Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Accidents involving motor vehicles can be incredibly damaging, but accidents involving pedestrians almost always result in severe injuries to the pedestrian. When a pedestrian accident occurs, victims may be left wondering about their legal options if the accident occurred due to the negligent actions of a driver or some other cause. An experienced Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney can help you determine your options for legal recourse after a damaging pedestrian accident.

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Why Do I Need an Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

Personal injury law is the branch of civil law that manages claims for damages between private parties. While this may sound straightforward, there are countless legal statutes and other variables that can come into play and complicate a seemingly straightforward personal injury claim. When it comes to pedestrian accidents, the most important issue is to establish fault for the incident.

Your Anaheim pedestrian accident lawyer can help you identify the party or parties responsible for your damages. This typically involves finding traffic camera data, CCTV data from the scene of the accident, and eyewitness testimony that establishes fault. Your attorney will work closely with you to develop the most comprehensive claim possible and help you maximize your recovery. At Easton & Easton, our team has more than 30 years of experience handling complex personal injury claims, including Anaheim pedestrian accident cases. We know how damaging and painful these accidents can be for everyone involved, so you can expect responsive and compassionate legal representation when you choose our firm to represent your case.

Establishing Negligence for a Pedestrian Accident in Anaheim, CA

To succeed with a personal injury claim, you must not only identify the party responsible for your damages but also prove they are fully responsible for those damages. This requires proving they did not uphold a reasonable standard of care for the given situation. When a pedestrian accident happens due to a driver’s inattention, recklessness, or inebriation, the driver is negligent in their duty to operate their vehicle with reasonable care.

Once the plaintiff establishes a breached duty of care, the plaintiff and their Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney must then prove the full extent of the plaintiff’s damages, and they must also show that those damages would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligence.

Establishing negligence can be a complex process, depending on the specifics of the pedestrian accident case. It’s generally safe for any injured pedestrian to expect solid grounds for legal recourse if another driver hits them. Drivers have a duty of care to respect pedestrians near the street and yield the right of way to pedestrians at all times, even when pedestrians cross the street illegally. California’s pure comparative negligence law may dictate that a pedestrian who crossed illegally will be partially liable for their claimed damages. However, there is still a greater duty of care for drivers to prevent accidents with pedestrians.

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Potential Damages in Your Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Claim

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in Anaheim, CA while walking as a pedestrian, and you believe another driver is fully to blame for the damages you’ve sustained, it’s essential to meet with an Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. Once you have addressed your immediate medical needs, obtain a report of your treatment from your doctor. That way, you have a documented piece of evidence showing you required immediate care following your accident. This medical report will be very useful in a future personal injury lawsuit for your pedestrian accident in  Anaheim.

Your pedestrian accident likely generated a police report. Once you are able to do so, you should obtain a copy of this police report. This will be yet another invaluable document as you start building your personal injury claim. Your Anaheim pedestrian accident lawyer will use these two reports, all of the available physical evidence from the case, and additional records and documentation to prove the full scope of your damages. Some of the damages you might be able to claim in a pedestrian accident lawsuit include:

  • Compensation for all current and future medical expenses. For example, if you need multiple surgeries to correct the injuries you sustained, you may not be able to undergo all of them immediately. You may require extensive physical therapy or other rehabilitative treatment for several months or even years. Your attorney will help you collect the evidence you will need to ensure all of your medical expenses are fully compensated through your claim.
  • Pain and suffering compensation. California state law allows a plaintiff to recover compensation for intangible losses like emotional suffering, psychological trauma, and physical pain.
  • Property repair/replacement compensation. In the event your pedestrian accident also resulted in physical damage to your personal property, you can claim the costs of repairing and replacing that property through your lawsuit.
  • Lost income. If you suffered catastrophic injuries that left you unable to work for an extended time, you can claim compensation for the income you lost during that time. You may also be able to secure compensation for lost future earnings if you cannot work at all following your pedestrian accident.

It is also possible to receive punitive damages for a personal injury case when a defendant’s behavior exceeded the scope of typical negligence. For example, if a pedestrian accident occurred due to the defendant’s drunk driving, or while the defendant was engaged in other criminal activity, the defendant will likely face punitive damages in addition to criminal penalties. Consider punitive damages a way for the California civil court system to discourage similar behavior in the future. Your Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney can help you determine whether punitive damages may come into play in your case.

California law imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. If you need to take legal action after a pedestrian accident, it is imperative to work with a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to start building your claim. Easton & Easton can provide the compassionate and comprehensive legal representation you need after a serious accident. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team and find out how we can help you recover from your pedestrian accident.

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Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by

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Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

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Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

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Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. 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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Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

Matt Easton has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys — an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys under the age of 40.

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Coming out of my first auto accident as an adult, a very difficult and scary time to navigate and understand, I was so incredibly thankful to have been put in contact with Easton & Easton. I honestly was lost with how to handle paperwork, doctors, medical costs and what next steps were, and from the moment I spoke with Travis Easton and my case manager Katie, my mind was put at ease. They have made the entire process stress free for me as I recovered, and I am so grateful for them and their genuine care for my case. Communication from the start has been fantastic, especially making clear what my expectations for the entire process would look like, and I truly believe they have my best interest at heart. 100% I would recommend their firm for anyone that is needing representation! Read more…

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My experience with Easton & Easton has been amazing! Gabriel Mendoza and my case manager Katie have been so helpful and taken so much stress off my plate. They’ve been super informative and honest and given me very clear expectations. They’ve taken such a terrible experience (my accident) and eased my mind about the outcome. I can’t thank them enough!! Read more…
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The Easton & Easton Law Firm is amazing! The entire team is very helpful and caring. They were always there to answer all my questions. They directed me through the entire process and stayed with me every step of the way. This team is outstanding and were wonderful to work with. Because of the tremendous effort they put on my case they were able to win my difficult personal injury case. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm to handle my case. They are the Best! Thank you for your patience, professionalism, & guidance! I definitely recommend this firm to handle your case. They go out of their way to fight for your rights. THANK YOU… Read more…

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I could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton. The senior partner Mr. Easton took the time to meet with me and my wife while I was still in the hospital, where he gave my family hope that there was light at the end of a very long, and very dark tunnel. Matt Easton then worked my case, and because of his dedication, experience and expertise I received a settlement that was larger than I EVER thought possible. It was truly astounding! Matt and the entire team at Easton & Easton looked out for me throughout my recovery, and in the end they gave me my life back. Five stars is not enough. Thanks Matt! Thanks Easton & Easton! Read more…

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I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience with Travis Easton at Easton & Easton. Travis and his entire team (Katie, Amy, Dee, Michelle, & Araceli) are phenomenal. It provided me a lot of comfort to know I was being so well taken care of. I was especially impressed that every document for the case was perfectly written and specific to me. Nothing was generic, which shows the level of care and attention they put into each individual case. I had such a great experience and would highly recommend Travis Easton and his firm to anyone going through a personal injury. Travis took a bad situation and made the best of it for me. Thank you again, I’m forever grateful!!


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Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

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I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

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They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

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Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

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I was rear ended on my home and pushed into a semi-truck. I was not sure how to go about even using an attorney.
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