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The Important Difference Between a Truck Accident and a Car Crash

The Important Difference Between a Truck Accident and a Car Crash

What is the important difference between a truck accident and a car crash in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Orange County or LA?  Car crashes unfortunately happen every day, yet recent safety improvements in vehicle design and passenger restraint have helped to reduce the occurrence and severity of resulting injuries.  However, these factors are not as effective when a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle or tractor-trailer semi truck. The important difference between a truck accident and a car crash is the weight of the commercial vehicle and the resulting force of a collision between a truck and a smaller vehicle.  Commercial rucks can easily weigh as much as 70,000 to 80,000 pounds.  A typical passenger vehicle will only weigh 3,000 or 4,000 pounds.  The sheer force of impact is several times higher in a truck accident than a car crash.  The force of the

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What Constitutes Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home or Assisted Care Facility?

What constitutes abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted care facility in Southern California?

What constitutes abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted care facility in Southern California?  California law and federal statutes require these healthcare providers and facilities to maintain a high standard of care for our seniors.  Unfortunately, it is quite common for nursing homes, assisted care facilities and retirement communities to be understaffed or to lack a sufficient number of medical professionals based upon the number of patients in their facility. The additional lack of training and supervision combined with the high patient load is often an ingredient in nursing home abuse or neglect personal injury cases.  However, nursing homes and healthcare facilities can be held responsible and ultimately financially accountable for the injury or neglect of our loved ones. What constitutes elder abuse or neglect in Orange County nursing homes?  While neglect or abuse covers a broad range of scenarios there are several more common elements which lead

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Outbound Text Messages and Social Media Posts Are Important Evidence

Outbound text messages and social media posts are important evidence

Outbound text messages and social media posts are important evidence in a personal injury case.  How can you prove a driver was distracted by cell phone use and therefore at fault and liable for the injuries you sustained in a car accident? My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury cases.  Recently, more and more of these cases involve distracted drivers and the use of a cell phone while driving.  Personal injury cases involving cell phone use are quite legally complex.  We have the resources, legal skill and trial experience necessary to obtain evidence, document your case and present a compelling argument to the insurance company or at trial to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case.  We are able to obtain crucial evidence you would not be able to access on your own. One example is outgoing text

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Avoiding Injury in a T-Bone or Side Impact Car Accident

Avoiding Injury in a T-Bone or Side Impact Car Accident

What are the keys to avoiding injury in a t-bone or side impact car accident in Mission Viejo?  According to the California Highway Patrol the number of injuries in truck, motorcycle and car accidents in Mission Viejo and Orange County intersections continues to increase each year.  Why is this and what can you do to reduce the odds you will be involved in one of these motor vehicle crashes? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly a quarter of all fatal accidents in the US occur at an intersection.  This is usually due to a driver who runs a red light, fails to come to a stop before making a turn, or the failure to yield to oncoming traffic – especially during a left hand turn.  Modern vehicles do not have the same protection for side impact, and the force of the impact translates much more directly to

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What Financial Compensation is Available in a Personal Injury Case

Financial Compensation is Available in a Personal Injury Case

What financial compensation is available in a personal injury case after an accident?  Do you have a case?  What should you do if you are injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence?  California law provides the right to seek financial “damages” through a personal injury claim or lawsuit for those who are injured due to the fault of another driver.  There are many different types of damages associated with a car accident injury claim.  How can you ensure the best possible outcome in your case? Financial compensation is available in a personal injury case after any accident when another person or driver is at fault.  The amount of your financial recovery is largely determined by the scope and impact of your injuries as well as the insurance carried by the responsible driver as well as your own insurance coverage.  California law provides financial recovery for many damages, including

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