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Motorcycle Accident with Injuries in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer

Were you the victim of a motorcycle accident with injuries in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Orange County?  The number of motorcycle accidents resulting in injury continues to increase each year in Southern California.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have represented injured motorcyclists for more than 40 years here in Mission Viejo and Orange County California.  I will hold those responsible for your injuries as a driver or passenger on a motorcycle financially accountable for what has happened. One of the most common things you hear in these cases is “I never saw them.”  It is not uncommon for a driver to pull out immediately in front of an oncoming motorcyclist or to change lanes unexpectedly and cause an accident which results in serious injuries.  Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include but are not limited to: Broken bones and fractures Broken ribs Serious head injuries and Traumatic Brain

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Have You Lost a Loved One in an Orange County Fatal Accident

Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney Mission Viejo

Have you lost a loved one in an Orange County fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence?  What is a “wrongful death” and how can the family hold the parties responsible financially accountable for what has happened? My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases I can tell you wrongful death cases are quite legally complex and require extensive legal skill an expertise.  The surviving family members of a wrongful death victim are entitled to compensation for the loss of “consortium” such as spending time with a spouse and losing the intimate connections you shared with your partner.  A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to recover the lost wages the victim would have earned in the future to help the family financially as well as compensation for any suffering the victim was forced to endure after the accident and prior to passing away,

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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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Transmitting HIV or AIDS without Advance Warning Can Result in Civil Financial Damages

Transmitting HIV or AIDS without advance warning to an intimate partner can result in civil financial damages.  If you have received HIV or AIDS from an intimate partner without warning prior to intimate contact you may have a case.  If your partner has financial substance such as a professional athlete, celebrity, TV or Radio personality or business owner we can help.  Unfortunately, if the other party does not have financial resources there is simply no basis for a successful case. Many of our Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD clients were concerned that there would be no way to prove their case.  It is not uncommon to hear “It’s your word against mine,” or “You probably got it from someone else.”  Nothing could be further from the truth.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside

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Two Wrong Way Fatal Accidents in Orange County

Two wrong way fatal accidents in Orange County in a single night left police searching for answers, and injured victims fighting for their lives.  The first accident occurred just after 2:00 a.m. as a 2016 Black Honda Civic was driving southbound in the northbound lane in the 700 block of Lemon Street in Fullerton.  The Civic collided with a northbound Lincoln Aviator, severely injuring several in the Civic who were rushed to a local trauma center.  A passenger in the Civic transported to a separate trauma center has since passed away.  Both drivers in the accident were driving under the influence of alcohol, and the accident continues to be under investigation by the Fullerton Police. This accident came on the heels of a separate fatal accident on the I-5 near San Juan Capistrano.  The California Highway Patrol received a call that a white BMW was driving southbound on the northbound

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Bicycle Fatality Statistics For Orange County

Annual bicycle fatality statistics and information from the California Highway Patrol has revealed that on average, there is at least one fatal bicycle accident every month in Orange County.  In addition to the most tragic fatal accidents, there are also hundreds of accidents involving other types of injuries such as contusions, broken bones, and head injuries. Proper safety equipment can help to reduce the severity of injuries sustained in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles, but at the end of the day, if you are a bicyclist and you are struck by a vehicle, the chances are high that you will sustain some types of injuries. Although there are many bike friendly cities in Orange County, and many dedicated lanes and trails for bicyclists to use exclusively, many cyclists still like to frequent the open roads and share the road with other traffic, which they are legally entitled to do so. Unfortunately,

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STD Transmission in Orange County on the Rise

The rate of STD transmission in Orange County is on the rise, but it is possible to hold a person of financial substance accountable for transmitting an STD like herpes, HPV or HIV without advance warning.  Those who carry an STD in California are required by law to warn any and all potential intimate partners prior to physical contact that they carry an STD.  In many cases the parties responsible do not have the means to warrant an STD civil action, but many do.  If a person of substance, such as a business owner, celebrity, professional athlete or even a clergy member gives you an STD I can help you to hold them financially accountable for their actions. Your partner may try to intimidate you, threaten you or simply tell you it’s “your word against theirs,” or “I have the best attorneys and you won’t win,” or “you probably got

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Orange County

A recent story of a facility owned by corporate parent company covenant care exposed two specific lawsuits against one of the largest local nursing homes, and multiple stories of nursing home abuse and neglect.  The stories are maddening.  We place our seniors in the care of nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities expecting them to receive proper care and good treatment.  We expect them to receive at least the minimum care mandated by California law, and that their needs are provided for. We do not expect them to develop bed sores, experience injuries due to a fall, or to face over-medication in an attempt to make them more compliant requiring less attention throughout the day.  All of these are signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, and there is something that your family can do about this. My name is Rivers Morrell, and I have more than 40 years of

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Car Accident on the 405 Freeway in Orange County Overturns Car and Causes Injuries

A multiple car accident on the 405 freeway in Orange County left one of the drivers with serious injuries. The accident occurred in the carpool lane of the northbound 405 freeway near the Westminster Boulevard. As a result of the car accident, an SUV overturned in the carpool lane and blocked up to three lanes on the 405 for much of the morning and congested traffic severely for the rest of the day.  The driver of the SUV had to be extracted from his vehicle by the Orange County Fire Department, and was transported to a local area hospitals for treatment for serious injuries. When there are numerous cars involved in a motor vehicle accident, making an insurance claim for property damage and personal injury claims can be complex and time consuming. It is much more difficult than a simple accident involving just two parties. In a two party car accident,

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Nursing Home Injuries are on the Rise in Orange County

The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC report that nursing home injuries are on the rise in Orange County and across the United States.  The number of falls resulting in seriously injuries has increased, especially here in California.  California has the highest rates of restraint in our nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.  This is often due to understaffing, and the inability to meet standards for patient care. If your loved one suffers an injury from a fall or drop in an Orange County nursing home we will hold them accountable.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and for more than 40 years I have helped injury victims to recover financial reimbursement for their medical bills, and the suffering which they have been forced to endure at the hands of someone else’s negligence. Nursing home injuries are on the rise in Orange County due to neglect and over-medication as well.  Many

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