Accident Overview

On 10/27/2021 at 8:00 a.m., our client was riding her scooter on Addison St. in Berkeley near its intersection with Sacramento Ave. Our client was obeying the rules of the road driving her scooter 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.

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 not paying attention.

There were no adverse road conditions.

After the accident, our client suffered a fractured hip and severely fractured ankle. Our client was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where she underwent several surgeries. The driver of the car that caused the accident was insured by Farmer’s Insurance.

Case Facts

Our client needed ongoing medical treatment after the accident, including surgery.

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 patch her through to attorney Andrew Gillin in order to discuss the case.
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 Berkeley Police Department. The police report showed that the other driver was 100% at fault and responsible for the accident.

After one year of litigation, the case was settled in the amount of $1,250,000. Attorney Jim Larsen helped our client through this difficult time.

Insurance Company Names:    Farmers Insurance
Police Report  Berkeley Police Department
Vehicle Types  
Accident Locations:Addison St. in Berkeley near its intersection with Sacramento Ave
Hospitals and Medical Centers Visited City of Berkeley Ambulance, Highland Hosp, Sutter Health East Bay, East Bay Orthopedics, Blize Home Healthcare, Select Physical Therapy, NorCal Imaging, Bay Area Surgical Specialist, Eden Med Center, Bay Imaging, Sutter Health Alta Bates, Berkeley Emergency Physicians
Types of Injuries (Specific as possible) Right hip w/several breaks and surgery, blood vessel and nerve damage, broken rt fifth metacarpal, cuts and bruises to whole body, chipped teeth requiring dental procedures, psyche, scarring
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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.