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Car Accident Attorney in Mission Viejo

Car Accident Attorney in Mission Viejo

Are you searching for a car accident attorney in Mission Viejo Irvine or Orange County?   Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident?  What are the biggest mistakes you can make after suffering injuries in a car accident? My name is Rivers Morrell, and I work to protect the interests of those who are injured in accidents as well as their families here in Southern California.  What should you be concerned about after the accident, and what are some of the most common mistakes I see as an experienced car accident attorney in Mission Viejo? Assuming you are uninjured – Once the vehicles come to a stop it is normal to check yourself to see if you are injured. It is also natural to hope for the best and even assume you have not been injured in the accident.  Unfortunately, the powerful forces your body is forced to endure

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Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim Should Result in a Civil Lawsuit

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim Should Result in a Civil Lawsuit

Nursing home neglect and abuse in Anaheim should result in a civil lawsuit.  There are several important signs of nursing home neglect and abuse you should be watching for such as: Overmedication / Sedation – Over-medication and sedation is often a strategy designed to allow nursing home staff to make fewer trips into each room to check on and care for the patient.  You are right to be cautious about any changes or increases in medication such as sedatives and anti-psychotic medications which are often a strong symptom of neglect and abuse. Dehydration – the failure to provide adequate supplies of water and other sources of fluids is neglect and abuse on the part of the nursing home.  Look for signs of dehydration such as headaches, dry sunken eyes with little or no tearing, mouth dryness and thick saliva, deep yellow urine or difficulty with urination.  Additional symptoms can include

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The Cost of Recovering From Brain Injury After a Car Accident

The Cost of Recovering From Brain Injury After a Car Accident

The cost of recovering from brain injury after a car accident is an important part of the long term medical expenses which should be included in any resulting insurance settlement.  The brain injury may have been sustained in a car accident, truck collision or motorcycle crash.  No matter how a brain injury was suffered, however, many injury victims and their families are concerned they will have the resources needed to obtain all of the rehabilitation services that may be necessary to make as full a recovery as possible. For people with brain injuries, the normal functionality of the brain and the patient’s ability to process information and make sound decisions can be seriously damaged.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney I can tell you brain injury cases are quite legally complex.  Concussions, closed head injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries

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DUI Injury Accidents Are Caused by Many Different Intoxicants

DUI Injury Accidents Are Caused by Many Different Intoxicants

DUI injury accidents are caused by many different intoxicants here in Mission Viejo and across California.  Orange County accident statistics clearly demonstrate the risk of suffering injury in a DUI related accident.  If the driver who is responsible for the accident seems a bit disoriented make sure to tell the police at the scene.  This can help their investigation at the scene. While alcohol is still the primary intoxicant in many DUI accidents there are many other substances which can impair an Orange County driver.  Drivers can also be driving under the influence of other substances such as narcotics and illegal drugs.  An increasing number of local DUI accidents are associated with prescription medications and even over-the-counter drugs. These substances substantially affect a driver’s awareness and slow reaction times leading to a car accident.  It doesn’t matter what substance is responsible for a DUI accident resulting in serious injuries or loss

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Herniated Discs and Other Back Injuries are Common in Mission Viejo Motorcycle Accidents

Herniated Discs and Other Back Injuries are Common

Herniated discs and other back injuries are common in Mission Viejo motorcycle accidents.  Many motorcyclists wear protective clothing with Kevlar armor and a helmet.  This is not the same as being protected by the layers of metal, airbags and other safety features of a motor vehicles.  Unfortunately, this leaves a motorcyclist’s back quite vulnerable to injury in any motorcycle accident. The vertebrae of your spinal column are separated by fluid-filled discs which provide a cushion between each vertebra.  They help to protect the spinal column.  The forces associated with a motorcycle accident can result in small micro-tears in these discs, commonly referred to as herniations.  Once a disc is ruptured in an accident, the internal fluid slowly begins to leak out over a period of days, weeks or even months. Ultimately herniated discs the vertebrae to rub up against one another causing irritation and small alignment issues which cause pressure

