For more than 40 years, the legal team at GJEL Accident Attorneys has been fighting to protect injured victims’ rights across Sacramento. Our main priority is to help clients get the compensation they deserve after being wrongly injured by another party. We are passionate and dedicated and will fight tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights.

We’ve recovered nearly one billion dollars on behalf of our clients to date. We’ve received numerous accolades and multiple awards.

Did you know that GJEL Accident Attorneys is the only personal injury law firm in California to receive all of the following awards?

  • Best Lawyers—Top Law Firm in the United States;
  • Superlawyers—we have six attorneys who have one of these awards;
  • Martindale Hubbell Preeminent rating; and
  • Avvo 10 Rating for all attorneys.

Combined with these awards and GJEL’s track record, you should know you’re in good hands with us.

Rest assured, no matter how successful our past results are, we will give our all to your case and the legal issues you’re facing now. We have an expansive network of resources we can put to work for you. We aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations or insurance companies that are looking to take advantage of you. Whether your case resolves through negotiations or we need to take it to trial, we won’t stop fighting to get you the maximum compensation possible.


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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.

  • Insurance Disputes

    Most of the time in a personal injury case we will sue insurance companies who try to pay the minimum amount possible based on their policy coverage. We are experts in filing lawsuits and winning these complex cases against insurance companies.

  • Defective Products

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


We understand what a challenging time this is for you. You are trying to heal from your injuries, you’re missing time from work, you’re suffering from financial losses, and you have to deal with the other driver’s insurance company. You may be struggling to cover your monthly expenses, let alone pay your medical bills or get the treatment you desperately need. If you’re the head of the household and have dependents relying on you, it can be overwhelming.

You don’t need to face this challenging time alone.

Let the experienced Sacramento car accident and personal injury attorneys at GJEL Accident Attorneys help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation. We won’t ever take any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation in your case. Contact us today and speak with one of our skilled Sacramento personal injury lawyers.

Our lawyers have years of experience in personal injury law, and they know what it takes to win. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. We have a team of experienced lawyers in Sacramento who have been through this process before. They know the ins and outs of the legal system, and they will do everything they can to get you the money you deserve.


You'll quickly notice we take a different approach to representing our clients compared to some other local law firms. You'll never be just a case number or name in our files. We offer highly personalized service for every case we take on. We will always protect your rights and work toward getting you the best possible outcome and help you through your medical treatment. These are just a couple of reasons that GJEL clients trust us to handle all their Sacramento car accidents and personal injury matters.


As mentioned, your initial consultation is always free. You won't owe any legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Our recovery rate is 99%, and we work hard to get compensation for all our clients. Our past results don't necessarily mean your case will resolve in the same manner, but you can relax knowing we will do everything we can to get the results you deserve.


We've been involved in the Sacramento community for more than four decades. Over the years, we've worked to put together a comprehensive network of connections and resources. Let us put our collective experience and knowledge to work for you. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge at our disposal, and we want to use it to help you. We'll work tirelessly to connect you with the resources and connections you need.


We only handle personal injury cases, so we focus on being legal advocates for injured victims in Northern California. You get the benefit of our expertise, knowledge, and local connections. We are familiar with most defense attorneys and insurance companies in the region. We know what to expect and how to get your case resolved.


Car accidents and personal injury claims are subject to a deadline known as the statute of limitations. You have only a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit or risk losing your right to recovery. For car accidents and most other personal injury cases, you have only two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. Failure to file timely means the court could throw your entire case out. If that happens, you cannot go back to the insurance company and try to take the last offer they extended. Once the deadline passes, they are under no legal obligation to extend an offer or pay you anything either, unless you already had a written agreement or signed release.

Don’t risk your case by trying to handle negotiations on your own. Instead, let our legal team help. The sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner they can gather evidence and preserve crucial testimony. Memories fade after time. If there were witnesses, we want to speak with them as quickly as possible to ensure a legal record of what they say happened. In most claims, we can resolve your case with the insurance company directly. However, there are times where the claims adjuster unfairly denies your claim or refuses to engage in good faith negotiations. If this happens, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf long before the statute of limitations is set to expire.

Time is not on your side in any personal injury case, which is why you need to move quickly and decisively to achieve a positive legal outcome. Time is of the essence in these types of cases, as the sooner you take action, the better your chances are of securing a favorable result. That’s why it’s so important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Sacramento as soon as possible.

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The Benefits of Working with GJEL

There are many benefits to hiring a personal injury lawyer, especially if you have been seriously injured in an accident. A personal injury lawyer can help you:

– Understand your legal rights and options

– Gather evidence and build a strong case

– Negotiate with insurance companies

– Get the compensation you deserve

If you have been injured in an accident, don’t try to handle the case on your own. Call a personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation.

