LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

For over 36 years, attorney James R. Gillen has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents and other cases of negligence in personal injury and wrongful death actions in Los Angeles, Orange County, and throughout Southern California. The Law Offices of James R. Gillen has recovered over $100,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for individuals who…

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Thousands of Americans are injured in motorcycle accidents each year, with motorcyclists accounting for a disproportionately high percentage of all serious injuries on the road. A cyclist is three times more likely to be killed than an automobile accident victim. Serious motorcycle wrecks have been steadily rising since 1997 due to a ninety percent surge…

Workers Defense Project

October 6th, 2009 Nash Gonzales grew up in Austin, Texas. His parents were migrant workers/laborers. As Nash was growing up, he personally experienced the sorrow and frustration which, even today, plagues the laborer communities and familes. Nash would hear about how his parents and their friends would constantly have to fight for fair treatment and…

First Steps to Take After an Accident

Chances are, you will be involved in an auto accident of some kind in your lifetime. Whether it is a simple fender-bender or a more serious incident, it is important to know what steps to take immediately following a traffic accident. The following is a summary of auto accident basics. Consider printing these out and…

Truck Accidents: Are They Avoidable

Austin, Texas As you can expect, when a huge tractor-trailer rig (or any large truck or 18-wheeler) and a passenger vehicle collide, the result is not going to be favorable to the smaller vehicle. In fact, serious injury or even death can result from just one small mistake on the part of one driver. (We…

Left Turn Accidents

Fender-benders come in all types–side swipes, head-ons, rear-enders. But one of the more common, and potentially more serious auto accidents occurs when a driver makes a left hand turn. Left turn accidents occur when a driver crossing the oncoming traffic in the other lane collides with one or more of those vehicles. Unfortunately, the left…

Avoiding Causes of Driver Distraction

In today’s world of electronic gadgets, it’s easy to become a distracted driver and cause a motor vehicle accident due to your lack of attention to the road and your surroundings. A little pre-planning can help you can avoid many of these distractions, and, hopefully, an accident. Plan Ahead If you are going on a…

Truck Driver Fatigue

Commercial truck drivers are among the safest, most careful drivers on the road, usually. But, even the most conscientious drivers can succumb to pressures that create truck driver fatigue. Competition in the shipping business is stiff, and, too often, trucking companies offer more than lower prices to gain clients. Sometimes they offer faster delivery times…

Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage – UM and UIM claims

What happens if the person who caused the accident doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance? Many times insurance carriers will send a letter explaining that the vehicle which caused the accident was not insured (i.e. there is no coverage). This can occur because the owner failed to pay their premiums or because the…

Premise Liability – Slip & Fall Accidents

Did you know that land owners have a duty to warn you of dangerous conditions that they know exist on their premises or property? When a land owner or building owner allows a dangerous condition to exist; and, when the dangerous condition causes injury to a person, the injured person should be aware that they…