How should I handle a personal injury claim from a Mission Viejo car accident? Should I talk to the insurance adjuster from the driver responsible for the accident? The most important thing to know after a Mission Viejo car accident is to see a physician for a thorough medical examination within 48 hours of the accident. There are many injuries which are not apparent in the aftermath of an accident. Concussions and brain injuries may not be obvious, but a new blood test can help your doctor to identify signs of injury. There may also be minute tears in the disks which pad the vertebrae in your neck and back. The disks hold fluid which helps to serve as a cushion between the bones of your spinal column. Small tears or herniations allow the internal fluid to leak out a little bit at a time. It may take several weeks
Why was Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon Grant William Robicheaux charged with rape for drugging and sexually assaulting two women? The charges allege Dr. Robicheaux and his girlfriend would meet women at a bar or restaurant, drug them and lure them to an apartment where they would be sexually assaulted. Law enforcement officers have recovered more than 1,000 videos of the alleged sexual assaults. Many of the women in these videos could not be readily identified. Orange County prosecutors therefore believe there are many more potential victims of the pair and are seeking additional victims in the pursuit of justice. Grant Robicheaux has appeared on a Bravo reality TV series, and was recently a surgeon at the NewportCare Medical Group. The medical group has since removed him from their website. Dr. Robicheaux specializes in aging issues, arthritis and other sports and trauma related injuries. Based upon existing charges and evidence all of
A fatal Irvine accident involving a box truck and an SUV is another unfortunate example of the dangers of intersections for all Orange County drivers. Witnesses at the scene noted the SUV had stopped at a stop sign before making a left turn. The SUV pulled out in front of an oncoming box truck which struck the SUV at speed. Authorities believe the truck had the right-of-way as there was no stop sign for the approaching truck. Unfortunately two occupants of the SUV lost their lives and a third was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The California Highway Patrol’s accident and injury data for the past several years show a sharp increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents resulting in injury at intersections. These accidents expose the side panels of cars where there is much less protection for a vehicle’s occupants. The resulting G forces associated
Are you searching for a highly recommended Mission Viejo premises liability lawyer with proven experience and industry recognition? Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience with injury claims resulting from premises liability and slip and fall accidents resulting in injury. He is highly recommended by scores of satisfied clients and has received many of the most prestigious awards the legal industry has to give. Premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility of a store owner, business person, commercial property owner or management of public space to reduce and eliminate known hazards and to keep visitors safe from injury. If you are injured in a retail store, grocery, casino, public building or even in a parking lot the owner or responsible agent for that property is not necessarily liable. California law provides property owners with a reasonable time to become aware of a hazard and remedy it.
Are you considering a civil lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall and USC for sexual abuse or sexual assault? Many people expect the criminal charges which would arise from these crimes, but are unaware of the civil (financial) liabilities associated with sexual abuse or sexual assault. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil tort cases I can tell you it is absolutely possible to hold those who are responsible for sexual abuse and assault financially accountable for their actions or inaction. For those who are considering a civil lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall and USC there are multiple layers of questions and concerns. The issues associated with Dr. Tyndall and USC are extremely personal and sensitive, and many simply don’t want to become part of the TV coverage and news stories. They do, however, wish to regain some of their personal power and
Many people don’t realize there are civil remedies for sexual assault here in California. The sensational cases of Harvey Weinstein and USC’s Dr. George Tyndall have captivated our recent headlines. Their victims and others who have suffered sexual assault or abuse by a person of power or wealth may not realize California law provides a civil tort remedy in addition to criminal consequences. California law provides civil remedies for sexual assault and/or sexual abuse or rape. This allows the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell to hold those responsible financially accountable for their actions and the impact it has made upon your life. Our work ensures victims of sexual crimes have the opportunity to seek the financial resources required for ongoing treatment, support and counseling. My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury and civil tort cases such as these. The civil remedies
What are the types of premises liability cases which have legal merit? What is a slip and fall and how can we represent you to hold those responsible financially accountable? Premises liability is a sub-set of personal injury cases which involve those who suffer preventable injuries at a commercial business or residential property. California law requires business owners and those who own and manage publicly accessible residential property such as apartments or nursing homes to keep their property free from the types of hazards which could cause injury for their customers or guests. In strong premises liability cases the business owner or property manager failed to prevent or remedy hazards they were aware of or should have been aware of. For example, if a product falls off of a store’s shelf and strikes a child in the head it is considered to be a premises liability related personal injury case.
A recent multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-5 in Irvine resulted in the loss of one woman and injuries to nine others including three children. The car accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. last Thursday when a mother had apparently stopped her car and unfastened her seat belt to reach into the back seat for a child. The child was thankfully found alive, still strapped in his car seat. The young driver who is alleged to have initiated the chain reaction accident was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. His vehicle was allegedly traveling in excess of 100 MPH according to CHP officers on the scene. This tragedy clearly demonstrates the danger of DUI drivers and the serious injuries and wrongful death which are often the result of their choices. After more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney here
A new blood test may help to diagnose brain injury after a car accident. According to a recent press release by the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA, the agency has recently approved a new blood test which helps to identify brain trauma indicators after a car accident. The test – known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator or Banyan BTI – measures the levels of two important chemicals which are released by the brain within 12 hours of a head injury. The presence or absence of these chemicals help doctors to determine the likelihood of a Traumatic Brain Injury or concussion and may affect a medical professional’s decision to perform a CT scan or additional testing. “A blood-testing option for the evaluation of TBI or a concussion not only provides health care professionals with a new tool, but also sets the stage for a more modernized standard of
“Should I talk to an insurance adjuster if I am injured in a car accident? They seem to just want some brief information.” We are often asked this question and after more than 40 years of experience I can tell you it is not in your legal or financial interest to speak with an insurance adjuster until you have the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. Most simply people simply have no knowledge or experience of what to do after a motor vehicle accident and how the process of recovering for all of your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses will work. You will undoubtedly be contacted almost immediately by an insurance adjuster representing the driver who caused your injuries. There are a few important things you need to know in order to handle your first conversation with any insurance adjuster. Insurance Companies Do NOT have Your Best