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David Thaddeus Achord

Personal injury Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.6   24 reviews

also known as David Achord Esq., San Diego Injury Law Center

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    9%
    An injury can be the last thing you expect in a public place or at work. We realize that an injury can have a serious impact on your everyday life and finances. We also realize it’s easy to blame yourself for an injury.

    26 years, 300 cases

  2. Animal and dog bites
    7%
    San Diego is no different from the rest of the United States in that many people are dog lovers. Dogs are simply a part of our culture, and people are used to seeing them everywhere.

  3. Birth injury
    7%
    Birth injuries are a regular occurrence, caused mainly from a lack of oxygen or blood flow to the baby before, during or after their birth. This can result in conditions or disorders.

  4. Brain injury
    7%
    Approximately 1.4 million individuals in the United States suffer traumatic brain injury every single year. A traumatic brain injury is usually diagnosed after a significant blow to the head that leads to severe to mild brain dysfunction.

  5. Car accident
    7%
    Auto accident legal services will help you in your time of legal need, proving why you need a skilled auto accident attorney.

    26 years, 300 cases

  6. Defective and dangerous products
    7%
    We accept a wide variety of personal injury cases, including defective products.

  7. Elder law
    7%
    San Diego Injury Law Center Elder Abuse Lawyers provide legal advice for those going through difficult times following the report of Elder Abuse. San Diego Injury Law Center feels it’s important to educate our clients about the dangers of Elder Abuse

  8. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    7%
    San Diego Injury Law Center Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyers provide legal advice for those going through difficult times following the diagnosis of an Asbestos-Related Disease.

  9. Motorcycle accident
    7%
    If you or someone that you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the lawyers at the San Diego Injury Law Center today. Our motorcycle accident lawyers look forward to helping you. Call Now (833) 338-8230 for a Free Consultation.

  10. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    7%
    Nursing home injuries are more predictable than injuries that occur in the home. Nursing Home Abuse makes a victim of the vulnerable elderly who often rely on caretakers. Further, these injuries can be the result of recurrent conduct.

  11. Slip and fall accident
    7%
    When you enter onto another person or entities premises, an entire list of legal norms are activated, likely without your prior knowledge. There are a whole host of issues that must be contemplated when anyone is on someone’s property.

  12. Spinal cord injury
    7%
    Thousands of people across the nation sustain spinal injuries every year. Causes range from car crashes, botched surgeries, serious falls, and sports accidents. We will aggressively protect your interests and help you obtain compensation.

  13. Trucking accident
    7%
    For every 100 million miles driven on U.S. roadways, there are 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries caused by big rigs. If you were in a accident its important that you speak with the Trucking Accident Lawyers at San Diego Injury Law Center.

  14. Wrongful death
    7%
    If your loved one has been wrongfully killed in the eyes of the law, you would be entitled to recover all costs related to the case. While no one even wants to consider this possibility, it is unavoidable for too many people every year.

San Diego Injury Law Center is a dedicated law firm specializing in personal injury cases including auto, motorcycle, and trucking accident.

