Mission Viejo Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Representing Motorcycle Accident Victims in Mission Viejo, CA

Motorcycles may be incredibly fun to ride, but they are also some of the most dangerous vehicles on California roads. If you or a loved one recently experienced a motorcycle accident that another driver caused, you may wonder whether you have grounds for legal action against the driver responsible for the incident. Motorcycles offer riders and passengers very little protection when accidents occur, and these incidents are some of the most damaging motor vehicle accidents that can occur in Aliso Viejo or elsewhere in the Mission Viejo, CA area. If you have experienced a motorcycle accident recently due to the actions of another driver, Easton & Easton can help you recover your losses with a personal injury claim.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have more than 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury claims on behalf of our clients throughout the Mission Viejo area. When it comes to motorcycle accidents, we know how devastating these incidents can be for everyone involved and the expensive financial toll they inflict on victims and their families. If another driver caused your recent motorcycle accident, we can provide the legal counsel you need to approach your civil claim with confidence and peace of mind.

Is It Worth Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

You might wonder whether you have to hire an attorney to recover compensation for your losses from an accident involving a motorcycle. While it is technically possible to handle your recovery on your own, dealing with insurance companies and filing a personal injury claim against the driver who caused your accident will be much easier with a reliable attorney on your side. If you attempt to pursue compensation for your damages by yourself, you will need to meet strict court filing deadlines and other procedural requirements while struggling with the aftermath of your injuries.

Instead of attempting this incredible struggle on your own, hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your legal affairs so you can recover from your injuries with peace of mind. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your claim, we will handle your case proceedings on your behalf and keep you updated on your claim’s progress. Our team will be ready to provide responsive legal counsel as your case unfolds and help you address any unexpected complications your case entails.

Hiring an attorney will also ensure you maximize your recovery. If you attempt to recover your damages alone, you risk settling for less than you deserve or making other common mistakes that may jeopardize your claim.

What Should You NOT Do After an Accident with a Motorcycle?

It’s vital to know your first steps after a motorcycle accident, and it is equally important to know what you should not do after this kind of incident. First, do not admit fault in any way, even if you think you may have contributed to causing your motorcycle accident. When the police question you about the incident, answer their questions honestly and concisely but do not say anything the police could construe as an admission of guilt. Next, never accept an insurance settlement without consulting an attorney. The at-fault driver’s insurer may reach out to you and attempt to convince you to accept a lowball settlement offer. Politely decline to speak with them until you have consulted your attorney and let them know your legal counsel will be in touch.

It is also essential that you do not risk your own health and safety after a motorcycle accident. These incidents tend to cause catastrophic injuries, but it is also possible to sustain only seemingly minor injuries. It is also possible to suffer injuries that do not cause immediately noticeable symptoms, such as some internal injuries. Seek medical treatment immediately after your motorcycle accident, even if you think you only suffered minor injuries. Your doctor can examine you and provide a medical report that outlines the extent of your injuries and your prognosis for future complications from the accident.

What Is the Most Common Injury in a Motorcycle Accident?

A motorcycle accident can easily cause several severe injuries. The most commonly reported motorcycle accident injury is traumatic brain injury. The human brain is extraordinarily complex but highly vulnerable to traumatic injury. It’s also possible for two people to suffer seemingly identical head injuries and experience vastly different outcomes. Sometimes the full scope of effects from a traumatic brain injury does not become apparent for many months after the accident. Some traumatic brain injuries heal completely while others result in life-changing disabilities.

Motorcycle accidents can also cause a wide range of other injuries, including:

  • Spinal injuries. Any injury to the spine can potentially result in permanent disability, including paralysis, if the spinal cord is completely severed from an accident.
  • Internal organ injuries. These injuries can be life-threatening without immediate medical treatment.
  • Bone fractures. Some broken bones can heal completely with standard care while more severe fractures and crushing injuries will likely require surgical correction.
  • Dental and facial injuries. Wearing a helmet with a full facemask can potentially reduce the chances of these injuries occurring, but not completely eliminate that chance.
  • “Road rash,” a common term for friction burns caused by sliding on pavement after falling from a bike.

Unlike enclosed passenger vehicles that have safety belts, airbags, and frames that crumple to absorb crash impact, motorcycles offer virtually no physical protection to riders and passengers. These accidents are much more likely than passenger vehicle accidents to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries. If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries on your motorcycle due to another driver’s actions, Easton & Easton can help you hold them accountable.

Proving Fault for a Motorcycle Accident in Mission Viejo

The first step toward recovery in any personal injury claim is identifying the party responsible for your damages and proving they were negligent in the situation in question. “Negligence” is a legal term that describes a failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation. Success with your motorcycle accident claim in Mission Viejo requires identifying the defendant you believe to be responsible for your damages, proving they were negligent in a way that directly resulted in your motorcycle accident, and providing a complete account of your claimed damages. You and your Mission Viejo motorcycle accident lawyer must also prove your claimed damages resulted from the defendant’s negligence and not some other cause.

In some motorcycle accident claims, fault is abundantly clear and the process of establishing liability for the plaintiff’s damages is relatively straightforward. In other cases, the plaintiff and their Mission Viejo motorcycle accident attorney may need to uncover extensive evidence and secure witness testimony from people who saw the accident happen to establish liability. If necessary, Easton & Easton can consult expert witnesses such as engineers and accident reconstruction experts to help you prove fault for your recent motorcycle accident. Once we know who is responsible, we will assist you in calculating your damages and guiding you through the rest of your legal proceedings.

It’s important to note that California enforces a pure comparative negligence rule. This means that if you are partially to blame for causing your motorcycle accident, you can still recover compensation for your damages. However, the court will review the situation and assign you a fault percentage based on how much you contributed to causing the accident. You would then lose a percentage of your case award equal to your fault percentage. In the event the defendant responsible for your accident attempts to claim comparative negligence, you need an experienced Mission Viejo motorcycle accident lawyer who can guide you through your challenging legal proceedings.

What to Expect From Your Mission Viejo Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident can be an extremely painful and traumatic experience, but it can also cause immense frustration when you discover that your accident occurred due to another driver’s negligence or carelessness. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your Mission Viejo motorcycle accident claim, we will explore every available avenue of compensation to help you maximize your recovery. Our team will get to know you and your situation to provide the most individualized representation we possibly can through all phases of your personal injury claim.

Most personal injury cases settle outside of court because swift settlement suits the interests of both the plaintiff and the defendant. The defendant can put the situation behind them and move on, and the plaintiff secures compensation for their losses more expediently. However, settlement is not always possible. If the defendant is unwilling to accept liability or disputes the extent of the damages you’re claiming, Easton & Easton will help you fight for your recovery in court if necessary.

Facing a personal injury claim can be intimidating, especially when you are struggling with painful injuries and a difficult recovery. The attorneys at Easton & Easton want to help you recover with confidence, providing you with the legal counsel you need to understand your situation as clearly as possible and helping you make informed decisions about your recovery. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with an experienced team of Mission Viejo motorcycle accident lawyers, contact Easton & Easton today to schedule your consultation.

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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.

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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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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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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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.

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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 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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