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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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STD from a Celebrity in LA without Advance Warning

What should you do if you get an STD from a celebrity in LA without advance warning prior to intimate contact?  Hold them financially accountable and responsible for your present and future medical expenses and the damage to your personal life.  California law requires anyone with an STD to tell a potential partner they carry the STD prior to intimate contact.  The failure to do so opens them to a civil lawsuit, and if it is HIV / AIDS criminal charges. My name is Rivers Morrell and I have extensive experience in STD related cases in LA.  Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of STD cases in the nation, and those who have worked to take precautions have protections under the law.  Most of my clients express hopelessness, brokenness and concern about the power of a celebrity or that it is “their word against mine.”  I can tell

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Experienced Dog Bite Attorney for Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the most populated city in California, so it is not surprise that it is the city that records the most dog bites and injuries to people from dot bites.  If you have been the victim of a dog bite, it is important to know your rights and legal options on how to proceed, and how to pay for your medical bills and treatment.  You need an experienced dog bite attorney for Los Angeles who can work to maximize your financial recovery for injuries and associated medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, most victims of dog bites actually know the dog’s owners. The dog’s owners are usually family members, friends, or neighbors. As a result of this, many people are hesitant to pursue an insurance claim for their injuries sustained from the dog bite. Many people feel that if they make a claim against someone they know, it

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STD Rates in Orange County are on the Rise

Local health officials report STD rates in Orange County are on the rise and LA county has one of the highest infection rates in the nation.  Most recent data from public health officials in Orange County and throughout Southern California have shown a significant increase in reports of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia that are in line with rises in national STD rates. The recent data shows an increase of 412% in syphilis cases from 2011 to 2016, a 204% increase in gonorrhea during that time period, and a 59% increase in chlamydia during that same period. During the same period, the rates of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia also increased in Los Angeles County, and nationwide as well. Due to the increased exposure to STDs, many schools and health programs are trying to encourage condom use and abstinence to combat these rising STD rates.  In addition, sexually active young adults are

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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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Can I File A Lawsuit Against Someone For Giving Me an STD

“Can I file lawsuit against someone for giving me an STD in LA or Orange County?”  Unfortunately, many people that are sexually active and aware of their own sexually transmitted diseases (“STDs”), fail to inform or actively conceal their infection status from their partners. This is how many STDs such as HIV, HPV, and HSV-2 are spread from partner to partner. After being betrayed by their partners, and contracting these incurable diseases, many people wonder what type of recourse they may have against the person who knowingly infected them with these viruses. Fortunately, in California there are both criminal and civil laws to protect victims in these circumstances. In California, there are laws against an individual from knowingly (or negligently) transmitting an STD to another partner. For instance, if a boyfriend knowingly conceals the fact that he has Genital Herpes and transmits this to his girlfriend, the girlfriend may be able

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Holding Someone Accountable for Transmitting an STD in LA without Advance Warning

It is illegal to transmit an STD in Los Angeles without giving your partner warning that you are a carrier in advance of sexual contact.  Holding someone accountable for transmitting an STD in LA without advance warning is possible if the person who transmitted the disease has financial means.  There are two elements to this issue from a legal perspective: criminal and civil violations.  The transmission of an STD such as herpes without warning in LA is a misdemeanor criminal case, unless the disease is HIV / AIDS in which case it is a criminal felony case.  In either case it is possible to hold the infectious party financially responsible and accountable for their actions if they are a person with financial resources. A civil case is about “damages.”  Damages are the legal term for the financial consequences associated with an action.  When a person infects you with an STD

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LA Dog Owners are Responsible for Injuries When Their Dog Bites

California law holds the owner of a pet financially responsible for any injuries they may cause.  This means that LA dog owners are responsible for injuries when their dog bites a child, neighbor, family member, friend or total stranger.  Does the dog’s owner have to write the check personally?  No, the homeowners insurance or renters insurance of the dog’s owner is responsible for financial reimbursement of all recoverable financial costs associated with a dog bite in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, dog bite injuries can be quite severe resulting in severe scarring that requires plastic surgery.  Dog bite wounds tear at the skin and underlying tissues including ligaments, nerves, tendons, muscles and other tissue.  This can result in a substantial scar, often in a very visible area such as the face, neck or torso.  Children are most often the victim in dog bite injury cases here in Los Angeles.  The natural inclination

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Fatal LA Accidents Require an Experienced Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

There are few things in life that are as hard to deal with as the loss of a spouse or loved one in a Los Angeles car or truck accident.  Fatal LA accidents require an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney who can stand up to insurance companies and hold them fully financially accountable for the loss of your beloved family member.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in fatal LA accidents I can tell you the quality of your injury attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome of your wrongful death action. Fatal LA accidents result in what is known as a “wrongful death” case here in California.  When you lose someone you love due to another person’s negligence California law provides recovery to help restore the much or all of the financial impact of what has happened, as well as compensation

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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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