Why GJEL Accident Attorneys

After an accident, hiring the right personal injury lawyer is an important decision. You want someone who will be compassionate yet aggressive when necessary. At GJEL, we’re ready to fight for you. We pride ourselves on working tirelessly for our clients who’ve been hurt or lost loved ones in deadly accidents.

We’ve represented injury victims and surviving relatives for more than four decades. In that time, we’ve gained the knowledge and skill necessary to be effective during an insurance claim or lawsuit, no matter how complex. We’ve recovered more than $950 million for our clients through settlements and verdicts.

Our results have won us recognition and awards in the legal industry. But more importantly, we’ve built a firm that offers the resources necessary to go up against big insurance companies and businesses. We have the financial resources to handle the upfront costs of your case, including filing fees, expert witness fees, and more. There are 1,440 personal injury lawyers in San Francisco and GJEL is one of the highest rated.


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Get the Representation You Deserve

When someone else’s carelessness causes you harm, you’re entitled to demand compensation. It isn’t an easy road. But the right legal representation can make it worth it. Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers fight hard to win every penny you deserve.

We will be with you every step of the way and all of the staff members at our law firm will be ready to help. 

We help you navigate the many challenges of an auto accident. At GJEL, we’ll work with you to tackle the medical bills, get your car repaired or replaced as soon as possible, and answer any questions you have. Our personal injury lawyers in San Francisco our standing by ready to fight and help you win your case.

At GJEL; We Truly Care

We believe in taking a highly personalized approach to every case. Your lawyer will get to know you, your needs, and your goals. How we approach your case will depend on exactly what happened and what you deserve to get from your claim.

Four Decades of Experience

We’ve been around the block more than a few times. We are extremely knowledgeable about California laws, insurance companies, policies, and processes, and will put our decades of knowledge and insight to work for you. We also have good working relationships with legal professionals in the civil court system.

Focus on Motor Vehicle Accidents

We take on many types of personal injury cases, but far and wide, we handle auto accidents the most. No matter how complex or contentious, we know what it takes to win these cases.

No Legal Fees Unless We Win

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees. You won’t pay a retainer or receive a monthly bill. Instead, if we recover compensation for you, our fee comes from that.

The Risk of Accidents in San Francisco

San Francisco is a large, famous city known for unique neighborhoods, steep hills, Victorian architecture, and culture. While it seems idyllic to tourists, it’s simply home to many. But as with any city, it has its dangers. Steep hills can be slick, leading to slip and falls. High pedestrian and bicycle traffic can lead to pedestrian or bicycle crashes, and late-night partiers cause drunk driving accidents.

San Francisco is dedicated to its vision of  zero traffic fatalities, though it isn’t there yet. In 2020, there were 16 vehicle or motorcycle deaths, 11 pedestrian deaths, and two bicycle deaths. If you lost a loved one in a crash recently, don’t hesitate to reach out to our wrongful death lawyers.

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How Our Accident Attorneys Recover Max Compensation

You should focus on healing, whether that is a physical recovery or grieving the loss of a loved one. Let our San Francisco personal injury attorneys focus on recovering compensation.

We will get started investigating the accident immediately. We want to know what happened, why, and who was involved. 

When you file a claim, you have to prove the other party was negligent. That involves proving the person had a duty of care, breached that duty, caused an accident, and caused your injuries. It’s up to us to find the evidence you need to support your claim.

We’ll also work with you to gather proof of your injuries. That means collecting bills and medical records. We might recommend you take photos throughout your recovery or keep a journal.

We might hire one or more expert witnesses. It depends on the issues in your case. If the other party denies liability, an expert can help prove what happened. A medical expert helps establish the severity of your injuries.

All these steps prepare us to demand full and fair compensation from the liable party, whether we go through an insurance claim or lawsuit. In some cases, we navigate both, even though most personal injury claims don’t go to trial.

Personal Injury Compensation

You’re probably wondering how much your case is worth. It depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries and insurance policy limits.

