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Today is National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

Today, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.  Los Angeles has experienced rapid growth in the number of reported HIV cases over the past few years according to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC.  National HIV Testing Day is traditionally a day to be tested and to increase the awareness of the spread of the HIV virus, but also an opportunity to have a family discussion about sexuality and the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs. In California, it is a civil code violation to knowingly transmit an STD to an intimate partner without warning them you are a carrier in advance of sexual contact.  There is an opportunity for a person to hold someone of substance financially accountable for knowingly transmitting an STD without warning in Los Angeles or anywhere in California in a civil legal action.  This does not have to be (and rarely is) a

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Pedestrian hit by a Car in Anaheim

Pedestrian hit by a Car in Anaheim

Anaheim is the biggest city in Orange County, and so it is no surprise to hear news of a pedestrian hit by a car in Anaheim and injured.  The city of Anaheim has high pedestrian traffic among its many attractions such as Disneyland, the downtown Disney area, and other pedestrian friendly tourist attractions which draw many pedestrians walking nearby major street intersections. As a driver, one must be very careful to make sure there are no pedestrians crossing intersections before going through. The downtown Disneyland areas have a vibrant restaurant and bar scene, so there are always many pedestrians to be cautious of. As a pedestrian, one must likewise also be careful of automobile drivers that are not aware of their surroundings. As a pedestrian one must be more cautious, as any collision with a vehicle can lead to catastrophic injury. Vehicle collisions involving pedestrians can often result in very

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How to Pick the Best Injury Attorney in Mission Viejo

Pick the Best Injury Attorney in Mission Viejo

Are you trying to figure out how to pick the best injury attorney in Mission Viejo after being injured in a car accident or while riding a motorcycle?  How do you know which attorneys actually have the genuine skill and proven track record to handle your case?  What should you be looking for and and what do you need to know? The first thing is simple: see a doctor within 24 to 48 hours of your accident.  If you don’t see a physician for a thorough examination you will not be able to submit what would otherwise be a valid personal injury claim down the road. It is also important to understand there is only one opportunity to settle your case.  You don’t get reimbursed as things progress.  There will be one check paid to you and it must compensate you for all of your past, present and future medical

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Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident in Mission Viejo?

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident in Mission Viejo

Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Mission Viejo?  Are you looking for an experienced Mission Viejo accident and injury attorney?  If you were not transported for medical care at the scene please make sure to visit an Urgent Care or your primary physician within 48 hours of the accident.  The failure to do so can severely reduce your ability to submit an injury claim or eliminate it entirely. The insurance adjuster representing the driver who was responsible for your car accident is going to to do everything possible to offer you the lowest settlement possible.  That is their one and only job.  If you didn’t see a doctor within 48 hours they will assert your injuries occurred “somewhere else” and deny your otherwise valid personal injury claim.  This puts them in a very strong legal position. You see, in many accidents where actual injury occurs the

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Broken Ribs in a Car Accident in Mission Viejo

Broken Ribs in a Car Accident

It is not unusual to suffer broken ribs in a car accident in Mission Viejo or across Orange County even if you are wearing safety restraints.  Broken ribs are one of the more common injuries in a car accident.  At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell we have represented accident and injury victims for more than 40 years from our offices in Mission Viejo and Irvine.  I can tell you, first hand, you will need a proven personal injury attorney to successfully achieve a fair injury claim for broken ribs in a car accident. It takes a substantial period of time before anyone can truly establish the amount of any insurance settlement or verdict which should result from broken ribs in a car accident.  One of the challenges in these cases that many insurance adjusters try to convince the victim that the value of a claim is established by

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