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Hit and Run Bicycle Accident in Anaheim Leaves Severe Injuries

A bicyclist was critically injured recently in Anaheim when his bike was struck by a silver car at the intersection of Clementine and Sycamore Streets at 6:45 on a Saturday morning. ...

Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in San Juan Capistrano Friday Night Has a Sad Twist

A 23 year old man was severely injured in a hit and run pedestrian accident Friday night in San Juan Capistrano. He arrived at the hospital unresponsive and not breathing....

Hit and Run in Garden Grove Leaves Injured Pedestrian

A hit and run driver is being sought by police for injuring a pedestrian before crashing the stolen car into a business in Garden Grover earlier this month.  What does...

Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Hit and Run Driver in Santa Ana

A pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a hit and run driver in Santa Ana yesterday.  What type of motorist would leave a pedestrian fatally injured and leave the scene?  Police said the suspect car had become involved in two other accidents immediate after the leaving the pedestrian fatally injured, ultimately crashing into a light pole.  It was unclear in the initial reports if the Police had recovered the vehicle, and if the car would lead them to potential drivers. What happens when someone is injured by a hit and run driver?  If the victim survives, they are able to submit a claim against their own automobile insurance coverage under the uninsured/underinsured motorist or UM/UIM section of the policy.  Many people find that their own insurance companies do not have their best interests at heart, and after more than 40 years of experience I can tell you that it

Skateboarder Critically Injured in Anaheim Hit-and-Run Saturday Night

We are extremely saddened by the critical injury of a skateboarder Saturday evening in an Anaheim hit-and-run accident. After more than 40 years of injury and wrongful death experience and several cases involving skateboarders, I can tell you this is devastating for the family. Skateboarders often do not receive the respect they deserve as many people (including insurance adjusters) have their own opinion of the skateboarding lifestyle. I stand up for injured skateboarders, and their families, in skateboard injury and fatal skateboard accidents. A recent case is an excellent example. My client was riding his skateboard, and at the time of the accident was in the middle of the road on the double yellow line. He was struck and severely injured by a driver going the opposite way. The insurance company fought our case, saying the skateboarder shouldn’t have been there. Our argument was simple: The driver should not have crossed into the

Hit and Run Accident Injury Victims Can Financially Recover for their Costs

Many hit and run accident injury victims wonder who is going to pay for their medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that result from their accident.  The primary source of recovery will always be the driver who caused the accident, but what happens when the police are unable to identify and charge that driver? Hit and run accident injury victims in California can turn to their own automobile insurance coverage to cover many expenses.  The Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist (UM/UIM) portion of your automobile insurance covers you when you are injured in your vehicle, as well as those who are victims of hit and run accidents when on a skateboard or bicycle, or if they are struck as a pedestrian.  This is the reason we highly recommend that all Californians should maximize the UM/UIM coverage in their automobile insurance policy.  It is some of the least expensive and most valuable insurance

Costa Mesa Hit and Run Accident Severely Injures Pedestrian

A Costa Mesa hit and run accident occurred over this past weekend severely injuring a pedestrian. In the early morning near Triangle Square shopping plaza in Costa Mesa, a pedestrian was struck by a small sports utility vehicle as he was attempting to cross the street on the crosswalk at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Broadway. After the SUV struck the pedestrian, the driver fled, leaving the pedestrian with serious injuries. The victim was transported to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana with serious injuries. Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and wish him a speedy recover in this hit and run accident. Unfortunately, pedestrians that are struck by vehicles can sustain very major injuries in the event of a collision. Injuries can range from contusions, broken bones, head trauma, and sometimes, unfortunately, even fatalities. In the event of a hit and run, it may

Drumline Teacher Seriously Injured in Santa Ana Hit and Run Accident

A 26 year old drumline teacher at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana was seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident yesterday.  The man’s father reported the teacher is suffering from severe head injuries, and our thoughts are with the injured teacher, as well as his family and students.  The teacher was struck in a crosswalk at 2:00 am in the morning at Bristol Street and Central Avenue while crossing on a green light. Initially the female driver stopped to check on the teacher, and a passing skateboarder said he would go for help.  The woman then jumped back into her 4-door black BMW with paper plates and left the scene.  A witness captured a photo of the woman before she fled. The head injuries to the victim are quite severe, and his father estimates he has a 50/50 chance of living.  Based on my 40+ years of

How Do You Handle Medical Bills in Hit and Run Accidents

How do you handle medical bills in hit and run accidents where the driver has not been apprehended or identified?  Who pays for the resulting injuries to passengers in a car or pedestrians when the person who caused the accident drives off?  Why should the victim of a hit and run accident hire an experienced injury attorney? My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience as an Orange County injury attorney I can tell you that most people are completely unaware that their own auto insurance is the best source for recovery of financial losses from a hit and run injury.  The “Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist” or UM/UIM portion of your auto policy will cover these injuries and your medical bills, lost wages and other recoverable financial costs. The challenge is this: most people are shocked at how they are treated by their own insurance company

Who Pays for Injuries from a Pedestrian Hit and Run Accident

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 from 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 can come from many sources.  The primary recover source surprises most people: your own Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist or UM/UIM coverage from you automobile insurance. To add insult to an already difficult situation, many hit and run accident victims
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