Brea Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Brea Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Whenever a motor vehicle driver hits a pedestrian, the incident is likely to result in severe injuries and expensive financial losses for the victim and their family. If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek accountability and compensation for the damages you incurred. A Brea pedestrian accident lawyer can help hold the at-fault driver responsible and streamline your recovery.

Helping Pedestrian Accident Victims Recover in Brea, CA

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have extensive professional experience handling all types of personal injury claims in Brea, including pedestrian accident cases. Throughout the years of our firm’s operation, we have successfully represented many past clients, helping them prove fault for the injuries they suffered and securing substantial case awards to compensate them for their damages.

The fault for your recent pedestrian accident may seem perfectly clear, but this does not mean that navigating the legal process necessary for recovering your damages will be easy or straightforward. The right attorney can make every aspect of this process easier, shorten the time it takes for you to recover your damages, and maximize your recovery as much as state law allows.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your case, we can take time to get to know you and the effects your accident has had on your life. We develop individualized case strategies for all clients because we know that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to every civil claim. We can help address the unique challenges you face in your recovery efforts and can help capitalize on every opportunity to maximize your recovery.

Brea Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

How to Prove Liability for Your Pedestrian Accident in Brea

The state upholds the fault rule for resolving all vehicle accidents, including pedestrian accident cases. This means that the victim must accurately identify the driver responsible for their accident and prove how they caused it before they will be able to recover any compensation for their damages. This may sound straightforward, but the actual process of building your civil suit is likely to be more challenging than you expect.

Most of the pedestrian accidents reported in the Brea area are the result of negligence, or failure to exercise reasonable care in specific situations. Distracted driving, speeding, and traffic violations are just a few examples of how negligence can easily cause pedestrian accidents. These accidents may also happen because of illegal misconduct, the most common example of which is driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.

Your Brea pedestrian accident law firm can help secure statements from witnesses who saw your accident happen, footage from traffic cameras placed near the accident site, and various other forms of digital and physical evidence to help establish liability for your accident. If necessary, your attorney may consult expert witnesses for the unique professional insights they can provide on the more complex details of your case.

It is important to remember that the state upholds a pure comparative fault rule, meaning that if a plaintiff shares liability for their accident, they will lose a percentage of their case award to reflect this. Comparative fault commonly arises in pedestrian accident claims because of jaywalking, or illegally crossing the street outside of the designated crosswalk. A defendant may assert comparative fault to minimize their financial liability for the damages from the accident.

If comparative fault applies to your case, you will lose a percentage of your final case award equal to your percentage of fault. For example, 10% fault in a $200,000 claim would mean losing $20,000. Your Brea pedestrian accident lawyer can help minimize any comparative fault assigned to you, preserving your case award as much as possible.

Recovering Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident in Brea

After establishing liability for your pedestrian accident, you can proceed with claiming compensation from the defendant who caused the accident. California’s personal injury laws enable you to claim full repayment of any economic losses you suffered from the incident, including projected future losses. Your claimable economic damages could include:

  • Property damage. If any of your personal belongings were damaged or destroyed in the accident, the defendant is liable for replacing this property.
  • Medical expenses. Most pedestrian accidents result in severe injuries, including traumatic brain damage, broken bones, facial injuries, and more. The defendant who hit you is liable for all the medical care you require to heal as fully as possible from your injuries.
  • Lost income. If your accident has left you unable to work and earn an income, the defendant is liable for the wages you are unable to earn during this time. This also applies to lost future earning capacity if you have been permanently disabled from your injuries. Your Brea pedestrian accident lawyer can help calculate the future income you would have otherwise been able to earn.

Aside from these economic damages, you will also have the right to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced. The state’s personal injury statutes do not place a limit on pain and suffering compensation in most personal injury claims, but you may find it difficult to determine a suitable amount to reflect the severity of your experience. Your Brea pedestrian accident lawyer can offer guidance into this aspect of your claim.

Your attorney may seek pain and suffering compensation based on the time it will likely take for you to fully recover from the incident, or they may focus on the overall severity of your injuries. Generally, plaintiffs who have suffered catastrophic injuries are likely to recover substantial compensation for the pain and suffering they suffered when they have experienced legal counsel on their side. The attorneys at Easton & Easton approach every case we accept with the goal of securing maximum compensation for our client.

If the defendant caused your pedestrian accident through illegal misconduct like DUI, they may owe you restitution or punitive damages alongside your other civil damages. Ultimately, many factors can potentially influence your final case award, and you could be entitled to recover far more compensation than you may expect. Having an experienced Brea pedestrian accident attorney representing you is the ideal way to maximize your case award.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Q: How Do I Prove Fault for a Pedestrian Accident in Brea?

A: Proving fault for your recent pedestrian accident in Brea may require physical evidence, witness testimony, traffic camera video footage, drivers’ cell phone records, and even testimony from expert witnesses. Your Brea pedestrian accident lawyer will know what evidence you will need to firmly establish liability for the accident and how to hold that party accountable for the damages you suffered.

Q: Do I Need an Attorney to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Brea?

A: It is technically possible for you to file a personal injury claim without an attorney. California law does not require you to have legal representation to pursue compensation for your damages. However, pursuing a civil suit on your own while recovering from serious injuries will be very challenging, and even if you succeed, you may overlook available avenues of compensation. Legal counsel increases your chance of success and the chance of maximizing your case award.

Q: How Much Is My Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth?

A: To calculate the total potential value of your pedestrian accident claim in Brea, you must assess the full extent of the economic losses you suffered from the accident, including projected future damages like ongoing medical treatment costs and lost earning power. Additionally, you can claim as much pain and suffering compensation as you believe to appropriately reflect the severity of the harm you experienced.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Brea?

A: There is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims in the state, and this time limit starts on the date your injury occurred. While this may appear to be more than enough time, it may take longer than you expect to gather the evidence and documentation needed to form the foundation of your claim. It is vital that you connect with reliable legal counsel as soon as possible after your accident to ensure you meet the deadline for filing your case with the court.

Q: What Does It Cost to Hire a Brea Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

A: Easton & Easton will not charge our client upfront or ongoing attorneys’ fees for representation in a personal injury case. We accept all personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning our client pays a fee only if and when we win their case, and the fee is a percentage of the total compensation we secure on their behalf. There is no fee at all if our firm is unable to obtain compensation for your damages.

The right legal team is an invaluable asset for any personal injury case in Brea. The attorneys at Easton & Easton have the professional resources, skills, and experience necessary to handle the most challenging claims for damages, and we are ready to apply ourselves to your pedestrian accident claim. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with an experienced Brea pedestrian accident lawyer you can trust with your case.

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Accredited Business Bbb Rating A+

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

Best Law Firms Orange County 2020

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.

Reader's Choice 2019 Best Law Firm

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.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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.

The Best Lawyers in America

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.

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California 2016

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

Super Lawyers

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.

10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms in all of Southern California

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.

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Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for 2015

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.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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.

Top Rated Lawyers AV Preeminent

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.

10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction

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.

American Board of Trial Advocate

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.

The National Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40

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.

Avvo Rating Top Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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.

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.

Nation's Top One Percent

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.

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“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.”

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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…

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!! Read more…
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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… Read more…

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! Read more…

Dan Campbell

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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. Read more…

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!

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