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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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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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School Bus Involved in a Multi Vehicle Accident in Lake Forest

Earlier this week, a school bus involved in a multi vehicle accident in Lake Forest was carrying special needs children.  The accident unfortunately caused several parties to become seriously injured. It appears that the school bus “t-boned” or ran into the side another vehicle, which in turn struck several other vehicles. California Highway Patrol are still investigating the cause of the accident, but it appears that the school bus is the responsible at-fault party. If you have been in a car accident that has been caused by a government vehicle, such as a school bus, police car, firetruck, city employee, etc., there are special considerations you must consider before pursuing a lawsuit. First of all, in order to make a claim for damages and to sue any governmental entity, you must comply with the Government Claims Act. The Government Claims Act requires you to make a formal claim with the governmental

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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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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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Anaheim Bicyclist was Critically Injured in Car Accident

An Anaheim bicyclist was critically injured in a car accident last week in the 900 block of South Beach Boulevard.  There is no crosswalk or traffic control device in that location.  The bicyclist was struck by a Nissan Murano, whose driver stopped and remained at the scene.  The injured bicyclist was removed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Our thoughts remain with the victim of the accident and their family.  Too many accidents involving bicyclists have happened recently, and as Spring approaches the number of bicyclists will only increase. The momentum of a heavy vehicle is no match for a person on a bike.  Bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries involving head trauma, broken bones and internal injuries.  Unfortunately, many of these accidents are the result of a hit and run driver, leaving the injury victim wondering how to recover for the financial expenses and losses they’ve been forced

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Truck Accidents Can Be Quite Legally Complex for Injury Victims

Truck accidents can present quite a legal challenge for injury victims, and it is important to seek the representation of an attorney with extensive trial experience and proven legal skill and expertise.  Commercial trucks often carry several layers of insurance.  These large insurance companies are represented by large legal staffs and adjusters who attempt every possible maneuver to reduce the exposure of their clients and the associated check they have to write to victims who are injured in a truck accident. Truck accidents involving a labeled company vehicle usually involve a policy on the truck itself, the driver, and separate liability umbrella policies for the company who owns or leases the vehicle.  There are many potential sources of recovery, and this is important to accident victims as the injuries received in a truck accident are usually quite severe, often leaving permanent disability requiring a “Life Care Plan.”  A Life Care

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If You Are an Injured Passenger, Can you Sue the Driver of Your Vehicle for An Accident?

A recent case in the news told the story of the passenger who was badly injured as a result of a car accident where the driver of the car in which he was riding was found to be at fault.  The passenger sustained broken bones and head injuries due to the accident. The passenger was good friends with the driver, and was concerned with how to proceed with his claim for damages. Most people are unaware that an injured passenger can file a claim against the insurance policy of the driver of the vehicle, even if the passenger was travelling in the car of the party who was responsible for the accident.  Most passengers in a car are well acquainted with the driver, as they are usually either family or a friend.   Injured passengers may be uncomfortable or hesitant to file a claim against the driver.  However, the injured passenger must understand that they are filing a claim against the insurance of

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