The best way to learn about the possible value of your case is to talk with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer. We can offer insight into the value of your claim based on your medical bills, your other expenses, and our years of experience. 

When someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional conduct causes you harm, let us fight for you to win compensation for:

  • Current and future medical bills,
  • Lost wages,
  • Physical pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Disability,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Reduced earning capacity, and
  • Reduced quality of life.

When you’re preparing to fight for compensation, don’t talk with any insurance company. Don’t answer questions or give a statement without consulting a lawyer first. We’ll prepare you to talk with an insurer. You’ll know what to say and how to say it. That way the insurer can’t use your answers against you.

Give GJEL a call for a free consultation. Once we know more about the type and severity of your injuries, we can talk about the potential value of your claim. We’ll also explain the factors that might increase or decrease your financial recovery.   

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

We handle a wide range of personal injury cases, whether you’re hurt in a highway pile-up or a slip and fall at a grocery store. Call GJEL to talk with a:

Aren’t sure if we handle your kind of case? Never hesitate to reach out with questions. We’ll listen to your story and let you know if we can help. We are some of the highest rated car accident lawyers in San Francisco.

We know that accidents often lead to multiple serious injuries. We can help no matter what you’re recovering from right now. We often represent individuals who’ve experienced severe or catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries,
  • Multiple bone fractures,
  • Spinal cord injuries,
  • Complete or partial paralysis,
  • Disfiguring lacerations,
  • Amputations,
  • Internal damage and internal bleeding, and
  • Burns. 

We’re highly experienced in cases involving serious brain injuries and TBI. If you or a loved one suffered head trauma, reach out to our brain injury lawyers.  

Did your loved one pass away from their injuries? If you believe your relative’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence, call us right away. During a free consultation, we’ll explain California wrongful death law, who can bring a wrongful death case, and which relatives might receive compensation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Call a Lawyer?

You should call a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. We suggest hiring a lawyer before answering an insurer’s questions, signing any paperwork, or agreeing to a settlement offer. As long as you haven’t accepted a settlement, it isn’t too late to get advice and representation.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

If the accident causes serious property damage, injuries, or death, report it to the San Francisco Police Department. Exchange information with the other driver at the scene, then see a doctor right away to begin documenting your injuries. Notify your auto insurance company. It’s best to call a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco for advice right away.

When Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You may file a personal injury lawsuit when you have evidence that another person’s careless, reckless, or malicious conduct caused you financial, physical, or emotional harm. A lawsuit is helpful if you need the discovery phase to gather more information or if insurance isn’t enough to cover your damages.

What Is Negligence?

Negligence is a person’s failure to act the way they’re supposed to, causing someone else harm. In many situations, the law creates a duty of care. It varies depending on the circumstances. The general duty of care is to behave with ordinary care and skill. When someone isn’t careful or doesn’t follow their specific duty of care, leading to an accident and injuries, they’re liable for those injuries.

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney? Prepare Questions for Your Initial Consultation.

Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation, and learn more about what GJEL Accident Attorneys can do for you.

San Francisco Office Location

Find us at:

220 Montgomery St. Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94105


Our Attorneys Are Available 24/7 for a free case review


415-986-4777 [Phone Lines Open 24/7]

Nearby Offices

San Jose Personal Injury Office

Oakland Personal Injury Offie

Do i need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

If you were not seriously injured you probably don’t need to hire a lawyer for your claim. However if you received major injuries that required hospitalization you should contact an attorney right away.

Personal Injury Facts

1. A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.
2. Personal injury lawyers primarily practice in the area of law known as tort law.
3. A tort is a civil wrong that can be committed by an individual, a business, or a government agency.
4. Torts can result in physical or psychological injuries, and the injured party may be entitled to compensation from the person or entity that committed the tort.
5. There are three general types of torts: intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.
6. Intentional torts are those in which the person or entity that committed the tort did so with the intention of causing harm.
7. Negligence is the failure to take reasonable care to avoid causing harm.

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