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Who is Responsible for Injuries in a Mission Viejo Rear End Car Accident

Who is responsible for injuries in a Mission Viejo rear end car accident

Who is responsible for injuries in a Mission Viejo rear end car accident?  Rear end car accidents can actually result in serious injuries, even when they occur at a slower speed.  Rear end collisions often result in injuries to the back or neck as the torso lurches forward while the head and neck arch backward at the moment of impact.  Head trauma is another common injury in rear end collisions. Generally speaking, law enforcement officers are usually going to cite the driver of any vehicle which impacts the vehicle in front of them.  The most common causes of rear end car accidents in Mission Viejo and throughout Orange County are speeding, following too closely and distracted driving. California requires all drivers to maintain a safe stopping distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.  The fault in a rear end car accident is often a distracted driver or the

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Don’t Sign an Insurance Release After an Injury Accident Before Speaking with Rivers

Don't Sign an Insurance Release After an Injury Accident

There are several reasons why you shouldn’t sign an insurance release after an injury accident before talking to an experienced personal injury attorney.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as an injury attorney I can tell you this for sure: The insurance adjuster in your case wants to settle your claim as quickly as possible for the lowest possible dollar amount. In most cases the adjuster will seem to make a very good settlement on the property damage to your car.  That portion of your insurance claim is actually pretty straight forward.  A few estimates from local body shops and you know how much you’ll need before agreeing to a settlement. Personally injury claims are an entirely different matter, and you are right not to sign an insurance release after an injury accident before speaking with me personally for a free consultation. For

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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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Injured by an E-Scooter in Los Angeles

Injured by an E-Scooter in Los Angeles

Have you been injured by an E-scooter in Los Angeles or anywhere in the LA region?  There has been a rapid increase in the number of e-scooters or electric scooters such as Segway, Lime, Bird and Xiaomi available for immediate rental all across LA.  There has been a sharp increase in the number of people who have been injured by an e-scooter in Los Angeles in the past several months as the implementation of these low cost transportation devices increases. The combination of the beautiful LA weather, pedestrian traffic and the lack of training for e-scooter riders has resulted in many e-scooter accidents resulting in personal injury claims.  What should you do if you are injured by an e-scooter in Los Angeles?  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney I can tell you there are several possible

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How Do You Know if You Have a Valid Personal Injury Case

How Do You Know if You Have a Valid Personal Injury Case

How do you know if you have a valid personal injury case in LA, Mission Viejo or Irvine?  In order to know if you have a case for a valid personal injury claim there usually needs to be an injury due to someone else’s negligence, insurance coverage and strong documentation of not only the event itself but of your medical costs and other financial damages. This may sound confusing, but it doesn’t have to be.  The short answer is to simply call the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell for a free consultation at 949-305-1400.  Ask to speak with Rivers personally and draw upon the experience of a proven personal injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience. The most important thing to know is this: Insurance companies always make a really low initial offer.  The insurance adjuster in your case has one job: get you to take the lowest

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What Causes Most Truck Accidents in Irvine and Orange County

Causes Most Truck Accidents in Irvine and Orange County

What causes most truck accidents in Irvine and Orange County?  What should you do if you or a family member is injured in a Southern California truck accident?  The California Highway Patrol track many statistics associated with commercial truck accidents in California.  There are many reasons why truck accidents happen, but the primary sources of truck collisions resulting in injuries are: Speed / Unsafe Driving – the start and stop traffic and sudden changes in speed which are common here in Orange County become even more challenging when a driver is attempting to safely operate and control a large vehicle such as a commercial truck.  Speed and unsafe driving are a common source of truck accidents in Irvine and Orange County which cause serious and sometimes permanent injuries to others with whom they share the road. Distracted Driving – Truck rivers have a variety of technological advances available to them –

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