Moreno Valley Personal Injury Lawyer

Moreno Valley Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injuries occur every day throughout California in various ways, often resulting in expensive economic losses, painful injuries, and many legal questions for those involved. A “personal injury” is any incident in which one party’s negligence or misconduct directly results in harm to another party. A personal injury could be an illness, a physical injury, an economic loss, or a combination of various damages. The determining factor as to whether an injury qualifies as a “personal injury” and grounds for a civil suit is if another party is directly responsible for causing it.

Helping Moreno Valley, CA, Clients Recover From Their Personal Injuries With Confidence

If you or someone you love is struggling in the aftermath of an injury caused by someone else, a Moreno Valley personal injury attorney will help you understand your options for legal recourse and compile an effective civil suit against them. Depending on the scope and severity of your damages, you could be legally entitled to claim far more compensation than you initially expected. Easton & Easton has a team of California attorneys with years of experience handling personal injury cases for clients in Moreno Valley and surrounding communities of Southern California. Our team will help you identify the various routes of compensation available to you and maximize your recovery to the fullest extent possible under California law.

Benefits of Hiring a Moreno Valley Personal Injury Attorney

It is technically possible for the victim of a personal injury to represent themselves in their recovery efforts. For example, they may have the ability to file an insurance claim after a personal injury from a car accident and may even manage to compile the foundation of a civil suit when insurance can’t fully cover their losses. It may be technically possible to win a personal injury case on your own without an attorney, but actually accomplishing this would be far more difficult than the claimant expects.

When you hire a reliable and experienced Moreno Valley personal injury attorney to handle your civil claim for damages, you will be able to rest and recover with peace of mind knowing your case is in capable and trustworthy hands. Instead of attempting to meet all of your case’s procedural deadlines while struggling with your medical needs, you can have your attorney manage your civil court proceedings on your behalf so you can recover with peace of mind.

Ultimately, hiring the right attorney can determine whether you win your personal injury suit in California. This legal team can also secure far more compensation than you could have expected to obtain on your own. The team at Easton & Easton has years of professional experience handling complex personal injury claims on behalf of Moreno Valley area clients, and we are confident in our team’s ability to guide you to a positive conclusion regarding your personal injury case.

For more than 25 years, attorney Douglas Easton has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Commonly Reported Personal Injuries in Moreno Valley, CA

Everyone faces the risk of sustaining various injuries every day. Some personal injuries happen in the home, and others occur in California workplaces. Many happen in shared publicly accessible areas like roads, shopping centers, and commercial properties open to the public. Some of the most common injuries that lead to personal injury claims in California include:

  • Motor vehicle crashes. Throughout the United States, car accidents continue to be a chief cause of accidental injuries and deaths each year. Easton & Easton can assist a client in filing their auto insurance claim against an at-fault driver. When this isn’t enough to fully compensate for their losses, they have the right to start a personal injury claim.
  • Premises liability. Property owners must ensure their properties are safe for all lawful visitors. This applies to private residential property owners and owners of commercial properties open for business with the public. If a property owner failed to address a foreseeable safety issue on their property and a lawful guest or visitor suffered a slip and fall, the property owner bears fault under California’s premises liability statutes.
  • Defective products. The manufacturer bears fault under California’s product liability law when an unreasonably dangerous and/or defective consumer product causes an injury. Your Moreno Valley personal injury attorney will assist you in proving how the product in question is defective and how it’s responsible for your damages.
  • Dog attacks. Dogs are popular pets in California, but they can also inflict severe injuries to people, often unexpectedly. If another person’s dog bites or otherwise hurts you in Moreno Valley, the strict liability statute applies, and the dog’s owner is responsible for your damages.

These are only a few examples of how personal injury cases can arise in southern California. It is also possible for civil claims for damages to unfold in tandem with criminal proceedings filed by the state. If a defendant caused your personal injury through illegal and/or intentionally harmful misconduct, they are likely to face prosecution from the state in addition to civil liability for your damages.

