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Driving Without a License in California 2023 – All You Need to Know

December 15th, 2022|

California has a negative reputation regarding the number of vehicle accidents reported in the state each year, as well as the number of underinsured and uninsured drivers. It is risky to drive in busy metropolitan areas, and all drivers must know their rights when seeking accountability for the harm done by others. However, it is equally important for them to know their responsibilities for maintaining their driving privileges. The state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may suspend or revoke a driver’s license for many reasons. If a driver wants their license back, they must typically complete whatever sentence has been [...]

How Much to Ask For in a Personal Injury Settlement in California? 2023

November 16th, 2022|

Personal injuries happen in innumerable ways throughout California every day. These incidents often leave victims wondering how they can recover, how much they can recover from those responsible for causing their injuries, and whether they need legal representation. A personal injury claim is typically the best way to recover compensation for damages caused by another party. California upholds several personal injury statutes aimed at helping injured plaintiffs secure appropriate compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one are struggling after another party has injured you, it is natural to wonder whether you can hold the at-fault party accountable [...]

Car Accident Without Insurance Not At Fault California (2023)

November 15th, 2022|

Car accidents happen every day for many reasons in California, and most drivers who experience these incidents must file insurance claims to recover their losses. State law requires every licensed driver to have auto insurance coverage that meets the state’s minimum coverage requirements. However, California has one of the highest rates of underinsured and uninsured drivers in the entire country. It's natural to worry about the damages you suffered and feel uncertain about how you can recover when you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident in California. When reliable legal counsel assists you, [...]

Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot? 2023

September 16th, 2022|

The southern part of the state is renowned for its weather, which is almost always sunny, clear, and comfortable. Unfortunately, it can also be incredibly hot during most of the year, and drivers may wonder exactly how comfortable they are allowed to be behind the wheel. One common misconception among drivers is that it is illegal to drive barefoot. The truth is that no federal or state law prohibits the practice of driving while barefoot. Some people are more comfortable driving without shoes. While this may raise safety concerns about potential foot and toe injuries from driving or a foot [...]

Costa Mesa Car Accident Statistics 2023

June 15th, 2022|

Every year, many motor vehicle accidents happen in the Costa Mesa, CA, area for a number of reasons. Various agencies at the state and federal levels collect and analyze accident data from across the country. This data is then, in turn, used to inform the makers of public policy about the biggest traffic safety risks facing the public. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Department of Transportation (DOT) shows that Costa Mesa drivers and all other drivers face several risks every time they drive. It’s vital to know the greatest risks you face when [...]

Anaheim Ducks Announce Easton & Easton as Official Personal Injury Attorneys

June 3rd, 2022|

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that leading personal injury law firm Easton & Easton, LLP is now the Official Personal Injury Law Firm of the Anaheim Ducks and an Official Partner of the team and Honda Center. The announcement comes in the midst of the Ducks’ push towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a highly competitive NHL Pacific Division. DUCKS QUOTE: “The Anaheim Ducks connected with Easton & Easton over our shared values; both organizations put families first and are deeply invested in the Orange County community. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with a [...]

Easton & Easton Announces Partnership With Los Angeles Angels

June 3rd, 2022|

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Leading personal injury law firm Easton & Easton, LLP is now a Proud Partner of the Los Angeles Angels. The announcement comes as the Angels are off to a red-hot start with one of the best records in baseball. “Angels Baseball is proud to announce our new partnership with Easton & Easton”, said Angels Chairman, Dennis Kuhl. “We love working with locally based Partners, and we look forward to seeing Easton & Easton prominently featured at Angel Stadium.” Easton & Easton is a long-time member of the Southern California community and has proudly rooted on the Angels [...]

What Percentage of Motorcycle Riders Get Into Accidents in California?

May 16th, 2022|

Many people living throughout Southern California enjoy riding motorcycles. Some ride for leisure, while others use their bikes as their primary transportation. Whatever your reasons for riding a motorcycle in California, it is vital to acknowledge the risks you face every time you ride on the road. Each year, roughly 2% of all motorcyclists in California experience accidents. While this may not sound like very much, when you consider that there are more than 800,000 registered motorcycles in California, this amounts to thousands of motorcycle accidents each year. Therefore, all riders need to know what they can do to limit [...]

