Irvine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Irvine Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle accidents are often serious. Because motorcycles lack the structural protection and safety features of a vehicle, there are higher rates of injuries after motorcycle accidents than in accidents involving only cars. This means more damages, more paperwork, and a higher likelihood that an insurance company will be waiting to take advantage of you.

Whenever you are involved in a personal injury situation, it is important to make sure that you receive proper compensation. Whether you are a motorcycle rider or a car driver, the guilty party needs to be responsible for damages incurred in the crash. Oftentimes, unfortunately, the guilty party does not want to pay for the damage they caused, and a legal battle ensues.

Whether you feel that your motorcycle accident was cut and dry or complicated, it is important to make sure that you have legal representation that can protect you from financial and physical harm following the accident.

Easton & Easton Can Help

Here at Easton & Easton, we’ve been helping victims of motorcycle accidents for many years. We have the experience and expertise to represent you in any motorcycle accident situation. We understand the severity of these accidents and the serious consequences if justice isn’t served to the guilty party.

We’ve recovered over 10 million dollars for our clients in the last five years alone, meaning that we give you the best chance of winning your Orange County motorcycle accident case. We are the number one LA Times readers’ choice attorneys and are ready to help you achieve proper compensation with kindness, compassion, and expertise.

What Is Motorcycle Injury Law?

Motorcycle injuries are just one type of personal injury that a person can experience. They occur when a motorcycle is involved in an accident, either with other motorcycles, cars, pedestrians, bikers, or sedentary objects. While these are sometimes the fault of the driver, in other situations, they are caused by the reckless behavior of someone else on the road.

No matter what the circumstances of the motorcycle accident, the injured should not be responsible for their medical bills. Insurance policies exist to help alleviate the financial risk associated with driving. Unfortunately, most insurance companies try to avoid paying for an injury if they can; remember, their bottom line is always profits, not people.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident?

Because insurance companies often try to evade financial responsibility, a motorcycle accident attorney’s job is to make sure their clients get the compensation they deserve. When you work with us at Easton & Easton, we will protect you from the insurance companies who will try to take advantage of you.

Insurance companies have many tactics to try and get innocent victims to give up their rights. These tactics can be overt or covert, but the consequences can be extremely damaging. Many companies will rush to ask for your statement over the phone and make you think that you have to tell them what happened. They pose loaded questions, intimidate, and coerce victims into saying anything that might get the insurance company out of paying. Any chance they get, they will try and force you to admit fault for the accident, even if you didn’t do anything wrong.

In extreme cases, insurance companies may have you followed by a private detective. They often do this to try and prove that you are not as injured as you claim to be. These detectives often take whatever they can get and turn ordinary activities into a reason to doubt your case.

As your motorcycle accident attorneys, we field all calls from insurance companies. We know how to talk to them and answer their questions without implicating you or giving up your compensation. We move the legal process along to help avoid nasty tactics from the insurance companies. Most importantly, we get you the compensation that you need to pay your medical bills.

Medical Bills Following a Motorcycle Accident

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need to seek medical help. In some cases, individuals walk away with only a few bruises. In most cases, however, the victim needs significant medical attention. It’s no surprise that any medical procedures or attention will come with a significant cost. Without a settlement from the responsible party or their insurance, these costs can be debilitating.

It would be wrong to be responsible for your own medical bills when the accident was not your fault. Someone else’s poor behavior has already harmed your body — it should not harm your bank account as well.

Proving Negligence in a Motorcycle Accident Case

Negligent driving is one of the primary reasons for motorcycle accidents. Car drivers do not always properly look for motorcyclists and turn or change lanes, to the detriment of the motorcycle driver. Drivers can be negligent in other ways as well, including using their phones, handling children in the backseat, or eating in the car. When drivers fail to make driving their top priority, they are engaging in negligent behavior.

Proving this can be difficult. Guilty drivers often claim that they were doing nothing wrong when they were actually fiddling with the radio or checking their social media. Luckily, there are ways for us to prove them wrong. Phone records, eyewitness statements, camera footage, and analysis of the crash can all help to prove negligent driving.

How to Establish Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

Establishing fault often goes along with proving negligence. However, when establishing fault, it is important to create an airtight case against the perpetrator so that if the case goes to litigation, the court will have no doubt that the accident is their fault.

Not only do your personal injury attorneys need to build a solid case in your favor, but in order for fault to be determined, the court must see that you were following the rules while the other driver was not. Your innocence can be proven in many of the same ways that negligence is proven.

Potential Injuries and Other Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case

The fallout from motorcycle accidents varies from situation to situation. In some cases, injuries are minimal, while damage to the vehicle is severe. In other cases, the opposite is true. Your ultimate settlement will depend upon the amount of damage inflicted on your body and your car or motorcycle.

Some common injuries after motorcycle accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Road rash
  • Lower body damage or paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises

The settlement for each depends on the severity of the injuries and the surrounding circumstances. Your motorcycle or car’s damages will also help to determine your settlement.

In some cases, you may also be able to take mental health damages into account. Some motorcyclists suffer PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental illness symptoms after an accident. Your pain and suffering will be taken into account when your settlement is determined.

What to Expect From Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney

It is important to hire an attorney following a motorcycle accident. We can help you determine your settlement worth, as well as defend you against insurance companies that are trying to take advantage of your position. We can help to make your case properly and give you a better chance of a higher settlement in court.

However, this does not give you a comprehensive view of what you can expect from your motorcycle accident attorney. We can also:

  • Help you to navigate medical bills while you wait for your settlement
  • Field insurance company calls and communications
  • Listen to your story in great detail
  • Collect statements, eyewitness accounts, security camera footage, and other documents necessary to prove your side of the story
  • Walk you through the process with patience, compassion, and understanding
  • Represent you in court and tell your story to the judge and jury (if applicable)

With an attorney on your side, you give yourself the best chances of winning an appropriate settlement and avoiding having to pay for your medical bills and damages.

Settlement vs. Litigation in Motorcycle Accident Cases

Not all motorcycle accident cases will go to court. In fact, many of them can be settled outside of court using negotiation. This is often the case when one side acknowledges that the other has enough evidence to win. For example, if security camera footage clearly shows the driver run a stop sign and hit a motorcyclist, the driver’s insurance company or attorney will have very little argument in their client’s favor.

When a settlement occurs, your attorney will negotiate a fair amount of compensation. In some cases, you may get what you were asking for. This usually occurs in cases such as the one mentioned above, where the offending party is clearly at fault. Their attorneys will acknowledge that if they go to litigation, they will surely lose. In order to avoid the litigation process and surrounding expenses, they opt to pay you what you are asking for.

In other cases, your attorney may opt for a smaller payout during a settlement. If this occurs, it is often because the case is not a clear-cut win in court. Your attorney knows that settling for slightly less is worth the money you save on the litigation process, especially if there is no guarantee that the court would side with you.

Contact Easton & Easton

After your motorcycle accident, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. For the best personal injury representation in southern California, contact Easton & Easton today.

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Firm Awards

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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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!!

-Allee

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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