For example, if a drunk driver hurt you in a car accident, they would face criminal prosecution for violation of California’s law against driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. You would have the right to file an insurance claim against them for some initial recovery, and you can proceed with a personal injury claim to recover any losses insurance can’t compensate. The criminal court may also award restitution, or you may receive punitive damages at the discretion of the judge handling your civil case. Ultimately, a personal injury claim can very easily escalate into a complex series of legal proceedings depending on how and why the injury happened.

Proving Fault for a Moreno Valley Personal Injury

It is also possible for liability for a personal injury to be a hotly contested issue, and California’s pure comparative negligence law could come into play. Liability for some personal injuries is clear. For example, a traffic camera recording could clearly show a defendant speeding and causing a negligent collision with your vehicle. However, liability isn’t as easy to discern in other cases, and it is also possible for a defendant to claim a plaintiff bears partial responsibility for their own damages.

Under the pure comparative negligence rule, a plaintiff may still receive compensation for their damages if they bear partial fault for causing those damages. However, they lose a part of their final compensation equal to their percentage of fault. For example, if a judge finds a plaintiff 10% at fault in a $100,000 civil suit, they will lose $10,000 or 10% of the case award to reflect their shared liability. If you have any concerns about bearing partial fault for your recent personal injury, it is crucial to speak with an attorney you can trust as quickly as possible.

Most personal injury claims revolve around acts of negligence. The term “negligence” can apply to a lack of reasonable care in a specific situation or a failure to uphold a specific duty of care. Your Moreno Valley personal injury attorney will be instrumental in gathering the evidence needed to accurately identify the defendant and prove their actions directly resulted in your damages.

Dealing With Insurance Companies After Personal Injuries in California

If your recent injury happened in a motor vehicle accident, auto insurance is likely to be your first recovery option. California enforces a fault-based system for resolving vehicle accidents, and an at-fault driver absorbs liability for all damages they cause to other drivers. As a result, your auto insurance claim could offer expedient compensation for some of your immediate damages, such as hospital bills and vehicle repair costs.

Unfortunately, dealing with insurance companies can be very frustrating. Insurance company representatives typically look for all reasons they can find to reduce claim settlements or outright deny claims for coverage. Working with an experienced Moreno Valley personal injury attorney will make any insurance claims you must file after a personal injury much easier. In addition, your attorney can correspond with insurance company representatives on your behalf and ensure you receive a fair settlement.

Once you have exhausted available insurance coverage, your attorney can calculate your remaining losses to include in a personal injury suit against the at-fault driver. However, if an at-fault driver has no auto insurance, or if the insurance coverage does not apply to the personal injury you experienced, a personal injury lawsuit may be your only viable option for recovering compensation for your damages.

Compensation for Moreno Valley, CA, Personal Injuries

The personal injury statutes of California uphold that the plaintiff in a personal injury suit has the right to seek full repayment of all economic losses suffered because of a defendant’s negligence or misconduct. Additionally, a plaintiff may claim pain and suffering compensation that reflects the severity of their experience. The claimable damages in your upcoming personal injury case may include:

  • Medical treatment costs. If the defendant in your case caused you to develop an illness or inflicted a physical injury on you or a loved one, they bear responsibility for all medical expenses your family incurs because of their actions. This includes medical expenses immediately following a personal injury and any ongoing medical treatment costs necessary for managing severe injuries.
  • Lost income. If your personal injury prevents you from working until you recover, you can hold the defendant accountable for your lost income and/or any accrued paid time off you were forced to use after your injury.
  • Lost future income. When a plaintiff develops a permanent disability or medical condition from a personal injury, they may not be able to return to their previous job or return to work at all. In this situation, the defendant is liable for the future income the victim would have reasonably expected to earn if their injury had not occurred.

Economic damages like these are generally proven with the appropriate documentation. However, non-economic damages like pain and suffering are more difficult to calculate. The amount a plaintiff can recover in pain and suffering compensation depends on the severity of their injury and what long-term or permanent effects they face from it. Your Moreno Valley personal injury attorney is the best resource to consult to determine appropriate pain and suffering compensation in your civil suit.

