Orange County Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Orange County Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

The human body is capable of incredible levels of self-healing. Injuries can be repaired over time, and illnesses can fade thanks to the body’s immune system. However, not every structure of the body can repair itself. The spinal cord is a prime example; any injury to the cord is permanent. Worse, the spinal cord is one of the most critical neurological structures of the body. An Orange County spinal cord injury lawyer can help if you have sustained this type of injury.

Orange County Paraplegia & Quadriplegia Injury Attorneys

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most traumatic injuries that a human being can suffer. These injuries can result from any traumatic incident, but most commonly in the form of car and motorcycle accidents or serious slip and fall accidents. Because the spinal cord is the pathway by which the brain communicates with the rest of the body, injuries to the nerves in the spinal cord can be especially catastrophic and can impact the entire body.

In addition, because these types of personal injuries in Orange County can have such a drastic impact on all functions of the body, the associated medical costs for surgery, other treatments, therapy, and rehabilitation can be extremely high. For this reason, these injuries are usually life-changing for the victim, as well as the family members charged with the care of the victim. Where this situation has been forced upon a victim through the negligence of another, it is important that the victim have the help of skillful spinal cord injury attorneys who are experienced with these types of cases and who will act with compassion and consideration to the plight of the victim and the victim’s family.

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Serious Spinal Cord Injuries Attorney in Orange County, CA

At Easton & Easton, LLP, our Orange County spinal cord injury attorneys have years of experience in handling these types of cases and can help you or a family member find the crucial medical aid that is needed in order to address a serious spinal cord injury and also prove the damages of such an injury at trial or for the purposes of settlement.

At Easton & Easton, LLP, our years of experience allow us to seamlessly assess and coordinate medical care to make certain the full extent of our clients’ injuries are identified, treated, and provable. So, if you need assistance finding an experienced doctor who will treat your symptoms aggressively, we can help.

We understand the tricks, stratagems, and defenses the insurance companies and their attorneys use to defeat or minimize a claim, and at Easton & Easton, LLP we utilize our experience, skill, and dedication to make certain our clients do not fall victim to the insurance companies’ tricks and stratagems.

Please call an Orange County paraplegia and quadraplegia injury lawyer at 800-461-8259 for a free initial consultation. If we do not take your case, there is no charge.

Claiming Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury in Orange County

The main objective of any personal injury claim is to hold a defendant accountable for their actions and secure compensation for the damages they caused. A plaintiff in a spinal cord injury case is likely able to claim various economic damages, which can be proven with the correct documentation. The plaintiff must establish causation for all their claimed damages, meaning they must prove they occurred only because of the defendant’s actions.

Your Orange County spinal cord injury lawyer can help recover compensation for all medical expenses related to your injury. This includes both immediate medical treatment costs following the accident you experienced as well as future medical costs you are likely to incur for rehabilitation and management of your symptoms. You can also claim lost income and lost earning power if your injury prevents you from returning to work in the future.

A spinal cord injury can be physically and psychologically damaging, and the victim has the right to seek compensation for their pain and suffering along with their economic losses. There is no limit to how much you can claim in a personal injury case, with the sole exception of medical malpractice claims. State law caps pain and suffering compensation for plaintiffs in these cases, but there is no limit for all other types of personal injury claims.

While you may grasp the immediately recognizable damages for your claim, the average plaintiff is likely to struggle when it comes to accurately calculating projected future economic damages and determining appropriate pain and suffering compensation to seek from the defendant in their case. When you choose Easton & Easton to handle your case, we will do everything we can to maximize your total compensation as much as state law allows.

3 Things You Should Know After A Spinal Cord Injury Has Occurred

Pay close attention to the symptoms you experience in your neck, back and extremities immediately after the incident, as well as several days after the incident.

If you experience any pain in your neck or back or any of the symptoms mentioned in this article, seek immediate medical attention from a physician experience in handling neck and back injuries.

