Meet the Right Team for You

You’ve been hurt or lost a loved one. Now what? Now you find someone ready and able to fight for you. When you work with GJEL, you get more than a personal injury lawyer. You gain a fierce advocate who wants to recover the compensation you need to move forward in life.

For more than four decades, we’ve represented countless injury victims and surviving relatives. We’ve developed a deep well of knowledge regarding California personal injury and wrongful death law. No matter how complicated or unique your situation, we know how to help you move forward.

We’ve won more than $950 million in settlements and court verdicts for our clients. These results have afforded us industry recognition and awards. But that’s not why we do what we do. We’ve built this firm to ensure we have the knowledge, skills, and financial resources to help people just like you.



Attorneys serving our Walnut Creek California law offices.

  • Andy Gillin

    Andy Gillin

    is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys. He is an award-winning personal injury attorney with a 99% success rate.
    Learn More
  • Ralph Jacobson

    Ralph Jacobson

    For the past 40+ years, attorney Ralph Jacobson has been helping personal injury victims. Ralph is an award winner of the prestigious Superlawyers award.
    Learn More
  • Luke Ellis

    Luke Ellis

    Attorney Luke Ellis is consistently recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country. Luke received the Best Lawyers award from US News & World Report and is also a highly rated Superlawyer.
    Learn More
  • Jim Larsen

    Jim Larsen

    Jim Larsen has been helping accident victims in Northern California since 1986. He specializes in serious injury cases and maintains a 99% success rate with his cases.
    Learn More
  • Kristin Lucey

    Kristin Lucey

    Kristin Lucey has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 personal injury attorney in the United States. She received her law degree from UC Davis Law School in 1996.
    Learn More

Section Image
  • Personal Injury

    A personal injury attorney is an attorney who specializes in helping you seek damages for an accident in which you were injured.

  • Car Accidents

    Motor Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of California’s personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Motorcycle Accidents

    After a motorcycle accident, you have two options for securing compensation for your injuries and other losses:

  • Wrongful Death

    The unexpected death of a loved one is a devastating event that no one prepares for. The emotional toll of such a tragedy can be difficult to bear.

  • Truck Accidents

    Motor Vehicle accidents account for a significant portion of California’s personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Bicycle Accidents

    Most cyclists are aware of the dangers of bike travel and take precautions to prevent accidents.

  • Brain Injuries

    Most traumatic brain injuries are the result of a vehicle accident, gunshot wound, sports trauma, or child abuse.

  • Bus Accidents

    Accidents involving public and private bus services and school buses are often extremely serious.

  • Scooter Accidents

    If you were injured in a scooter accident or on a scooter due to someone else’s negligence you should speak to an attorney right away.

  • Defective Products

    Each year there are many recalls and safety warnings issued as the result of defective or dangerous auto parts, including seatback failures.

You Deserve Skilled Representation

You have the right to legal representation after an accident. You deserve it, too. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees, and you won’t receive a monthly bill. You pay us only if we recover compensation.

You deserve to have someone to fight for you.

By having a personal injury lawyer on your side, you have a better chance of succeeding in your claim and maximizing your compensation. We know how to build strong claims and push for the best possible outcome in these terrible circumstances. We aren’t afraid to negotiate or fight in court. 

What You Get with GJEL's Accident & Injury Attorneys

Before you give us a call, you should know what you’ll get when working with our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers.

Over 40 Years of Experience

We bring over four decades of hard work and insight to the table. We’ve seen and heard it all, and by accepting accident-related cases only, we’ve become highly knowledgeable about California injury laws, insurance company policies and processes, and common defenses.

Focus on Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our most common cases are auto accidents. Whether you were driving, riding your bike, or walking across the street, we know what to do next. Let us help you and your family recover from this incident.

No Upfront Legal Fees

We work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid by receiving a percentage of your settlement or court award. If we don’t win, you pay us nothing. This gives you access to personal injury representation no matter your finances right now.

Don’t Run Out of Time. Call Us Now.

Legal statutes, including those concerning personal injury and wrongful death cases, impose strict timelines on potential plaintiffs, known as the statute of limitations. Within the jurisdiction of California, for instance, this statute mandates a finite two-year window from the date of an incident, such as a Walnut Creek accident, during which a lawsuit can be initiated.

Contrary to common belief, it is imprudent to dally until the brink of this deadline before contacting an accident law firm. The process of assembling substantial evidence to strengthen your case is not an overnight task but rather, requires several weeks or, in some circumstances, even months. Hence, seeking legal counsel from a proficient Walnut Creek lawyer specializing in personal injury should be a priority post-incident.

Submitting a lawsuit does not necessarily imply that the case will progress to a courtroom trial. It’s essential to understand that a substantial proportion of injury and wrongful death claims are negotiated and concluded outside of court. This is where the role of a seasoned attorney’s negotiation skills becomes invaluable.

Our team of attorneys, who have a comprehensive and successful track record of negotiating excellent pretrial settlements, are at your disposal. However, in instances where negotiations fail or an insurer stubbornly declines to act in good faith, our firm is prepared to staunchly defend your rights. With our Walnut Creek accident law firm in your corner, rest assured, we’ll diligently advocate for your interests, whether at the negotiation table or inside the court.

What to learn more about us and read reviews from our past clients? Check out our website on Google.

Risk of Being in an Accident in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is located in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its modest population of 70,000 people doesn’t adequately represent how busy the area is. Walnut Creek is a junction of several highways connecting major cities like Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. It has two BART stations and other forms of public transit.

Because of Walnut Creek’s location, it sees many motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. We represent the victims of those accidents, whether they’ve been hurt or lost a loved one.

