A careful motorcyclist can still be injured by a negligent driver

By |2022-01-03T18:30:15+00:00February 6th, 2016|

Some people stereotype motorcyclists as reckless people who are not concerned with the safety of themselves or others. Drivers in Orange County may even have experiences where they have observed motorcyclists aggressively changing lanes and zooming in and out of traffic at high speeds. However, as with other stereotypes about people, it is unfair to assume that all motorcycle riders are the same.

Despite what some might think, many motorcyclists in California do not have a death wish. Rather, they simply enjoy riding, and seek to do it in as safe and responsible a manner as possible. Of course even these motorcyclists, who actively take all appropriate safety precautions, are more at risk of serious injuries and death from accidents than are people in cars and trucks.

The attorneys at Easton and Easton know how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be for a rider and their family. Even after surviving any immediate injuries from an accident, the motorcyclist may still face the prospects of a prolonged recovery. Our law firm understands that motorcyclists and their families may have to deal not only with hefty medical expenses related to emergency care and treatment, but also the expenses of long-term care.

When a motorcycle accident is caused by a negligent or speeding, the motorcyclist can pursue legal claims against that driver. As with any other accident, motorcyclists are entitled to recover damages for accidents that someone else caused.

We know that fighting on behalf of injured motorcyclists can sometimes be an uphill battle because people just automatically assume that the rider was at fault. The attorneys at Easton and Easton welcome this kind of challenge. Our website includes information on how we have aggressively fought for the legal rights of motorcyclists in past cases, and how we are committed to helping motorcycle accident victims.


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Doug Easton has practiced law since 1971. After 20 years of practicing with various large litigation firms, he founded the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In the years that followed, Doug’s sons Brian and Matt joined him in the practice and helped build the firm into a powerful force to help right the wrongs done to their clients. Much of their success over the years has stemmed from the dynamic created by the familial nature of the firm and how harmoniously they all work together, each of their individual strengths complementing and fortifying the group as a whole. Accordingly, the firm changed its name to Easton & Easton, LLP in 2014 to better reflect the true dynamic of the firm and Doug now serves as Managing Partner of Easton & Easton. In 2015, Doug was selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in California by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In addition, Doug is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in 2008 was named its “Professional of the Year” in Medical Malpractice.
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