El Cajon & La Mesa Personal Injury Attorney

Have you been injured by another person or company?

If so, you need the help of an attorney to represent you and protect your legal rights. San Diego Injury Accident lawyer Howard Kitay has been helping accident victims since 1989. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


We even make home and hospital visits. We make every effort to get the highest settlement amount for you and your family and when you select us to handle your accident case, we will not charge any fee until we recover money on your behalf.

We deal with the insurance company to make sure you get fair compensation!

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$7.5 Million

On December 16, 2011, in the matter of Wall v. Miramontes, the jury awarded our client $7.5 million at trial in a motor vehicle accident case.

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Meet Attorney Howard Kitay

"Helping people in need of advice and assistance."

Howard Kitay has been fighting for the rights of accident victims in San Diego since 1989. A graduate of University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Kitay specializes in representing victims of accidents, and families affected by the wrongful death of a loved one.

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Office locations in Downtown San Diego,
El Cajon, Chula Vista and Mission Valley.

The accident attorneys at the El Cajon law offices of Howard Kitay exclusively practice personal injury and wrongful death law. We don’t draw up real estate contacts, represent people accused of crimes, battle the IRS, or process divorces. All of our efforts are focused in one area of the law, and because we do it every day and have been at it for more than twenty years, we know just about everything that there is to know about obtaining compensation for victims of negligence in California.

Why San Diegans (and You) Need Personal Injury Lawyers

If everyone unfailingly approached every activity in life with the utmost care, attention, and concern for others around them, never breaking the rules, never allowing a distraction of any kind to intrude upon their focused concentration, there would be no need for personal injury lawyers. But unfortunately, that is simply not the nature of life in San Diego, El Cajon, La Mesa, or any place inhabited by humans, for that matter. In the real world, people are often harmed because of the actions of others. Sometimes people are injured badly, and their lives are torn apart, through no fault of their own. Some families are left to persevere without a loved one whom they counted on for support, protection, and guidance.

You have probably come to this web page because you or someone you care about has been seriously injured or possibly even killed because of another person’s negligent act. Why should you have to suffer for something someone else did? It isn’t fair; it’s wrong. So what do you do?

Holding the Negligent Accountable

If you’ve been injured and the adjuster for at-fault party’s insurance company is after you for a recorded statement, insisting on having you sign medical authorizations, and offering a quick and easy settlement, you may be uncertain how to proceed. You need professional legal advice.

You’ve come to the right place. Here at the law offices of Howard Kitay, we do everything possible to make things right—or as close to right as possible. If you’ve lost someone dear to you in a fatal accident caused by a distracted driver, or if you’re facing life in a wheelchair because a drunk driver ran a light and slammed into you, we can’t give you back your loved one, and we may not be able to give you back the good health you once had. But what we can do is make the person who caused this grievous harm stand up and face the truth about what his or her unconscionable behavior has done, and we can help place you in a better position to pick up the pieces of your life as it is today and move on. We will go after a monetary recovery on your behalf that will allow your life, however altered, to continue, in spite of your losses, and we will hold whoever is responsible for your losses accountable.

The El Cajon personal injury attorneys at the Kitay law firm are available to discuss your legal options with you. We’re happy to review your case and give you an overview of your legal options—at no cost to you whatsoever and with no strings attached. Our San Diego personal injury lawyers are skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced, and deeply committed to justice for the injured.

Battling the Insurance Giants

We know how to do battle with large and powerful insurance companies who want to persuade you to settle for the small amount they are prepared to offer, knowing you probably have little idea of the true value of your case.

They will often tell you that you don’t need a lawyer.

Don’t believe them. Insurance companies exist for one purpose only: profit. Profits are generated by taking in large amounts of money in premiums and paying out the bare minimum they can get away with in benefits. Every claim they pay comes out of their profits. So do you believe them when they tell you they’re going to take care of you?

Research has shown that plaintiffs with experienced personal injury lawyers walk away with substantially more money than those who try to go it alone.

Causes of Injuries and Wrongful Death

Injuries and wrongful deaths happen in many ways, and when they do, you need top-notch legal representation to guide you through the claims process to get you the recovery you need and deserve, and to hold the wrongdoer accountable. At the Kitay law offices we handle all types of injury cases, with these being among the more common:

  • Car accidents, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Premises accidents
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Assaults
  • Public transit accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Any accident that was caused in full or part by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing
  • In most cases, we are able to get you a full and adequate settlement for all of your economic and non-economic damages without the necessity of a trial. From the day we accept your case, we will be preparing it for trial, and if taking your matter to a jury is the only way to get you what you deserve, we’re ready—every time. We are, above all else, trial lawyers, and will never avoid the courtroom if a trial is in our client’s best interest. We’ve recovered millions of dollars both in and out of court for thousands of personal injury clients.

    Protect Your Right to a Recovery

    If you or someone you care for has been hurt by another’s negligence, we invite you to call the El Cajon personal injury lawyers at Kitay Law for personalized, client-centered legal representation. We will fight tirelessly for your right to a recovery and will keep you involved and informed along the way. We return every phone call within twenty-four hours, so you’ll always know how your case is progressing.

    Make the call now, because California law restricts the amount of time you have to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. You will have no legal costs until the time you receive your recovery award. If we don’t recover money for you, you pay nothing—ever.

    $1.2 Million

    On April 17, 2013, in the matter of Bean v. Otis Elevator Company, the jury awarded our client $1.2 million at trial in a rear-end automobile collision case.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I have to pay right away?

    The Law Offices of Howard Kitay advances all costs, and there is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries, at the end of the case. You pay nothing up front, and you pay nothing until you collect. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

    How much is my case worth?

    It depends. It is not possible determine the value of your case until the full extent of all your injuries is known. When you have completed treatment, your attorney will recommend a settlement value. The final decision on how much you accept for settlement is yours. The attorney you choose to represent you affects the value of your case. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay has a proven track record for obtaining maximum settlement value in personal injury cases.

    Will I have to go to trial?

    Probably not. Most cases settle prior to trial. However, preparation for trial is essential to obtain the maximum settlement value.

    How long will it take to settle my case?

    Every case is different. It is important to wait until you complete treatment and know the full extent of your injuries before attempting settlement. Your attorney will discuss how long settlement is likely to take in your particular case.

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    Office Locations

    El Cajon Office Across from East County Courthouse

    275 East Douglas Ave, #111
    El Cajon, CA 92020

    Phone: (619) 442-0542

    San Diego Office Next to Downtown Courthouse

    444 West C Street, #220
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: (619) 578-2222

    Chula Vista Office Across from South Bay Courthouse

    303 H Street, 4th Floor
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

    Phone: (619) 442-0542

    Mission Valley Office Centrally Located

    8880 Rio San Diego Dr.,
    8th Floor

    San Diego, CA 92108

    Phone: (877) 442-0542


    We have served the San Diego community since 1989, and we are available 24/7 to provide answers about your case. Please call us today!

    we are open 5 days a week
    from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Phone (619) 578-2222
    Fax (619) 442-7458