On October 27, 2022, a terrible accident happened to one of our clients. She was riding her bike safely, following all the rules on SR-185 near 166th Ave, when suddenly a car hit her. This crash caused her a lot of pain and problems. She couldn’t work for a long time, got really hurt, and had big medical bills to pay. She was really worried and didn’t know what to do.

So, she called us at GJEL Accident Attorneys for help. We found out that the other driver, who was driving a 2017 Dodge Journey, wasn’t paying attention and caused the accident. Our client had to go to the hospital because she had bad back and neck pain.

The driver’s insurance company, Allstate, didn’t want to admit that the crash was why our client needed treatment. But we knew we had to help her. She had lost a lot of money because she couldn’t work and the medical bills were too much. She asked us:

  1. Who’s going to pay for my medical bills?
  2. How can I pay these bills and make up for the money I lost from not working?
  3. What if I’m hurt for the rest of my life?

We talked to her on the phone and quickly sent her the papers she needed through DocuSign. After seeing how bad her injuries were and how much she owed, she decided to let us help her.

Our team worked really hard. We got the police report from the California Highway Patrol which showed that the accident was totally the other driver’s fault. Because of all the evidence we gathered and how we talked to the insurance company, Allstate finally agreed to pay $100,000.

Our lawyer, Andy Gillin, was there for our client every step of the way. We were able to settle her case in about four months, without going to court. In the end, our client got $100,000 from Allstate Insurance because we fought hard for her.

This story is one of many where we at GJEL Accident Attorneys have helped people who were hurt in accidents. We’re really proud that we could help our client and make sure she was treated fairly.

Accident Overview

On October 27, 2022, at 8:03 a.m., our client was driving down SR-185 northbound at its intersection with 166th Ave. Our client was obeying the rules of the road driving her Rad Power Bike when another driver hit our client, causing a serious accident. The accident resulted in loss of work, serious injuries, and large medical bills leaving our client in a state of uncertainty.

The client contacted our Alameda personal injury attorneys to help with their case.

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 2017 Dodge Journey.

There were no adverse road conditions, and the accident happened when the driver left their lane and entered our client’s lane.

After the accident, our client suffered severe back pain and neck pain as a direct result of the car accident. Our client was transported via ambulance to Highland Hospital in Oakland, California where she underwent treatment for her severe back pain.

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

Case Facts

Our client needed ongoing medical treatment after the accident. At first, Allstate doubted the connection between the accident and the treatment.

Our client missed a significant amount of work and was charged 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 we provide her with the necessary documents via DocuSign, and we did that.

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 California Highway Patrol. The police report showed that the other driver was 100% at fault and responsible for the accident.

Allstate Insurance ultimately paid their policy limits of $100,000.

Attorney Andy Gillin helped our client through this difficult time and ultimately was able to settle this case without litigation. This case took approximately four months to settle without having to file a lawsuit. In the end, our client was awarded $100,000 for this accident by Allstate Insurance company after aggressive representation.

Insurance Company Names:    Allstate
Police Report  Castro Valley CHP
Vehicle Types  2017 Dodge Journey
Accident Locations:SR-185 northbound at its intersection with 166th Ave in Castro Valley
Hospitals and Medical Centers Visited Falck Ambulance, Eden Med Cntr Castro Valley, Kaiser SNF,
Types of Injuries (Specific as possible) Head, concussion, loss of memory, face, 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.