Summerlin Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Summerlin Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Few things can be as infuriating, terrifying, and painful as dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury. You may be feeling somewhat isolated, like the world as you know it has betrayed you. Those feelings are normal, and it can be difficult to move past them. One way to try is to ensure that those responsible for your injury are held accountable.

If you have experienced a catastrophic injury in Summerlin, you may want to reach out to a Summerlin catastrophic injury lawyer to recover compensatory damages.

Summerlin Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

How Do I Know If My Injury Is Catastrophic?

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you will no doubt be fully aware of it. A catastrophic injury is a form of personal injury that is often permanent, life-altering, and destructive. It can and often does completely change your quality of life for the worse, causing you long-term physical and/or psychological damage that can be very difficult to move past. It will likely get in the way of your ability to seek and maintain gainful employment.

Proving negligence as the primary cause of your catastrophic injury is no easy task. It can take quite some time to gather evidence that proves said negligence. If you can prove any negligent behavior, you will likely be able to pursue compensatory damages against the negligent party. However, in addition to providing evidence that the negligent behavior did, in fact, occur, you will also have to prove the following criteria:

  • A certain duty of care was owed to the plaintiff by the defendant.
  • The negligent behavior engaged in by the defendant breached that duty of care.
  • That breach caused the catastrophic injury to occur.
  • The catastrophic injury at hand has caused the plaintiff a multitude of health problems, including physical, emotional, and/or psychological distress and pain.

Different Forms of Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries can result in extreme medical situations, including paralysis, disfigurement, traumatic impairment, and other physical consequences that you may not even be aware of until later. The biggest difference between a catastrophic injury and a non-catastrophic injury is that the catastrophic injury results in long-term damage or disability. Here are two of the more common types of catastrophic injuries that are reported:

  • Third- or Fourth-Degree Burns: Few injuries that you can endure are as painful as suffering a severe burn. While a first- or second-degree burn can be painful and stay with you for some time, a third-degree burn actually destroys the skin and affects you internally. If the burn actually damages the bones, muscles, or tendons, it can be considered a fourth-degree burn. These can actually destroy your nerve endings, which stops you from feeling the pain.
  • Amputation: Losing a limb is a severely traumatic experience that will no doubt stay with you for the remainder of your life. It will likely require many months or years of adjustment to your new normal, if that adjustment happens at all. A loss of any body part will require considerable physical and emotional therapy to move past, and that loss may still be felt, even with a prosthetic. You may no longer be able to engage in certain activities without assistance.


Q: Do Nevada Attorneys Take Most of Your Injury Settlement?

A: No, most Nevada attorneys do not take most of your injury settlement. In fact, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that they only get paid if they successfully win your case. At that point, the attorney will usually take a percentage of your compensation as their fee. The typical rate tends to be around 40%. This method ensures peace and security for the client. If they win, they get compensated. If they lose, they don’t owe anything.

Q: How Long After an Accident Can You Sue in Nevada?

A: You can sue up to two years after a car accident in Nevada, as per the statute of limitations, for a car accident claim under Nevada state law. This is to protect against frivolous litigation and ensure that people who are in immediate need of compensatory damages to pay for the consequences of a recent car accident get priority in the courts. If you miss the two-year window, your case will likely be dismissed automatically.

Q: What Is the Statute of Limitations for an Injury in Nevada?

A: The statute of limitations on a personal injury claim in Nevada is two years. You have two years from the date of the initial injury to pursue a claim. If the victim dies and their family wishes to pursue a wrongful death suit, you will have two years from the date of death, not the date of the injury. The two-year window exists to protect against frivolous claims and prioritize those who need compensation as soon as possible.

Q: What Is Negligence Per Se in Nevada?

A: “Negligence Per Se” is a technical rule that you can sue someone for in Summerlin and throughout Nevada. Essentially, if a person breaks a law or oversteps a regulation and causes someone harm that those rules or laws were put in place to prevent, they can be held responsible for the victim’s injuries, regardless of whether harm was their intent. Therefore, they were technically negligent, and the fault could rest on them.

Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today

Fighting on your own behalf after suffering a catastrophic injury is not an easy feat. It can be emotionally devastating to relive the injury that has caused you so much strife. Although it may not help heal your emotional state, taking your claim to court could help ease your financial burden. It is important to protect yourself from any counterclaims and make sure the negligence that led to your injury leads, in turn, to some accountability for the right people.

At Easton & Easton, we are dedicated to helping you pursue that accountability. Our team can help you build your case, gather evidence, and provide sound legal counsel whenever you need it most. Contact us to schedule a consultation and discuss your injury.

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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

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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.

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.”

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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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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!

Ericka P.


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