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San Diego Construction Accident Lawyers


And getting our clients the compensation they deserve

The Elia Law Firm personal injury attorneys

Injured in a construction accident?

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We serve accident victims in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, and all other towns and cities in San Diego County and beyond

Don’t suffer more than you have to.

If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, you may deserve compensation. And if you’re in the San Diego area, you need us.

The personal injury lawyers here at the Elia Law Firm in San Diego are experts in all aspects of personal injury and construction accident litigation. Committed to our clients’ rights and health, we stand up for clients in court and are relentless in winning for them the compensation they deserve.

Construction accidents and injuries can be especially severe.

Heavy equipment used, materials lying around, and not-yet stable structures, all pose the risk of seriously injuring unsuspecting construction workers, or even mere passers-by. When construction sites are not properly maintained, and safety standards are not put into place or are simply ignored, the potential for personal injury greatly increases, and individuals exposed to worksite dangers are susceptible to sustaining serious, catastrophic injury up-to and including death.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 33% of deaths that took place at construction sites in 2007 were the result of falls. Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and an individual’s propensity for losing their footing is greatly increased at construction sites as a result. Consequently, all necessary and available safety precautions should be put into place to ensure that a construction worker is afforded every possible chance at being safe.

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Proper training ensures safety. Did your foreman provide that?

Proper training needs to be provided for every individual on a construction site in San Diego. It is the responsibility of site owners and foreman to make sure that their employees are not put into harm’s way. They are also responsible for ensuring that each construction site employee is made aware of the dangers of not only the site as a whole, but of the individual dangers that he or she will face on a daily basis through uses of heavy equipment. Training sessions and other instruction should always be given in their entirety, and expenses should not be spared in making sure that construction workers are provided the best safety training possible.

Equipment maintenance is also required.

It is also vital that equipment used on San Diego construction sites is properly maintained to ensure that the equipment will neither fail nor malfunction, and will not place its operator in any sort of danger. Failure to properly use equipment can result in catastrophic injuries such as loss of limb or possible loss of sight or hearing. All federal guidelines need to be strictly followed to ensure that all individuals on, and around, construction sites are safe.

Failure to adhere to safety guidelines can be classified as negligence.

Damages resulting from the negligence may result in compensatory damages to be paid out to construction accident victims to help with the costs associated with their injuries, such as medical bills, physical therapy fees, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Put our expert construction injury attorneys on your side in San Diego or anywhere in California.

Don’t stand back and take a token settlement for your construction injury. We have a 95% success rate in obtaining a monetary reward for our clients.  We can get you what you deserve.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in San Diego or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case with one of our attorneys. If you hire us, we will examine every detail surrounding your accident, and will civilly prosecute the negligent party to hold them accountable for their actions and seek compensation on your behalf.

Elia Law Firm Accident Injury Laywers in San Diego

Don’t delay – you may have limited time to retain an attorney and file a civil lawsuit. So call today for a free case evaluation. There is no fee until we win!

Suffering with injuries sustained through no fault of your own?

Contact our San Diego law firm for a free case evaluation today!

Frequently asked questions on construction accident cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego construction accident case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what construction accident attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

"Steve Holly, and Garrett are all exceptionally professional people to work with. I had a very serious and complicated Bodily Injury case, where it seemed like there was a new hurdle to overcome every month. I have no doubt that the Elia legal team worked tirelessly on creative solutions, which ultimately led to a victory in the courts. After this case consumed 2 years of my life, I am so relieved to have it over and done with. There are no words that could truly encapsulate my appreciation, and gratitude for this law firm. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of their services."