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

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Cervical Fusion Caused By Rear-End Auto Accident

In 2015, Easton & Easton acquired $1,250,000 for a client who had been t-boned and suffered a 2 centimeter (20mm) disc herniation at C5-6, requiring a Cervical Fusion. After the first 3 months of positive recovery post-Fusion, our client began smoking again (as she had strictly been told not to do by her physician) and soon thereafter began to experience pain and radicular complaints. She was diagnosed with Pseudoarthrosis and loosening of the prior Fusion hardware and was advised to undergo a revision of the Cervical Fusion.

At the time of attending a mediation shortly before trial, our client had incurred $48,965.03 in medical bills related to the accident, but still had not undergone the repeat Fusion Surgery. Not surprisingly, the Defendants argued that our client was responsible for the need for the revision surgery because she had resumed smoking, which potentially caused the Fusion to fail. Nonetheless, we were able to convince them that a jury would disagree and we negotiated a mediated settlement of $1,250,000 for our client.

This is just one example of the types of cases our firm regularly handles in Orange County. We have the experience needed to not only assist you in firmly establishing liability for your damages but also in maximizing your recovery. With our assistance, you will be more likely to win your case and enhance your final case award as much as state law allows.

You have a relatively short time in which to pursue recovery from your losses, and the sooner you connect with an attorney you can trust, the more likely you will be to succeed with your recovery efforts. The attorneys at Easton & Easton can provide comprehensive and compassionate legal counsel for all stages of legal recourse you must pursue to recover full compensation for your losses. We can answer your most pressing legal questions so you can approach your case with peace of mind.


Q: Are All Spinal Cord Injuries Permanent?

A: Yes. Any injury to the spinal cord is permanent as this structure of the body cannot repair itself. The scope and severity of a spinal cord injury generally depend on the location of the injury on the victim’s spine. An injury higher on the spine will negatively affect the body more than an injury lower on the spine. Loss of sensation, reduced mobility, and paralysis are common long-term effects of spinal cord injuries.

Q: How Do I Prove Fault for a Personal Injury?

A: Success with your personal injury claim will require evidence showing exactly how your injury occurred and identifying the party or parties responsible for causing it. Your Orange County spinal cord injury lawyer can help gather crucial evidence and witness testimony to support your claim. They can also assist you in proving the full extent of the damages you can claim from the party who caused the injury.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case in Orange County, CA?

A: If you plan to file any type of personal injury claim in Orange County, California, you must file your case with the court within two years of the injury. This statute of limitations applies to almost all personal injury cases with few exceptions. If you are not able to immediately determine the exact cause of an injury, then this changes to some degree. Your statute of limitations begins when you discovered that someone else is responsible for causing you harm.

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

A: Hiring an experienced Orange County spinal cord injury lawyer is one of the most effective ways to enhance your final case award to the fullest possible extent. Your attorney can not only streamline your proceedings and reduce the time it takes for you to receive compensation, but they may also uncover avenues of recovery you did not realize were available to you. They will also know how to maximize the pain and suffering compensation you secure with your claim.

Q: What Happens If I Partially Caused My Personal Injury?

A: It is possible for an investigation into a personal injury claim to reveal that the plaintiff shares fault with the defendant for causing the damages cited in the claim. If this applies to your case, your compensation could be affected to reflect your shared liability. Under the state’s pure comparative fault rule, there is no fault threshold that bars a plaintiff from recovering compensation for their damages.

Ultimately, a spinal cord injury is one of the worst injuries anyone can suffer, and virtually every spinal cord injury entails some level of long-term or permanent damage. If you are unsure how to recover your losses after another party has caused a spinal cord injury, we can help. Contact Easton & Easton today to arrange your free consultation with an Orange County spinal cord injury lawyer to learn more about the legal services we provide.

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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.

Top Rated Lawyers AV Preeminent

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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“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! 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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Ive used them twice and never been disappointed. Read more…

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… 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…

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. Read more…

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. 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!

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!

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