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14 Year Old Pedestrian was Injured by a Vehicle in Orange

14 Year Old Pedestrian was Injured by a Vehicle in Orange

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

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Personal Injury Claims for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Attorney for Sexually Transmitted Disease without Advance Warning

Most people are unaware that there are legal courses of action for the knowing transmission of a sexually transmitted disease or STD without warning in the state of California.  For instance, if a boyfriend knowingly conceals the fact that he has Genital Herpes or HPV and transmits this to his girlfriend, the girlfriend has a legal right to hold him accountable.  Many people are ashamed to bring these types of lawsuits, but we have successfully completed many of these cases.  In some instances,  the damages could be high. Financial damages in STD transmission cases can consist of medical treatments required as a result of the infection, the pain and suffering sustained as a result of the shame of having an incurable disease, and the future pain and suffering as a result of carrying this lifelong infection (in the case of Genital Herpes, HPV or HIV).  Financial compensation in these cases

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Tingling and Numbness in Limbs After a Car Accident

tingling and numbness after an accident

Are you experiencing tingling and numbness in your limbs, hands or feet after a motor vehicle accident?  The forces in a car accident are quite severe, and the thrashing jolt to your spinal column and neck move your body violently in multiple directions, even in slower speed impact.  Tingling and numbness are concerning, as they usually point to what could be a significant underlying medical issue. This is one of the primary reasons you need to see a doctor within 24 to 48 hours of any accident, even if you think you are uninjured. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in motor vehicle accidents and injuries I can tell you if you are experiencing tingling and numbness after a car, truck or motorcycle accident you need to see your doctor and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a

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The Driver Who Caused the Accident Has No Insurance

Driver Who Caused the Accident Has No Insurance

What should you do if the driver who caused the accident has no insurance coverage?  Unfortunately, even though California has minimum insurance requirements for all drivers there are many accidents where available insurance will not cover the extent of your injuries.  What will pay for your medical bills, lost income from missed work and any long term effects or impact of a motor vehicle accident injury when the driver has little or no insurance or in a hit and run accident? The answer to these questions is known as “UM/UIM insurance.”  What is UM/UIM and would you be surprised to learn you probably already have this valuable form of insurance? Uninsured Motorist / Under Insured Motorist or UM/UIM is a portion of your own automobile insurance coverage.  My name is Rivers Morrell and for more than 40 years I’ve recommended all California drivers to maximize the amount of UM/UIM coverage

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How does a Pre-Existing Condition Affect a Personal Injury Claim

How does a Pre-Existing Condition Affect a Personal Injury Claim

How does a pre-existing condition affect a personal injury claim in California? Many people in Southern California have pre-existing medical issues prior to suffering injuries in a car accident.  Insurance adjusters ask carefully crafted questions designed to get you to reveal these pre-existing conditions in order to reduce the purported value of your valid personal injury claim.  They may request medical records and other information.  It is not in your best interest to provide it before speaking with us for a free consultation at 949-305-1400. How does a pre-existing condition affect a valid personal injury claim in California?  The answer to this question is highly dependent upon the your specific medical history.  Has a pre-existing condition caused any pain or discomfort prior to the accident?  How did it impact your daily life (if at all)?  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience I can

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What are the Risks for an Under-ride accident in Mission Viejo

Risks for an Under-ride accident in Mission Viejo

What are the risks for an under-ride accident in Mission Viejo or Orange County?  An under-ride accident occurs when a motor vehicle becomes wedged underneath a semi tractor trailer during an accident.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently provided specific recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which proposed changes to significantly reduce the number of under-ride truck accidents or eliminate them altogether. When a car or other motor vehicle becomes lodged under a semi tractor trailer or large truck the roof of the pinned vehicle is usually substantially pushed into the passenger compartment or cut off in the accident itself.  Occupants in these vehicles suffer serious injuries including head trauma or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), neck fractures, back injuries and other broken bones and fractures.  These injuries can result in a permanent injury including paralysis.  Unfortunately, many of these accidents result in a wrongful death of

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Fatal Accidents Caused by Negligence in Orange County California

Fatal accidents caused by negligence in Orange County California and across the State legally result in what is known as a wrongful death.  The families of those who are killed in fatal accidents may file a wrongful death action in order to recover final expenses as well as lost income and other financial damages. There is absolutely nothing which can make up for or replace your beloved family member.  However, this loss will have a major impact on you and your family.  You will miss many important events and moments in every day life which you would have shared with them.  In many cases, the family member provided vital income for your family and California law provides the rightful opportunity to recover appropriate financial damages. Usually, these cases involve the insurance of the person or parties responsible for the fatal accident.  If the accident was caused by a commercial vehicle

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