Whitney Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Whitney Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrians face many risks whenever they walk near motor vehicle traffic. While pedestrians have the right to expect nearby drivers to act responsibly and yield the right-of-way when necessary, pedestrian accidents can happen in various ways, often with devastating results. If you are struggling in the aftermath of such an incident, an experienced Whitney pedestrian accident lawyer is the ideal resource to consult.

Helping Pedestrian Accident Victims Recover in Whitney,

The team at Easton & Easton has years of professional experience helping our clients with all types of personal injury cases in the Whitney area, including those arising from pedestrian accidents. We know how damaging these incidents can be and the many difficult legal questions they can raise for victims and their families. If you have experienced a pedestrian accident, you need to know your options for legal recourse.

While it is technically possible for you to file a personal injury claim without legal counsel, it is inadvisable for several reasons. Any procedural errors in the early stages of your case could jeopardize your recovery efforts, and even if you successfully prove fault for the accident, you would be unlikely to achieve the same result an attorney could have secured for you.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your pedestrian accident case in Whitney, you can rest and recover with peace of mind because your case will be in capable hands. We can gather the evidence you need to establish fault for the accident and help prove the full extent of your claimable damages. Our goal for every client we represent in Whitney is to obtain the maximum case award possible under state law and to obtain this result in the most efficient manner.

Whitney Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Proving Liability for Your Pedestrian Accident in Whitney

The state’s fault system for resolving vehicle accident cases requires that you identify the driver who caused your accident and prove exactly how they caused it before you can recover any compensation for your damages. You may need several types of evidence to make your case, including:

  • Recordings from traffic cameras positioned near the location of the accident.
  • Statements from witnesses who saw the accident happen firsthand.
  • Physical evidence from the scene of the accident.
  • The driver’s cell phone records.
  • Vehicle computer data.
  • Police reports. These will be important if the driver caused the accident through any illegal misconduct.

A driver always has a duty of care to avoid hitting pedestrians, so the driver who caused your accident will face liability for the resulting damages. However, if an investigation shows that you are partially responsible for causing the accident, it will diminish your recovery under the state’s modified comparative fault rule.

Claiming Compensation for Your Whitney Pedestrian Accident

Once you have identified the driver responsible for the accident and proven how they caused it, you can proceed with claiming compensation for the damages you suffered. Nevada’s personal injury statutes enable the plaintiff to seek full repayment of any direct economic losses they sustained from the incident, which may include:

  • Property damage. If any of your personal belongings were damaged or destroyed in the accident, the defendant is liable for all associated repair and replacement costs.
  • Medical treatment costs. When you have suffered severe physical injuries from a pedestrian accident, the at-fault driver is liable for all the medical care you will need to recover as fully as possible. This includes future rehabilitative treatments and surgeries you may need to achieve maximum medical improvement from your injuries.
  • Lost wages. You may not be able to work while you recover, and if so, the defendant who caused your accident is responsible for the income you are unable to earn during this time.
  • Lost future earning potential. When you have been permanently disabled by your pedestrian accident, you may not be able to return to work in the future. If this applies to your case, your Whitney pedestrian accident lawyer can help calculate the future income you are no longer able to earn and add this to your claim.

While you may be able to identify immediately recognizable economic damages, accurate calculation of projected future losses will be very difficult without an experienced attorney advising you. Your Whitney pedestrian accident lawyer can help assess the full scope of the economic damages you can seek from the defendant; they can also assist you in determining appropriate pain and suffering compensation to include in your claim.

Calculating Pain and Suffering in a Whitney Personal Injury Case

The average person may find it hard to assign a dollar value to intangible losses like physical pain and psychological distress. Your attorney is likely to use one of two methods to calculate this aspect of your case award, depending on the severity of the injuries you suffered:

  1. The per diem method is most commonly used when a plaintiff is expected to make a full recovery in the near future. The attorney sets a daily compensation amount and then multiplies this by the number of days it takes the client to reach maximum medical recovery from their injuries. For example, $200 per day for a recovery lasting 100 days would mean $20,000 in pain and suffering compensation.
  2. The multiplier method is more applicable to cases in which the plaintiff has suffered catastrophic harm resulting in permanent disability. The attorney adds the total of the client’s economic damages and multiplies this by a factor that reflects the severity of their experience, usually one to five. The plaintiff could receive up to five times the total of their economic damages in pain and suffering compensation.

Your Whitney pedestrian accident law firm is your most valuable asset when it comes to enhancing your case award as much as possible. The attorneys at Easton & Easton take time to thoroughly review each client’s case to help them identify the full extent of damages available in their claim. Our goal is to help you recover as much compensation as state law allows in the shortest possible timeframe.

Most personal injury cases filed in Whitney will be settled outside of court, but there is always a chance that litigation could be necessary when settlement is not a viable option. Whatever your case entails, you can trust Easton & Easton to provide consistent, responsive legal counsel through all stages of your recovery efforts until you secure the outcome you hope to see.

Pedestrian Accidents FAQs

Q: Can I File an Insurance Claim for a Pedestrian Accident in Whitney?

A: Nevada law requires every driver to have auto insurance, and this insurance applies to any vehicle accident the policyholder causes, including a pedestrian accident. You will be able to file a claim against an at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy, but it is unlikely that their insurance will fully cover all the damages you suffered in the accident.

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

A: While a driver always has a duty of care to avoid hitting pedestrians, it is possible for a pedestrian to share fault for their accident. If they were jaywalking or otherwise negligent and it contributed to causing their pedestrian accident, they can still recover compensation from the driver. However, they will face a diminished recovery under the state’s modified comparative fault rule.

Q: How Does Comparative Fault Work in a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

A: Under the modified comparative fault system, a plaintiff’s shared liability is reflected in a fault percentage, and then they lose this percentage of their case award as a penalty. However, they must be less than 50% at fault. For example, 30% plaintiff fault means the loss of 30% of their case award. If the plaintiff is 50% or more at fault, they cannot claim compensation from the defendant.

Q: Will I Win a Larger Settlement if I Hire a Whitney Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

A: You are not only more likely to succeed with your case but also more likely to maximize your final case award if you have experienced legal counsel representing you. The right attorney can not only help streamline your proceedings but also assist you in uncovering every available channel of compensation to maximize your recovery. They are likely to find compensation you can claim that you likely would have overlooked if you tried to handle the case yourself.

Q: How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Whitney Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton will not charge upfront or ongoing attorneys’ fees for our firm’s representation. We take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning your fee will be a percentage of the total compensation we recover from the defendant for you. However, you only pay if we win your case, and you will owe nothing if we are unable to obtain compensation for your damages.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have the professional resources, experience, and skills necessary to handle the most challenging personal injury cases in Carson City with confidence, and the sooner you reach out to our firm, the sooner we can apply ourselves to your case. Contact Easton & Easton today and schedule your case review with a Carson City pedestrian accident lawyer you can trust with your recovery.

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Firm Awards
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 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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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