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Fatal Car Accident in Mission Viejo Leaves One Dead

This past Wednesday, there was a fatal car accident in Mission Viejo that left one city resident dead. The two car accident occurred near the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Lanzarote. The fatal accident took the life of one Mission Viejo resident, and left the other party hospitalized with very serious injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and it has not been determined who, if anyone, is at fault. At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell our thoughts go out to the deceased’s family. A fatal accident caused by another person’s negligence is known as a wrongful death in California.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have represented the families of those who lost their lives in an accident due to someone else’s fault or negligence.  We manage all communications with the insurance company and the Court so that your family may focus on grieving your

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What to do when a Loved One is Lost in a Fatal Car Accident Caused by Someone Else

What should a family member do when a loved one is lost in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence?  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases it is impossible to describe the impact of a wrongful death on the family.  The sudden unexpected loss leaves important legal questions for the victim’s family, such as: How is our family going to make it through the loss of income? Who is responsible and how do we hold them financially accountable for our loss? What action should we take, and how will this process work? To whom should we trust our family’s case? In California, the loss of your family member due to another’s negligence is known as a “wrongful death.”  The family should bring a wrongful death lawsuit, and California limits the time frame available for bringing their case forward.

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Chain Reaction Fatal Car Accident on I-5 in Mission Viejo

A chain reaction fatal car accident on I-5 in Mission Viejo Friday night has taken the life of a San Diego man, and seriously injured another person.  The driver of a Mercedes collided with the Ford Taurus containing the victims around 11pm on Friday night in the southbound lanes of I-5 near Crown Valley Parkway.  The speed of the Mercedes drove the Ford into a third vehicle, injuring two victims in a VW Jetta who were removed to Mission hospital with injuries. Chain reaction accidents on the I-5 are quite common, and there are a variety of reasons.  The nature of stop-start traffic, and the sudden slowing around many points in Orange County catches drivers off guard.  The number of accidents involving distracted drivers – those using cell phones for texting or email – has risen sharply over the past few years. When a vehicle is rear-ended and then shoved into another

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Fatal Car Accident Crash in Anaheim

A fatal car accident in Anaheim occurred last week on the 91 freeway near the 57 freeway junction in the city of Anaheim.  The accident occurred in the early morning when a black Toyota vehicle travelling on the 91 freeway lost control, overturned and strike a guard rail. One of the occupants of the vehicles was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants of the vehicle were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Tragic accidents like this are a firm reminder on the dangers of driving, and the importance of proper automobile safety. The most important safety rule is to always wear a safety-belt at all times. Proper usage of a safety belt can help to prevent fatalities like the one above, where the occupant was unfortunately ejected from

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