Car Accident Attorney Serving Orange County, LA and Riverside
The trial and case experience of your car accident injury lawyer will have a significant impact on the amount you will receive from the insurance company when you are injured in a car accident. Rivers Morrell is highly respected by insurance companies, his peers, the legal industry and his clients alike. There are many car accidents that result in injury here in Southern California every day. If you were injured as a driver or passenger, or lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident in Southern California, make sure you have a proven, experienced attorney protecting your rights. The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, has more than 40 years of experience providing the best representation to help you recover full compensation through skillful settlement negotiations or in a court of law, if trial becomes necessary.
There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis, and you can speak with an experienced car accident injury lawyer for a free consultation by calling 949-273-2693. If you are too injured to visit our office we will come to you.
Car Accident Injury Lawyer In Mission Viejo, Irving and Los Angeles
California courts look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some examples include, but are not limited to:
- Driving an automobile too fast or too slow
- Distracted Driving – Cell Phone Use
- Reckless driving
- Failing to drive on the right side of the road
- Not signaling when turning
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting or e-mailing while driving
- Failing to obey traffic signs or signals
- Failing to adapt his or her driving to weather or traffic conditions
- Turning into the path of oncoming traffic
The most common location of car accidents resulting in injury in Southern California is at an intersection. The resulting t-bone or side impact crashes do not provide occupants of a vehicle with the same amount of protection as they would have from a head-on or rear end impact.
In some cases, a car crash is caused by a defect in the automobile. If an automobile manufacturer creates a defective car part that causes injuries, the manufacturer may be held liable for damages. A mechanical failure may also be the result of negligent repairs to a vehicle. The auto repair shop or the individual who improperly repaired the automobile may be liable for injuries sustained.
What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
The two most important things to do after a car accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine, Orange County, Los Angeles or Riverside County is to see a physician or visit urgent care within 24 to 48 hours of the accident and seek the advice of an experienced car accident injury lawyer at the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III. It is important to visit an urgent care or your primary physician in the hours after an accident, even if you think you may have only suffered a few bumps or bruises. The forces associated with a car accident are actually quite violent, and while you may walk away from the accident feeling shaken up but otherwise fine, serious symptoms can set in weeks and in some cases months later. If you do not see a physician with 24 to 48 hours of the accident the insurance company will refuse to pay your claim, stating something to the effect of:
“You said you were fine after the accident. You told your family, friends, co-workers and even social media that you were uninjured. The symptoms you’re describing must have come from some other injury and you are trying to blame it on the car accident.” Unfortunately, there will be no settlement and no ability to prove what happened to you in a court of law.
Contact Rivers Morrell for a free consultation at 949-273-2693 to learn why it is important to see a doctor, and how best to ensure you are fairly and fully compensated for all that you have been through, as well as the injuries which may present in the next few weeks or months.
Investigating The Causes Of Your Collision
An experienced accident lawyer can help you navigate through all the details of a car wreck. Our firm will investigate every possible contributing cause of a traffic collision to ensure that you will receive full compensation for your injuries. We utilize innovative techniques to present your case. When necessary, we employ the latest technology including accident reconstruction to present our client’s case effectively to a jury. We will walk you through the entire legal process so that you can focus on recovery. Our clients appreciate our highly responsive and informative style.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
Our legal team is led by Rivers Morrell who has more than 40 years of experience in car accidents and personal injury claims. We provide sound advice and will gladly answer any questions you may have. For more information regarding Southern California auto accidents, contact our law office or call 949-273-2693 for a free consultation and to speak to a car accident injury lawyer in Orange County. We serve clients throughout Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles.