$100,000 Settlement for Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident 1

Accident Overview

On January 5, 2017, our client was walking along a pedestrian who had just stepped out of her car in a parking lot when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The accident happened in the City of San Pablo, right off San Pablo Ave. Our client was lawfully walking when struck by a hit-and-run accident. The accident resulted in the loss of work, serious injuries, and large medical bills leaving our client in a state of uncertainty.

About the Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

This was a vehicle v. pedestrian accident that resulted in serious injuries for our client due to the other driver’s negligence. The driver of the car that caused the accident was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Pickup.

There were no adverse road conditions and the accident happened because the driver was inattentive.

After the accident, our client suffered from a fractured clavicle as a direct result of the car accident. She was transported by Paramedics Plus ambulance to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

The driver of the car that caused the accident was insured by AAA Insurance Company.

Case Facts

Our client needed ongoing medical treatment after the case including a fractured clavicle. At first, AAA was not willing to pay for our client’s medical bills and other damages.

Our client missed a significant amount of work and school, and she charged large medical bills for this accident. Based on this information she reached out to GJEL Accident Attorneys to see if she was entitled to compensation and to have her questions answered. She wanted to know:

  1. Who is responsible for my medical bills?
  2. How will I pay these bills and the loss of work?
  3. What if I have permanent lifelong damage to my body?

The staff at GJEL were able to quickly evaluate the case over the phone and sent an attorney to meet her at John Muir Hospital at her request.

Based on the serious injuries from this accident and the mounting medical bills, our client decided to retain GJEL Accident Attorneys to help get her life back on track after this tragic accident.

The staff at GJEL started a full investigation which started with getting the police report from the San Pablo Police Department. The police report showed that the other driver was 100% at fault and responsible for the accident.

Attorney Andy Gillin helped our client through this difficult time and ultimately was able to settle this case without litigation. This case took approximately five months to settle without having to file a lawsuit. In the end, our client was awarded $100,000 for this hit-and-run pedestrian accident by AAA.

Insurance Company Names:    AAA
Police Report  San Pablo Police Department
Vehicle Types  2001 Chevrolet Pickup
Accident Locations:14280 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA (parking lot)
Hospitals and Medical Centers Visited AMR, John Muir Walnut Creek, John Muir Orthopedics, Physical Therapy Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Kosiak Chiropractic
Types of Injuries (Specific as possible) Broken clavicle

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Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Since 1972 he has been helping seriously injured victims throughout northern California fight & win their personal injury cases. Andy is one of the top awarded & recognized wrongful death lawyers in northern California.