here to help.

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After someone has been injured in an accident there are a lot of questions that come up. Here are some of the questions we get most often:

Do I have a personal injury case?

Each potential case is unique and the circumstances surrounding your case will differ from someone else’s. It’s usually best to speak with an attorney to see if they’re able to help you. In general though if you’ve sustained serious injuries that required on-going treatment due to someone else’s wrongdoing you may have a personal injury case.

Do I need an attorney?

Not every injury case requires hiring a personal injury attorney. In cases with minor damages and no broken bones, you may be able to deal directly with the insurance company.However, in cases where there was on-going medical treatment insurance companies may try to get you to settle quickly to reduce their costs. This is when you should speak with an attorney.

Am I required to hire an attorney?

No, you are never required to hire an attorney. However, an attorney can help get you the appropriate compensation and use their experience to negotiate a maximum settlement for all past, present, and future injuries, lost work, and as well as pain and suffering.You should always talk to an attorney if the responsible party refuses to accept responsibility for actions that resulted in an injury.

Is there a time limit on how long I have to pursue this?

Yes. California has a strict statute of limitations. You should contact an attorney right away to get professional advice on whether or not your case has passed this deadline.

How does this all work?

This process all starts off with contacting a personal injury lawyer. Check out our full personal injury lawsuit timeline to learn about the entire process.

How do I find the best lawyer for my case?

Finding the best personal injury for your case can seem like an overwhelming task. At GJEL we like to inform potential clients about what they should be looking for. Here are common questions you can ask to figure out if your attorney is a good fit for you, along with how we would answer the questions.

Does your firm exclusively handle personal injury cases?

Law firm’s that don’t specialize in personal injury cases tend to not be experts in the area. GJEL has exclusively handled PI cases since 1972.

What is your success rate?

Having a high success rate may make you feel more comfortable with an attorney, but keep in mind that past results are no guarantee of future outcomes. GJEL has a 99% success rate.

Have you had a multimillion dollar settlement?

Firms that have not gotten multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts typically mean that they don’t take cases to trial. This means that they may try to take shortcuts to settle your case quickly. GJEL has had many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Overall we have recovered over $1 Billion Dollars for our clients.

Who will I work with at the firm?

Many churn and burn personal injury law firms assign cases to junior associates whose job is to settle the case fast. GJEL is a boutique law firm that specializes in serious injury cases only. You will only work with the most experienced attorneys in our firm.

Is your firm award-winning?

Awards are given to firms who excel at helping their clients. GJEL is one of the highest rated personal injury law firms in California.

What do previous clients have to say?

GJEL has been able to maintain a 99% client satisfaction rate because we care about our clients. We provide the personal attention each case needs.

The Top 7 Questions to Ask Any Pleasanton Personal Injury Lawyer



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Common Cases We Handle in Pleasanton

Amputation Accidents

Amputation accidents refer to incidents where a person’s limb(s) are severed or removed. These types of accidents are often caused by serious car or truck accidents, defective machinery, or work-related incidents.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that GJEL Accident Attorneys handles. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver error, road conditions, and vehicle malfunction. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and recover compensation for damages and injuries.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle rolls over onto its side or roof. These accidents can be particularly dangerous due to the risk of occupants being ejected from the vehicle or crushed by the weight of the car.

Uber & Lyft Accidents

Accidents involving Uber or Lyft vehicles can be complex due to the involvement of rideshare companies and their insurance policies. Our attorneys have experience handling these types of accidents and can help you understand your legal options.

Fatal Car Accidents

Fatal car accidents are devastating for families and loved ones left behind. Our attorneys can help you pursue a wrongful death claim and seek justice for your loss.

Rear End Accidents

Rear end accidents occur when one vehicle collides with the rear of another. These accidents can cause whiplash and other serious injuries.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver negligence, poor road conditions, and defective bicycle equipment. Our attorneys can help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver negligence, poor maintenance, and inadequate training. Our attorneys have experience handling these types of accidents and can help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, and work-related incidents. Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our Pleasanton brain injury attorneys can help you get the maximum compensation for your claim.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are those that result in permanent disability or disfigurement. Our attorneys have experience handling these types of cases and can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Hit And Run Accidents

Hit and run accidents occur when a driver leaves the scene of an accident without stopping to exchange information or provide aid. Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation through your own insurance company or by identifying the at-fault driver.

Litigation Against Insurance Companies

Sometimes insurance companies may deny a claim or offer a low settlement amount. Our attorneys can help you fight back and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver negligence, poor road conditions, and defective motorcycle equipment. Our attorneys have experience handling these types of accidents and can help you recover damages for your injuries and losses.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver negligence, poor visibility, and pedestrian error. Our attorneys can help you recover damages for your injuries and losses.

Scooter Accidents

Scooter accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver negligence, poor road conditions, and defective scooter equipment. Our attorneys can help you recover damages for your injuries and losses.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver fatigue, poor maintenance, and overloaded cargo. Our attorneys have experience handling these types of accidents and can help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Our Pleasanton California based truck accident attorneys are standing by ready to help you with your case.

Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases are filed when a person is killed due to the negligence of someone else. Read more about our Pleasanton wrongful death experience here.