Brea Truck Accident Lawyer

Brea Truck Accident Attorney

Most people who live and work in the Brea, CA area are accustomed to encountering commercial trucks on a regular basis, and most reach their destinations after these encounters with no problems. However, truck accidents can happen unexpectedly, and these incidents typically cause far more devastating damage than most other vehicle accidents. A truck accident is also likely to generate a more complex series of legal proceedings for the victim and their family, and it’s common for victims of these incidents to have lots of pressing legal questions they cannot answer alone.

Brea Truck Accident Lawyer

Compassionate Legal Representation for Brea Truck Accident Claims

If you or a family member is recovering from injuries suffered in a truck accident, Brea, CA, a truck accident attorney is the best resource to consult to determine your options for legal recourse. Recovery from this incident is likely to require accurate identification of the party or parties responsible, and commercial truck accidents tend to raise very complex questions concerning liability. The team at Easton & Easton has years of experience handling all manner of personal injury claims in Brea, and we can apply this experience to your unique case.

Proving Fault for a Commercial Truck Crash in Brea

California uses the fault system to resolve vehicle accident claims, meaning whoever causes an accident is responsible for all of the resulting damage. This may seem simple enough, but the reality is that truck accidents are unique among all other vehicle accidents because of the legal concept of “vicarious liability.” This comes into play whenever one party bears fault for the actions of another party, even if they were not directly involved in the actions in question. Vicarious liability is most often applied to employers that bear fault for the actions of their employees.

If a trucking company failed to perform an appropriate background check on a driver, failed to verify the driver’s experience or credentials, or failed to enforce applicable trucking industry regulations, these issues may all raise the issue of vicarious liability. If this applies to your claim, both the driver of the truck that hit you and their employer could face responsibility for your damages.

Recovery From a Truck Accident

Every driver must have auto insurance that provides various forms of liability coverage, specifically bodily injury liability coverage and property damage liability coverage. Trucking companies have the same obligation, and many have insurance policies that provide far more than the minimum coverage required by state law. This is an effort to avoid litigation when their drivers cause accidents, aiming for the insurance to pay for the resulting damages. However, even if available insurance coverage is enough to fully compensate the victim of a truck accident, there is no guarantee they will receive enough to fully repay all of their damages. It’s also possible for the insurance company to dispute the claim or even engage in bad faith tactics to avoid financial responsibility for the damages in question.

When you have an experienced Brea truck accident attorney defending you, you are far less likely to encounter any such malfeasance from the insurance company. Once the insurer’s representative notices that you have an attorney they will be more inclined to process your claim in good faith as efficiently as possible. However, no matter what your experience with the insurance claim process is like, you will likely need to prepare a civil suit against the defendant who caused your accident if you want to recover the full scope of damages in your case.

Your Brea truck accident lawyer can help you build your personal injury claim. Success with the claim requires proving who caused your accident, how they caused it, and the total damage resulting from their actions. The attorneys at Easton & Easton strive to help every client we represent streamline their civil claim proceedings as much as possible and secure as much compensation as state law allows.

Claimable Losses in Your Personal Injury Action

California’s personal injury statutes allow the plaintiff in a truck accident claim to seek full repayment of all the financial losses they suffered from the accident in question. These economic damages are likely to include medical expenses, lost income, and property damage. The plaintiff not only has the right to seek repayment of all their immediate economic damages, but also the future damages that have not yet been realized. For example, you can claim compensation for the medical care you required immediately following the accident, but if you suffered a severe injury that demands ongoing care, the defendant is liable for these medical expenses as well.

Similarly, you have the right to seek compensation for lost wages, but if the defendant caused a serious injury that permanently impairs your earning capacity, then they are also liable for your lost future income. Again, your Brea truck accident attorney will be crucial for proving the exact scope of the future income you are no longer able to earn. Additionally, any property damage not covered by the defendant’s insurance can be cited as an economic loss in your personal injury claim.

State law also allows the plaintiff in a personal injury case to seek compensation for the pain and suffering they experienced. Again, this may seem difficult to assign a monetary value, but there are various methods your attorney may use to help you determine a reasonable figure. For example, if you anticipate recovering fully from your injuries, your attorney may move to include a “per diem” pain and suffering resolution that awards compensation every day until you reach maximum medical improvement from your injuries. On the other hand, if your injuries cause permanent disability, they would be more likely to seek a large lump sum of pain and suffering compensation that reflects the severity of your condition and the long-term complications you will face because of the defendant’s actions.

Many variables could influence the final outcome of your case. For example, if the defendant caused your truck accident through some illegal misconduct, they may owe you punitive damages along with the other forms of compensation sought through your claim. Conversely, if you are partially liable for the accident, this will diminish your total case award under the state’s pure comparative negligence law. Therefore, when you choose Easton & Easton to represent your truck accident case in Brea, we will do everything we can to maximize the final case award you obtain.

Truck Accident Injury FAQs

Q: What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

A: While truck accidents may happen for many of the same reasons as all other vehicle accidents happen, there are many unique risk factors that apply specifically to trucks due to the large size of these vehicles. Improperly loaded or imbalanced cargo, truck driver fatigue, equipment failures, and driving under the influence are all top-reported causes of commercial truck accidents in the United States each year.

Q: How Do I Prove Liability for a Recent Truck Accident in Brea?

A: Success with any vehicle accident claim requires accurate identification of the party or parties responsible for the collision, a clear and complete assessment of the resulting damages, and proof that those damages directly resulted from the defendant’s lack of reasonable care or intentional misconduct. Proving liability for your recent accident may require physical evidence, witness testimonies, or even professional insights from various expert witnesses.

Q: How Long Does a Truck Accident Case Take to Resolve?

A: Some civil claims can be resolved relatively quickly as long as the parties involved are willing to compromise in a settlement. If you have an experienced Brea truck accident attorney representing you, they may be able to settle your case within a few weeks of filing, but if your case must be resolved in trial, this will take much longer. Litigation often requires several months to complete, and various factors may influence your case’s potential timetable.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire Brea Truck Accident Lawyers?

A: If you are worried about the potential cost of legal representation for your impending truck accident claim, it’s important to remember that the attorneys at Easton & Easton offer legal counsel on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or ongoing legal fees for the duration of your case, and you will part with a percentage of your final case award once we win your case.

Q: Do I Really Need to Hire a Brea Truck Accident Lawyer?

A: There is no legal requirement for you to hire an attorney for your truck accident claim, but you have a much better chance of maximizing your case award when you have experienced legal representation on your side. Your attorney could streamline your case significantly and even uncover channels of compensation you didn’t know were available to you. Even if you are concerned about the cost of hiring your Brea truck accident attorney, they could still secure far better results and a larger case award than you expect.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have helped many past clients in the Brea area and surrounding communities with the most complex personal injury claims, including those generated by devastating truck accidents. We know the challenges you are likely to face in your recovery efforts and want to help you approach your case with peace of mind. Contact our team today to schedule a case evaluation with an experienced Brea truck accident attorney you can trust.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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!

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