Truck Accident on the I-5 in Los Angeles Results in Injuries

LA Truck Accident Injury Attorney

A truck accident on the I-5 in Los Angeles has resulted in serious injuries as the contents of the big rig were scattered across the freeway.  A truck accident in Los Angeles requires an experienced and proven attorney with the legal skill and trial expertise required to hold the trucking company and all associated parties and their insurance companies financially responsible for what has happened.  Los Angeles truck accidents often result in serious injuries which will have a permanent impact on your quality of life long after the accident.  These cases are quite legally complex and as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience I can tell you it is important to carefully select your injury attorney. There may be several different layers of responsibility and ownership associated with the truck which caused the accident.  The truck may be owned by one company, leased

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A Mission Viejo Car Accident at an Intersection Can Lead to Serious Injuries

Mission Viejo Car Accident Lawyer

A Mission Viejo car accident at an intersection can lead to serious injuries requiring substantial treatment and recovery.  These car accidents often happen when one of the cars is in the midst of turning left at an intersection.  The forces associated with a side impact exert tremendous stress upon the human body in the micro-seconds surrounding an accident.  According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) a Mission Viejo car accident at an injury is the most likely to result in serious injuries to the occupants of either vehicle. The violent side-to-side energy associated with a Mission Viejo car accident at an intersection not only contorts the body in unnatural ways, but often leads to head injury as you come in contact with the side supports or windows or other impediments within the vehicle itself.  Neck and spine injuries are quite common in these accidents as well as broken bones and

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If You Are Injured in a Mission Viejo Accident

Mission Viejo Accident and Injury Attorney

If you are injured in a Mission Viejo accident you need an experienced and proven Mission Viejo personal injury attorney for sound advice, counsel and representation.  Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience representing those who are injured due to the negligence of another.  From his office in Mission Viejo, Rivers Morrell works to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.  Not all injury attorneys have equal skill or can obtain the same outcome in your case.  One of the first questions you should have for any injury lawyer is “how many cases have you tried to a successful verdict?”  “What?” you may ask.  “Doesn’t every attorney take cases to trial?”  No, the fact is most don’t have the proven trial experience necessary to hold the insurance company accountable for the maximum fair compensation due to an injury victim under the law. Insurance companies are at greatest

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Facts to Know About Dog Bites

Experienced Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

As we conclude National Dog Bite Prevention Week there are a few facts to know about dog bites – especially if you are a dog owner.  The two most important things to know as a dog owner are: Any dog can be startled resulting in a dog bite injury regardless of the size or nature of the dog You as a dog owner are strictly liable under California law for the financial consequences resulting from a bite or attack by your dog Dog owners should carry substantial homeowners or renters insurance, which is the primary source of protection in the event their dog attacks or injures another party. The first and most important thing to know as a dog bite victim is how to care for a dog bite wound.  Infection is one of the greatest risks in these cases, even though the old saying about “a dog’s mouth being cleaner

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Settles Dog Bite Lawsuit

Pit Bull Dog Bite Lawyer LA

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has evidently finally settled a dog bite lawsuit by her former assistant over an alleged pit bull attack.  The lawsuit was filed in 2016 over allegations that a pit bull viciously attacked the assistant in a home owned by Richards’ sister.  The dog bite lawsuit against both Richards sisters appears to have been resolved based upon a notice of settlement and dismissal of the case. According to the lawsuit, the assistant alleged the pit bull attacked her in her lower abdomen and crotch areas resulting in torn clothes and flesh.  Dog bites often leave torn skin which results in significant scarring and the need for multiple plastic surgeries to minimize or eliminate visible scarring. Pit Bulls and other dogs on the “dangerous breeds” list of a Los Angeles Community make a case much more difficult for any dog owner.  Dog owners

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Dog Bites Often Result in Extensive Scarring

Experienced Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Dog bites often result in extensive scarring requiring plastic surgery.  In many cases multiple plastic surgeries will be required to minimize the visibility of a scar resulting from a dog bite.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in dog bite injury cases I can tell you there are many unique aspects of a dog bite injury case.  Many dog bite injuries affect the face, torso or other highly visible areas.  The scars which result from a dog bite can have a profound affect on the victim, especially when they are on the face of a child.  These cases often require extensive counseling to help restore self esteem and confidence in one’s new appearance.  Plastic surgery has come a long way over the course of my career, and we work to ensure your family has the resources needed to fully recover from injury. The

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Most Dog Bite Injury Victims in California are Children

Child Injured Dog Bite Attorney

Most dog bite injury victims in California are children.  Their natural love of animals and curiosity and trust expose them to serious risks from dog bite injuries.  It is quite natural for a child to bend down to greet a dog face-to-face.  Unfortunately, they do not realize their behavior may startle the dog or come across to the animal as an attack.  The result can be a vicious bite, often to the face, torso, arms or hands. When a child is bitten by a dog resulting in injuries the first step is to carefully cleanse the wound.  Infection is one of the greatest dangers in a dog bite wound.  The old saying that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s is simply untrue.  The Law Firm of Rivers Morrell is concerned about dog bite injuries and provides free information to help families to avoid the potential for a dog

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This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Mission Viejo Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

This is national dog bite prevention week, and the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell has worked to raise awareness of dog bite injuries in Mission Viejo, Irvine and throughout Orange County as well as Los Angeles and Riverside County.  According to State Farm Insurance, dog bites increased by 15% in the most recent year for which statistics are available (2016).  California has more dog bites resulting in insurance claims than any other state in the union.  In 2016 State Farm alone paid more than 400 claims and over $16.8 Million in verdicts and settlements for dog bite victims. California is a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bite injuries.  This means the dog’s owner is strictly liable for all present and future medical costs, lost wages, emotional counseling and the pain and suffering associated with the initial injury as well as recovery from the shock of an attack. 

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Fatal Huntington Beach DUI Accident Results in Three Wrongful Deaths

Huntington Beach Wrongful Death Attorney

A fatal Huntington Beach DUI accident results in three wrongful deaths and serious injuries to a fourth as police continue to investigate.  A white Hyundai Sonata driven by a San Clemente woman plowed into the back of a red Toyota carrying 4 teens from Las Vegas enjoying spring break here in Southern California.  Tragically, 3 of the teens died at the scene of the accident while the fourth was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.  The driver of the white Hyundai was arrested and charged with suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving dunk causing bodily injury, according to Huntington Beach police Officer Angela Bennett. After more than 40 years of work as a personal injury injury attorney in Huntington Beach and all of Orange County I am still shocked by the number of people who pass away each year at the hands of a drunk driver. 

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