California Wrongful Death Lawyer Handling a Fatal Pedestrian Accident Case


Fatal Pedestrian AccidentA fatal pedestrian accident case requires an experienced, proven personal injury attorney.  When a pedestrian loses their life in a collision with a car, truck, motorcycle or another motor vehicle in California, it is a traumatic and overwhelming experience for the surviving family and friends. Cases that involve a pedestrian killed by the negligence of a vehicle driver are considered “wrongful death” cases, as the person was wrongfully killed by the careless and negligent actions of another.

It doesn’t matter if the accident occurred in a beach or coastal community such as San Clemente or Laguna Beach, or in a major Orange County city such as Irvine, Anaheim or Santa Ana.  This law extends to skateboarders, parents with strollers, and people on rollerblades or roller skates, hand scooters, as well as any conveyance that assists a person with a handicap, including wheel chairs, tricycles and quadricycles, or walkers.  Pedestrians are clearly protected by California law, and I wish to help.

Personal Injury Insurance Claim Attorney Mission ViejoMy name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience I understand the impact that the wrongful death of a loved one can have on a family. If your family is grieving after a fatal pedestrian accident, you have my deepest sympathies and understanding. I have worked with many families over the years who have lost a loved one, and protected their legal and financial rights throughout their wrongful death actions.

I understand the emotional impact this has had upon your family, and the last thing you should have to worry about are legal and financial issues. However, California law places strict time limits (known as a statute of limitation) on how quickly these cases must be filed. Time is of the essence. It is important to investigate the accident scene to preserve valuable evidence, as well as police and witness reports while events are still clear in their mind.

I will aggressively pursue every possible avenue to ensure that justice is served and that negligent parties are held responsible for their actions. My goal is to give you the confidence and peace of mind to know that your case is being effectively managed by an experienced and proven attorney with more than 40 years of experience in wrongful death and fatal pedestrian accident cases, so that you may focus on grieving and helping the family to recover from this tragic event.

Accident Reconstruction and Trial Preparation

Pedestrian Injury Wrongful Death AttorneyThese cases often require extensive investigation and accident reconstruction. It might help to review a few of the accident reconstruction videos I have helped to prepare for previous successful cases. I am almost always pursuing insurance companies that may not wish to provide full compensation to you and your family for your loved one’s loss.

It is important for them to understand that they are faced with an experienced wrongful death trial attorney with a successful track record of verdicts in these types of cases. In the beginning of my career, I often worked to defend insurance companies in these matters, and I am well-aware of all of the strategies and tactics they employ to defer or minimize their exposure.

It is also important that the insurance company understands that I am prepared to take your case all the way through a trial to hold them responsible, and to ensure that your family receives just compensation. Successful trial experience has a substantial impact on the likelihood of a successful negotiation or outcome in your case.

Trust Your Case to Me, a San Clemente, Fullerton and Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

To learn more about how my firm handles fatal pedestrian accidents and other personal injury matters, I invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and  contact us online or call (949)305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation.  There is no cost to you or your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.

Representing People Injured In Pedestrian Accidents Anywhere In Southern California

Personal Injury Insurance Claim Attorney Mission Viejo

In the state of California, one in nine motor vehicle accidents is pedestrian related. Rivers Morrell has decades of experience helping victims of pedestrian accidents, crosswalk injuries, parking lot accidents, hit-and-run and bike accidents. Highly committed to ensuring his clients receive full and fair compensation, attorney Rivers Morrell can advise you and your family on your personal injury or wrongful death claims.

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Did your injuries or accident involve a hit and run driver?

Who will cover your medical expenses now and in the months and years to come?

Rivers Morrell is highly recommended and proven pedestrian injury attorney based in Mission Viejo and Irvine for over 40 years. Serving all of Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, we invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call to speak with me personally for a free, private and confidential consultation at (949)305-1400.

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Situations Involving Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents with injury can occur in a parking lot, at street crossings, in the amusement park areas of Anaheim, or while riding a skateboard along the paths in Irvine or Newport Beach. The warmer weather combined with California’s outdoor lifestyle and heavy traffic results in a much higher number of accidents involving pedestrians.

Pedestrians are at a substantial disadvantage when they are involved in an accident with a car, truck or motorcycle. These accidents usually result in serious injuries requiring extensive medical attention and long-term physical therapy and recovery.

Helping You Navigate Uninsured Or Underinsured Motorist Cases

When a pedestrian suffers a serious or fatal injury resulting from an accident involving a motor vehicle, complex matters of proof and liability can complicate the case against the negligent driver. An experienced and accomplished attorney knows how to present the evidence before a jury or in settlement negotiations to win a case and maximize recovery.

Many drivers in Orange County maintain minimal amounts of insurance coverage. Some have no insurance at all. In the case of a hit-and-run driver, the injured victim must pursue other sources of recovery unless and until the hit-and-run driver can be located. These cases require legal expertise and experience to ensure that you receive the maximum possible recovery in your case.  Your own Uninsured/Under-Insured Motorist or UM/UIM coverage under your automobile insurance policy will cover your financial expenses resulting from a hit and run driver.  However, many people who have become disillusioned with their own insurance carrier have turned to our office for help.  You may be surprised how you are treated by your own insurance company when you are forced to file a UM/UIM claim after a pedestrian accident or hit and run.

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Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Going The Extra Mile

The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, serves all of Orange County and will go the extra mile for a successful recovery. Our experience with reconstruction forensics, accident scene investigation, witness statements and insurance coverage issues, such as uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, can help increase the likelihood that a pedestrian accident victim will recover full and fair compensation for his or her injuries.

We will manage the insurance-related and legal details so that you and your family can focus on each other and healing.

Free Case Evaluation At Our Law Firm

For additional information about our experience with accident cases involving pedestrians or bicyclists in Orange County, Los Angeles and Southern California, contact our law offices in Mission Viejo, Irvine or Riverside or call to speak with Rivers personally for a free and comprehensive consultation at  (949)305-1400.

There is no cost to you out of pocket for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.

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