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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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Fed Ex Truck Crash in Los Alamitos Critically Injures 2

A Fed Ex truck crash in Los Alamitos in Orange County occurred at Katella Avenue and Winner’s Circle, critically injuring two people.  The two victims were in a Dodge Ram pickup truck that collided with a Fed Ex truck.  The two victims were critically injured and transported to UC Irvine Medical Center.  The crash remains under investigation. Motor vehicle accidents involving a commercial truck require a seasoned injury attorney with extensive trial expertise.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases I can tell you that commercial trucking companies like Fed Ex usually carry several layers of insurance backed by attorneys with substantial law firms.  There may be several different sources of recovery in commercial truck accident cases and the losses suffered by those with critical injuries can easily approach 7 figures (more than $1 million).  Critical injuries often result in permanent injuries

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Ice Cream Shop Crash Seriously Injures 3 in Irvine Car Accident

A car slammed into an ice cream shop yesterday, and the crash seriously injures 3 in Irvine.  Two teenagers were standing at the counter inside of the ice cream shop when a woman in her 20’s driving a Hyundai Sonata crashed through the front glass window, coming to a rest against the counter inside the store.  The two teenagers were seriously injured and were immediately transported to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  The driver, who also suffered injuries was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. The injured teenagers absolutely have a claim against the driver of the vehicle.  There may very well be other sources of liability, as a car should never crash through the front of a store in a strip mall.  The severity of their injuries may result in permanent changes in their lives, resulting in the need for a “life care plan.”  A

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BMW Crushed by Truck Rolled by a Cement Truck in Newport Beach

A BMW crushed by a truck rolled by a cement truck in Newport Beach resulted in several serious injuries, but thankfully all of the parties have survived.  One of the occupants of the BMW was removed from the scene in critical condition with serious injuries, but their health has since improved.  Two others were transported to hospitals with “moderate injuries”, but witnesses at the scene felt the outcome could have been much worse. Reports from the scene described the freak accident.  The cement truck allegedly made contact with the gardening truck which then rolled over onto an off-ramp, crushing the BMW. Truck accidents in Orange County often involve serious and permanent injuries such as traumatic head injuries or paralysis, and after more than 40 years as an injury attorney I can tell you that these cases are quite legally complex.  Commercial trucking companies often have multiple layers of insurance, and the

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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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