Sacramento can be a dangerous place to drive

Living in Sacramento can provide numerous benefits. You are in the state capital with access to countless cultural and historical sites and a great dining scene. Other iconic destinations such as Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Napa are a short drive away.

However, driving around Sacramento or going on a road trip can increase your risk of getting into an accident. In fact, Sacramento is ranked as one of the worst cities for drivers. According to a recent study, Sacramento is No. 9 on the list of “The 25 Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers.” The relative collision likelihood is 40% above average, and there are 13.7 motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000 people.

From the California Office of Traffic Safety, the most recent statistics show that there were 3,217 fatality and injury crashes in Sacramento. Of these collisions, 343 of them involved alcohol. Speed factored in 536 accidents while 295 were hit-and-runs.

Fatalities included motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians:

  • 122 victims were on motorcycles;
  • 249 victims were pedestrians (24 under 15, and 35 over 65 years old); and
  • 223 victims were bicyclists (17 riders were under 15).

Accident-related fatalities and severe injury cases are still on the rise. Sacramento sees a fair share of large truck collisions as well since the I-5 Freeway passes through the city. This freeway is the main transit highway for 18-wheeler trucks transporting goods around the west coast.

Even if you take all the proper precautions as a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcycle rider, or driver, you can’t control what other motorists do. Negligence is a persistent risk. Within a split second, you could find yourself the victim of a reckless or careless driver. If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a car accident, speak to one of our Sacramento car accident lawyers right away. Our personal injury lawyers have the necessary experience and skills to secure a settlement and/or damages. GJEL is a law firm that understands the needs of clients, can help you ask the right questions, and provide the right attorney (or attorneys) and resources you’ll need to win your claim.


Prospective clients often ask how much the average Sacramento personal injury settlement is. However, there’s no one answer we can give. Rather than ask what the average payment is, you really want to know how much your individual case is worth.

With most personal injury cases, plaintiffs have the legal right to recover financial compensation for their physical and emotional damages. This amount might include reimbursement for your medical expenses, loss of earnings, physical pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and more.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you recover compensation for:

  • Air lift or flight for life,
  • Trauma activation,
  • Emergency room and hospitalization,
  • Serious injuries,
  • Surgery, and
  • Death.

If you are incapacitated or in the hospital, we can send an attorney to meet with you, wherever you are. We also have the technical ability to conduct a secure video conference with you or contact you by email or phone. We want you to focus on your health, and our flexibility allows us to represent you whether you are homebound or traveling.

You should not speak with the other party’s insurance company, give a recorded statement, sign a release, or accept a settlement offer until you speak with an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer at GJEL first. Contact us online or call 866-293-9364 to schedule an initial consultation and case analysis with one of our personal injury lawyers in Sacramento.


GJEL Accident Attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury cases. We have experience in almost every area, from truck accidents to dog bites and have successfully recovered nearly one billion dollars for our clients. Here are a few of the practice areas we have the most experience in handling.


The most common accident in Sacramento is car accidents. They happen every day throughout the city, and in many cases, victims are seriously injured. Car accidents can also be fatal, and in 2016 Sacramento saw the highest number of fatal car crashes they have seen since 2005. The most common vehicle accidents are:

  • Rear-end accidents,
  • Uninsured motorist,
  • Car vs. bicycle,
  • Rollover accidents, and
  • Fatal car accidents.

If you were in a car accident that was not your fault and were seriously injured, you should contact a personal injury attorney for a free case evaluation.


Just like car accidents, motorcycle accidents are common throughout Sacramento, California. It’s tempting to get on your bike with the great weather year-round and take a ride to enjoy a beautiful day. Unfortunately, sometimes there are distracted drivers or drivers who don’t see motorcycles on the roads.

Motorcycle injury cases are problematic due to the nature of who is at fault and the severity of common injuries after a crash. Many times, people involved in a serious motorcycle crash experience severe injuries, including broken bones, brain injuries, and more.

GJEL has recovered millions of dollars for clients injured or killed in motorcycle accidents. We understand how complicated these types of accident claims can be. Please speak with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers today to learn how we can help. 


GJEL Accident Attorneys handles many electric Scooter accident cases. Whether you rented a Byrd scooter, Lime Bike, or other e-scooter, we are here to help. Negligent drivers have increased scooter accidents.


Commercial trucks such as FedEx, UPS, moving trucks, and commercial tractor-trailers cause accidents every day. If a semi-truck driver injured you, you might have a strong case, as they must carry high-limit insurance policies. Please speak to one of our truck accident lawyers to learn more. 