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Location

San Diego Injury Law Center
4025 Camino del Rio South #100
San Diego, CA, 92108

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Yong | July 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I was a client of David Achords. I had a positive experience with his law firm. His team are very friendly, professional and attentive.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Attorney
David Achord was very helpful to me and my mom. He helped us through a difficult time. It was a longer process than I realized it would be, but my case was resolved responsibly and I was happy to put the case behind me.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorneys
Very helpful in getting the maximum amount for medical and vehicle damages. Thank you.
Posted by Lou | December 17, 2012
Saved in a time of need, tyvm David Thaddeus Achord
was left in a very bad situation,other lawyers wouldnt take my case, the insurance company had changed hands and running from their responsibilities, dodging me everywhere that they could .. even my previous law firm had all but given up ... time was running out, things looked grim ... I felt very alone, abandoned, like forsure i was being treated unfairly.. when i contacted David he was quick to review all aspects of the case and made a quick assessment .. quickly gave me the assurances i needed to hear, got me going in the right direction again .. I was surprised how quickly he turned everything around ... took a bad, very stressful situation and handled it it all with little effort required on my end .. he made it all very simple and calm for me,yielding maximum potential ... I was IMPRESSED David Achord ... TYVM!
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Posted by W. | October 5, 2010
Very Helpful
My car got hit by a guy backing out of a parking spot like he just stole something! I was bounced around my car and got a bunch of bruises and definitely banged up, but the scary part was that I was four months pregnant! There is no shame to insurance adjusters for pain and suffering (and I was really freaked out about my baby and what had happened). Anyway, David's a good attorney (and his staff is HELPFUL) and I am thankful for his advice and what his law firm did for me.
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Posted by H | May 25, 2010
Great Trial Attorney
I was in a head on collision caused entirely by the other driver, who was on his cell phone! I needed help getting out of my car, the whole time this jerk was on his phone, he never once came over to see if I was ok! He lied about the incident and I had to go to jury trial to get fair compensation. David, Ray, and all of San Diego Injury Law Center really went to bat for me and did spectacular work in the jury trial! I felt really comfortable with them on my case and would recommend them to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney!
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Posted by Dom | February 17, 2010
Three Car Collision
We were at a stoplight in PB and some drunk was flying down the road and smashed into the car behind us which then slammed into us. The guy took off but the cops caught him and arrested him. I went to Urgent Care and they told me I had whiplash. I was definitely concerned about my friend, her car, and the injuries to my neck and back. I looked for a personal injury attorney, found David Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center, and they really helped me a lot. They sent me to an excellent chiropractor who helped heal my neck, and they got that jerk drunk-driver and his insurance company to pay for all my med bills and for the pain and suffering. I really like David and his team and highly recommend San Diego Injury Law Center.
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Posted by Jose | January 22, 2010
Hit from behind
David Achord is a nice guy and the people at San Diego Injury Law Center really helped me out. My friend recommended them to me after someone hit me from behind while I was at a stoplight. I went to David immediately and they helped me get a fair settlement. I really can't say anything bad about them, the legal system takes a while but San Diego Injury Law Center worked hard for me. Thanks David.
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Posted by Jose | January 20, 2010
Hit from behind
David Achord is a nice guy and the people at San Diego Injury Law Center really helped me out. My friend recommended them to me after someone hit me from behind while I was at a stoplight. I went to David immediately and they helped me get a fair settlement. I really can't say anything bad about them, the legal system takes a while but San Diego Injury Law Center worked hard for me. Thanks David.
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Posted by Jenn | January 8, 2010
Great Settlement!!
My daughter, son-in-law and I were stuck in an elevator in one of the government buildings downtown. When the maintenance crew arrived to open the doors the elevator was way below the ground level. I had an injured knee and it was very difficult for me to move about and those people kept telling me to just get out of the elevator. They ended up reinjuring my knee by forcing me out of there without proper help. When I told them about my injury they started calling me names and telling me it was my fault I couldn’t get out of their broken machine! I called David Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center immediately. I didn’t want to file a lawsuit, but I didn’t want my knees hurting again either, and so I certainly wasn’t going to let the elevator company’s negligence go unpunished, even if the government was involved. David and his team took my case, they stood up for me and got me a huge settlement. San Diego Injury Law Center kept me informed during the lengthy process and I really appreciated what they did for me.
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Posted by Cristina | January 7, 2010
I Like the Way David Spoke for my Son
My son was crossing the street near our house and got hit by a careless driver. It was sheer panic when I saw people picking him up off the ground, just a horrible panic! He needed to go to the hospital for cuts and bruises on his side, but mainly for knocking his poor little head on the ground. It was obvious that lady was at fault, she was on her cell phone! Her insurance said they were going to settle and take care of my son’s medical bills. They kept dragging it on and on and then they finally claimed there was no way to tell if his migraines, which he never had before, were a result of hitting his head! What they offered didn’t even cover the doctor bills! There is no way I can express how unbelievably overwhelmingly furious I was! I looked for an attorney and found San Diego Injury Law Center. I went to their office, talked to David, and knew immediately that was the right choice. David said that he would speak for my son and he did. I gave them all the paper work and that was it, a few months later they called me back with the settlement offer and I finally felt like my son was getting the justice he deserved. I really can’t say enough about David Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center.
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Posted by Derek | December 28, 2009
Satisfied Client of David and San Diego Injury Law Center
I was the passenger in my friend’s car that smashed into another vehicle and totaled them both. My friend was at fault and luckily he was insured but I knew they were going to low ball me for my injuries and work missed. I had heard of David Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center before and I gave them a call before I ever talked to my friend’s insurance company. They took my personal injury case and got me a fair settlement. It took a little longer than I had expected but all-in-all I was happy. I would absolutely recommend David and San Diego Injury Law Center to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Carmen | December 23, 2009
