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Do you know what type of distracted driving caused your accident?

If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may assume that a cellphone was involved in some capacity. In reality, there are many different types of distraction, and they all pose a deadly threat to every other driver and passenger on California roads.

Statistics of drunk driving accidents

Unfortunately, not all drivers are safe when they get behind the wheel. Even though motorists in California are aware of the rules of the road and what it takes to be a safe driver, various types of negligence and recklessness can occur. One serious type of reckless behavior is drunk driving. Such a situation does not only generate risks for the driver and his or her passengers but it also creates many serious dangers for other travelers on the roadways.

Officer injured when struck by drunk driver

Residents in Costa Mesa unfortunately encounter automobile accidents rather frequently. Whether it is a minor fender-bender during rush hour traffic or a severe crash caused by a negligent driver, it is important that motorists pass accident sites with much caution. In some cases, travelers might encounter vehicles pulled off to the side of the road because they have car trouble. Even though this is not an accident site, it is still critical to use caution. The failure to do so could result in a serious and unexpected collision.

Car and bus collide in Anaheim, killing one, injuring 14

Tragedy struck multiple families last week when a car collided with a bus in Anaheim, California near Disneyland, killing one and injuring 14. The crash happened on Harbor Boulevard just north of Ball Road, causing road closures to both Ball Road and Vermont Avenue for hours after the crash. The crash occurred at approximately 11:15am, and kept the roads closed until nearly 4pm.

Following passage of Prop. 64, CA lawmaker submits new bill

By now, most adults in Orange County are probably aware that on Nov. 8, voters in California passed Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. While the full effects of this in the years to come may be uncertain, some people are concerned about what this could mean when it comes to auto accidents. State legislator Tom Lackey has those concerns, and is now trying to pass a law that would allow police officers to use roadside machines to test whether drivers are under the influence of marijuana.

Distracted driving statistics should raise concern

Mobile devices have become an integral part of many people's lives in California and elsewhere. That does not mean, however, that using them does not pose some risk, especially when a person uses them while driving. In recent years, incidents and accidents associated with distracted driving have increased substantially, and many state and federal agencies have published some grim statistics regarding cell phone use behind the wheel.

Woman dies in alleged fatal drunk driving accident

When on California roadways, not even the safest drivers are immune from encountering a drunk driver and its accompanying consequences. With any motor vehicle accident, including those involving a drunk driver, there is the potential for serious injuries and fatalities. Along with that are the inevitable challenges surviving family members have to confront after the loss of a loved one. Because of this, after a fatal car accident it is important to have advice from an attorney to determine what steps need to be taken next in hopes of recovering damages suffered.

Motor vehicle accident in Orange County injures six people

People should always make safety a top priority when they get in the driver's seat of an automobile. Part of driving safely involves adhering to all traffic laws, including those related to traffic control devices. However, safe driving also requires people to operate their vehicles at appropriate speeds for the particular road conditions. This may mean slowing down to a speed that is below the limit under certain circumstances.

Uber and Lyft drivers causing safety concerns in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is a popular destination with numerous bars and restaurants along its well-known Main Street. Many of the people who flock to Main Street have begun to utilize rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to avoid drinking and driving. However, using these services has presented a new set of safety challenges for the Huntington Beach police.

Firm Awards and Accolades

  • best lawyers | Best law firms | US news | 2016 Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen anew each year since 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms" for the Southern California Metro Area.
    The National trial lawyers | top 100 trial lawyers Doug and Brian Easton have been selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyers for California each year since 2014 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.
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    American academy of trial attorneys | Premier 100 2015 | AATA Doug and Matt Easton have each been featured as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California since 2015 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.
    super lawyers Doug Easton has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer each year since 2009, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2014, an honor given to less than 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years old.
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    10 best 2015 client satisfaction | American institute of personal injury attorneys Doug and Matt Easton were each chosen as one of the “10 Best” Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California for 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys — and Easton & Easton houses two of them.
    American board of trial advocate | Orange county chapter Brian Easton was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2015. ABOTA is one of the most premier associations of trial attorneys and judges, requiring a certain number of jury trials as lead counsel and approval by a majority vote of the ABOTA board.
    The National trial lawyers | top 40 under 40 Matt Easton has been selected each year since 2014 as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers — an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys.
  • The best lawyers in America Doug Easton has been featured as one of The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2007. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.
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