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Mission Viejo Personal Injury Lawyer

Accident and Injury Lawyer Serving Mission Viejo, Irvine, Orange and Riverside Counties


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Rivers Morrell is a personal injury attorney that has appeared in several TV and Radio programs as well as newspapers nationally, and here in the Los Angeles area. Recently, Rivers was interviewed on March 21, 2016 by Fox 11 Los Angeles KTTV. In California, if you have an STD you are required to tell all potential partners of your condition prior to intimate contact. It is a crime not to do so, and if you contract an STD from a partner without prior warning, you can hold them financially responsible for transmitting an STD.

Rivers Morrell is Interviewed on Fox 11 – KTTV Regarding the Liability of STD Transmission Without Advance Warning

Rivers represents Edward Caban, the Uber driver who was attacked by a former Taco Bell executive and beaten during a drunken rage.

Rivers Morrell and Edward Caban Appear on Good Morning America

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Serving Personal Injury Clients Throughout Orange County

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue full compensation for medical care, pain and other financial damages related to your injuries. The other driver’s insurance company (or your own) may try to pressure you into settling for a lesser amount, but you have rights. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help protect your legal rights.

At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, with offices in Mission Viejo and Irvine, we represent residents throughout Orange County in matters involving personal injury and wrongful death insurance settlements and litigation.  There is no cost out of pocket to you.  We work on a contingency fee basis, and are compensated based on achieving a successful outcome in your case.

More Than 40 Years Of Experience in Personal Injury

Our attorney, Rivers J. Morrell III, has more than four decades of experience representing clients in trial and settlement negotiations involving personal injury claims and civil litigation. Our experience representing major insurance companies for 20 years provides unique perspective and strategy that helps us to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.


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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Irvine Car Crash LawyerThe forces in a motor vehicle accident involving a car, truck, or motorcycle are quite powerful, especially head-on and intersection collisions.  When you or a loved one are injured in a motor vehicle accident it is important to seek medical attention within 24 hours of the accident – even if you believe you are alright.  Injuries can take weeks or months to present, and if you have complications down the road the failure to visit an urgent care or primary physician after an accident can impact your ability to financially recover for those injuries.  Passengers in a motor vehicle accident almost always have a claim.

Dog Bite Injuries

dog bite injury child scarring attorney lawyerThere are three to five dog bites reported in Orange County every day.  Many dog bite victims are unfortunately children who have stopped to meet a new friend.  National statistics show that most victims personally know the owner of the dog who attacked and caused injuries and scarring.  In the majority of cases, the dog owner is a family member or close friend.  Who pays for injuries when your child or loved one is attacked, bitten and injured by a dog?  What should you do in the immediate aftermath of a dog attack, and how are dog bite injuries treated?  How often is plastic surgery required to minimize the impact of scarring?

STD Transmission

std transmission attorney lawyer orange county LAIn California, it is illegal to transmit any Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD such as HIV, herpes, HPV without warning a potential partner in advance of intimate contact.  If the person who infected you with an STD is a person of substance such as a business owner, professional athlete, celebrity, actor, wealthy citizen, or even clergy or a college professor we can help you to hold them financially accountable for the careless transmission of an STD.  It is possible to prove that a specific person gave you an STD, and hold them accountable.  An STD will impact the rest of your life, and you need the medical treatment and support to live with the challenges of an STD and move forward.

Wrongful Death

wrongful death fatal accident attorney lawyer orange county riverside CAWhen an accident victim loses their life due to another’s negligence, California terms it a “wrongful death.”  Wrongful death actions hold the responsible party financially accountable for the loss of your loved one.  If you have lost a family member in a fatal car or truck accident, a fatal pedestrian accident or as a result of a drunk driver it is important to seek an experienced and proven attorney.  Learn how our firm is able to lift the responsibility of all communications with insurance and court personnel off your shoulders, so that your family can focus on supporting one another, and grieving this sudden and tragic loss.

Hit and Run Injury

experienced orange county hit and run injury lawyer attorneyWhat happens if you are injured in an accident with a hit and run driver?  Who pays for injuries for a pedestrian who is seriously injured in a hit and run accident?  Many clients are surprised to learn it is their own automobile insurance coverage that pays for hit and run injuries.  The Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist or UM/UIM is a source for financial recovery, but many hit and run victims are quite disillusioned by the treatment they receive from their own insurance carrier.  We can help you stand up to them and receive the financial recovery you deserve.

Nursing Home Injury, Abuse, Neglect

Orange County nursing home injury abuse neglect lawyer attorneyWe entrust our seniors and loved ones to the care of area nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.  We expect them to be well cared for, and that the caregivers will prevent injury and care for their needs.  Unfortunately, California nursing homes average more than 2 patient falls per bed each year.  Many of these falls result in needless injury, some quite severe.  In addition, many facilities will over-medicate patients and neglect basic levels of care including regular turning and assistance using the rest room.  If you are concerned about nursing home injuries, abuse or neglect our law firm can help.

Slip and Fall Injuries

slip and fall injury attorney lawyer orange county premises liabilitySlip and fall injuries in public spaces and commercial businesses may result in liability for the business or property owner.  There are standards of required maintenance and “store checks” that must be continuously performed throughout the day.  Our firm has successfully helped many who have been injured due to poor conditions, falling merchandise, dangerous unattended conditions and other sources of injury that are legally known as “premises liability” cases.  If you or someone you love has been injured in a public or commercial space we can help.

Serious Injuries

serious injury permanent lawyer attorney orange countySerious injuries received from a car or commercial truck accident can have long term consequences for those who are injured.  If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, neck or back injuries, or suffered a permanent injury due to someone else’s negligence we can help.  With more than 40 years of experience, we have the expertise and trial skills necessary to protect your interests.  In many cases, a “life care plan” may be required to provide long-term or permanent medical care.  Modifications to your home, vehicles and other supporting medical equipment may be required for the foreseeable future.

Commitment To Client Service And Results

The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, is committed to providing exceptional client service to achieve the best possible results. Our attorney provides individualized attention, personally working with every client and remaining accessible by telephone nearly round-the-clock.

best personal injury attorney in Orange County Client SatisfactionWe have just been recognized with the ” Avvo Clients’ Choice Award” for the second consecutive year.  This award is based upon the experiences of our clients, and consistent ratings of excellence from those clients and peers on an independent legal source.

We are highly-respected by our peers, opposing attorneys and satisfied clients for our extensive experience and our dedication to meeting our clients’ needs. When necessary, we will work with other attorneys and independent specialists and experts to obtain a successful outcome for our clients.

Rivers J. Morrell, III Receives the 2015 Litigator Award™

Rivers J. Morrell, III has been honored with the “2015 Litigator Award” by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents.

Presented in “Practice Specialty” categories, the Awards are based on actual “Verdict & Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, making them perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged Award Ratings anywhere.

Those awarded join an exclusive fraternity of Super-Star Lawyers who have won Million, Multi-Million and/or Billion Dollar cases – a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 Law Firms) per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded each year in any given Practice Specialty

Rivers J. Morrell, III Named “National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer” for 2016

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The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.

Call for a Free Consultation

Contact us at 949-273-2693 to schedule a free consultation. Phones are answered after business hours and on weekends. If you are unable to reach us, leave a message and our attorney will promptly return your call. Evening and weekend hours are available upon request. If appropriate, we will come to you.

We handle personal injury litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. We will not charge you lawyer fees unless we recover for you.

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