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California Personal Injury Lawyer

Top Rated California Accident Attorney Fighting on Behalf of Injury Victims In San Pedro, San Diego, and Throughout CA

Dealing with a personal injury is difficult. Victims not only have to deal with the physical pain and temporary or permanent disability caused by the injury, but also the psychological and financial impact. It can all seem overwhelming especially when medical bills continue to pile up. This is where an experienced California personal injury lawyer like Preston Easley can help. 

Attorney Preston Easley is dedicated to fighting for the rights and interests of personal injury victims throughout California. Mr. Easley handles a wide range of personal injury cases including maritime accident cases. He has worked extensively in the maritime industry and has served in the Navy. His clients range from dockworkers and ship crew members to truck drivers. He offers a unique perspective on maritime accidents and personal injuries. You can rely on his experience in maritime law and personal injury cases to fight aggressively on your behalf. Preston Easley, Esq. has successfully recovered large sums as compensation on behalf of his clients. He also has extensive trial experience. You can be sure he will fight to protect your rights right to the bitter end. Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for a free consultation. 

Types of Cases that a California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You wWith 

California Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Preston Easley has been fighting for the rights and interests of injured victims in California and Hawaii for years. He has represented injured victims in cases involving: 

Preston Easley, Esq. will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. He also represents families of victims that have died in accidents caused by other parties. He will file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf and help you recover compensation for your loss. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for Free Consultation with an Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer 

If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, it is your right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. Contact the law offices of Preston Easley and book an appointment for a free consultation with an experienced California personal injury lawyer. Mr. Easley has more than 30 years of experience defending the rights of accident victims. He will evaluate the circumstances of your case and ensure you understand your rights. You can rely on his experience in the maritime industry as well as with representing injury victims in a wide range of cases to fight for your right to compensation. Schedule your free consultation now. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury Accidents and Claims

What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Have you been injured in an accident? If you want to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages, it is advisable that you seek the guidance of a personal injury lawyer/attorney. These lawyers specialize in tort law. They handle cases involving individuals that have sustained injuries in accidents. Their job is to help victims of accidents recover financial compensation for their injuries and other damages. 

Tort law covers civil litigation for acts or omissions that have resulted in the harm or injury of another. A lawyer that specializes in this area of law works to help their client (the plaintiff) find closure and to discourage others from committing similar offenses. 

A lawyer’s personal injury specialty will perform various duties. These include: 

Assessing your case to determine your rights and options. 
They will explain the legal issues that affect your case and your options. They will also advise you on the best strategy to take to recover full compensation for your damages. 

Negotiating on your behalf. 
Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company and other parties involved on your behalf. You can rely on their experience and knowledge to fight for a reasonable settlement. 

Representing you in court. 
While most personal injury cases end with a settlement, some cases do proceed to trial. This happens when a reasonable settlement cannot be reached before a lawsuit is filed or when the insurance company denies your claim. Your attorney will guide you through the complexities of litigation. They will argue your case before a judge and jury. 

When to Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If the damages resulting from the accident are minimal and there are no serious injuries, you may be able to settle your case without involving a personal injury lawyer. However, even simple cases can become complicated. It is therefore advisable to always seek the counsel of an attorney to determine the best way to approach your case. 

There are instances whereby hiring a personal injury attorney is critical. These include: 

When your claim has been denied 
If you are seeking compensation and the insurance company denies responsibility, you should talk to an experienced California personal injury lawyer like Preston Easley. He will provide you with an objective opinion based on his knowledge and experience. He will guide you through the process of challenging the denial and fight to recover compensation on your behalf. 

When multiple parties are involved
 There are cases where more than two parties are involved in the accident, for example, multi-vehicle accidents. This can make things a little more complicated. It is not only challenging to determine fault but is also difficult to reach a settlement as there are multiple insurance companies involved. An attorney will help you navigate this complex situation and ensure your rights are protected. 

When a settlement is offered 
Insurance companies often do their best to minimize their losses. They therefore often start out with a low ball offer for settlement. If you have received an offer for settlement, it would be a good idea to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. They will assess your case and tell you whether the offer is reasonable or not. 

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Cases We Handle

  • maritime worker working on ship

    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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  • sea vessel docked at US shore

    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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  • Forklift and Crane Injuries Lawyer

    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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  • auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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  • Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.




Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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