Carson City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Carson City Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian accidents can happen unexpectedly for many reasons and have devastating results. Whenever a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian, the victim has a high chance of suffering catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one recently experienced a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek accountability and compensation for your damages. A Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer can be invaluable for your legal efforts.

Representing Pedestrian Accident Claims in Carson City, NV

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience handling all types of personal injury cases in Carson City, including those filed in response to pedestrian accidents. We know how traumatic and damaging these incidents can be and that you are likely to have lots of pressing legal questions pertaining to your recovery options. Our firm can guide you through the proceedings necessary to recover your damages.

When you have an experienced Carson City pedestrian accident law firm on your side, you can approach your case with confidence, knowing you have a legal advocate ready to provide guidance and support through all stages of your case. The attorneys at Easton & Easton take time to get to know each client we represent, helping them to understand the legal mechanisms in play that could influence their recovery efforts.

If you believe another party is liable for your recent pedestrian accident, our firm can help you hold them accountable for your damages. You have a limited time in which to file your case, and there are several procedural rules you must follow to succeed with the claim. The more time your Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer has to build your case, the more likely you are to reach a positive outcome.

Carson City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

How to Prove Liability for a Pedestrian Accident in Carson City

Before you can claim compensation for the damages you suffered in your recent pedestrian accident, you will need to identify the driver who caused the accident and prove exactly how they caused it. Most of the personal injuries reported in Carson City are the result of negligence, or failure to use reasonable care in specific situations, but it is also possible for a pedestrian accident to happen because of illegal activity such as driving under the influence (DUI).

Your Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer can be invaluable when it comes to gathering the evidence needed to support your case. Our firm can assist you in securing physical evidence from the scene of the crash, testimony from witnesses who saw the accident happen, and digital evidence such as traffic camera footage, drivers’ cell phone records, and vehicle computer data. If necessary, we can consult expert witnesses for their professional insights into your case.

Claimable Damages in Your Pedestrian Accident Case

The main goal of any personal injury claim is for the plaintiff to recover compensation for the damages a defendant caused. After proving who caused the accident and how they caused it, the plaintiff must then prove the full scope of the damages resulting from the incident. Nevada’s personal injury statutes enable a plaintiff to seek full compensation for any direct financial losses a defendant caused, which may include:

  • Property damage. If the defendant damaged or destroyed your personal property, they are liable for the associated repair or replacement costs.
  • Medical expenses. When you have suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident, the defendant is responsible for all immediate and future medical care you need to reach maximum medical recovery from the injury. This includes ongoing rehabilitative care, future surgeries, and any other treatment you need for the injuries they caused.
  • Lost wages. When your accident prevents you from working while you recover from your injuries, the defendant who caused the accident is liable for the income you cannot earn during this time.
  • Lost future income. Unfortunately, some victims of pedestrian accidents are left unable to work anymore. If you are permanently disabled from your accident, the defendant who injured you is liable for the future income you are no longer able to earn. Your Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer can help accurately calculate these projected future economic losses and add them to your claim.

It is important to remember that you must prove causation to collect repayment of your economic damages. This means you will need to provide evidence that shows your damages directly resulted from the defendant’s negligence or illegal misconduct and not any other cause.

In addition to these economic damages, a plaintiff may also claim pain and suffering compensation to account for the physical pain and psychological distress the defendant caused. This may sound difficult to put into monetary terms, but a good attorney will know how to determine suitable pain and suffering compensation in their client’s case.

If the defendant caused your pedestrian accident through any illegal misconduct, it is possible for the plaintiff to also recover punitive damages and/or restitution alongside their other claimed damages. If this applies to your case, your Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer can explain how the illegal nature of the defendant’s behavior could influence your recovery.

Resolving a Personal Injury Case in Carson City

Most of the personal injury cases filed in Carson City end in private settlement negotiations. The private settlement process enables all parties involved to reach a swifter resolution to a civil claim than they could expect from litigation, but only if all parties are willing to compromise. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your pedestrian accident case, we will do everything we can to settle the claim as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, settlement is not always an option. A defendant may refuse to accept liability, or they may dispute the damages sought by the plaintiff. If litigation is required, our team is fully prepared to represent you in court with confidence.

You have a limited window in which to file your pedestrian accident claim in Carson City. There is a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in the state, and while this may seem like plenty of time in which to file your case, the reality is that you have the greatest chance of success when you file your claim as soon as possible after an injury occurs. Easton & Easton can provide comprehensive legal support through all phases of your recovery efforts.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Q: What Is the Modified Comparative Fault Rule?

A: The modified comparative fault rule allows a plaintiff to still recover their damages even if they are partially liable for causing them. However, the fault threshold is 50%. If the plaintiff is less than 50% at fault, their fault percentage is subtracted from their case award, and they keep the remainder. If they are 50% or more at fault, they cannot claim compensation for their damages from the defendant.

Q: Will a Driver Go to Jail for Hitting a Pedestrian in Carson City?

A: Jail time and other criminal penalties are possible when a driver causes a pedestrian accident through an illegal act and/or flees the scene of the accident. For example, if the driver who hit you was intoxicated, they face criminal prosecution for DUI, which can lead to fines, loss of their driver’s license, and jail time along with their liability for your civil damages.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Pedestrian Accident?

A: The total value of any personal injury claim hinges on the extent of the damages the defendant caused. You will be able to claim compensation for all economic losses resulting from the accident, including property damage, medical expenses, and lost income. You will also have the right to seek compensation for projected future losses like your lost earning potential and seek pain and suffering compensation that reflects the severity of the harm you experienced.

Q: How Are Pain and Suffering Calculated?

A: Pain and suffering compensation can be calculated based on the overall severity of the injuries the plaintiff suffered and/or the time it will likely take for them to reach maximum medical improvement from their injuries. Your Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer can help determine a reasonable amount of pain and suffering compensation to include in your claim based on the scope of the damage the defendant caused and how long it could take to recover.

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

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton accept personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. This means you are not forced to pay upfront or ongoing attorneys’ fees for our representation and will instead only part with a percentage of your final case award as our fee. Additionally, we only take this contingency fee if we win your case, and you will owe nothing if our team is unable to obtain a case award for you.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have the professional experience, resources, and skills necessary to handle the most challenging pedestrian accident claims for our clients in Carson City. If you are unsure how to proceed with your recovery efforts, we are ready to help with your case. Contact Easton & Easton today to schedule a consultation with a Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer you can trust.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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