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Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Pedestrian Injury Attorney

A hit and run pedestrian accident in Mission Viejo resulting in injuries requires and expert and experienced Mission Viejo injury attorney.  My name is Rivers Morrell and and for more than 40 years I have represented hit and run and pedestrian accident victims and the families of those lost in fatal pedestrian accidents.  It is bad enough for a person to have to suffer serious injuries associated with an accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.  The weight and momentum of a car wreaks havoc on the human body.  The most common injuries from these accidents include but are not limited to: Fractured ribs Broken bones and fractures Severe head trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI A broken back or neck Permanent injury or paralysis The shock and anger associated with a hit and run accident are completely understandable.  How could someone leave the scene of the accident

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Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in Orange

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a marine veteran in a fatal hit and run pedestrian accident in Orange recently.  There have simply been too many of these accidents and we should all work to increase our awareness and help to identify those responsible.  The young man who lost his life leaves a daughter less than 2 years old.  The family has established a GO FUND ME page to help raise money for her care and support. This family has suffered what is known as a “wrongful death” in California.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases I can tell you it still shocks me when hit and run drivers leave injured victims and drive away.  The family will have two years under California law to identify the party or parties responsible and hold them financially accountable in a

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Pedestrian Injuries in Mission Viejo Increasing

Why are pedestrian injuries in Mission Viejo increasing?  What should you do if you are the injured victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident?  Recent statistics from the California Highway Patrol show an increase in the number of pedestrian injuries in Mission Viejo and across Orange County California.  Pedestrians are no match for a car, truck or motorcycle.  The forces involved in these accidents often result in serious injuries including broken bones and fractures, head injuries including traumatic brain injury and damage to internal organs. This is especially concerning when the driver who caused the injuries takes off after a pedestrian accident.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in pedestrian injuries in Mission Viejo and throughout LA, Orange and Riverside Counties.  When someone is injured by a hit-and-run driver the primary recourse of recovery is the injured victim’s own automobile policy.  I realize

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Hit and Run Pedestrian Injury in Mission Viejo

What happens when a hit and run pedestrian injury in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Orange County?  If the driver who caused the accident leaves the scene who will pay for the medical bills and other expenses of the injured victim?  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in hit and run cases I can tell you there is hope.  My office is here in Mission Viejo just off of Crown Valley Parkway and I-5.  In this age of “cameras everywhere” it is unusual for the police to find themselves unable to identify the driver.  If it’s not possible to ID the driver, I work with your own automobile insurance company to ensure maximum recovery for your injuries. Most people are not aware their own auto insurance coverage includes UM/UIM or “Uninsured / UnderInsured Motorist coverage.  UM/UIM will cover the medical bills, lost wages

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SoCalGas Pickup Truck Hits Hawthorne Motorcyclist Causing Severe Injury

A SoCalGas pickup truck ran into the back of a motorcyclist a week ago in Hawthorne dragging him under the truck for more than 400 feet.  Horrified witnesses and other drivers attempted to stop the pickup truck driver who acted as if he wasn’t aware he had hit the motorcyclist.  The pickup truck paused for 20 to 25 seconds, and then proceeded to turn left dragging the motorcyclist and his bike beneath the truck until onlookers surrounded the vehicle forcing it to stop. The 30 year old Air Force Captain from the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo who was driving the motorcycle suffered severe injury to his leg and other unspecified injuries.  He was immediately transported to County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where the doctors were making ever effort to save his leg.  The driver of the SoCalGas pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and released

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in a Santa Ana Hit and Run Accident

A pedestrian was seriously injured on Thursday night when he was hit by a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The incident occurred at the intersection of Fairview Street near 17th street in the city of Santa Ana, when the vehicle struck the man. Unfortunately, the vehicle involved left the scene of the accident, leaving the pedestrian by himself with serious injuries. Who pays for the medical costs of a pedestrian seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident? Unfortunately, in many of these instances, the driver responsible for the hit and run accident will not be found. Not all hope is lost however. If you are the victim of a hit and run, and you have uninsured motorist coverage, your own insurance can provide coverage for your damages and injuries. Most people are unaware that you can get uninsured motorist coverage for just a

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What to do if You are Injured in an LA Hit and Run Accident

Who pays for the costs associated with injuries when the driver who caused the accident leaves the scene in Los Angeles?  What should you do if you are injured in an LA hit and run accident and who will help you to recover financially for what has happened? My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in LA hit and run accident cases.  The good news is you actually probably have good insurance coverage that will help cover your bills.  The bad news is the insurance company will fight you on this claim.  The worst news of all is this: it is your own automobile insurance.  Talk about adding insult to injury. The medical expenses, lost wages and other financial costs of a injuries in an LA hit and run accident are covered by the UM/UIM section of your own auto insurance policy.  UM/UIM

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Santa Ana Fatal Motorcycle Hit and Run – Person in Photo Sought for Questioning

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) is seeking the public’s help to find a person of interest in a Santa Ana fatal motorcycle hit and run accident.  On Monday afternoon, a Maroon Honda struck a motorcyclist in Modjeska Canyon, sending the 55 year old biker to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The maroon Honda was reported stolen from a tow lot, and camera footage from the lot showed a person walking all the way around the car before getting into it and driving away.  The man was identified as a “person of interest” and the public is asked to help identify them and call the OCSD Major Accident Reconstruction Team at (949) 425-1860. Anonymous tips can also be made to OC Crime Stoppers (855) TIP-OCCS.  The Santa Ana fatal motorcycle hit and run accident is another example of recent wave of motorists leaving the scene of

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Dennis Rodman a “Person of Interest” in I-5 Accident in Santa Ana

Officers arrived at the scene of an I-5 accident in Santa Ana early Wednesday morning.  The driver of a black BMW sedan had become involved in an accident with another vehicle.  A passenger in the BMW complained of pain and may have been injured in the accident.  When police spoke with the driver of the BMW he provided information that allegedly suggested the driver of the other vehicle was none other than Dennis Rodman, a former professional basketball player who reportedly lives in Newport Beach.  The California Highway Patrol have since named Mr. Rodman as “person of interest” in the hit-and-run accident on I-5. Several news agencies have reported that the CHP have made contact with Mr. Rodman’s advisers regarding the I-5 accident in Santa Ana and no confirming reports have placed Mr. Rodman in the driver’s seat of the vehicle that left the scene.  A representative of Mr. Rodman

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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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