Accident Overview

On April 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., our client was driving down San Pablo Ave. near its cross street with Brighton in the city of Albany, county of Alameda, state of California. Our client was obeying the rules of the road while driving her 2011 Volkswagen Jetta when another driver hit our client, causing a serious car accident. The accident resulted in loss of work, serious injuries, and large medical bills leaving our client in a state of uncertainty.

About the Accident

This was a two-vehicle 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 2015 Toyota Avalon.

There were no adverse road conditions, and the accident happened as a result of an intersection collision.

After the accident, our client suffered from severe back pain and neck injuries as well as arm injuries.

The driver of the car that caused the accident was insured by USAA while our client was insured by American National Insurance.

Case Facts

Our client needed ongoing medical treatment after the accident.

Our client missed a significant amount of work and charged up large medical bills from 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 the client requested that she be emailed DocuSign documents.

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 Albany Police Department. The police report showed that our driver was primarily at fault.

At first, the at-fault party’s insurance company relied on the police report and offered nothing. However, GJEL Accident Attorneys through an in-depth investigation, was able to establish that the police report was wrong and the adverse driver was the cause of this accident. As the firm continued to collect the evidence and report the treatment to the adverse insurance company, they changed their mind before GJEL had to file a lawsuit.

Attorney Andy Gillin helped our client through this difficult time and ultimately was able to settle this case without litigation. In the end, our client was awarded $100,000 for this accident by American National Insurance company after aggressive representation.

Insurance Company Names:    USAA, American National
Police Report  Albany Police Department
Vehicle Types  2011 Volkswagen Jetta, 2015 Toyota Avalon
Accident Locations:San Pablo Ave. near its cross street with Brighton in the city of Albany, county of Alameda, state of California
Hospitals and Medical Centers Visited Berkeley Fire Dept, City of Alameda Fire Dept, Highland Hosp, Kaiser San Leandro
Types of Injuries (Specific as possible) Massive bruising, fractured collar bone, 2 pelvic fractures, Unable to walk or weight-bear on right leg
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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.