San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys | Elia Law Firm, APC



San Diego Truck Accident Attorneys


And getting our clients the compensation they deserve

The Elia Law Firm personal injury attorneys

Injured in a truck accident?

You've come to the right place. PLEASE Tell us ABOUT your case!


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

If you've been hurt in a truck accident in the San Diego area, fight back.

We're San Diego's expert truck accident attorneys and can get you the compensation you deserve.

What kind of motor vehicle accident affected over 123,000 vehicles in 2008 alone? If you guessed car crashes (see car accident attorney), you’re wrong. Truck accidents are to blame – and they cause serious injury and even death to thousands every year.

truck accident san diego

Causes of truck accidents are varied.

Truck accidents are caused by a variety of factors including faulty equipment, inclement weather conditions, inexperienced, exhausted, or distracted drivers, and more. Unfortunately, truck crashes have a far more severe impact on the passenger vehicles they strike than on truck drivers themselves, a fact that is understandable when you consider the sheer size of most trucks and big rig vehicles. Improperly placed loads or sudden motions may cause a truck to jackknife or lose control, causing dangerous crashes that can lead to fatalities or expensive injuries.

If you or a family member was injured in a serious big rig collision, call an experienced San Diego truck accident lawyer at Elia Law Firm NOW at (619) 444-2244 to schedule a free consultation directly with Steven Elia or Holly Semann.

Truck accidents can be devastating.

Truck accident injuries range widely in severity, but what many have in common is that they produce expensive complications and require extensive medical intervention. The need for proper care after a truck accident can be devastating to a patient who must not only contend with the trauma and pain of a severe injury, but must also struggle with missed time from work and exorbitant medical bills.

Luckily, victims whose injuries were caused by the negligence of another may file for compensation in civil court, seeking money for their injuries and associated damages such as pain and suffering and lost wages.

Just what compensation from your truck accident are you entitled to?

1. Property damage: This includes damages to your vehicle and your personal property that was destroyed in the crash.

2. Past & Current Medical Bills: If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, or even if you only suffered minor injuries, you are entitled to full compensation for your past & current medical bills.

3. Future Medical Bills: You may not have fully recovered from the collision, or you may have injuries that have long-term effects that need ongoing assessment and medical treatment. We are well-versed on what those may be and what their potential value is. We’ll fight for these for you.

4. Current and Past Lost Wages: If you could not work because of the injuries caused by the accident, you’re entitled to seek recovery for any and all lost wages.

5. Future Lost Wages: While past lost wages are fairly easy to calculate, future lost wages are far more complex. Will you be able to work next month or next year? It’s not always easy to predict. We know how to get you the maximum amount you are entitled to.

6. Pain and Suffering: Pain & suffering is tough to put a value on, but here again you are entitled to full compensation for any pain and suffering you have to endure as a result of a truck accident – whether it be physical or mental. We will seek to recover money for all the pain and suffering you have already endured, and that which you may have to endure in the future.

7. Loss of enjoyment: If you are no longer able to do the activities you once enjoyed because of your injuries, you deserve full compensation.

If you've been injured in a truck accident, you don't have to settle for a token settlement.

Put a lawyer who is an expert in truck accidents in San Diego on your side.

Elia Law Firm Accident Injury Laywers in San Diego

When pursuing a civil lawsuit related to a truck accident in San Diego or surrounding areas, it is vital that the victim choose a reputable truck accident attorney with the resources it takes to fight and win a truck accident lawsuit. The ideal attorney is known in his/her community, has extensive experience, and understands how to craft an aggressive and proactive case on their clients’ behalf.

Call the attorneys here at the Elia Law Firm. We are the San Diego expert truck accident attorneys you need. We are committed to the well-being of their clients and are relentless in the pursuit of the maximum compensation for your truck accident injuries. We fight for justice – and 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 truck accident cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego truck 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 truck 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…

(Press the box to read more on the back)

$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


We are honoring our client’s request not to publish additional facts


$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."


Protect yourself!

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may deserve compensation. Don’t go it alone. It’s very likely an attorney can get you more and get you fully compensated. 

Request a free phone consultation now. Find out what your case is really worth! We will also send you our “20 ways you can ruin your case” PDF to print out and help you even more!