It’s important to remember that legal counsel you can trust is especially important if you or someone you love has suffered any type of catastrophic injury. A “catastrophic” injury is any injury resulting in permanent harm, such as a cognitive impairment or physical disability. When a defendant is responsible for causing severe damages like these, the plaintiff must have legal counsel who can help them fully explore every available channel of compensation. Catastrophic injuries often require extensive ongoing medical treatment, painful recovery, and a need for daily in-home medical supervision and assistance with everyday household tasks. These injuries also take a heavy psychological toll on victims.

What to Expect From Your Moreno Valley Personal Injury Attorney

Time is a crucial concern for anyone who intends to pursue a personal injury claim in California. The state imposes a two-year statute of limitations or time limit for filing your personal injury suit. This may seem like more than enough time to initiate your legal proceedings, but it is always best to work quickly for the best chances of success in your recovery efforts.

Connecting with a reliable Moreno Valley personal injury attorney as quickly as possible after an injury significantly improves your chances of recovering as fully as state law allows. When you choose Easton & Easton to handle your personal injury suit in Moreno Valley, you can expect personalized legal counsel through all stages of your case. We’ll help you gather the evidence needed to firmly establish liability for your damages. We may also uncover channels of recovery you may have overlooked, enhancing your final case award substantially.

Our goal in every personal injury case we accept is to help our clients fully understand all of their rights and legal options under California law and to guide them efficiently to satisfying conclusions in their cases. Of course, we’ll strive to settle your personal injury claim as quickly as possible, but if your case must be resolved through litigation, you can count on our team to represent you in court.

Moreno Valley Injury Lawyers FAQs

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Receive for My Recent Personal Injury?

A: California state law provides broad flexibility for plaintiffs to recover their damages in personal injury claims, and there are many possible variables that may influence your final recovery. An experienced Moreno Valley personal injury attorney will provide an estimate of your case’s total potential value.

Q: Is It Worth Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Moreno Valley?

A: You may wonder if the time and expense required to pursue a personal injury case would justify the cost of hiring an attorney and filing it. If you’re unsure whether you should proceed with a personal injury claim, it’s a good idea to consult an experienced Moreno Valley personal injury attorney. Easton & Easton can review the details of your case, determine the potential compensation you could recover, and help you understand the challenges you are likely to face in your recovery efforts.

Q: Will I Need to Go to Court for a Personal Injury Case?

A: Most civil claims for damages filed in California are settled privately outside of court. When the parties involved in a civil dispute are willing to negotiate and compromise, they can reach mutually agreeable settlements much faster than litigation would take to conclude. They also both have more control over the final terms of their settlement, whereas a judge has the final say on every aspect of the case in litigation. Your Moreno Valley personal injury attorney will help you streamline your case and avoid protracted litigation as much as possible.

Q: How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost in California?

A: It’s natural to worry about the potential legal fees you face when you are already struggling with medical expenses and the inability to work after a personal injury. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your claim, we will not charge any upfront legal fees for our representation, and you will only be responsible for a legal fee once we win your case. Our contingency fee comes out of your final case award as a percentage, ensuring you have the legal counsel you need to secure the compensation you deserve.

Q: Do I Really Need to Hire a Moreno Valley Personal Injury Attorney?

A: While there is no formal requirement to hire legal counsel for a civil suit in California, doing so dramatically increases your chances of success with the claim. You are also more likely to maximize the compensation you secure from the defendant with an attorney’s help. In addition, Easton & Easton can thoroughly review the details of how your recent personal injury happened and uncover every channel of compensation available in your claim.

Easton & Easton has a team of experienced Moreno Valley personal injury attorneys ready to provide the comprehensive legal representation you need to confidently navigate your impending personal injury case. If you believe another party is responsible for your recent injury and need legal counsel to help you hold them accountable, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with a Moreno Valley personal injury attorney.

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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!

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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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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

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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

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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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