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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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Experienced and Proven Mission Viejo Injury Attorney

What is an experienced and proven Mission Viejo injury Attorney and why do you need us if you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or anywhere in Orange County?  The central issue here is insurance coverage – this is what will ultimately pay for your medical bills as well as lost income from missed work, other expenses as well as compensation for having to endure your injuries and the process of recovery. Insurance adjusters are highly personable people who are quite friendly and seem very relaxed.  They are anything but.  I worked for major insurance carriers for the first 20 years of my career.  I can tell you from first hand experience these adjusters are highly trained, highly skilled interrogators and negotiators who have only one goal: Settle your case as quickly as possible for the absolutely lowest possible cost to their

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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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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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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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City of Laguna Beach Has Plan to Reduce Pedestrian and Traffic Fatalities to Zero

This past week, the city of Laguna Beach in Orange County announced they would take part in Vision Zero. Vision Zero is a national campaign with the goal to help communities eliminate all traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian fatalities to zero. This campaign was founded in the progressive country of Sweden, which is also a country with high pedestrian and cycling traffic. Unfortunately, the growing trend in Orange County cities including Laguna Beach, has been an upward report in the number of bicycle and pedestrian traffic accidents. In the past year, there were 17 bicyclists that were fatally killed in the county. On average, Orange County has had 12 bicycle traffic deaths per year. The number of pedestrian traffic accidents has also seen an increase, although the population increases of cities in Orange County cannot be discounted in the increase number of accidents as well. In order to try to prevent accidents, and as

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How Do You Handle Medical Bills in Hit and Run Accidents

How do you handle medical bills in hit and run accidents where the driver has not been apprehended or identified?  Who pays for the resulting injuries to passengers in a car or pedestrians when the person who caused the accident drives off?  Why should the victim of a hit and run accident hire an experienced injury attorney? My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience as an Orange County injury attorney I can tell you that most people are completely unaware that their own auto insurance is the best source for recovery of financial losses from a hit and run injury.  The “Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist” or UM/UIM portion of your auto policy will cover these injuries and your medical bills, lost wages and other recoverable financial costs. The challenge is this: most people are shocked at how they are treated by their own insurance company

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Fatal Accidents Can Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Fatal accidents can lead to wrongful death lawsuits when the victim was not responsible for causing the accident.  If the victim lost their life due to the negligence of another, such as a DUI driver, the family of victim is able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.  Their beloved family member should not have lost their life.  Wrongful death cases require legal experience and expertise, especially when the accident involves a commercial truck, public entity vehicle such as bus or train, or an emergency vehicle. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience as an injury attorney here in Orange County I can tell you that the families of wrongful death accidents are in a state of shock.  Their world is turned upside down without notice, and the last thing on their mind may be an attorney.  However, it is important to retain an experienced

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Accident in Huntington Beach Leaves 1 Injured

An accident in Huntington Beach early this morning left one person injured.  There were three vehicles involved in the accident near Newland Street and Edinger Avenue: a Dodge, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz.  According to officers at the site, one of the vehicles ran a red light, involving the other two.  One of the drivers was removed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Accidents at intersections in Huntington Beach and across Orange County often leave seriously injured victims.  All drivers should be extra vigilant when entering a busy intersection.  This is especially true early in the morning as the sun rises and it may be hard for oncoming drivers to see traffic control devices. The accident in Huntington Beach reminds all of us of the nature of sharing our beautiful cities with the influx of visitors who come to Southern California this time of year.  Huntington Beach may only have a

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