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More Civil Sexual Assault and Rape Claims Against Grant Robicheaux

More Civil Sexual Assault and Rape Claims Against Grant Robicheaux

There will be dozens if not hundreds more civil sexual assault and rape claims against Grant Robicheaux according to authorities.  Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley were recently charged with additional crimes including rape by use of drugs, and kidnapping with the intent to commit a sexual offense.  While the pair will face significant criminal exposure they also face civil lawsuits for sexual assault and rape. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil lawsuits I can tell you this case is unique.  Law enforcement officials have found evidence of potentially hundreds of different victims of the couple.  They are accused of taking advantage of women who were drugged or too intoxicated to give consent by taking them back to Robicheaux’s home in Newport Beach and sexually assaulting them.  The women in this case may pursue a civil lawsuit to seek financial

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Truck Accident Cases Require Much More Legal Experience Than a Car Accident

Truck Accident Cases Require Much More Legal Experience

Here in Southern California truck accident cases require much more legal experience than a car accident.  These cases are legally quite complex and often involve multiple liable parties.  The responsible parties such as the actual owner or lessor of the truck, the truck driver and the company they work for are usually insured by large insurance companies with powerful legal teams.  They will do everything possible to shift the blame for the accident or otherwise attempt to deny part or all of your rightful truck accident personal injury claim. The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell has the resources, trial experience, legal skill and proven strategies necessary to stand up to any insurance company and achieve multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of our clients in truck accident and personal injury cases.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and I spent the first 20 years of my personal injury career representing the

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Suffering Broken Ribs in a Car Accident

Suffering Broken Ribs in a Car Accident

Suffering broken ribs in a car accident results in a substantial personal injury claim which must take many factors into account.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and I have represented accident and injury victims in Mission Viejo, Irvine, Los Angeles and across the Inland Empire for more than 40 years.  I can tell you there is a lot more than what meets the eye to successfully completing an injury claim for broken ribs in a car accident. It takes a substantial period of time before it is possible to fully establish the appropriate compensation which should result from suffering broken ribs in a car accident.  One of the challenges in these cases is the false presumption most insurance adjusters attempt to assert that the “value of a claim is established by the extent of the medical bills.” Some cases involving broken ribs may not require extensive medical treatment (or resulting

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How Important is Legal Industry Recognition when Selecting an Injury Attorney

Legal Industry Recognition when Selecting an Injury Attorney

How important is legal industry recognition when selecting an injury attorney?  How can anyone who isn’t an attorney know which awards genuinely honor excellence in the legal profession, and which awards are more for show? My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience I can share it is most important to understand that not all personal injury attorneys are alike.  There are unfortunately many attorneys who take on personal injury cases who have never successfully tried a personal injury case in a Court of Law to a jury verdict.  They settle every one of their client’s cases with the insurance companies. Payment on an injury claim essentially comes down to three essential issues for the liable insurance company: the amount of the policy, the severity of the injuries (and the impact this has on a person’s life) and the associated monetary risk to the insurance

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What to do if You are Injured in an Accident in Mission Viejo in Someone Else’s Car

Injured in an Accident in Mission Viejo in Someone Else’s Car

Would you know what to do if you are injured in an accident in Mission Viejo in someone else’s car?  Suffering an injury in a car accident is traumatic for anyone.  When you are injured while riding in another person’s car it can be very confusing. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney I can tell you: Relax, injured passengers always have a personal injury claim California law requires all vehicle owners to carry a minimum amount of automobile insurance, and most drivers and passengers have their own automobile insurance policy.  The primary source of recovery for all expenses and financial damages associated with an injury accident is the insurance policy of the party or parties who are responsible for the accident itself.  In some cases this may be the person you are riding with. Does that mean you

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Worn Tires Increase the Risk of a Car Accident

