Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrians inherently face risks any time they walk in busy metropolitan areas. While most drivers yield to pedestrians and follow traffic signals as required, some unfortunately do not, and any time a driver hits a pedestrian, the victim could suffer catastrophic harm. If you or a loved one recently sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, you need to speak with an Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer right away.

Holding Drivers Accountable for Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County, CA

The team at Easton & Easton has the experience needed to handle the toughest personal injury cases in Orange County, and our firm is ready to provide the support you need for your impending pedestrian accident case. If a driver hits you while you are walking, they are liable for all resulting damages. You have the right to file a claim against their auto insurance and a personal injury suit when their insurance can’t cover your losses.

Our firm has decades of professional experience in personal injury law and can assist you in ensuring accountability for your damages. We can help prove liability, gather the evidence needed to show exactly how an accident happened, and assist you in proving the full extent of your claimable losses. You may be entitled to a larger recovery than you expect, and our team will do everything we can to maximize the compensation you secure from the at-fault driver.

When Rideshare Drivers Cause Pedestrian Accident in Orange County, CA

Any driver can potentially cause a pedestrian accident, but in recent years, rideshare drivers have caused an increasing number of these incidents throughout Orange County.  When a rideshare car or taxi hits a pedestrian, the consequences can be severe. Pedestrians often experience very serious injuries in accidents, including head injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. The road to recovery can be long and difficult. At Easton & Easton, we can help.

Attorneys at our Orange County, California, law firm have extensive trial experience, which we use to achieve the best possible results in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are dedicated to achieving full and fair compensation for pedestrian accident victims and their families.

Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

3 Things You Should Know After An Automobile Accident in Orange County, CA

Get the contact and insurance information of the other driver.

Do not talk to the insurance company or give a written or recorded statement to the insurance company without talking to the Easton & Easton, LLP.

Call Easton & Easton, LLP as soon as possible so we can advise you what to do next.

Dedicated To Collecting Full And Fair Compensation For You After A Pedestrian Accident

What does full and fair compensation mean? It means getting you compensation for your damaged vehicle, missed work, medical bills, and for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced. It also means getting you compensation for future expenses you might incur, like ongoing treatment or continuing pain that you might experience later in life because of an injury now.

These damages aren’t always obvious right away. That’s why it’s a mistake to settle your pedestrian accident too soon and for too little. As lawyers, we can protect your best interests. We make sure the insurance companies that cover rideshare services and their drivers do not take advantage of you after you’ve been injured.

Our Injury Attorneys Handle Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Rideshare Drivers

While lots of drivers cause tragic pedestrian accidents each year, Rideshare drivers can be more prone to causing pedestrian accidents because they face a great deal of financial pressure to pick up passengers on a schedule and to get them to places within certain time limits. They often rush while driving to ensure that they get a specific ride, sometimes while also distracted by the app itself. They must also give their attention to the app on their smartphone while they are trolling for new rides, which can be a serious distraction.

Drivers are also called into dense pedestrian areas fairly frequently, picking up intoxicated passengers after bars close or on the way home from a club, for example. They drive directly into areas full of pedestrians and may not always take the proper precautions.

Drivers are also distracted by their own passengers. Rideshare drivers spend time interacting with the people in their cars, and it can take away from the focus they have on the roads. When our law firm handles pedestrian accident cases, we look for the signs of distracted driving and hold drivers accountable for the personal injuries they caused in Orange County.

Rideshare companies are required to have insurance that works in conjunction with a rideshare driver’s personal auto insurance. If you were hurt by a rideshare driver, you will likely need to file a claim against the driver’s personal policy before you can claim against the rideshare company’s policy. Additionally, even if you succeed with both of these claims, you may have outstanding damages you can recover only through a personal injury suit.

Recovery From a Pedestrian Accident in Orange County

Your first challenge in recovering from a pedestrian accident in Orange County is identifying the driver responsible for the accident. Once identified, you can hold them accountable with an auto insurance claim. Every driver in the state is required to have auto insurance that meets basic coverage requirements. If their insurance alone can’t fully cover your losses, all remaining damages must be recovered with a personal injury suit.

Under California personal injury law, the defendant is fully responsible for the entirety of the economic losses they inflicted on the defendant. This includes both immediately noticeable economic damages as well as those projected for the future, such as the anticipated ongoing medical treatment the victim will require. They may also claim pain and suffering compensation, and there is no limit to the amount they can seek under the law.

If you suffered any permanent damage from the accident, the pain and suffering compensation you secure from the at-fault driver could easily overshadow the compensation you obtain for your economic losses. Your attorney can help determine a fair amount to claim based on the overall severity of your injuries and your projected recovery time.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your case, you will have a responsive legal advocate ready to assist you with every step of your recovery process until you secure the compensation you legally deserve for your damages. Our goal is to help you get fair compensation for the injuries and suffering you’ve endured. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can begin working on your case.


Q: What Damages Can I Claim After a Pedestrian Accident in Orange County?

A: If you are able to prove that another party is directly responsible for causing your recent pedestrian accident, they are liable for the entire scope of your resulting damages. Medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering are all claimable under the state’s personal injury law. Your Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer can estimate your case’s total potential value.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Orange County?

A: If you intend to file any type of personal injury claim, you must do so within the statute of limitations, or the time limit assigned by state law. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in the state is two years, starting on the date an incident occurs. If you do not file your claim within this timeframe, you lose your chance to recover compensation from whoever caused the accident.

Q: Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for Their Accident?

A: Yes, it is possible for an investigation to reveal that a pedestrian is partially liable for their damages if they contributed to causing the accident. California upholds the pure comparative fault rule, so there is no threshold of fault that bars a plaintiff from claiming compensation for their damages. Whatever percentage of fault is assigned to them is taken from their case award as a penalty.

Q: Will I Win More Compensation if I Hire an Attorney for My Case?

A: Hiring legal counsel is one of the most effective ways to enhance your final case award after a serious accident. Your Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer will know how to uncover every channel of compensation available to you, potentially revealing damages you did not realize you could claim. You are also more likely to resolve your case more quickly when you have legal counsel, which shortens the time you must contend with your economic losses.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

A: The team at Easton & Easton can take your personal injury case on a contingency fee basis. This means you will pay our firm a fee only if and when we win your case, and your fee will be a percentage of the total compensation recovered from the defendant. Our firm charges no fee at all if we are unable to obtain compensation for you, so there is no risk of paying more for representation than you secure for your damages.

Contact Pedestrian Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation About Your Case

To talk with one of our attorneys about your accident, contact us online or call (714) 850-4590 for a free and confidential consultation. Lawyers at our Orange County law firm handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on contingency, so there is no fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.

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Accredited Business Bbb Rating A+

The superior client service Easton & Easton provides has earned the firm an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Best Law Firms Orange County 2020

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.

Reader's Choice 2019 Best Law Firm

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.

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.

The Best Lawyers in America

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.

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in 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

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.

10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms in all of Southern California

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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Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for 2015

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.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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.

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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

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

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 Top 40 Trial Lawyers 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.

Avvo Rating Top Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Top One Percent

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! Read more…

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!! Read more…
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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… Read more…

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! Read more…

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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. Read more…

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!!


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!

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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 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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