Our Attorney's Fight for Max Compensation

We know what to do to maximize your financial recovery. It’s why we highly recommend you hire a Walnut Creek personal injury attorney. We know what you’ll be up against with the insurance company, but more importantly, we know how to push back against an insurer trying to reduce its costs.

We investigate the cause of your accident right away. To build a strong claim, we need to know what happened and who was at fault. Once we know more, we identify the liable party. That’s the person or business legally responsible for compensating you. The liable party might differ from the at-fault party.

During our investigation, we’re gathering evidence of negligence and your injuries. We have to be able to prove both to win compensation. To that end, we also might hire one or more experts to testify regarding what caused the accident, your injuries, or your future expenses or lost wages.

California personal injury law may entitle you to compensation for your:

  • Current and future medical bills,
  • Lost wages,
  • Physical pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Disability,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Reduced earning capacity, and
  • Reduced quality of life.

We believe in preparing for litigation, even if your case won’t go to trial. Most personal injury claims settle out of court. But thorough preparation is how we get ready for negotiations and trial—whatever it takes to get you full and fair compensation.

If you lost a loved one, let us explain how wrongful death damages differ. You’ll demand compensation for losses suffered by you and other survivors.

Personal Injury Cases We Tackle in Walnut Creek

At GJEL, our team works on serious injury and wrongful death claims. If you were hurt or lost a relative, you can set up a free consultation to talk with a:

We know calling a lawyer can be intimidating. You might question whether you really need a Walnut Creek personal injury attorney. Take the chance on a free consultation. We’ll listen to your story and then explain how we can help.

Motor vehicle accidents and other forms of negligence can lead to devastating injuries. We represent individuals suffering from severe and catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Multiple bone fractures,
  • Disfiguring lacerations,
  • Traumatic brain injuries,
  • Spinal cord injuries,
  • Complete or partial paralysis,
  • Internal damage and internal bleeding,
  • Burns, and
  • Amputations.

If you aren’t sure whether we handle your type of accident or injury, give us a call. This is not an exhaustive list of the claims we take on and win. During a free consultation, we can explain how we’ve handled cases like yours before. We’ll answer your questions and discuss your options. We want you to have all the information necessary to make the right decision for your family and future.  

Recent Posts

Auto vs. Auto Accident in Unincorporated Contra Costa County

Accident Overview On March 14, 2022, at 1:50 p.m., our client was driving down Vasco Rd. 5.2 miles south of Camino Diablo in unincorporated Contra Costa County. She…

Read More

Woman in Sacramento County Truck vs. Auto Accident

Accident Overview On July 16, 2019, at 6:57 a.m., our client was driving down Interstate 5, 50 feet north of Laguna Blvd., overcrossing in the city of Sacramento,…

Read More

Santa Clara County Wrongful Death Case

Accident Overview On September 22, 2019, at 8:35 p.m., the deceased was driving eastbound on SR-152 in unincorporated Santa Clara County. He was obeying the rules of the…

Read More

Auto Accident in Albany, California

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,…

Read More

Serious Car Accident in Stockton

Accident Overview On August 11, 2022, at 8:02 a.m., our client was driving down Alpine Ave. at its intersection with Sutter St. in the city of Stockton, county…

Read More

Driver in Unincorporated Alameda County Car Accident

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…

Read More

Auto vs. Motorcycle Accident in Unincorporated Napa County, Californ

Accident Overview On October 29, 2021, at 2:27 p.m., our client was driving northbound down the Silverado Trail 2 miles south of Yountville Cross Rd. in unincorporated Napa…

Read More

Unsafe Driver Causes Death

Accident Overview On June 7, 2021, at 9:11 a.m. our client was walking in the crosswalk at Dublin Blvd. at its intersection with Hansen Dr., city of Dublin,…

Read More

Three-Car Collision in Fremont, California

Accident Overview On September 29, 2020, at 6:34 p.m., our client was driving southbound on Interstate 680, 740 feet south of Vargas Rd. The GPS coordinates were latitude…

Read More

Personal Injury Accidents FAQs

Should I Call an injury attorney after an accident?

We recommend you call a personal injury lawyer in Walnut Creek if you were seriously hurt in an accident someone else caused. It’s best to hire an attorney right away, but GJEL can help later in the claims process as well. Don’t accept a settlement offer or cash a check until after consulting a lawyer.

What Steps Should I Take After a Car Crash?

After a car accident, call the Walnut Creek Police Department, see a doctor, and notify your auto insurance company. If you have serious injuries from the collision, call a personal injury lawyer at GJEL to schedule a free consultation.

Do I Have to Go to Court After an Accident?

It depends on the circumstances. Whether you were hurt in a Walnut Creek car accident or motorcycle accident, filing a lawsuit can be helpful or necessary. Our lawyers at GJEL take full advantage of the discovery process to learn more about your case. But even if you file a lawsuit, you may not have to go to trial.

What Does “Negligence” Mean?

Negligence means someone was supposed to behave a certain way, failed to do that, and caused an accident. In California, most people have a responsibility to use ordinary care and skill to avoid accidents. Failing to be careful and causing an accident and injuries makes that person liable.

Get Ready for Your Free Initial Consultation. We recommend bringing whatever paperwork you have and preparing some questions for us:

Are you ready to find out how GJEL can help after a serious accident in Walnut Creek, CA? Schedule your free consultation.


Find us at:

2950 Buskirk Ave #300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Our Attorneys Are Available 24/7 for a free case review


925-945-7999 [Phone Lines Open 24/7]

Nearby Offices

Orinda Office

Berkeley Office

Sacramento Office