Legal Advice and Representation for Car Accident Cases

COSTA MESA COUNTS ON CARLTON Car Accident Lawyer Dan Carlton

More than 40 years experience tackling tough cases in Costa Mesa

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you want a lawyer who understands how the legal system works here in Costa Mesa. You want someone who knows what to do. You want someone who will take your case seriously right from the start. You want a personal injury lawyer you can trust. You can count on Daniel C. Carlton when it matters most.

For more than 40 years, Costa Mesa car accident attorney Dan Carlton has been tackling tough legal cases. A lifelong resident of Southern California, Carlton has been handling complex cases since 1977, when he became a licensed attorney and licensed Real Estate Broker in California. His unique combination of experience and knowledge enables him to resolve complex legal cases quickly and efficiently to the maximum benefit of his clients. Results matter with Carlton.


"WOW! Dan Carlton is the friendliest, most caring attorney that I have ever met. Aside from that, he has so much experience, in so many areas of law. I can't recommend him highly enough." – Vikki G.


"Dan and Renee were a real pleasure to work with. They were on top of making sure I got the most from my PI case. Dan was very thoughtful and attentive to my needs and made sure I got the best quality..." – Angela S.


"Mr. Carlton is the best! He not only is a great attorney, very professional and incredibly knowledgeable, but he's also a wonderful person! He won for me two cases that were not so..." – Chiara L.


"I was the driver in a motorcycle accident this December 2015 and was fortunate to have a friend recommend Dan. Dan is a consummate professional and hands-down, the best attorney I could have worked with and asked for." – Tim T.


"I found Dan on Yelp and he certainly lived up to the stellar reviews. Communication from his office is great, and he made dealing with insurance companies a breeze." ‑ Crystal A.


"Truly one of a kind - Attorney Dan Carlton is a rare, wonderful & the most caring attorney ever! He is by far the best PI attorney & knowing that he will take very good care of you is very comforting... and his assistant Renee is a gem!" – Estelle T.


"It is my honor and privilege to recommend Dan Carlton. I had a bad rear-end car accident and initially retained another attorney. Even though the other party admitted that they were at fault and it seemed like a slam dunk..." – Shirley K.


"I hired Dan to help me when I was in a bad car accident last year. He is a very personable guy and I trusted him 100%. I felt like he really fought for me, got me what I thought I deserved, and just think he was a very awesome attorney." – Steve B.


"Dan Carlton is the only attorney I have ever met who is not only professional but above all has integrity and honesty. I appreciated everything Dan did for me with this case and would highly recommend him to anyone, especially my family and friends. " – Maria D.


Free case evaluation available for injury clients only. Personal injury cases handled on a contingency fee basis. Real estate matters handled on an hourly fee basis.


When you’re hit by a car, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. Dealing with an insurance company on your own after your crash can be confusing and complicated. Get an experienced Orange County car accident lawyer on your side who gets results.


Big rigs mean big cases. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Dan Carlton knows how to take on the trucking companies and stand up for victims. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in Orange County, talk to us right away.


There’s nothing like enjoying the open road in Southern California’s beautiful weather. But if you’re in a motorcycle accident, you could face a tough battle to get the compensation you need. Orange County motorcycle accident attorney Dan Carlton can proudly fight for you.


Attorney Carlton is known throughout Southern California as a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who represents clients dealing with some of the most difficult legal cases, including:

When you have Dan Carlton on your side, you can focus on your family or your business while we work to address all the legal issues facing you. Whatever needs to be done, Carlton can do it. You can count on it!


Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Make sure you take strong legal action right away. Car accident attorney Dan Carlton can aggressively investigate your claim right away. He understands the urgency of such cases based on his years of experience.
Technically, you have up to 2 years to take legal action after a personal injury case. The deadline (known as the statute of limitations) for libel and slander cases is 1 year, while the deadline for cases involving damage to personal property is 3 years.
That might seem like a long time, but the reality is the longer you wait, the harder it often becomes to build a strong case. Evidence disappears. Witnesses move away. Stories change. While you're deciding what to do, the insurance company for the person at fault has probably already started its investigation with one goal in mind—to pay you as little as possible.

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Most people who contact us never expected to have to hire a car accident attorney. Now, you find yourself in a difficult legal situation that you can't, and shouldn't, handle alone. We offer a broad range of customized services. As your law firm, we will assemble the right team of experienced professionals to personally handle your case. We carefully select each team member on a case-by-case basis, tailored to meet your specific legal needs.

You'll notice the difference the first time you contact our law firm. You won't get an answering service. You'll talk to a real person at our office. Attorney Carlton will personally handle your case. This personalized approach eliminates unnecessary overhead and staff, providing clients with the resources needed to successfully resolve specific disputes, without unnecessary costs. We do things this way because it works.
When you become our client, you can count on talking to a familiar staff member or car accident attorney every time, not an anonymous receptionist or intern. Our law firm takes a common sense, results-oriented approach toward every case.