Whether someone was rear-ended by a car, hit on a bicycle, or fell down due to unsafe premises, GJEL has seen it all. Some injuries, such a brain injury, require the expertise of an attorney who has extensive experience handling these matters. At GJEL, we have multiple brain injury attorneys who can help.  


The amount of Uber, Lyft, and ridesharing accidents over the past few years has spiked due to the increase in many drivers on the road. When you hire a ridesharing service to give you a ride, you expect to get to your destination safely. If your driver gets in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.


GJEL has recovered millions of dollars for clients in wrongful death claims. When a loved one is killed due to someone else’s negligence, you may not know where to turn. Losing a loved one is likely the most traumatic experience you will experience in your life, and knowing what to do after such a tragedy is essential.

Wrongful death cases can be complicated, and many times, insurance companies work hard to limit the amount they have to pay out after a loved one dies. GJEL has experience holding wrongdoers accountable and making them pay for their negligence. You can never replace a lost family member, and when that family member was the breadwinner for the family, it adds an extra burden. 

You can look at more types of Sacramento personal injury cases we handle on our website. However, even if you don’t see it listed there, contact us anyway. We are happy to review your circumstances and determine whether you have a viable personal injury claim. We will help you make the right choice for your particular situation.

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You want to make sure not only that the personal injury lawyer you hire is experienced but specifically that they are experienced practicing law that is relevant to your type of injury case. In other words, you do not want to hire an attorney whose focus is dog bite law when you have suffered severe injuries in a car accident, just as you do not want to hire an attorney whose cornerstone of legal history is centered on car accident law when you have suffered a slip and fall. At the law offices of GJEL Accident Attorneys, we are experienced in a broad range of personal injury areas. We have years' worth of practical knowledge and exposure to auto accident claims, bicycle accident claims, wrongful death cases, pedestrian accident claims, truck and commercial vehicle claims, brain injury cases, and much more. And since we're Sacramento county lawyers, we have won many local cases. Personal injury cases can become notoriously complex, often requiring a full legal team and assistance from qualified experts. During your consultation, an experienced personal injury attorney will review your case, estimate the settlement potential, discuss expenses, and provide you with an honest assessment of your potential compensation. You will receive honest, competent, and compassionate treatment.


Another mistake that many people seeking legal services after suffering a personal injury make is hiring an attorney by virtue of their location alone, assuming that an attorney near them is the most convenient and therefore the best choice. However, this is not always the case; an attorney's quality is more important than location. You should never limit your search for a lawyer based solely on location. You should always search for an attorney who is: Experienced in the area of law that your injury falls into; Has a history of case success; Has been practicing for years; Works on a contingency fee basis; Has not had any actions taken against them by the State Bar of California; and Is willing to go above and beyond to get you the settlement that you deserve. In fact, good lawyers will travel to your location when necessary, which may be the case if you are in the hospital recovering or if your injuries prevent you from being able to travel. Although many of our cases come from Sacramento, our attorneys regularly travel to other parts of California to provide consultation for clients, to provide representation, and to pursue compensation for those who have sustained a personal injury, or for their loved ones.


Please do not make the mistake of hiring a Sacramento personal injury attorney who insists on a retainer fee or tells you that their services will be billed hourly. This could be the sign of an attorney who is more interested in making a profit off of your case than in actually getting you a settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries. Instead, you should always hire an attorney who works on a contingency fee basis. A contingent fee means that the attorney's fee (the amount of money you will owe the attorney after your case) is based on two things: whether the attorney can recover a settlement on your behalf and how much that settlement is. If an attorney is unable to secure a settlement offer, you will not owe the attorney a cent for their services. Contingency fees reduce the amount of risk you take on while pursuing compensation, and they motivate lawyers to work harder to win cases. Competent personal injury lawyers will not shy away from contingency fees because they know how to pick winning claims, and how to ensure the recovery of settlements or damages. You should never be charged for a consultation by a lawyer, and clients should never have to worry about billable hours from a law firm while pursuing compensation for a personal injury case.


The amount you demand in your case will vary based on your case's circumstances and what your damages are. Obviously, a claim involving relatively minor injuries will have a significantly different value than one involving a brain injury with permanent damage. In general, you could be eligible to pursue compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings & wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. No two cases are identical, which is why you want experienced personal injury attorneys can review your individual case. Our attorneys can help you determine what a good demand amount is for your claim and what it could reasonably resolve for in negotiations. During your consultation, our Sacramento lawyers will apply their experience and resources to estimate your potential settlement and/or damages. A personal injury lawyer will be able to compare your case against previous cases to arrive at a rational estimation. Your legal success with depend on many factors, which is why you should select an experienced law firm with the best personal injury lawyers, and why you should move as quickly as possible.


