Fatal Santiago Canyon Car Accident Leaves Several Questions

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A fatal Santiago Canyon car accident leaves several questions and perhaps serious legal issues.  The sequence of events began on the 4th of July when a 2016 Hyundai Sonata driving northbound on Santiago Canyon Road around 12:40 am lost control, ran off the road and after impacting a tree returned to the roadway in the southbound lane.  The driver of the Hyundai had exited the vehicle when it was struck by an oncoming 2007 Hyundai Elantra.  The impact resulted in the loss of life of the driver who had exited the Sonata and injuries to a passenger who was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center.  CHP officers at the scene did not cite the driver of Elantra, noting “existing roadway conditions” left the driver of the Elantra unable to avoid the collision. Was this an unavoidable fatal accident or a wrongful death?  Who will cover the expenses of the

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Rib Injuries in a Car Accident Can Be Quite Serious

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Rib injuries in an a car accident can be quite serious and fractured ribs are one of the most common injuries in car accidents across the United States and here in Southern California.  The severe forces associated with a car accident can drive the rib cage into a dashboard, steering column or other components within the vehicle.   Rib injuries have even been due to issues associated with a seat belt or air bag deployment.  Rib injuries on their own are painful enough.  However if a rib is severely fractured it can sever crucial arteries or puncture interior organs resulting in serious injury and a risk to the life of the injured victim. If multiple ribs are broken the resulting injury could result in a “flail chest.”  A flail chest is a serious injury which reduces the space in the chest for lungs and other vital organs.  This condition can make

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Mission Viejo

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Are you searching to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Southern California?  Have you lost a husband or wife, child or parent in a fatal accident in Orange County or Los Angeles?  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience with filing a wrongful death claim in Mission Viejo and throughout California I can tell you it is important for your family to be represented by an experienced and proven wrongful death attorney. Fatal accidents often involve multiple sources of liability and more than one insurance company.  The legal issues associated with a wrongful death case are quite complex.  Insurance companies know juries do not like wrongful deaths and there is a substantial risk to the insurance company the jury will award a substantial verdict to your family.  Insurance companies closely monitor all personal injury attorneys and

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Dog Bite Injury Claim in Anaheim

Children are the Most Common Victims of Dog Bites

Do you think you might have a dog bite injury claim in Anaheim or any of the surrounding communities in Orange County?  How do you recover for the present and future medical costs and other expenses associated with a dog bite injury?  My name is Rivers Morrell and as a dog bite and personal injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience I can tell you these cases often have a few legal wrinkles.  This is why it is important to work with an experienced and proven injury and trial attorney. Dog bite wounds are often irregular, tearing type wounds which can leave substantial visible scars.  This may require plastic surgery to correct and in many cases more than one plastic surgery over time to conceal as much as possible.  The majority of dog bite victims are children and the trauma of a dog attack will often have an

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Injured in a Mission Viejo Intersection

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If you have been injured in a Mission Viejo intersection due to a car accident or pedestrian related injury you will need an experienced and proven Mission Viejo personal injury attorney.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I serve Mission Viejo and all of the communities of Orange County and Los Angeles from my offices in Mission Viejo and Irvine.  After more than 40 years as an injury attorney I have witnessed the increasing safety measures implemented on motor vehicles over the past several decades.  This has reduced the number of injuries, especially in head-on or rear-end collisions.  Unfortunately, the majority of injury accidents in Orange County and here in Mission Viejo occur at intersections. Intersection or turning related accidents leave occupants of a vehicle more exposed than many other forms of collision.  The side of a car offers much less protection to the occupants of the vehicle than a

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What to do If You are in a Car Accident in Mission Viejo

What to do if in an Accident in Mission Viejo

Are you wondering what do if you are in a car accident in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Southern California?  The first and most important thing to know about a car accident is it is important to have a thorough medical examination within 48 hours of the accident – even if you think you feel fine.  It surprises many people to learn the body has a way of covering things which might actually be wrong, and many injuries can take weeks or months to present actual symptoms. For example, the discs which pad the vertebrae in your spinal column are very susceptible to the severe forces of the impact in a Mission Viejo car accident.  The strain can result in small tears in these fluid filled membranes.  It may take several weeks or a few months for the fluid to leak out to the point where your body starts to

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Experienced Attorney for a Motorcycle Accident and Injuries

Mission Viejo Irvine Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

Are you searching for an experienced attorney for a motorcycle accident and injuries in Mission Viejo, Irvine or anywhere in Orange County or Los Angeles?  What should you look for if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence? We invite you to begin with a video of a recent client, a Marine Corps Captain who suffered serious injuries in a recent accident while riding his motorcycle.  He shares why it is so important to be represented by an attorney and the process you can use to select an attorney. If you have been injured while driving or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle you will need strong representation to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.  Our experienced attorney for a motorcycle accident and injuries has more than 40 years of experience.  The first 20 years of his career he focused upon

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Car Accident Resulting in Injuries on July 4th

Mission Viejo Accident Injury Lawyer

There is a strong history of holiday related accidents across Southern California and you should be extra cautious about the likelihood of becoming involved in a car accident resulting in injuries on July 4th.  Independence Day is a festive day across the country with people gathering for parties, picnics, and neighborhood gatherings.  After a day of celebration, food and drink many seek out local fireworks displays.  This is actually historically a dangerous holiday and we urge all to exercise caution as they travel today. Drunk drivers and distracted drivers account for the majority of car accidents and motorcycle crashes which result in injury here in Southern California.  RecIent informational campaigns have focused upon the risks of driving while “buzzed” (lightly intoxicated).  Those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs are responsible for the majority of wrongful deaths in California each year.  DUI related accidents often result in serious

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Experienced Mission Viejo Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Homeowners or Renters Insurance Should Pay for a Dog Bite Injury

Are you searching for an experienced Mission Viejo dog bite injury lawyer?  Have you, a family member or a child suffered a dog bite injury in Mission Viejo or any of the surrounding communities in Orange County?  Dog bites can often leave irregular wounds which tend to scar due to the tearing nature of a dog attack.  These cases often require one or more plastic surgery procedures to repair the visible scar which results from a dog bite.  There are many costs associated with the medical care, recovery and the suffering associated with being forced to endure the injuries associated with a dog attack.  You need an experienced Mission Viejo dog bite injury lawyer to protect your interests and ensure you receive full and fair compensation for what has happened. Statistics show most victims of a dog bite injury are children, and the majority of dog bite victims know the

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Pedestrian Accident and Injuries in Irvine

Witness Follows and Detains Alleged DUI Driver

Are you searching for an attorney with extensive experience with a pedestrian accident and injuries in Irvine CA?  Pedestrian injuries are unfortunately quite common in Southern California.  The weather is obviously beautiful and the people of Southern California are very active.  This, combined with a high volume of visitors who are not used to the presence of pedestrians, leads to the statistical probability of a pedestrian accident and injuries in Irvine and throughout Orange County. Drivers may not even see a pedestrian as they make a turn into a parking lot or commercial driveway.  Pedestrians are no match for the weight and force of any vehicle, including a motorcycle.  Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries to the pedestrian including but not limited to: Head injuries and Traumatic Brain Injury Broken Ribs Broken Bones and Fractures Injuries to the Spine and Neck Hip and Knee Injuries My name is Rivers Morrell,

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