Costa Mesa Car Accidents

Costa Mesa Car Accident Lawyers

Even the most responsible drivers can get into serious accidents. There is simply no foolproof way to account for all the other drivers on the road who fall asleep at the wheel, drive drunk, speed through red lights or believe a text message deserves their attention more than the road. These accidents can cause you and your family both physical and emotional pain. It may seem like your life as you know it in Costa Mesa, California, will never be the same again.

At Easton & Easton, our family is always ready to help you and your own family overcome the obstacles that arise from these incidents. By hiring a Costa Mesa auto accident lawyer from our firm, you improve your chances of presenting a convincing case and getting the compensation you deserve to move forward.

The Most Important Actions After a Crash

Many people who survive car crashes are incapacitated. You may have been trapped in your vehicle while the at-fault driver fled the scene. Maybe the person stopped to help, but you blacked out and awoke in a hospital room. In these instances, it is virtually impossible for you to do anything immediately after the accident. If, however, you are responsive and well, remember the following tips.

Check for Injuries

Are you or any of your passengers hurt? Note that you generally need a medical examination and a few days to get a good answer to this question. Injuries sometimes do not present themselves immediately due to the rush of adrenaline. If possible, check to see if any occupants in the other vehicle suffered injuries. Offer assistance where you can. If you are injured, consider your options carefully and always seek medical attention.

Get Information

The other driver often feels just as shaken up by what happened as you do, so you may need to keep things on track. Collect as much information as you can, including contact information and insurance information. Take photos of the damage and get a picture of the license plates. Taking shots of the surroundings can also prove helpful. You may get pictures of future witnesses as well as current road conditions.

Seek Legal Counsel

When you speak with the police officer, insurance companies or even the driver of the other vehicle, anything you say can and may be used against you when you seek a settlement. Because of this, try to say as little as possible until you speak to your Costa Mesa car accident attorney at Easton & Easton. Avoid giving any official or written statements until then.

The Investigative Process

When clients present us with a case, we do our own research. Leaving it all up to police officers and insurance companies alone to conduct the investigation means stones go unturned. We visit the location, request reports, interview witnesses and even recreate the scene with imagery to get an idea of what happened and why.

We do this because winning a case depends heavily on providing proof of the following:

How the accident happened

Who was responsible for the incident that led to the accident

Why the person performed that action

The Orange County Motor Vehicle Accident Cases We Handle

No motor vehicle case is too small or too complex for our Costa Mesa car accident lawyers. If you are entitled to compensation and we believe you have a claim, we are willing to fight for you to get every dollar. Here are some of the many types of cases we’ve tackled and which we’re willing to fight on your behalf:

Passenger Vehicle Accidents: These involve a wide range of possibilities but generally include cars, trucks and other enclosed vehicles that can seat two or more people. Highway pileups, head-on collisions and hit-and-runs are among the most dangerous in this category.

Motorcycle Accidents: Most motorcycle riders are responsible, but there are some who weave in and out of traffic, make turns without warning and fail to follow road rules. While they are the greatest risk to themselves, they can cause harm to passenger vehicle drivers as well.

Truck Accidents: Unfortunately, many car accidents involve commercial trucks. These are among the most dangerous and survivors tend to suffer severe injuries. Truck accidents tragically often result in deaths, which can lead to wrongful death claims as well.

The Compensation Value Our Clients Receive

Every case is different. Even if your injury or case closely resembles someone else’s, there is no guarantee that you will receive the same compensation. Even so, similar cases provide a starting point for you to get an idea of what lies ahead. The settlement value for our car accident cases can range from thousands to millions depending on the facts of the case.

One recent case involved a 55-year-old man with no children and no wife. His surviving heirs were his two elderly parents, who were not dependent on him for economic support. Consequently, the insurance company initially believed the claim to only be worth $250,000 at most. Nonetheless, we were able to show that these two elderly parents had a particularly special and unique bond with their son, causing the insurance company to seek an early mediation where the case settled for $2,750,000.

In another recent case, we represented a woman who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a t-bone automobile collision. She hired our firm more than 3 years after the accident after firing her first lawyer, who tried to settle the case for just $25,000. Fortunately, the insurance company had not accepted the prior attorneys paltry settlement offer. Less than six months later, we obtained $1.25 million for our client— 50 times what the first lawyer had offered to accept. Proving one again that quality legal representation can make all the difference in an auto accident recovery.

The Best Law Firm for You

If you want to work with a legal team that genuinely cares, you’ve come to the right place. Our Costa Mesa auto accident attorneys are so committed to serving you that we accept no legal fees unless we win your case. Because we take on those risks on your behalf, you get to focus more on your recovery instead of finances.

También hablamos español. So, if you feel more comfortable expressing yourself in Spanish, we are willing and able to cater to your needs. In fact, we go above and beyond for all our clients. We travel to hospital beds, visit clients at their homes and do much of the legwork on your behalf.

Does this sound like the kind of service you want for your Costa Mesa car accident case? Reach out to us at Easton & Easton to schedule a free consultation.

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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.

Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer | Costa Mesa Auto Accident Attorney | Catastrophic Injuries

“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.”

Partner W. Douglas Easton

What Our
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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