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The Law Offices of Howard Kitay
Serving all of San Diego County since 1989
WINNING 99% OF ALL CASES
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San Diego Personal Injury Attorney 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’s practice is limited to representing victims of accidents, and families affected by the wrongful death of a loved one.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Los Angeles, Mr. Kitay attended California State University Northridge. He majored in political science and philosophy, and graduated with honors. After graduation, Mr. Kitay moved to San Diego to attend law school.
Powerful Howard Kitay Testimonials
The staff was very professional and personable. My case was settled before we went to trial and I was very pleased with the results. I would recommend this firm to my friends and family.
Julie K. | Aug 26, 2014
Howard and his team fought for over three years, to get me what they felt I deserved. I could call any time with questions about my case and they were always ready to answer. I would recommend anyone that thinks they have a case to bring it to the Law Office of Howard Alan Kitay and his associates.
fourmistyblue | Jun 01, 2021
I’m so thankful to this law firm, they helped me with my injuries and they always kept me updated and did their best to make this process seem easy because they took care of everything for me. I 100% recommend this law firm, honest people and people who actually care about you.
Frank N. | Apr 29, 2021
Howard Kitay and his staff were all wonderful! I worked with them with 2 personal injury cases over the past 12 years. They have be easy to reach with all all my questions and always extremely helpful. I can’t say enough good things about them!!! They made my life so much easier not having to deal with the insurance company and the settlement they negotiated was much higher than I could have done for myself especially in my condition. Definitely call them!
Kristin B. | May 02, 2019
The things i have to say about Mr. Howard kitay and Rebecca Eitelberg i feel cant express enough how much i belive in these beautiful peoples hearts. They have been so selfless and giving. If you every felt like no one is on your side and your just getting attack from every corner of life. These people are here to help calm all your worries and handle business for you!!!! They really have touched my heart and my familys hearts. I would never turn to any other personal injury lawyer. I will forever request this attorney to friends and family and anyone else looking for real help!!!
Corrine D. | Oct 08, 2018
I am so thankful to the staff in the office of Howard Alan Kitay for all their help and work on my case after being hit by a drunk driver. I didn’t think I needed a lawyer because the accident was not my fault, but when the insurance company began to deny my medical claims I knew I needed help. I am most appreciative of their referral to a reputable surgeon who took my knee injury seriously and who was able to repair it successfully and get me back to my normal activities. I am also certain I would not have received a settlement of the size I did (or one at all) without their help.
Joanie M. | May 09, 2016
This firm is excellent! In particular, Howard Kitay is one of the best personal injury attorneys around. He is extremely knowledgeable in personal injury law, cares very much about his clients and gets amazing results! He makes you feel like a family member instead of just a client. I highly recommend Howard Kitay.
Autumn Carter | Jun 05, 2021
Great experience with a very personable and understanding law firm.
There was a severe car accident in which my delighter was a passenger, and suffered major injuries (broken bones) to her arms, hands and back. the person driving had moderate auto Insurance coverage and barely covered the expenses. She wasn’t even a driver yet and Howard was able to get my auto insurance to cover using under-insured motorist from my policy to get her an additional $55k. So that she received a much larger and deserved settlement.
C White | Jun 10, 2021
Howard Kitay and his staff were all wonderful! I worked with them with 2 personal injury cases over the past 12 years. They have be easy to reach with all all my questions and always extremely helpful. I can’t say enough good things about them!!! They made my life so much easier not having to deal with the insurance company and the settlement they negotiated was much higher than I could have done for myself, especially in my condition. Definitely call them immediately!!!
Kristin Billings | Oct 01, 2019
Howard was wonderful to deal with and very professioinal. Would highly recommend
Joanne Hansen | Sep 01, 2019
Great bunch of people there really go above and beyond and beyond to make you happy
JAN SAIZ | Sep 05, 2019
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If there is no recovery, you pay nothing. For over thirty years, we have won 99% of cases.
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At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, we have successfully represented thousands of accident.
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Refusing to surrender to the insurance companies, Mr. Kitay has recovered millions of dollars.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing a personal injury claim varies based on the nature of the accident. In most cases, however, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years. However, certain things may extend or shorten the statute of limitations – for example, medical malpractice cases involving minor children can have a statute of limitations of two years after the minor’s 18th birthday. On the other hand, claims involving the government could have a statute of limitations as short as six months and a notice of claim period of only 30 days, depending on the circumstances.
In short, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following an accident. If you’re struggling with the effects of medical malpractice, don’t assume the timeline already passed – contact us and schedule a consultation today.
The Law Offices of Howard Kitay offers its legal services on a contingency-fee basis. This means we do not require payment of attorney’s fees upfront. In fact, we will cover the cost of your legal proceeding. Under a contingency-fee plan, you’ll only owe attorney’s fees if we win a settlement or court judgment on your behalf. We’ll discuss attorney’s fees, if applicable, in your contingency-fee agreement for legal services. Our initial consultation is always free – contact us and schedule a review of your legal options if you suspect your injuries are someone else’s fault.
We always recommend seeking immediate medical treatment after an accident. Focus on treating your injuries and beginning the healing process – not how you’ll pay for it. Don’t make treatment choices based on your perceived inability to pay. This is why personal injury claims exist – to compensate for the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic harms. Do whatever your health care provider deems medically necessary to make a full recovery, and talk to a personal injury attorney about your legal options following an accident.
It’s always a good idea to call your insurance company after an accident. Following an accident, however, an insurance company might ask you for information or to sign documents. We recommend the following:
- Never agree to recorded statements unless a personal injury lawyer is present. Claims adjusters can use your words against you in order to settle for less than you deserve.
- Don’t sign any medical releases unless an attorney says it’s okay. You’ll want to wait until your medical records show the full extent of your injuries before allowing any insurance company access to them.
- Don’t sign any settlement offers from an insurance company. Often, initial offers do not adequately represent the degree of your injuries, pain, and suffering. Instead, they offer a starting point for negotiations.
Personal injury claims compensate for both economic and non-economic losses you may suffer as the result of an accident or injury. Examples of these damages include:
- Medical bills
- The cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- A loss in earning capacity, if applicable
- Cost of accommodations to a home, in the event of permanently disabling injury
- Therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress
- A loss in life quality
The extent of your settlement will depend on the nature of your injuries, severity of the accident, and other circumstances. A personal injury attorney can help you recover damages for the full extent of your economic and non-economic damages.
It depends. Rental reimbursement is an optional coverage under California insurance law. If you or an at-fault driver have rental reimbursement coverage, you may be able to use it to obtain a vehicle while your car gets necessary repairs.