Slip and Fall Case
I highly recommend San Diego Injury Law Center! They took my slip and fall case and got me a settlement without even filing a lawsuit... and this was against a BIG corporation. And you know even if a company is in the wrong they usually drag these things out. Well San Diego Injury Law Center got me the settlement I deserved, and did it in short order. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Chris | December 14, 2009
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys
San Diego Injury Law Center was 100% the right choice for my personal injury case! I was smashed by a truck while walking through a crosswalk and San Diego Injury Law Center got me a great settlement! I spent a lot of my time out of San Diego and these guys did basically everything for my personal injury case, including keeping me informed about where the case was in the process. I had some scarring and needed plastic surgery so my medical bills were enormous… I don’t know what I would have done without San Diego Injury Law Center, I can’t imagine getting a better result from my bodily injury case (except not going through it in the first place), I totally recommend their legal services!
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Posted by Herlinda | December 8, 2009
Thank You! For taking my Slip and Fall Case
My slip and fall in a grocery store caused me so much pain and anxiety. I slipped on some water and badly injured my knee; I had no money to pay for the surgery. My two sons talked to the manager who refused to claim liability for the fall, even though they knew the water was there. We looked for well over a year for an attorney who would take my case, the statute of limitations was going to run out and no one would touch my slip and fall case because the two store employees, who were witnesses and illegal, had simply disappeared. I lived in pain for two years because of that store’s negligence! It wasn’t fair! Thank God my sons found David Achord and the San Diego Injury Law Center. They took my case and got me justice! Their aggressive attorneys didn’t get paid until they won, and they got me a great settlement! I had my surgery, thanks to San Diego Injury Law Center who referred me to an excellent orthopedist, and expect a full recovery. I will never go to that store again, but I will recommend San Diego Injury Law Center to friends, family, and anyone who needs a great Personal Injury Attorney!
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Posted by Freda | December 2, 2009
Auto Injury Saint!
Mr. Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center really helped me get a good outcome. I was hit by a couple in another car and the husband who was driving wasn’t insured on the car but the wife, who was the passenger was insured. I wanted their insurance to pay for my medical bills and the damage to my car and I tried to do it on my own but I’m getting up in years and the hassle was just wearing on me. I got San Diego Injury Law Center from a referral service and they took my case for no money up front, dealt with all the insurance nonsense for me and got me a good settlement. If you unfortunately need an attorney I would recommend these folks!
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Posted by Brandy | December 2, 2009
Car Accident Experts
I was rear-ended last summer, my car was totally smashed!! The lady down the street from me recommended I hire San Diego Injury Law Center. She was a former client and said they were “car accident injury experts”. She, in fact, had been referred to San Diego Injury Law Center by a woman in her Church. That is why I’m recommending them as well. They worked hard to get results, kept me informed, and took the time to understand my concerns. Thank you San Diego Injury Law Center.
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Posted by Arthur | November 25, 2009
Nice to Have Someone on MY SIDE
I was hit from behind on my way to work. We exchanged insurance information, I went to work with my neck and back all knotted up, and when I got home I was so sore it hurt to turn my head. I saw my doctor and he told me I’d need a few more visits to get the pain worked out and the mobility back. I reported this to the other driver’s insurance company and they basically said, “Sucks for YOU!”. They refused to pay my medical bills, insisting that they were responsible for ONLY my car bumper! I needed to feed my family so I couldn’t just lay around and rest and I also couldn’t afford the medical bills. I was referred to San Diego Injury Law Center and thank God for it!! They worked for me to get a fair settlement for the auto accident, I cannot thank them enough and I am happy to give them a top-notch review. I highly recommend San Diego Injury Law Center!
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Posted by Alfreda | November 25, 2009
Satisfied Client
Mr. Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center really helped me get a good outcome. I was hit by a couple in another car and the husband who was driving wasnt insured on the car but the wife, who was the passenger was insured. I wanted their insurance to pay for my medical bills and the damage to my car and I tried to do it on my own but I’m getting up in years and the hassle was just wearing on me. I got San Diego Injury Law Center from a referral service and they took my case for no money up front, dealt with all the insurance nonsense for me and got me a good settlement. If you unfortunately need an attorney I would recommend these folks!
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Posted by Mercedez | November 24, 2009
Wonderful Work!! Great Service!!
I was in a car accident where I was rear-ended. My back and neck were hurt and I had a bunch of medical bills to pay, missed time at work, and had to fight with the insurance companies. About a week after the accident my friend, who had recently been in a car accident and used David Achord and San Diego Injury Law Center to resolve her case, told me to give David and his wonderful team of attorneys a call. I am so happy I did! I was scared because I didn’t have any money to pay, but San Diego Law Center didn’t charge me anything until my case was resolved. They always kept me updated on my case, and thankfully I never had to appear in court, they handled everything for me. I would highly recommend San Diego Law Center to anyone who’s been in an accident. Thanks David!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 3.3 (Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2018
updated on 10/28/2022

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • San Diego Injury Law Center
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Law
  • N/A
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Bachelor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • S.H. AUTO VS PEDESTRIAN
  • $6.25 MILLION
  • REBECCA B. AUTO VS AUTO
  • $3 MILLION
  • DAVID Z. MINOR VS AUTO
  • $1 MILLION
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Members
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin

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Car accident Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David Achord has extensive experience of handling personal injury claims. He is very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and professional. You never go wrong by hiring him as your lawyer for injury claims."
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San Diego Personal injury Lawyer David Thaddeus Achord
David Thaddeus Achord
Personal injury Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 25 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details