Car vs. Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Settlement 1

Accident Overview

On September 7, 2012, at 4:10 p.m., our client was driving down interstate 580 eastbound 400 feet west of foothill road in the city of Pleasanton, County of Alameda, State of California, when another driver hit our client causing a serious car 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 Auto Accident in Pleasanton

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 2006 Toyota Pickup. Our client was driving a 2002 Hyundai Accent.  

There were no adverse road conditions.

After the accident, our client suffered from rotator cuff tears, a concussion, and radiating lumbar pain. Our client was transported by way of Paramedics Plus ambulance to Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton, California where he underwent treatment for these injuries.

The driver of the car that caused the accident was insured by Zurich American Insurance while our client was insured by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Case Facts

Our client needed ongoing medical treatment after the case including physical therapy and concussion therapy. At first, Zurich American Insurance was not willing to pay for our client’s medical bills and other damages.

Our client missed a significant amount of work and was charged large medical bills from this accident. Based on this information he reached out to GJEL Accident Attorneys to see if he was entitled to compensation and to have his questions answered. He 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 arrange to have the client come to the office and meet with Andy Gillin.

Based on the serious injuries from this accident and the mounting medical bills, our client decided to retain GJEL Accident Attorneys to help get his 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 Pleasanton California Highway Patrol. The police report showed that the other driver was 100% at fault and responsible for the accident.

At first, the party at fault’s insurance company, Zurich American Insurance, questioned the necessity of all the medical treatment and medical bills. Once a lawsuit was filed and the attorneys for both parties were able to take depositions and collect medical records a settlement was reached with Zurich American Insurance.

Attorney Jim Larsen helped our client through this difficult time. In the end, our client was awarded $195,000 after aggressive representation.

Insurance Company Names:    Liberty Mutual, Zurich American Insurance
Police Report  Pleasanton CHP
Vehicle Types  2002 Hyundai Accent, 1999 Honda Accord
Accident Locations:I-580 Eastbound near Foothill Road in Pleasanton, CA
Hospitals and Medical Centers Visited Paramedics Plus, Valley Care Medical Center
Types of Injuries (Specific as possible) Left rotator cuff tears, concussion (unconscious) headaches, radiating lumbar pain, forehead abrasions

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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.