Anaheim Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury law is a branch of civil law that allows an individual to seek legal recourse when another person or private entity injures them through negligence. Personal injury lawsuits are an essential legal vehicle, but many Anaheim residents are unaware of their rights when it comes to filing such claims. At Easton & Easton, we want to provide our prospective clients in Anaheim with a better understanding of the California laws pertaining to personal injury lawsuits and what to expect when confronting these types of civil claims.

If you suffered an injury in a car accident, while lawfully visiting another person’s property, or while attending a public event in Anaheim due to another party’s negligence, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Personal injury lawsuits are relatively straightforward. Hiring an Anaheim personal injury attorney is a wise choice if you or a loved one suffered a recent injury due to another party’s negligence.

What Can Easton & Easton Do for Me?

If you need an Anaheim personal injury lawyer, it’s vital to secure legal counsel from an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who knows the Anaheim court system. At Easton & Easton, our team holds more than 100 years of combined professional experience in California civil law. We know the local laws of Anaheim and how they may pertain to your case. We have helped our clients recover more than $100 million in compensation in just the past five years alone.

Few legal teams in the area can provide the level of representation you will receive from Easton & Easton. When you hire our team as your Anaheim personal injury attorneys, you can expect experience, skill, and compassion. Once we accept your case, we will leverage the full extent of our resources to guide you to the best possible outcome with your claim. Our attorneys and supporting legal staff provide compassionate, comprehensive, and professionally responsible legal representation for every phase of your personal injury claim in Anaheim.

Elements of a Personal Injury Claim in Anaheim

Under California state law, you must prove four elements of negligence to succeed with a personal injury claim. First, you must identify the party responsible for your damages and establish the duty of care they owed to you in the given situation. Next, you must provide evidence that proves the defendant failed to uphold their duty of care. You must also prove not only the full extent of your damages but also causation between those damages and the defendant’s breached duty of care. If you did not suffer any measurable damages or injuries, you have no grounds for a personal injury claim in California.

California is also one of the few states that follows a pure comparative negligence statute. Most states that adhere to comparative negligence laws bar plaintiff recovery if they bear 50% or more fault for causing claimed damages. There is no such bar to recovery in California, and a plaintiff could be as much as 99% responsible for claimed damages and still technically qualify for recovery under state law. However, the plaintiff loses a percentage of the case award equal to their percentage of fault for causing their claimed damages.

If you and your Anaheim personal injury attorney can prove the four elements of negligence, Duty, Breach, Damage, and Causation, you will likely succeed with your personal injury claim. However, it is essential to work quickly to meet the statute of limitations and to gather evidence that may deteriorate in quality and reliability if too much time passes.

For more than 25 years, attorney Douglas Easton has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Potentially Recoverable Damages from a Successful Personal Injury Claim

California law and the local laws of Anaheim acknowledge the fact that the experience of suffering a personal injury can be just as challenging as the resulting financial impact. California allows personal injury plaintiffs not only to claim damages such as medical expenses, property damage, and lost income, but also compensation for their pain and suffering. Every court has different methods for calculating these damages, but most plaintiffs can typically expect their pain and suffering compensation to be a multiple of their claimed economic damages.

Plaintiffs in California personal injury cases can claim compensation for all medical expenses related to their claims, such as hospital treatment and physical therapy following a car accident. If a plaintiff’s injuries cause them to miss work, the plaintiff can claim the income lost during their recovery as damages in the case. Some injuries may leave plaintiffs unable to work in the future, and these plaintiffs may have grounds to sue for their lost future income and earning potential.

In some cases, plaintiffs may also receive punitive damages. As the name suggests, punitive damages serve to further punish willfully dangerous, malicious, or grossly negligent behavior to discourage similar conduct in the future. The amount a plaintiff receives in punitive damages typically hinges on the overall wealth of the defendant. Unlike other states, California places no cap or limit on the amount a plaintiff may receive in punitive damages, and the state’s courts generally adhere to awarding punitive damages that reasonably reflect the seriousness of the defendant’s negligence or dangerous behavior.

Start Building Your Case Today

California provides a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. This time limit starts ticking on the date an injury occurs or the date an injured person discovers the harm done by the defendant’s negligence. An Anaheim personal injury lawyer can help an injured plaintiff gather physical evidence, documentation, records, eyewitness testimony, and other materials to build a solid case against a negligent defendant.

If you believe you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in Anaheim, you need to contact a reliable and experienced Anaheim personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Easton & Easton is available to help, and our team is currently accepting personal injury clients throughout the Anaheim area. Contact the Easton & Easton team today to schedule a case evaluation with one of our attorneys, and we will be happy to let you know how our team can help with your recovery.

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Firm Awards

The superior client service Easton & Easton provides has earned the firm an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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.

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen by the LA Times Reader's Choice Poll as "The Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Orange County" for 2018.

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.

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.

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 TopVerdict.com.

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.

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen as one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms” in all of Southern California" each year Since 2015 based on client satisfaction — one of the highest honors we could ever hope to achieve.

Easton & Easton received the “People Love Us On Yelp” award in 2016 due to the exceptional client satisfaction reviews given by our clients over the years.

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.

Brian and Matt Easton have each earned lifetime appointment to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum — The Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaTM through the results achieved for their clients. This is an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys in the United States.

Doug Easton has held the “AV Preeminent” Rating for over 30 years and Matt Easton received this prestigious distinction in 2015. The "AV Preeminent" rating is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is based on the legal profession’s oldest peer review rating system, dating back to 1887.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Both Doug and Matt Easton have been selected as Top Personal Injury Attorneys by Avvo with scores of 10 out of 10 based on their skill, experience, results, peer evaluations, and client reviews.

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.

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel among the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys each year since 2017.

Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer | Costa Mesa Auto Accident Attorney | Catastrophic Injuries

“We look for the human story behind every injury or wrongful death. We prepare our cases for trial; reaching out to the jury with the most compelling evidence possible for the best verdict possible. Insurance companies know this and come to the table prepared to negotiate in good faith. Call us to see how we can turn your story into fair compensation.”

Partner W. Douglas Easton

What Our CLIENTS SAY

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!
Sara McClelland
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!!
Caila Dean
Ive used them twice and never been disappointed
Lisa Bluemel
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…
Sofia Sanchez
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!
Dan Campbell
Brian and everyone at Easton and Easton are simply the BEST at what they do. Brian is thorough, easy to talk to, and truly cares about his clients. If you want a family of attorneys with perseverance and determination to fight for you, give Easton and Easton a call. I am glad I did.
Kyle Keith
What an amazing law firm, talk about going above and beyond to make such a painful experience go so well. I have referred a co-worker and a family member to them as well and everyone had such a great experience as I had.
Logan Ross
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!!-Allee
Ashlee A.
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.
Jeffrey N.
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!
Mark B.
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.
Vamsi P.
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.They are the BEST!
Jennifer P.
I have nothing but good things to say about Easton and Easton. Brian handled my case professionally and communicated with me effectively throughout the process. He made sure that the process was effortless and as hands free as possible. This was super important for my busy schedule. I highly recommend Easton and Easton if you are ever found in a situation that you need an attorney.
Claudia C.
I would highly recommend Easton & Easton. 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. Brian, Gab and Amera were so good about helping me thru the process and representing me. I was able to concentrate on getting myself better knowing they had my back, taking care of the details and keeping me informed along the way
Linda M.
The best Law firm by far. I would highly recommend Easton & Easton, LLP and ask for Gabriel Mendoza and staff. He and his colleagues did and exceptional service. Thank you for everything. Job well done!
Ericka P.

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