Irvine Car Accident and Injury Lawyer

Irvine Car Accident and Injury Attorney

What should you look for in an Irvine car accident and injury lawyer?  What process should you use to choose an experienced and proven injury attorney?  The short answer to these questions is experience, a proven and successful trial record including substantial verdicts, and the recommendations of clients, other injury attorneys and the legal industry. We asked a client, a Marine Corps Captain, to describe the process he used to select a personal injury attorney after sustaining serious injuries in a local motorcycle accident.  He listed several qualities including honesty, experience and skill.  “You don’t want to be a David going up against Goliath” (the adjusters and attorneys of the insurance companies).  Watch his video “How Should You Select and Injury Attorney,” and learn some valuable insights from someone who has been through the process of recovering from serious injuries after an accident. My name is Rivers Morrell and I

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Experienced Irvine Dog Bite Attorney

Mission Viejo dog bite injury with scarring

Are you looking for an experienced Irvine dog bite attorney to help you recover for your injuries or those of a child?  How can an experienced Irvine dog bite attorney help you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case?   It is important to understand the nature of dog bite wounds.  Dog bites often result in tearing injuries which leave substantial scarring.  It will take a long time for the initial wounds to heal.  In many cases multiple plastic surgeries may be required to minimize the extent and visibility of resulting scars. Any insurance settlement must reflect all past, present and future medical expenses, as well as any costs associated with physical or occupational therapy, emotional counseling and the loss of wages from missed work. The owner of the dog is strictly liable for injuries caused in an Irvine dog bite.  The fact is the majority of Irvine dog

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Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Wrongful Death Attorney

If you lose a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident anywhere in Orange County you need an experienced wrongful death attorney in Mission Viejo.  Wrongful death cases are legally quite complex in California, and the experience and expertise of your attorney will have a substantial impact on your case.  Insurance companies know that fatal accidents resulting in a wrongful death expose them to substantial financial damages.  So why doesn’t every attorney get the same outcome?  Why do you need a wrongful death attorney at all? It is important to understand the motive of the insurance company.  They are obviously going to send someone with exceptional people skills (as well as expert negotiation skills) to interact with your family.  They will seem quite friendly and concerned.  In reality they have one job: to convince you and your family to accept far less than you deserve in order to increase

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Hit By a Car on a Skateboard in Mission Viejo

Skateboard Injury Attorney Mission Viejo

Were you hit by a car on a skateboard in Mission Viejo resulting in injuries?  Are you looking for a highly recommended, experienced and proven Mission Viejo accident and injury attorney?  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as an injury and trial attorney I have a special place in my heart for skateboarders.  I have handled several cases involving skateboard injuries and taken them to trial in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our client. In one case our client was carefully riding his board in a crosswalk at night.  He had the white crossing sign, and was within a designated crosswalk when he was struck by a car.  The insurance company for the car’s driver refused to offer a penny to my client.  They accused him of violating the law, and alleged the light was green for the oncoming car

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Experienced Pedestrian Injury Attorney in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Are you looking for an experienced pedestrian injury attorney in Mission Viejo or Orange County California?  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience with pedestrian injury and accident cases.  My Mission Viejo office is conveniently located at 27201 Puerta Real, Suite 470, just off of Crown Valley Parkway at I-5. Pedestrian accidents which result in injury can be quite legally complex.  When a pedestrian is hit by a car the responsible insurance company will often attempt to shift the blame to pedestrian, alleging some illegal act such as “you were outside of a crosswalk,” or “you shouldn’t have been riding your skateboard there,” or “you stepped into the path of the car in a commercial parking lot or driveway.”  You need an attorney who has taken these cases before a jury and successfully held insurance companies accountable for pedestrian injuries. Insurance companies always

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Mission Viejo Motorcycle Injury Claim

Injured on a Motorcycle

Why do you need an experienced and proven attorney to handle your Mission Viejo motorcycle injury claim or litigation?  Is there any difference between injury attorneys in Mission Viejo?  What do you need to know about choosing a personal injury attorney? After more than 40 years of experience in filing a Mission Viejo motorcycle injury claim or lawsuit I can tell you motorcycle riders and their passengers need an attorney as much or more than any other injury accident victim.  Insurance companies (and many juries) believe motorcyclists are risky drivers who speed, weave in and out of vehicles and ultimately share much or all of the responsibility for any resulting accident.  While statistics from the California Highway Patrol may support this in some cases, I have found it is simply untrue in most cases involving the injury of a passenger or a motorcyclist. Cars change lanes without looking.  They often

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What Should You Do If you Lose a Loved One in a Fatal Accident in Anaheim

Wrongful Death Fatal Accident Attorney Anaheim

What should you do if you lose a loved one in a fatal accident in Anaheim or anywhere in Orange County California?  What if you or your family are not from Anaheim or live outside of California?  What is a “wrongful death” and how can an experienced personal injury attorney help your family after you lose a loved one in a fatal accident in Anaheim or California? When you lose a loved on in an accident due to the negligence of another it is known in California as a wrongful death.  The family of the victim has a limited time to bring a wrongful death lawsuit here in California or settle appropriate wrongful death claims with all responsible parties.  In many cases the affected family members may live out of the area or outside of the State of California.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40

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Why Do You Need an Attorney if You are Injured in a Car Accident in Mission Viejo?

Injury Attorney Mission Viejo Irvine

Why do you need an attorney if you are injured in a car accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or Orange County California?  Why shouldn’t you just try to handle insurance injury claims yourself?  The short answer is: a) a lot more money, and b) you will save a tremendous amount of time and hassle dealing with all of the medical bills, providers, collectors and negotiating with insurance adjusters. After more than 40 years as an injury attorney I can tell you the experience and past successful trial verdict record of your attorney will make a substantial difference on the amount of money the insurance company will offer and ultimately pay.  I’ve handled thousands of injury cases over the years, and in every case the initial offer from the insurance company has been far lower than the actual amount they ultimately settled the case for or paid after I put my

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What Should I Do If I’m Injured in an Accident in Mission Viejo

Experienced Injury Attorney Mission Viejo

“What should I do if I’m injured in an accident in Mission Viejo or nearby Orange County?”  The first and most important thing to do after a car accident in Mission Viejo is to be thoroughly examined by a doctor at the emergency room or an urgent care or your own primary physician within 24 to 48 hours of the accident.  If you do not see a doctor in the hours after an accident the responsible insurance company will refuse to pay your medical bills and other expenses and there probably won’t be anything which can be done about that legally.  Their argument will be “you didn’t even see a doctor after the accident.  Your injuries must have come from something else and you’re just trying to get us to pay for them.” The second step is to contact one of the most experienced, proven personal injury attorneys in Mission

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Update: Will Farrell OK After His Mission Viejo Car Accident

Mission Viejo Car Accident Lawyer

Update: Will Farrell is OK after his Mission Viejo Car Accident a month ago – but 4 were injured in his black Lincoln SUV when it was struck by a driver who fell asleep on I-5 near La Paz.  Mr. Farrell and 2 others who were wearing seat belts were injured in the accident.  A fourth occupant of the vehicle, Mr. Farrell’s assistant, was not wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries in the accident.  The black SUV Mr. Farrell was riding in was travelling north in the HOV lane on I-5 near the La Paz exit.  Mr. Farrell was returning from an event in North County San Diego when the driver of a Toyota evidently fell asleep and ran into the back of the Black Lincoln SUV.  The SUV was forced into the center wall and flipped injuring all 4 occupants. We are glad to hear that Mr. Farrell

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