Who are we?

Raymond McElfish, Partner
email: rmcelfish@mcelfishlaw.com

An experienced California litigator and speaker with the skills, knowledge, and proven results that you can trust.

McElfish Law Firm defends and prosecutes serious injury cases from truck accidents.

Around 100,000 people are injured in accidents involving large commercial trucks each year. Trucking accidents cause serious injury and wrongful death. Victims of trucking accidents suffer broken bones, head injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and many other lifelong injuries.
Truck accidents are devastating for the victim and their families. What makes it worse is most of the time, the injured party did nothing wrong and the injuries were because of the negligence of another party.
McElfish Law Firm specializes in trucking-related injuries and trial lawyers. Individuals should not settle for a small outcome. Don’t talk to insurance companies before retaining counsel. Hire an expert Los Angeles truck accident lawyer.

Why Are We The Best?

Benefit One

McElfish Law Firm is a top personal injury lawyer Los Angeles and has represented and opposed some of the biggest names in the trucking industry; many of the trials involving catastrophic injuries and multiple parties.

Benefit Two

The extensive knowledge McElfish law firm has in trucking defense cases makes the firm extremely suitable for representing individuals who are plaintiffs. They know the defenses taken; the legalese used by big deep pocket brokers and beat them at their own game.

Benefit Three

McElfish Law Firm will handle the necessary legal procedures and paperwork on your behalf. Allowing you to focus on your medical treatment and getting better.

Causes of trucking accidents

Equipment Errors

Large trucks have many moving parts. If the equipment is not working properly or a part breaks down, this can cause an accident. Proving who is at fault can get complicated, which is an area the Firm is experienced in.

Operator Error

Operator error is the most common cause of trucking accidents. Long shifts and deadlines can cause truck drivers to be inattentive and disregard traffic laws. Some of the worse truck accidents are from operators falling asleep.


Another fact about large trucks is that a lot of operators will depower the front brakes and use the trailers brakes. This reduces maneuvering and can cause the rig to jack knife. Improperly attaching the trailer can also cause jack knifing.

$2.5 Million Settlement

On behalf of a plaintiff who was blinded after a defective truck battery explsion.

$300,000 Settlement

For a plaintiff who suffered extensive back injuries after being rear-ended by a negligent truck driver.

$9 Million Settlement

Traumatic brain injury claim of young woman involved in trucking accident.

$3 Million Settlement

Claim when trucking company struck pedestrian in an intersection..

From our Blog

Truck Accident Lawyer

During the litigation and trial of these cases, we handle a myriad of related issues including but not limited to drug and alcohol testing, regulatory FMCSR violations…


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