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Get a Fair Settlement in Your Mission Viejo Slip and Fall Case

Get a Fair Settlement in Your Mission Viejo Slip and Fall Case

Are you looking to get a fair settlement in your Mission Viejo slip and fall case?  Are you searching for an experienced premises liability attorney with decades of experience? At the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell we are often asked about slip and fall cases.  How is a personal injury claim based upon a slip and fall case successfully completed? It is important to understand slip and fall cases require extensive experience and legal skill.  Our attorneys will prove: A dangerous and unattended condition caused your fall and resulting injury The owner of the property and responsible parties were aware of or should have been aware of the dangerous condition For example, you may walk into the grocery store on a rainy day and slip on some dampness on the floor near the door.  This probably won’t qualify as a valid slip and fall injury claim unless the store was

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Seniors With Dementia are More Likely to Suffer a Nursing Home Injury

Seniors With Dementia are More Likely to Suffer a Nursing Home Injury

According to a recent article published by Neurology Advisor and drawing upon information published by the journal of the American Geriatrics Society, seniors with dementia are more likely to suffer a nursing home injury or fall.  How are Orange County, Anaheim and Mission Viejo nursing homes assessing the cognitive impairment of each resident and how are they applying the proper strategies to safeguard their patient’s safety. The sad fact is the statistics in the study show they aren’t.  As a result, when a patient in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility falls and suffers an injury, the facility can be held accountable for personal injury and/or nursing home neglect. The article focuses upon data regarding the correlation between cognition and the probabilities of injury.  When older adults and seniors in nursing homes showed signs of “low performance in attention and executive function” it tended to correlate with “gait slowing, instability, and future

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File a Civil Lawsuit Against USC and Dr. George Tyndall

File a Civil Lawsuit Against USC and Dr. George Tyndall

Are you searching for the right attorney to file a civil lawsuit against USC and Dr. George Tyndall for sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape?  Dr. Tyndall has been accused by hundreds of women of sexual abuse associated with his practice at USC.  These allegations go all the way back to the foundation of his practice in 1989 and continue until just a few years ago.   California provides a civil (financial) remedy which provides just compensation for those who have been victims of the doctor, and for a University which did not take appropriate and prompt action based upon all of the complaints and allegations over the years. There is many reasons to consider a civil lawsuit.  The criminal charges will provide punishment for the doctor, but do nothing to help repair the damage he has done to many of his patients across the years.  If you choose to file

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Filing a Mission Viejo Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child

Filing a Mission Viejo Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child

What is the process for filing a Mission Viejo injury claim on behalf of a child?  Nothing is more challenging for many parents to endure than the injury of their child.  Unfortunately, millions of children are injured in the US each year.  Many of these are simply normal accidents where no one is to blame.  However in examples such a car accident or pedestrian injury the child’s injuries may be the result of someone else’s negligence. The first and most obvious step after any vehicle accident or pedestrian injury is to have your child thoroughly examined by a physician within 24 to 48 hours of the accident, even if they seem uninjured.  The next step is to contact an experienced and proven Mission Viejo personal injury attorney at the Law Firm of Rivers J Morrell.  After more than 40 years of experience I work to ensure your family has the

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How Can We Ensure You Receive the Best Settlement of Your Case

ensure you receive the best settlement of your case

How can we ensure you receive the best settlement of your case?  Isn’t it possible for you to do file a personal injury claim without hiring an attorney? It is absolutely possible to represent yourself and attempt to settle a personal injury claim without an experienced lawyer.  It may seem like the easiest way to resolve your personal injury claim, and the insurance adjuster will always encourage you “there’s no reason to hire a lawyer.” This simply isn’t true.  The fact is insurance companies always offer a much lower settlement than you actually deserve.  As an experienced personal injury with more than 40 years of proven skill and trial experience I can tell you this simply isn’t true.  I worked for the major insurance carriers for the first 20 years of my career.  I know their tactics first-hand. Hiring the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell won’t cost you a thing

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