About Us

The Traffic Accident Law Center was founded in 1995 and has been providing individualized representation for victims of accidents and their families all throughout San Diego County.


At the Traffic Accident Law Center, our San Diego personal injury lawyers respect your time. We try to make hiring us as convenient for you as possible. If you are researching hiring a personal injury lawyer for your car accident case, we provide links to our reviews, client testimonials and awards so that you can easily gather information. We also provide a link to our Super Lawyers post concerning what to consider when hiring an injury attorney.

We provide an initial evaluation of each prospective client’s claims and discuss options concerning how to recover from injuries and how to proceed with a claim. These initial evaluations are without any cost, fee or obligation. It is easy to get to us. We have several offices throughout San Diego County and we are expanding. In addition, we commonly go to hospitals to meet with clients who are hospitalized due to their injuries.

Lastly, we can provide all of the necessary forms to start a client’s representation via email or through a secure portal. As a result, clients who do not wish come to our offices do not have to. This is convenient for military personnel, for people who do not live in the San Diego area and for those who have responsibilities during the day that prevent them from coming to meet with us.


Our San Diego personal injury law firm has more than 35 years of combined experience handling auto accident and personal injury claims in California. Obtaining maximum compensation in an auto accident or personal injury claim requires three things: 


In-depth understanding of many legal principles


Knowledge of the relevant medical issues


A strong reputation for consistently winning personal injury claims

At the Traffic Accident Law Center, we have an expert understanding of California personal injury law and unparalleled insight into medical treatment for vehicle-related accidents. Our lawyers are also passionately dedicated to creating a personalized experience with every client, full of compassion and care.


Our goal is to provide compassion and zealous representation to help you and your family. We know what it takes to handle your claim, and we have extensive trial experience on our side to help us find the best possible outcome in your case.


Learn more about us and see how we can start helping you and your family. Call our firm at (619) 882-1111 to schedule a free consultation.


Steve Gnau was admitted to the California Bar in 1995. Even though he worked at a number of defense law firms during law school, he started representing people injured in car and truck accidents that same year. Over the decades, attorney Gnau has successfully resolved over a thousand complicated injury claims including those against commercial truck drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers, commercial carriers like Fed Ex and UPS as well as cases involving accidents caused by City, State and Federal employees. Attorney Gnau’s largest case was for a Navy sailor who was catastrophically injured by a drunk driver. He enjoys the complexity of cases involving 18-wheelers and multi-car freeway crashes. Despite hisyears of practicing law, attorney Gnau still personally interviews prospective clients, provides free initial case consultations, and offers quick case evaluations to people wanting to know their rights after being injured in a traffic accident.
Originally from South Texas, Daniel Tamez began his legal career in 1999 with a large personal injury firm in Houston. Mr. Tamez has been practicing personal injury law in San Diego since 2001. Upon arriving in San Diego, Mr. Tamez began litigating traumatic injury cases with a firm downtown. He transitioned into solo practice after dedicating four years to helping victims of tragic accidents. In his career Mr. Tamez has worked on over 1,000 personal injury cases involving automobile collisions, dog bites, trips, falls and other accidents. Daniel has recently been admitted to the Texas State Bar where he regularly practices catastrophic personal injury cases. His experience also includes helping clients who are Spanish dominant or speak only Spanish.

Tell Us About Your San Diego Car Accident

After an auto accident, which can present itself in various scenarios, the last thing you should have to worry about is navigating the complex legal implications and expectations. This is where having an experienced lawyer can make all the difference. Not only will we handle your case with compassion and care but we will also guide you through the process step-by-step, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected at every stage.

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