Brea Personal Injury Lawyer

Brea Personal Injury Attorney

Every day, people throughout the country sustain various types of personal injuries. Each state has unique laws pertaining to personal injury claims, and each victim will face unique challenges in their recovery. When one party’s actions cause actual harm to another, the injured party has the right to seek accountability through a civil claim. Unfortunately, while this may seem like a simple enough concept, the formal legal process of holding another party accountable for civil damages is often more challenging than victims initially expect.

Brea Personal Injury Lawyer

Legal Representation for Brea Personal Injury Claims

Easton & Easton has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys with years of successful cases behind us. Our firm has assisted many clients in the Brea area and surrounding communities with their personal injury cases. We understand the stress and uncertainty your situation has likely caused and the many legal questions you rightly have about your recovery options. The sooner you secure legal counsel you can trust, the better your chances are of securing the fullest recovery possible for your personal injury.

Commonly Filed Personal Injury Claims in Brea

A “personal injury” can occur in many ways. Most personal injury claims result from acts of negligence or failure to exercise reasonable caution and care in various situations. However, other personal injury cases arise from acts of intentional misconduct and criminal behavior. These cases may involve substantial civil damages for the victim and extensive criminal court proceedings for the defendant. A few commonly reported personal injuries that generate civil claims for damages in Brea are:

  • Motor vehicle crashes are a major cause of accidental injuries and deaths in the United States annually. We can help our client file their auto insurance claim against the driver responsible for causing their recent collision. If this cannot fully compensate for their losses, a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver can maximize our client’s recovery.
  • Dog bite claims. The state enforces strict liability for dog owners whose pets injure others. For example, if the victim of a dog attack was legally present at the location of the attack and did not provoke the dog, the dog’s owner is strictly liable for all damages the pet causes to the victim.
  • Premises liability claims. If you sustain a slip and fall or similar injury on someone else’s property in the Brea area, you can seek accountability for your damages from them. You must prove the issue that caused your injury was a foreseeable risk they failed to fix or warn you about prior to your injury. However, private property owners are not liable for injuries suffered by intruders or trespassers. The victim of a slip and fall or similar incident can only hold the property owner liable if they had permission to be on the premises.
  • Catastrophic injury claims. A “catastrophic” personal injury is one resulting in permanent damage. This could mean loss of function, paralysis, a permanent medical condition, chronic pain, and various permanent disabilities. The team at Easton & Easton has successfully represented many catastrophic injury claims in the past and excels at helping clients uncover all available channels of recovery in their claims.

No matter what type of personal injury case you intend to file, hiring the right legal counsel will significantly impact your experience with your proceedings and the final outcome you reach.

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.

What to Expect From Your Brea Personal Injury Attorney

An experienced Brea personal injury lawyer can provide a wealth of valuable legal services that can assist you with various aspects of your recovery efforts. First, if insurance is available after your personal injury, they can file your demand letter to the insurance company and ensure you receive a fair settlement offer for your claim. This is likely the first step in your recovery efforts if you experienced severe injuries in a car accident, for example. Once you exhaust your preliminary recovery options, an attorney can make filing your personal injury claim much easier.

You have a two-year statute of limitations you must meet with your personal injury case, and you must meet various other procedural requirements for your case to unfold correctly. Your attorney can assist you in building the foundation of your personal injury claim and navigate all early legal proceedings on your behalf, streamlining your case significantly. A compelling initial complaint will likely quickly spur any reasonable defendant into settlement negotiations. When you select Easton & Easton to represent your personal injury case in Brea, we will strive to obtain a swift resolution if possible, but we are prepared to take your case through litigation if necessary to ensure your recovery.

State law allows a personal injury plaintiff to claim compensation for all the economic losses they suffered, their future economic damage resulting from the defendant’s actions, their property losses, and their pain and suffering. Your Brea personal injury attorney can help you secure recompense for your immediate and future medical expenses if you suffer a serious injury, and they can also help you recover funds to make up for your lost earning capacity if you cannot work because of your injury.

Some personal injury claims are more contested than others, and if the defendant in your claim attempts to assert comparative fault, you will likely need an attorney’s assistance to resolve this matter. The state’s pure comparative negligence law means that any fault percentage you receive for your injury comes out of your final compensation. For example, being 10% at fault in a $100,000 claim would mean losing $10,000 of your recovery. Your attorney can help you gather whatever evidence you must have to disprove false claims of your comparative fault or reduce the fault percentage you receive in the case.

Ultimately, the right attorney can improve the outcome of your case in various ways using several methods. A client-focused approach to legal counsel has enabled the team at Easton & Easton to successfully handle a range of civil claims for damages, and we will extend the full range of our professional resources and experience in handling your personal injury case.

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Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs

Q: Am I Legally Required to Hire a Brea Personal Injury Attorney to Handle My Case?
You are not required to hire a personal injury attorney to file your civil claim for damages, but you have much better chances of success with your claim when you have legal counsel you trust. Your Brea personal injury attorney can make every aspect of your claim easier to manage, from gathering the evidence needed to form the foundation of your claim to proving the full scope of your damages.

Q: How Much Does a Brea Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
Easton & Easton bills personal injury clients using a contingency fee model. There are no upfront legal fees or any fees if our team fails to get you recompense for your damages. If we win, our contingency fee is a flat percentage of your final case award. Therefore, securing our firm’s counsel in your impending personal injury case is no risk to you.

Q: How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Conclude?
Most personal injury claims can be settled relatively quickly as long as the fault is clear and the plaintiff has the evidence needed to prove their damages. Contested personal injury claims can take longer to resolve, especially when they go to court. Your Brea personal injury attorney can provide an estimate of how long you can expect your case to take to resolve.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Personal Injury?
The total value of your claim depends on the total amount of economic losses you suffered and the severity of your injuries. You can file a claim to recover all of your economic damages, and state law also permits you to claim pain and suffering compensation. An experienced Brea personal injury attorney is the appropriate asset to have on your side if you want to maximize the recovery you obtain from the at-fault driver.

Q: Can a Brea Personal Injury Attorney Really Make a Difference in My Case?
The right legal team can significantly impact the quality of your experience with your personal injury claim. Their experience can also ensure you reach the best possible result. Even after you account for the cost of hiring your Brea personal injury attorney, they can significantly improve the results you ultimately reach in your recovery efforts.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have extensive professional experience handling difficult personal injury claims. We know you are probably struggling with various economic challenges and the pain of recovery after your experience, and our goal is to assist you in making informed decisions about the proceedings ahead of you and aid you in reaching the best outcome possible in your situation. Contact us today and schedule your consultation with a Brea personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can assist with your recovery efforts.

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Firm Awards
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.

People Love Us On Yelp

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.

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.

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! 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…
Caila Dean

Ive used them twice and never been disappointed. Read more…

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

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. Read more…

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!

Ericka P.


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