Accident Overview

On November 5, 2019, at 7:50 a.m., our client was riding his bicycle down Green Valley Road at its intersection with Kipps Lane in unincorporated El Dorado County. He obeyed the rules of the road when another driver hit him, causing a serious accident. The accident resulted in the loss of work, serious injuries, and large medical bills, leaving our client uncertain.

About the Pickup Truck versus Bicycle Accident

This was a pickup truck versus a bicycle accident. The driver of the car that caused the accident was driving a 2014 Ford F250.

There were no adverse road conditions, and the accident happened when the driver failed to see our client.

After the accident, our client suffered a fractured clavicle, a laceration to his head, and broken ribs as a direct result of the car accident. Our client was transported via El Dorado County Medic Unit No. 3 to Sutter Roseville Hospital, where he underwent treatment for his injuries.

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

Case Facts

Our client needed ongoing medical treatment after the case, including physical therapy. At first, Geico was not willing to make any offers based on the information they initially had.

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.

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 El Dorado CHP. 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, Geico, based upon limited information, was not willing to make an offer. As the firm continued to collect evidence and file a lawsuit, the insurance company took a second look at the evidence and agreed during litigation to enter into a settlement.

Attorney Jim Larsen helped our client through this difficult time and ultimately was able to settle this case without litigation. This case took approximately six months to settle without filing a lawsuit. In the end, our client was awarded $467,500 for this accident by Geico company after aggressive representation

Insurance Company Names:    Geico
Police Report  El Dorado CHP
Vehicle Types  2014 Ford F250
Accident Locations:
Hospitals and Medical Centers Visited Cal Fire, El Dorado EMS, Sutter Roseville, AMR, Raymus Radiology
Types of Injuries (Specific as possible) Fx clavicle rt shoulder, fx rib, torn meniscus lt knee, low back pain, forehead, rt wrist, psych

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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.