Representation after a fatal drunk driving accident

By |2022-01-03T19:49:47+00:00January 18th, 2018|

Despite all of the advertising campaigns and law enforcement efforts, people in and around Orange County, California, still make the terrible decision to drink or take drugs and then drive. Not surprisingly, these people have a tendency to cause accidents on California’s roads.

Many of these accidents are quite serious, leaving innocent victims permanently disabled and, in other cases, leaving families grieving the loss of a loved one and trying to piece things together after losing a breadwinner.

While it might seem to victims of drunk driving accidents that, since it is pretty clearly the fault of the drunk or drugged driver, getting adequate compensation should be no problem. However, legal representation is still advisable for a number of reasons, and our law office is available to represent victims of drunk driving car accidents, as we have successfully done over our many years of experience.

More specifically, we recognize that, even in the case of a drunk driving accident, the other party’s insurance company may not want to pay for all of a person’s damages or may underestimate how much it really is going to cost a person to get back on his or her feet.

With our experience and established network of medical professionals, we are better able to make sure that any settlement adequately covers a person until he or she is fully recovered or, in the case of a permanent injury, fully compensated. If we cannot reach such a settlement, we do not hesitate to take a case to trial.

Moreover, oftentimes drunk drivers do not have adequate insurance to cover all of their victims’ losses. In such cases, we help victims pursue other sources of recovery, such as from the bar or restaurant that sold the drunk driver alcohol or the victim’s own underinsured motorist coverage.


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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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