Worn Tires Increase the Risk of a Car Accident

The American Automobile Association or AAA recommends that all car owners in California should check their tires to ensure proper tread and safety.  Worn tires increase the risk of a car accident and resulting serious injuries. If the tread on your tires is worn down it can increase stopping distances in all conditions.  For example, worn tread may reduce your ability to stop by more than 100 feet at 60 miles per hour.  100 feet is one-third the length of a football field!  Properly inflated and maintained tires are often the difference between easily and safely avoiding an Orange County car accident or running into the back of another vehicle resulting in serious injuries to you and other drivers and their passengers. Neglected maintenance or worn tires increase the risk of a car accident due to resulting poor handling issues as well.  Reduced tire treads make it much more challenging

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Many are Opposed to $215 Million USC Settlement Offer for Sex Abuse Claims

$215 Million USC Settlement Offer for Sex Abuse Claims

Many attorneys for the hundreds of accusers of Dr. George Tyndall say the $215 Million USC settlement offer for sex abuse claims is far from satisfactory.  Rivers Morrell, a Los Angeles and Orange County sexual abuse, harassment and injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience agrees. “While it is a positive step for USC to make an initial offer in the case of Dr. George Tyndall it is far from satisfactory,” said Rivers Morrell.  “The University of Southern California has failed to disclose all it knows about the doctor’s actions and claims by our clients here in Southern California.” The proposed settlement would apply to cases filed in a class action lawsuit which only applies to a small portion of the hundreds of accusers seeking action against Dr. Tyndall and USC.  “I am advising my clients to avoid the federal class action case, and pursue relief in Califonia’s

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USC Offers Initial Settlements for Accusers of Dr. Tyndall

USC offers initial settlements for accusers of Dr. Tyndall for sexual abuse

USC offers initial settlements for accusers of Dr. Tyndall for sexual abuse, but is it enough?  Is it too late to file a claim or lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall for sexual abuse? The initial reports state the settlement would provide at least $2,500 for “all class members” which includes patients who received women’s health services from Dr. Tyndall.  USC President Wanda Austin said “Patients who are willing to provide further details about their experience could be eligible for additional compensation up to $250,000.” While Dr. Tyndall has denied any wrongdoing, he was fired in 2017 for alleged cases of sexual abuse and misconduct. This is a positive first step by USC as they acknowledge their responsibility for Dr. Tyndall’s actions.  Many attorneys, including Rivers Morrell, believe it may not be enough. Rivers Morrell represents women who have suffered sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape or other sexually related crimes such

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What Are Some of the Most Common Injuries Which Result from a Fall in a Nursing Home

common injuries which result from a fall in a nursing home

What are some of the most common injuries which result from a fall in a nursing home?  When is a nursing home or assisted care facility responsible and accountable when a patient fall results in injury?  Injuries at assisted care facilities and nursing homes are a significant challenge in Anaheim, Orange County, Los Angeles and across Southern California.  The US Centers for Disease Control or CDC recently reported almost 75% of nursing home residents fall each year, and most patients fall more than once.  The average national statistic for patient falls in a nursing home is two falls for each bed in a given facility each year. The most common injuries which result from a fall in a nursing home include head wounds and brain injury, broken ribs, a broken hip or pelvis as well as fractured arms and wrists.  The CDC reports that over 1,800 nursing home resident deaths occur

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Accidents Resulting in Serious Injury Require an Attorney with Legal Skill and Medical Acumen

Pinched or Impinged Nerves Result in Tingling and Numbness

If you are seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident the selection of your personal injury attorney will make a substantial impact on the outcome of your case.  Accidents resulting in serious injury require an attorney with legal skill and medical acumen to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience in truck collisions, motorcycle crashes and car accidents resulting in serious injury.  Mr. Morrell constantly works to increase his legal skill and medical acumen through continuing education to remain on the cutting edge of personal injury strategies and the medical knowledge which informs negotiations and trial work. He has decades of experience and training, including 20 years serving the major insurance carriers, and fully understands the medical issues which are crucial to a successful injury claim.  Mr. Morrell has a long, successful and proven track record at trial and the

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