What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean in California?

May 15th, 2022|

All California drivers should know the term “right of way” and understand what this means in traffic. Simply put, having the “right of way” means a driver is legally able to continue on their intended path through traffic. Right of way fluctuates in various situations, and all drivers are expected to maintain situational awareness so they can respect the right of way at all times. Failure to yield the right of way can easily result in an accident. When this occurs, the driver who failed to yield is liable for the resulting damages to others. If you or a loved [...]

Reckless Driving Examples in California

March 19th, 2022|

“Reckless driving” is a relatively broad term that can apply to many different behaviors. When drivers are reckless behind the wheel they put themselves and all other drivers around them at serious risk. When reckless drivers cause accidents, they are not only likely to face civil claims for damages from the victims they injure, but also criminal prosecution. Reckless driving is a criminal offense in California, and the term is intentionally nonspecific so that it can apply to any situation in which a driver demonstrates intentional disregard for the safety of others. Reckless driving accidents can cause devastating injuries and [...]

Who Is At Fault in a Rear End Collision?

March 18th, 2022|

Rear-end collisions are some of the most commonly reported vehicle accidents in California. These accidents happen in many different places for various reasons. In most rear-end collisions, the trailing driver is responsible for the incident. All drivers have a duty of care to prevent collisions with vehicles in front of them. If a driver is not paying attention, speeding, or tailgating closely to a leading driver, they can easily cause a rear-end collision. While many drivers assume that a trailing driver is always liable for a rear-end collision, this is not necessarily true, and there are several possible scenarios in [...]

What to Do If Your Car Stalls on a Highway

March 17th, 2022|

When a car suddenly stalls while driving, this can easily startle the driver and potentially cause an accident. “Stalling” refers to the engine of a vehicle suddenly stopping while the vehicle is in motion. Various mechanical issues can cause a car’s engine to stall, and it is not always immediately apparent exactly why a vehicle stalled. If you are driving on the highway at moderately high speeds and your vehicle stalls, this can be a terrifying experience. It’s vital to have an idea of what you can do to minimize your risk of having an accident in this situation and [...]

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident When Backing Up?

March 16th, 2022|

Car accidents can happen in many different ways, and not all accidents occur in active traffic. Many accidents happen when drivers least expect them, such as when they are pulling out of a parking space or backing out of their driveway. When you back up your vehicle in any situation, it is vital to check carefully to ensure the way behind you is clear of oncoming traffic, pedestrians, and others that might be in the way. When back-up accidents happen, drivers involved are likely to wonder who is at fault. California state law maintains that the driver occupying a lane [...]

Blunt Force Trauma to the Head – Causes and Effects

March 15th, 2022|

Head injuries are some of the most damaging injuries anyone can suffer, and these injuries often pose both short and long-term difficulties to victims and their families. Blunt force trauma to the head can occur from any situation in which the victim’s head collides with a surface or object or when a flying or falling object strikes the victim’s head. This type of injury can easily result in a concussion, skull fracture, and a penetrating injury that physically injures the brain. While some head injuries occur from completely unpredictable events, it is possible to reduce your risk of sustaining blunt [...]

Can You Suffer a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

March 14th, 2022|

Concussions are some of the most common head injuries sustained in the US. When most people think of concussions, they imagine sports-related accidents, car crashes, and workplace incidents that involve the victim hitting their head on a surface or object,or an object hitting the victim’s head. While concussions can easily occur from blunt force trauma to the head, it is possible to get a concussion without hitting you or an object striking your head. The human brain is suspended in fluid inside of the skull. This fluid prevents the brain from colliding with the inside surface of the skull, which [...]

What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash in California?

March 13th, 2022|

Car accidents happen every day throughout California, and tragically some of them result in fatalities. California has a reputation for dangerous traffic and a high rate of uninsured drivers, but what are the odds of dying in a car crash in California? When you review available statistics, the chances of dying in a fatal vehicle accident are relatively low. According to available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the California Department of Transportation, and other federal and state agencies, California reports an annual average fatal vehicle accident rate of about 9.1 per 100,000 people. However, while this [...]

How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident to Your Insurance in California?

