A 14 year old pedestrian was injured by a vehicle in Orange recently, as pedestrian injuries continue to rise here in Orange County. In this incident a dark gray Toyota sedan struck the teen on Chapman Avenue in Orange around 9:30 pm Tuesday evening. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, although the Orange Police do not believe the injuries were life-threatening. The driver remained on the scene and according to police alcohol and/or drug use was not a factor in the accident and no arrests were made.
What should you do if one of your children or teenagers are injured in a pedestrian accident in Orange County? My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in Orange County pedestrian injury accidents. Insurance companies in these cases often attempt to assign part or all of the blame for the accident on the pedestrian themselves. This is a shameless attempt to intimidate the victim into accepting an insurance settlement which is far less than the actual amount the insurance company is required to pay under California law. It is unclear why a 14 year old pedestrian was injured by a vehicle in Orange recently, but their injuries are no mystery and drivers have a responsibility not to hit and injure pedestrians.
In literally almost every case I have handled, the initial offer from the insurance company is far lower than the ultimate settlement or verdict we achieve. We often have to fight to protect the rights of our clients against the assertions of the insurance company. In the past we’ve worked with accident re-constructionists to develop video to help the jury to understand what happened throughout the sequence of an accident and resulting injuries.
You are entitled to receive compensation for all of your past, present and future medical bills and financial damages as well as just compensation for having to endure such painful injuries. Learn more about how we can help. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call 949-305-1400 for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.