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A Car Accident Attorney with Extensive Experience in Mission Viejo Irvine and LA

Car Accident Lawyer Mission Viejo CA

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or anywhere in Orange County or LA it is important to contact a car accident attorney with extensive experience to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years as a personal injury attorney here in Southern California I can tell you the two most important things to know after a car accident – even if you think you are uninjured: Visit the Emergency Room, Urgent Care or your Primary Physician for a thorough medical checkup within 24 to 48 hours of the accident You will need an experienced and proven personal injury attorney Unfortunately, many injuries sustained in an Orange County or LA car accident do not present symptoms for weeks and in some cases months.  You may think you are fine,

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Experienced Mission Viejo Car Accident Attorney

Mission Viejo Car Accident Lawyer

When you or someone you love has been injured in an accident you need an experienced Mission Viejo car accident attorney with the proven experience, expertise and legal skill to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney representing those who are injured in accidents.  The first and most important thing to do after a car accident in Mission Viejo is to seek medical treatment.  This may seem obvious, but some injuries are not readily apparent in the aftermath of an accident.  Many who go through the experience of a collision in their car are just thankful to walk away without serious injury.  I can’t tell you how many times people have told themselves (as well as their family, friends, co-workers and all of social media) they were fine, only to

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Experienced and Proven Mission Viejo Injury Attorney

What is an experienced and proven Mission Viejo injury Attorney and why do you need us if you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or anywhere in Orange County?  The central issue here is insurance coverage – this is what will ultimately pay for your medical bills as well as lost income from missed work, other expenses as well as compensation for having to endure your injuries and the process of recovery. Insurance adjusters are highly personable people who are quite friendly and seem very relaxed.  They are anything but.  I worked for major insurance carriers for the first 20 years of my career.  I can tell you from first hand experience these adjusters are highly trained, highly skilled interrogators and negotiators who have only one goal: Settle your case as quickly as possible for the absolutely lowest possible cost to their

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Traumatic Brain Injury from a Car Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury from a car accident can have a substantial impact on your life or the life of a loved one.  In some cases the injury is immediate, obvious and serious.  In others, the injuries may not be as severe and symptoms which are quite subtle can take months to become evident.  Brain injuries are usually classified by memory loss and the loss of consciousness.  If the confusion and disorientation associated with brain injury or a short loss of consciousness which lasts less than 30 minutes the injury is usually classified as “mild.”  In these cases an MRI or CAT Scan may even appear normal during an initial exam. Mild brain injuries often result in headaches and the loss of your ability to focus for weeks after the accident.  Over time, spouses and family members may notice a change in the personality of a head injury victim.  Someone who used

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Car Accidents Which Result in a Neck or Spine Injury

Car accidents which result in a neck or spine injury in Mission Viejo, Orange County, Riverside or throughout Southern California can make a profound impact on a person’s life.  The forces associated with a car accident are quite powerful.  These forces rapidly and harshly move the body in multiple directions in fractions of a second.  This can result in contortions to your neck and spine which they are not designed to handle.  The result could be soft tissue damage to the discs in your spinal column or a serious and permanent injury. Many people seem to feel “ok” after an accident and are thankful they are “uninjured.”  You may think you’ve escaped with a few bruises, however in many cases there is extensive damage to the soft tissue and fractures of the underlying vertebrae and bones.  Symptoms can take weeks or months to present. Car accidents which result in a

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Car Accident Injury Attorney in Mission Viejo

Looking for a car accident injury attorney in Mission Viejo or southern Orange County?  The Law Firm of Rivers Morrell is conveniently located off of Crown Valley Parkway and I-5 with free parking on-site.  Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience as an accident and injury attorney.  If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car crash, truck accident, motorcycle accident or pedestrian related injury involving a motor vehicle we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 949-273-2693. It is important to go to the ER, urgent care or see your physician within 24 hours of an accident, even if you feel you aren’t injured.  The forces involved in any accident are more severe than you may realize.  A visit to the doctor will create a baseline and allow you to be fully examined for injuries which may have yet to

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Do You Need an Experienced Attorney to Handle Your Santa Ana Car Accident Injury Claim

Do you need an experienced attorney to handle your Santa Ana car accident injury claim to ensure the maximum result?  The short answer is yes, as long as the attorney has a track record of success in trial.  Santa Ana is the largest city in Orange County, so it is no surprise that it has one of the highest number of car accidents reported in the County. Adding to the high number of car accidents is the fact that many major freeways such as the I-405 and I-5 intersect the city, which means that many daily commuters must travel through the city to get to work. This high number of commuters and drivers through the city results in a high number of automobile accidents. Getting into a car accident is a very traumatic experience for most people. Many people are unsure what to do when they are involved with an accident,

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Multi Vehicle Car Crash in South Orange County Leaves Two Injured

A multi vehicle car crash in South Orange County on Pacific Coast Highway this past week left two parties injured. Police officers believe that the accident was caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road. The injured parties were taken to a local area hospital for treatment of their injuries. The most important thing to do immediately after an accident is to seek prompt medical attention for your injuries. Not only is it important to get the proper treatment for your injuries, but it is equally important to begin to document your injuries so that if you make an insurance claim, you have proper documentation to receive compensation of your injuries. Most people are under the false assumption that insurance companies are friendly and on your side. This cannot be further from the truth. The insurance

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Have You Suffered Whiplash from Being Involved in a Car Accident?

One of the most common injuries from being involved in a car accident is commonly known as “whiplash”.  Medically speaking, the whiplash from being involved in a car accident is described as a neck injury that can occur when the head suddenly moves backwards and then forwards. They can also be diagnosed as neck strain/sprain as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The physics that causes this type of injury is typically from a rear end impact, as opposed to a side swipe or t-bone type collision. Many people that are involved in significant car accidents will feel these type of neck pains and may even believe they may resolve on their own. As a result, they will not seek medical attention fearing the medical bills. Further, they will not speak with an attorney thinking that their neck pain will resolve on its own and they do not want

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Back and Neck Injuries from a Car Accident Can Cause Numbness and Tingling

Common complaints following a motor vehicle accident can include neck and back stiffness and pain. However, more severe back and neck injuries from a car accident can cause additional symptoms such as numbness in the extremities or a tingling sensation in the hands and feet. These types of injuries can affect the central nervous system. Many people that suffer from these types of complaints are unaware that they can be a sign for more serious injuries that may require additional treatment such as surgery. The tingling and numbness sensation in the extremities can occur when the back and neck is injured and the vertebral discs are pushed into the nerves in the spinal column.  This is typically referred to as a “pinched nerve” or can also be referred to as a “herniated disc”.  Medical speaking, it can be referred to as nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy, when there is direct

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