February 17th, 2022|

Every California driver must carry auto insurance that meets the state’s minimum coverage requirements. California uses a fault system to determine liability for car accident damages. Every auto insurance policy must offer bodily injury liability coverage for a single person, bodily injury liability coverage for a total accident, and property damage liability coverage. The minimum coverage amounts are $15,000, $30,000, and $5,000, respectively. Drivers are also encouraged to purchase under insured/uninsured driver coverage in addition to their basic coverage requirements. When an accident occurs, the at-fault driver is liable for the resulting damages. The injured driver has the right to [...]

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Claim in California?

February 16th, 2022|

Car accidents happen every day throughout California, sometimes resulting in devastating injuries and substantial economic losses for those involved. It’s natural to feel uncertain and frustrated after an accident, especially one that someone else caused. Depending on the details of the situation, you could face a long and arduous road to recovery when it comes to securing compensation for your damages. If you anticipate a car accident claim in the near future after another driver has caused an accident with your vehicle, it’s essential to know how insurance works after a car accident in California and when you may need [...]

What Is the Three-Second Rule in Driving in California?

February 15th, 2022|

Safe driving requires a driver’s careful operation of their vehicle and close attention to surroundings. All drivers develop habits over time that help them anticipate the actions of other drivers and navigate traffic safely. Every driver must cultivate healthy driving habits to limit their risk of causing accidents. A general rule that helps many drivers maintain safe following distances is the “three-second rule.” It requires leaving three seconds of space between your vehicle and the vehicle driving in front of you. If you are interested in forming safer driving habits, you need to understand and implement the three-second rule. However, [...]

What Happens If Someone Else Is Driving My Car and Has an Accident in California?

January 19th, 2022|

Many people living in California allow their family and friends to use their vehicles. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen with little to no warning. It can be incredibly problematic and frustrating to discover that someone you let borrow your car got into an accident. In addition, navigating the legal issues that follow most car accidents can be very difficult. Finally, the added factor of someone else driving your vehicle can make an already challenging situation more complex. California Car Accident Lawyer At a basic level, when someone else borrows your car, they are effectively borrowing your insurance [...]

What to Do After a Car Accident That Was Not Your Fault in California?

January 18th, 2022|

Every year, thousands of California residents experience car accidents. Some of these incidents occur due to completely unpredictable hazards, while others happen because of negligence. When a car accident happens, and another driver is clearly at fault, it’s natural to feel frustrated and uncertain when it comes to recovering your losses. However, California upholds a fault-based system to determine liability for accidents. Therefore, it is essential to know how this rule works and what to do after a car accident that was not your fault in California. How Does the Fault System Work? Every driver in California must have auto [...]

What Is the Leading Cause of Traffic Fatalities in California?

January 17th, 2022|

Every year, thousands of California drivers experience traffic accidents. While many of these incidents only result in minor injuries and vehicle damage, severe crashes are potentially fatal. Therefore, it’s crucial for all drivers to acknowledge the risks they face on the road and to know the most common causes of fatal accidents. When drivers are aware of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, they are better prepared to avoid them. Top-Cited Causes of Fatal Car Accidents Various agencies across the country collect accident statistics at the state and national levels. For example, according to the most recent accident data [...]

What Is the Most Common Type of Motor Vehicle Accident in Santa Ana?

November 18th, 2021|

Every day, thousands of drivers throughout California experience car accidents due to many causes. In Santa Ana, CA, drivers face many of the same risks as drivers in other parts of the country. As a result, the accident trends seen throughout the United States are reflected in accident statistics from Santa Ana. In addition, various agencies at the state and federal levels collect and analyze accident data from all across the country, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). As a result, these agencies publish reports that can help drivers [...]

Where Do Most Personal Injuries Happen in Irvine?

October 24th, 2021|

A “personal injury” is a legal term used to describe any situation in which one person’s negligent action (or inaction, in some cases) directly causes an injury or economic loss to another person. Personal injuries can happen in many different places from many different circumstances. If you are wondering where most personal injuries happen in Irvine, the answer is the road. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims throughout the United States. Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries and many die in car accidents, leading to astronomical financial costs across the country. If you want [...]

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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!

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!!


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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