Moreno Valley Car Accident Lawyer

Moreno Valley Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents happen every day in Moreno Valley. When one driver’s negligence or misconduct results in an accident, the state’s fault rule applies, and the responsible driver must compensate anyone they injured. Some accidents only result in minor cosmetic damage to the vehicles involved. Others may cause minor cuts and scrapes but no serious or lasting physical injury. Unfortunately, there is always a chance that a car accident will result in devastating injuries and permanent disabilities.

Moreno Valley Car Accident Lawyer

Helping Moreno Valley Clients Recover From Car Accidents

While auto insurance may offer some swift relief from the damages you experienced in a recent accident, it may not be enough to fully compensate for the losses you sustained in a serious crash. The right attorney is invaluable after any accident, regardless of whether you expect to file an auto insurance claim, a civil claim for damages, or both to recover from your experience. Easton & Easton can provide the compassionate and supportive personal injury counsel you must have to approach all of your recovery efforts with confidence.

What to Expect From a Moreno Valley Car Accident Attorney

The aftermath of a car accident can be very difficult for the average person to accurately evaluate, especially if they’ve been seriously injured. Hiring the right attorney as soon as possible after an accident significantly improves your chances of success with all of the recovery efforts you attempt. In addition, drivers are required to call 911 to report any accident resulting in serious property damage, death, or injuries. Failure to do so can lead to legal penalties and even criminal charges, so if there is any reason to doubt whether you should report an accident, it is always safest to do so.

After addressing your immediate medical needs after your accident, your next step should be to speak with an experienced Moreno Valley car accident attorney as soon as possible about your best recovery options. You only have a day or two to file your claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance, and you should always consult legal counsel before discussing a recent accident with an insurance company representative.

When you select Easton & Easton to represent you after a car accident in the Moreno Valley area, we will help you file your insurance claim swiftly and resolve any disputes with the insurance company. Then, after exhausting your immediately available recovery options, we can help you build your personal injury claim against the defendant to secure repayment of all your losses their insurance couldn’t cover.

Whatever your case entails, you can expect compassionate and responsive legal counsel when you pick Easton & Easton to represent you. Our team has helped many past clients in Moreno Valley and surrounding communities navigate their recovery efforts with confidence, and we can put this experience to work in your case.

Proving Liability for a Car Accident

Before you can file an auto insurance claim for your recent accident, you must determine who is responsible for causing it. This is easier for some accidents than others; some plaintiffs will have much more physical evidence and witness testimony to support their claims than others. Whatever your case entails, the success of any recovery efforts you pursue will hinge on identifying the driver who caused your accident. Most car accident claims arise from acts of negligence or failures to exercise reasonable care and caution or drive responsibly. Others result from intentional misconduct, some of which is criminal in nature.

Your Moreno Valley car accident attorney can help you secure traffic camera recordings, cell phone records, and various other types of evidence to prove liability for your accident. They can also help you gather the evidence needed to accurately establish the full scope of damages you can claim from the defendant. Some of the most common causes of car accident claims in the state include:

  • Distracted driving, the leading cause of all motor vehicle accidents in the United States each year.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This will lead to criminal charges for the at-fault driver in addition to liability for any civil damages they cause to others.
  • Speeding, which not only increases the likelihood of an accident occurring but also increases the severity of the resulting damages. Speeding is a major contributor to fatal accidents across the United States.
  • Reckless driving. Any intentional misuse of a vehicle or willful disregard for the safety of others can cause a damaging accident. The at-fault driver is likely to face prosecution as well.

Easton & Easton will carefully review the details of your recent accident, identify the party or parties responsible for your damages, and advise you on the best way to ensure their accountability.

It’s important to remember that the state enforces a pure comparative fault rule, meaning multiple parties could share fault for damages listed in a civil claim. Multiple defendants may share liability, but it is also possible for a plaintiff to be partially at fault as well. If a plaintiff bears comparative fault, they lose a portion of their case award equal to their fault percentage. Therefore, any car accident victim concerned about partial liability needs legal counsel they can trust to help them minimize any comparative liability they are assigned in their case.

Recovery From Your Car Accident

State law requires all drivers to have auto insurance that includes at least $5,000 in property damage liability coverage, at least $15,000 in bodily injury liability coverage for a single person, and a minimum of $30,000 in total accident bodily injury liability coverage. These coverage amounts might seem like enough to cover the full scope of damage resulting from an accident, but the damages a plaintiff incurs from a serious crash are likely to exceed the defendant’s insurance coverage.

The Moreno Valley car accident attorneys at Easton & Easton will help you maximize the compensation you obtain from the at-fault driver’s insurance. When you have remaining losses their insurance can’t cover and/or have experienced permanent harm, you need legal representation you can trust to guide you through the process of filing a civil claim for damages.

If successful with your personal injury case, you could recover compensation for immediate and long-term economic damages like medical expenses, ongoing treatment costs, lost wages, and lost future earning potential. You also have the right to recover compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced, and your attorney will advise you as to what would be a suitable amount.

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Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

Q: Is It Worth Hiring a Moreno Valley Car Accident Attorney?

A: Hiring legal counsel you can trust provides several important benefits after a car accident in the Moreno Valley area. You can rest and focus on recovery while your legal team handles your auto insurance claim and personal injury claim on your behalf, keeping you updated on the progress of all your recovery efforts until you reach a suitable outcome. The right attorney can significantly improve the final results you reach, potentially uncovering more recovery channels than you initially recognized.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Moreno Valley Car Accident Attorney?

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton understand that the average person cannot pay expensive legal fees out of pocket while contending with the economic effects of their accidents. We use a contingency fee system to bill our clients, taking a percentage of a client’s case award as our fee, but only if and when we win their case. There are no upfront legal fees and no risk to you if we cannot secure a case award on your behalf.

Q: How Soon Should I Speak to a Moreno Valley Car Accident Attorney After a Crash?

A: Address your immediate medical needs and make sure the accident has been properly reported to the authorities. You have a very limited time in which to file an auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver’s policy, and it is always best to consult legal counsel before doing so. Your legal team can ensure you receive appropriate compensation from the insurance company and calculate any outstanding losses to include in a subsequent personal injury claim.

Q: How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

A: State law permits you to seek full compensation for all the economic losses you suffered because of the actions of the defendant, and you also have the right to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced. Many variables can influence the total potential value of any personal injury claim. For an accurate analysis of the compensation that could be available in your case, it’s best to consult an experienced Moreno Valley car accident attorney.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have helped many clients in the southern part of the state recover from car accidents, guiding them through difficult insurance claims and multifaceted personal injury cases to ensure maximum recovery for their losses. We know you probably have lots of pressing legal questions, and our team can provide the guidance and support you require to approach all of the recovery efforts you attempt with greater confidence and peace of mind. Contact our team today and schedule a consultation with a Moreno Valley car accident attorney you can trust with your recovery.

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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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CLIENTS SAY

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!!

Caila Dean

Ive used them twice and never been disappointed

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…

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!

Ericka P.

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