Helping Family Members After The Auto Accident Death Of A Loved One

Featured in Orange Coast magazine as
The Face of Wrongful Death Litigation

Featured in Orange Coast magazine as <br/>The Face of Wrongful Death Litigation

Hearing sudden news of a family member's death from a car accident is devastating. The emotional loss can turn the entire family upside down and the financial loss can be felt for a lifetime. Knowing that the death was caused by another driver's negligence, misconduct or criminal act on the road is an injustice that can never be fully overcome.

Successful Trial Results Backed By Professional Credentials And Client Service

We are the car accident wrongful death lawyers of The Easton Law Firm. We are a multi-generational family of lawyers who understand the importance of loved ones in our lives. We are skilled, experienced and knowledgeable about California personal injury litigation and have a proud record of successful cases to back it up. Doug Easton, the founder of The Easton Law Firm, has been featured by the Los Angeles Times as one of Southern California's Best Lawyers and has been repeatedly honored as a Southern California Super Lawyer. For more than 25 years, Doug Easton has earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability. His sons followed in his footsteps many years ago, and together our family of lawyers has earned great respect and name-recognition among our peers in the legal community in Southern California.

"We are a trial law firm, not a car accident settlement mill. We investigate our cases thoroughly and prepare every claim to go to trial. When the insurance defense lawyers know they are facing us across the table, they know that we are prepared to take the case to a jury if they don't negotiate in good faith." Attorney W. Douglas Easton

Our Trial Lawyers Have A Proven Record Of Success With Wrongful Death Cases

We recently settled a wrongful death case for $2.75 million. The decedent was 55 years old with no wife or children, just two surviving parents in their 80's.Normally a jury, and therefore a defendant, would not pay more than $500,000 to 80-year-old parents for the death of their 55-year-old son. But because we were able to demonstrate the unique bond these parents shared with their son by persuasively telling their story, we were able to significantly increase the value of the negotiated settlement. The insurance company knew that taking the elderly couple's case before a jury could result in a substantially higher verdict based on our preparation. Consequently, we were able to settle the case for an amount far in excess of our clients' wildest dreams without them having to go through the pain and ordeal of a lengthy trial.

We Fight For Maximum Monetary Damages

$2.75 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

We recently settled a wrongful death case for $2.75 million where the decedent was 55 years old with no wife or children, just two surviving parents in their 80's. The defendants' insurance carrier initially expected to pay no more than $250,000 to settle the case of these 80-year-old parents who had no economic losses as a result of their son's death. But because we demonstrated the unique bond these parents shared with their son by persuasively telling their family story, we were able to significantly increase the value of their case. After seeing how we would present this elderly couple's case before a jury, the insurance company knew that taking the matter to trial could result in a substantially higher verdict based on our advocacy. Consequently, we were able to settle the case for an amount far in excess of our clients' wildest dreams without them having to go through the pain and ordeal of a lengthy trial.

Free Office Consultation · Contingency Fees · Se Habla Español

Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available by special arrangement. We can also arrange to travel to your home, hospital room or other convenient location to meet with you and your family. If you hire us, we will handle your claim on a contingency-fee basis. We don't win unless you win.

Call us at 800-461-8259 to arrange a free case evaluation. You can also use our convenient email contact form to inform us of your circumstances.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.