Commercial over-the-road freight companies, delivery vans and other businesses using California roads and federal highways are required to obey regulations overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as California state regulatory agencies. When a motor vehicle accident involves an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck or van, it is important to determine whether the trucking company or driver was in violation of any federal or state regulations.
People Injured In Truck Accidents Have A Human Story — Call Us To Tell Yours
If you were injured or lost a family member in a truck accident in Southern California, talk to an attorney at The Easton Law Firm before you talk to an insurance company. From our offices in the South Coast Metro Area of Costa Mesa, our attorneys represent people injured in truck accidents in Orange County and communities in nearby Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County. Call us toll free at 800-461-8259 or contact our offices by email to arrange a free case evaluation with one of our Costa Mesa truck accident injury lawyers today. We handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis.
Why It Pays To Have An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side
In many cases, large trucking companies carry additional injury liability insurance and many even self-insure against catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. They know they may be held liable for heavy financial damages, so they hire teams of experienced defense lawyers to fight on their side. You deserve a team of trial attorneys on your side, to help you get the monetary damages you are entitled to receive.
Our lawyers have more than 60 combined years of personal injury trial experience. Our case results include significant monetary recovery on behalf of individuals and families suffering losses in truck accidents
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.
Our case results include truck accidents injury and wrongful death claims resulting from:
- Overloaded semi-trailers or unsafe loads
- Truck driver DUI
- Truck driver speeding or reckless driving
- Distracted truck driver, texting or talking on cellphone
- Truck driver fatigue, violations of FMCSA rest and break regulations
- Improper truck maintenance
- Untrained truck drivers
- Unsafe emergency stops
- Defective truck running lights
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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 or 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.
$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.The defendant was operating a commercial street sweeper at the time he caused the accident that killed our clients' son.