Fullerton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Fullerton Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fullerton is part of Orange County, CA, one of the busiest metropolitan areas in California. Every day, thousands of people throughout the area walk through busy streets, and pedestrians in Fullerton have the right to expect nearby drivers to use caution and yield the rightofway when appropriate. Unfortunately, not all drivers uphold their duties of care and some cause devastating pedestrian accidents.

Representing Pedestrian Accident Victims in Fullerton, CA

Suppose you or a loved one recently suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver in the Fullerton, CA, area. In that case, it’s essential to know your rights to secure compensation for your damages. These incidents often result in catastrophic injuries that have life-changing effects on victims. Easton & Easton can provide the legal representation you need when you must file a personal injury claim against the driver responsible for your recent pedestrian accident.

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Why Should I Hire a Fullerton Pedestrian Personal Injury Lawyer?

Even when fault for a recent personal injury seems perfectly clear, it is still essential to have legal representation on your side. Hiring an experienced Fullerton pedestrian accident attorney dramatically increases your chance of success with your claim. Your legal team will have the resources and experience necessary to establish fault for your damages. Additionally, they may uncover channels of compensation you may not have considered on your own. Many pedestrian accident victims discover their claims are worth much more than they initially estimated once they secure legal representation.

Easton & Easton aims to provide comprehensive and compassionate legal counsel to every client we represent. For example, if a negligent driver is responsible for your recent pedestrian accident, our team will do everything we can to secure the evidence you need to hold them accountable. We’ll also assist you in exploring the full scope of your claimable damages to maximize your recovery.

Proving Fault in Pedestrian Accident Claims

A pedestrian accident claim falls under the purview of California personal injury law. To succeed with their claim, the plaintiff must identify the party responsible for their damages and prove the defendant was negligent in a manner that directly caused those damages. Additionally, the plaintiff must provide a complete accounting of their claimable damages and proof they are the direct results of the defendant’s negligence and not some other cause. Your Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer can help you obtain physical evidence from the scene of your accident, a copy of the police report, and eyewitness testimony to help support your claim.

Understanding California’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law

California enforces a pure comparative negligence statute, meaning personal injury plaintiffs may still recover compensation for damages even if they are partially responsible for causing those damages. However, plaintiffs who bear comparative negligence will lose some of their case award to reflect their shared fault. For example, if a judge determines a plaintiff is 25% at fault for damages in a $100,000 claim, the plaintiff loses 25% of the case award, receiving $75,000 instead.

In almost every pedestrian accident claim, the driver will bear greater liability for damages because drivers must meet a higher duty of care to prevent accidents than pedestrians. However, suppose a pedestrian crosses a street illegally or suddenly steps out into the street directly in front of a driver who has no time or space to stop. In that case, the pedestrian will likely absorb partial liability for the accident.

Recovering Compensation for Your Damages

Your Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer can help you secure different types of compensation from the at-fault driver who caused your injuries. California law allows a personal injury plaintiff to recover their medical expenses, both immediate and future, as well as lost income. Your injuries could prevent you from working for a long time, and the defendant is responsible for the income lost during this time.

Additionally, plaintiffs have the right to claim compensation for their pain and suffering. Catastrophic spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries can easily cause lifelong medical complications or disabilities. Injuries that heal with appropriate care,such as bone fractures, can still be excruciating. Your Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer can help you determine a fair amount of pain and suffering compensation to seek with your claim based on the severity of your injuries.

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Fullerton Pedestrian Accidents FAQs

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of experience representing Fullerton, CA, clients in many personal injury cases, including pedestrian accident claims. As a result, we know the typical questions these individuals have, and the following are some of the most frequently asked questions our team fields from prospective clients.

Q: Is It Worth Hiring a Fullerton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
A:
Hiring a lawyer significantly increases your chances of success with your claim. If you are concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney, it’s essential to understand that the value they can potentially offer in your claim will easily cover the cost of their services. Easton & Easton strives to make legal representation affordable and accessible to those who need it most. We’ll carefully review our billing policy, so there are no surprises when it comes to the cost of our legal representation.

Q: How Long Will My Case Take?
A:
Most personal injury claims will take a few months to conclude. The time required to complete your case depends on whether the defendant accepts liability and is willing to agree to a settlement. Some personal injury claims can take several months or more than a year to resolve.

Q: What Happens If a Pedestrian Accident Is Fatal?
A:
In the event that a pedestrian dies because of the actions of a negligent driver, their surviving family would have grounds for a wrongful death claim against the driver. Wrongful death claims are similar to personal injury claims, and it’s essential to have an experienced lawyer assist you with this type of claim if you intend to pursue compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death.

Contact Easton & Easton for Pedestrian Accidents

Ultimately, pedestrian accidents are often damaging and traumatic, and a victim and their family can easily feel lost in the aftermath. If you need guidance and support in ascertaining your legal options after a pedestrian accident in Fullerton, CA, the team at Easton & Easton is ready to assist you. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with an experienced Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 TopVerdict.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!!

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Ive used them twice and never been disappointed

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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…

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!

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.

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.

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!!

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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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