Numerous types of accidents qualify for personal injury lawsuits. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you could have the right to pursue reimbursement of damages. Common types of accidents in Sacramento include car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, and pedestrian. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, you could also bring a personal injury lawsuit. If a loved one passed away from injuries sustained in one of these types of accidents, certain family members might have the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault parties. You may also be able to pursue damages if you have experienced medical malpractice, a workplace injury, or have been injured by a defective product. In many cases you will seek damages from insurance companies, but you may also be able to pursue compensation from individuals and companies. During your consultation, our personal injury lawyers will provide you with honest, direct, experienced feedback about your case's potential for success, and your prospective compensation.


While you can hire a lawyer weeks or months after an auto accident, it’s best if you retain one more quickly. If you were severely injured or a family member was killed in an auto accident, you should contact our legal team right away. When you retain an attorney at the onset of the claims process, we can help preserve evidence and explore the best legal options. Retaining an attorney right away ensures you won’t miss the statute of limitations either. In some instances, the at-fault driver’s insurance will try to get you to settle early on in the process, so you’ll sign a release and they can avoid paying you what you deserve. An attorney can help ensure the insurance companies don’t take advantage of you. The sooner you schedule a consultation, the better the odds of winning your claim. This is why it's critical to reach out to a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible after an injury, or the wrongful death of a loved one in the Sacramento area. Securing representation is the first and most important step toward winning your case.


The types of injuries that someone else’s negligent behavior can cause vary widely. And accident victims can suffer one or several injuries from the same incident. The seasoned Sacramento personal injury lawyers at GJEL Accident Attorneys have years of experience assisting clients suffering from: Dislocations; Severe lacerations and puncture wounds; Torn muscles, cartilage, and tendons; Broken bones; Spinal cord injuries, including injuries resulting in paralysis; Other neck or back injuries; Traumatic brain injuries; Open head wounds; Severe burns; and Amputation injuries or crush wounds. These are just a few common physical injuries the Sacramento personal injury lawyers at GJEL Accident Attorneys handle. Accidents can also cause less apparent, but no less serious, psychological injuries such as anxiety, depression, fear, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. No matter the injury, the GJEL Accident Attorneys team works tirelessly to help victims injured by someone else’s negligence attain justice.


A common question that many accident victims have is, How much am I entitled to for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence? Since every injury and case differs, injury awards vary. But almost all personal injury awards in California include economic and noneconomic damages. Economic Damages Economic damages are also called special compensatory damages and include compensation for monetary losses such as medical expenses and treatment, lost wages, lost future wages, and other quantifiable expenses. Often these damages are determined by reviewing medical bills and receipts and through expert testimony. Noneconomic Damages Noneconomic damages are also called general compensatory damages. They include emotional and psychological losses such as physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. Since these damages are harder to put a price tag on, they are harder to calculate without the help of an experienced attorney. Punitive Damages Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are sometimes awarded when the defendant who is responsible for a victim’s injuries acted with malice, oppression, or fraud. Courts award punitive damages to punish bad actors and prevent similar bad behavior from occurring in the future.


Under California law, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain period of time after an injury occurs. This is called the statute of limitations. In most cases, the California statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date the injury occurs. This means injury victims must file a lawsuit within two years of suffering their injury. If an injury victim fails to file a lawsuit within this time limit, they will likely be barred from receiving compensation for their losses.


California does not limit or “cap” the total economic or noneconomic compensation a personal injury victim can be awarded. The only exception is for noneconomic damages awarded in medical malpractice cases, which are limited to $250,000. Otherwise, a jury is free to award personal injury victims however much financial compensation they determine is appropriate.


While you can hire a lawyer weeks or months after an auto accident, it’s best if you retain one more quickly. If you were severely injured or a family member was killed in an auto accident, you should contact our legal team right away. When you retain an attorney at the onset of the claims process, we can help preserve evidence and explore the best legal options. Retaining an attorney right away ensures you won’t miss the statute of limitations either. In some instances, the at-fault driver’s insurance will try to get you to settle early on in the process, so you’ll sign a release and they can avoid paying you what you deserve. An attorney can help ensure the insurance companies don’t take advantage of you. The sooner you schedule a consultation, the better the odds of winning your claim. This is why it's critical to reach out to a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible after an injury, or the wrongful death of a loved one in the Sacramento area. Securing representation is the first and most important step toward winning your case.


If the personal injury lawyer cannot provide you with detailed responses to the questions above, it may be in your best interests to find someone else.


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