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What to Do if You Are Injured in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

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Do you know what to do if you are injured in a multi-vehicle accident?  How do you ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries while protecting your own rights and interests? It is not unusual to read about an accident involving multiple vehicles on I-5, the 405 freeway or any of the many highways throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. Those who are injured in a multi-vehicle accident often suffer serious injuries requiring extensive medical care, especially if a commercial truck or semi was involved.  Even if the collision occurred at a slower speed the forces of the accident can result in neck and back injuries which present painful symptoms for months and sometimes years to come. In a multi-vehicle accident, many drivers are unsure of what to do. Most drivers know that they are not at fault for the collision if they have been rear-ended, but

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Have You Sustained a Neck Injury as a Result of a Car Accident

sustained a neck injury as a result of a car accident

Have you sustained a neck injury as a result of a car accident? One of the most frequent injuries sustained in rear end car accidents and side impact collisions are neck injuries to their cervical spine. Medically speaking, the human spine consists of three regions which include the cervical spine (upper), thoracic spine (mid), and lumbar spine (lower).  Rear-end and t-bone type car accidents often result in whiplash type injuries that cause pain to the cervical spine/neck region. Injuries can vary from moderate to light stiffness and soreness, to severe nerve damage and/or herniations and pain. Neck injuries can cause significant health issues, long lasting effects, and pain. Mild neck injuries are typically identified as sprains and strains.  Higher impact collisions in accidents can lead to more serious neck injuries such as disc herniations which can affect nerve feeling and function. Anytime that you feel numbness or tingling in your

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Children are the Most Common Victims of Dog Bites

Children are the Most Common Victims of Dog Bites

Unfortunately children are the most common victims of dog bites in Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout Southern California.  The natural curiosity of a child combined with the attraction to a furry looking friend is often the recipe for an unexpected dog attack resulting in serious injuries to the face, neck, torso, arms and legs.  The types of wounds that result from a dog bite leave irregular “tears” in the skin often resulting in severe scarring.  These types of scars can require multiple plastic surgeries across several months or years depending upon the location of the scar and its severity. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of helping the citizens of Santa Ana and Orange county to recover financially for injuries received from dog bites I can tell you that helping a child through the healing process will consume most parents.  Based upon my experience,

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Have You Sustained a Neck Injury as a Result of a Motorcycle Accident?

Neck Injury as a Result of a Motorcycle Accident

Have you sustained a neck injury as a result of a motorcycle accident? One of the most common injuries which result in a motorcycle accident are injuries to the neck and spine. The human spine is compromised of three segments that are all connected to form the spine. They include the: lumbar (lower), thoracic (mid/upper), and cervical (upper/neck) spine. Neck injuries can have a very severe impact on your daily life because movement in the neck is involved in almost all daily activities. The most common neck injuries that can occur are typical sprains and strains. These are what are commonly known as “whiplash” type injuries that can be very troublesome and require physical therapy and chiropractic treatment to heal. Higher impact motorcycle accidents may cause more severe neck injuries such as disc herniations and displacements. A neck injury can take more time to fully heal, and may even require surgical procedures

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Who Pays for Injuries in a Pedestrian Hit and Run Accident

Injuries in a pedestrian hit and run accident

Who pays for injuries in a pedestrian hit and run accident?  If you or someone you love is injured by a hit and run driver can you file a valid personal injury claim to seek compensation? Hit and run pedestrian accidents are unfortunately relatively very common here in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.  It is enough of a shock to be involved in a pedestrian hit and run accident, and when the driver leaves the scene it adds immeasurable pain.  The victim and their family are left with many questions. The first question is often “Who in the world could hit another person and take off?”  One of the next questions you ask will be “Who pays for injuries in a pedestrian hit and run accident and how am I going to get through this?”  The financial recovery for injuries from a pedestrian hit and run accident

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Serious Back Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident

Serious Back Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident

Have you suffered serious back injuries as a result of a car accident or damage to your vertebrae or discs? If left untreated, serious back injuries can have lifelong effects, and may even lead to conditions such as paralysis and death. The spine is divided into three segments: the lumbar (lower), thoracic (mid/upper), and cervical (upper/neck) regions. A serious car accident can cause damage to one or all of these segments in the back, causing substantial pain and complications. Typical back injuries can include sprain/strains. These will cause pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Moderate sprains/strains can be treated through physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Sometimes, these types of injuries may resolve on their own over time. However, more serious injuries to the back can include herniations and bulging discs. These types of injuries can be more serious and affect the nerves in the spine. Some tell-tale signs that there

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When a Truck Accident Results in a Wrongful Death in Los Angeles

Truck Accident Results in a Wrongful Death

Two families were in a mini-van heading south on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles when they were involved in a minor accident with a BMW.  They pulled over to inspect the damage, and before they could get out of the vehicle a commercial truck plowed into the rear of the vehicle sending it over an embankment where it burst into flames.  The fathers escaped the vehicle and were working feverishly to get their wives and children out when police arrived.  The heat was too much, and unfortunately four people lost their life.  What happens when a truck accident results in a wrongful death in Los Angeles? This case will require a skilled and experienced injury attorney with extensive trial expertise.  The trucking company is assuredly insured by at least one policy if not multiple policies from larger insurance companies.  The attorneys for these insurance companies will likely attempt to

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Nursing Home Injury or Neglect in Anaheim Can Result in a Civil Lawsuit

Nursing Home Injury or Neglect in Anaheim

Nursing home injury or neglect in Anaheim is a civil code violation, and the family of a neglected senior can hold the healthcare facility accountable through a civil lawsuit.  There are several important signs that your beloved parent, grandparent or family member is being neglected by nursing home staff including: Overmedication – Watch for changes in medication that sedate the patient or make them less “present” of focused.  Over-medication is often used to allow nursing home facility staff to neglect their responsibility to care for the patient, and stretch times between visits to a patient’s room Dehydration – neglect of simple care such as water and hydration through fluids is another primary symptom of neglect.  Signs of dehydration in a senior citizen include dryness of mouth and thick saliva, headaches, cramping,  dark or deep yellow urine or inability to urinate.  Severe dehydration is characterized by dry and sunken eyes with

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A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Allows Your Family to Hold Parties Financially Accountable

a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit allows your family to hold parties financially accountable after a fatal accident.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience serving the families of those who are lost in fatal accidents, I can tell you that wrongful death lawsuits can be quite complex.  Its important to work with an attorney with proven legal and trial skills who can stand up to the major insurance carriers and commercial insurers and achieve the best possible result for the family of an accident victim. This is especially true in truck accident cases.  Commercial trucks are covered by multiple layers of insurance.  The company who owns and operates the truck itself carries insurance on the vehicle as well as a blanket liability policy that covers their company in general.  In some cases, the blanket policy is spread between multiple insurance companies, and the wrongful death

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