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What expenses can pile up after a minor car accident?

Orange County drivers should understand the risks of being involved in an accident when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle. According to data from the insurance industry, on average, a driver will file claims related to motor vehicle accidents about once every 18 years. Moreover, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that over 10 million auto accidents occur in the United States every year, which comes out to more than 27,000 per day. Again, this highlights the risk of any average driver being involved in an accident on any given day.

California firefighter charged after fatal car accident

The public relies on emergency responders when bad things happen, but that doesn't necessarily mean that emergency responders are infallible. A drunk driving fatality in Yuba County underscores the fact that the people who put their lives on the line every day can be as fallible as those they help.

Good Samaritan may have been factor in fatal Irvine accident

An auto accident usually happens due to recklessness or negligence, and those who are injured or killed are often innocent bystanders who also happen to be traveling the same road. There are times, however, when people with good intentions put themselves and others in harm's way.

Safety officials set date for back-up camera requirement

The National High Traffic Safety Administration has finally enacted a long-awaited regulation that will require all new model cars to be equipped with back-up cameras. This will include all cars, trucks, and buses. For some reason trailers, which can and do pose a serious safety risk when backing up, are exempt from the rule.

Data shows slight decline in fatal pedestrian traffic accidents

Data from the first part of 2013 suggests that a recent trend of increasing traffic fatalities for pedestrians may be reversing. In a review of accident data by the Governors Highway Safety Association there was an 8.7 percent decrease in pedestrian death in the first part of 2013 when compared with the same time period during the previous year. To be more precise, in the first part of last year there were 1,985 pedestrian deaths while the first half of 2012 involved 2,175 fatal pedestrian accidents. Data for the second half of 2013 is not yet available.

Questions remain in fatal California DUI crash

A woman has been arrested in connection with a wrong-way car crash that killed six people in California. The woman is a 21-year-old mother of one who was said to have been going about 100 miles per hour while traveling eastbound on the westbound lane of the highway when the crash occurred. The woman suffered from some serious injuries as well and was hospitalized following the crash.

Field sobriety testing ineffective when it comes to pot

The field sobriety test has an 88 percent success rate at identifying drivers who are under the influence of alcohol but only a 30 percent success rate for those who are under the influence of marijuana. The different effects of THC on the body when compared with alcohol and other types of drugs is the main culprit here, leaving police without the proper tools to identify those who are a potential safety hazard to others.

Advocates push regulators to address car service liability

In our last post we discussed a fatal accident that occurred in California recently. The accident involved a child who was at an intersection and a driver of a private taxi. The family of the girl who died in the crash has decided to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the company he worked with, Uber, which connects passengers with commercial drivers via a smartphone application.

California family seeks damages from Uber after crash

A California family is asking for damages for the wrongful death of their six-year-old daughter who was hit and killed by a commercial driver. The driver is an independent contractor for the smartphone app Uber, which helps people call a private car or taxi to pick them up. The family says that at the time of the crash the driver was using the Uber application to see if there were any requests for a ride in his area and that as a result the company should be held responsible for the crash.

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    best lawyers | Best law firms | US news | 2019 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.
    Los | Angeles | Times 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"
    The National trial lawyers | top 100 trial lawyers 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.
    10 best 2015 Client satisfaction | 10 best law firms | American institute of personal injury attorneys 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.
  • TopVerdict.com | Top 50 US Verdicts | Personal Injury | California| 2016 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.
    super lawyers 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.
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  • Top rated lawyers AV | Av preeminent Martindale hubbell lawyer ratings 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.
    10 best 2015 client satisfaction | American institute of personal injury attorneys 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.
    American board of trial advocate | Orange county chapter 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.
    The National trial lawyers | top 40 under 40 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.
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    National association of distinguished counsel | Nations top one percent | NADC 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.
    Attorney Cover Feature | Law firm of the month | 2015 Easton & Easton was featured in 2015 on the cover of Orange County Attorney Journal with an in-depth 5 page article about the Easton family’s success fighting for justice for their clients. Click here to read the article.
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