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Do You Need an Experienced Attorney to Handle Your Santa Ana Car Accident Injury Claim

Do you need an experienced attorney to handle your Santa Ana car accident injury claim to ensure the maximum result?  The short answer is yes, as long as the attorney has a track record of success in trial.  Santa Ana is the largest city in Orange County, so it is no surprise that it has one of the highest number of car accidents reported in the County. Adding to the high number of car accidents is the fact that many major freeways such as the I-405 and I-5 intersect the city, which means that many daily commuters must travel through the city to get to work. This high number of commuters and drivers through the city results in a high number of automobile accidents. Getting into a car accident is a very traumatic experience for most people. Many people are unsure what to do when they are involved with an accident,

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Dennis Rodman a “Person of Interest” in I-5 Accident in Santa Ana

Officers arrived at the scene of an I-5 accident in Santa Ana early Wednesday morning.  The driver of a black BMW sedan had become involved in an accident with another vehicle.  A passenger in the BMW complained of pain and may have been injured in the accident.  When police spoke with the driver of the BMW he provided information that allegedly suggested the driver of the other vehicle was none other than Dennis Rodman, a former professional basketball player who reportedly lives in Newport Beach.  The California Highway Patrol have since named Mr. Rodman as “person of interest” in the hit-and-run accident on I-5. Several news agencies have reported that the CHP have made contact with Mr. Rodman’s advisers regarding the I-5 accident in Santa Ana and no confirming reports have placed Mr. Rodman in the driver’s seat of the vehicle that left the scene.  A representative of Mr. Rodman

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Children Most Common Victims of Dog Bites in Santa Ana

Unfortunately children are the most common victims of dog bites in Santa Ana.  The natural curiosity of a child combined with the attraction to a furry looking friend is often the recipe for an unexpected dog attack resulting in serious injuries to the face, neck, torso, arms and legs.  The types of wounds that result from a dog bite leave irregular “tears” in the skin often resulting in severe scarring.  These types of scars can require multiple plastic surgeries across several months or years depending upon the location of the scar and its severity. My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of helping the citizens of Santa Ana and Orange county to recover financially for injuries received from dog bites I can tell you that helping a child through the healing process will consume most parents.  Based upon my experience, my trial expertise and the recommendations

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Drumline Teacher Seriously Injured in Santa Ana Hit and Run Accident

A 26 year old drumline teacher at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana was seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident yesterday.  The man’s father reported the teacher is suffering from severe head injuries, and our thoughts are with the injured teacher, as well as his family and students.  The teacher was struck in a crosswalk at 2:00 am in the morning at Bristol Street and Central Avenue while crossing on a green light. Initially the female driver stopped to check on the teacher, and a passing skateboarder said he would go for help.  The woman then jumped back into her 4-door black BMW with paper plates and left the scene.  A witness captured a photo of the woman before she fled. The head injuries to the victim are quite severe, and his father estimates he has a 50/50 chance of living.  Based on my 40+ years of

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Santa Ana Pedestrian Killed in Crosswalk in Garden Grove

A Santa Ana pedestrian killed in a crosswalk in Garden Grove was a 51 year old woman.  The driver of the pickup truck who caused the accident was not cited or taken into custody.  There is a question as to whether the pedestrian was physically within the crosswalk when the fatal accident occurred, and the driver of the pickup did stop, provide assistance and remain at the scene. It was 10:00 pm on a Friday night, but alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the accident.  The legal question is whether the death of the pedestrian is a “wrongful death” under California law.  The lack of a police citation (ticket) has no legal bearing in these matters, as wrongful death is a civil and financial action, not a criminal case.  The legal question will focus on whether the driver of the pickup actually caused her

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DUI Driver Who Caused Wrongful Death of a 6 Year Old Girl Hears Verdict Soon

A mother and her two young daughters were crossing the street in Santa Ana in 2012 when a woman who tested 3 times the legal limit ran a red light and hit the family.  The DUI driver was also traveling at twice the posted speed limit, and the accident unfortunately resulted in the wrongful death of a 6 year old girl. The criminal case for the DUI is coming to a conclusion in the next week or so.  Unfortunately, the family of the 6 year old fatal accident victim has another legal step which immediately follows the criminal case.  In California, if you negligently cause a fatal accident you can be held financially liable for the wrongful death of the victim, as well as injuries to the survivors.  While a lot of this will depend upon the insurance of the driver, these cases can be quite challenging for the family

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Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Hit and Run Driver in Santa Ana

A pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a hit and run driver in Santa Ana yesterday.  What type of motorist would leave a pedestrian fatally injured and leave the scene?  Police said the suspect car had become involved in two other accidents immediate after the leaving the pedestrian fatally injured, ultimately crashing into a light pole.  It was unclear in the initial reports if the Police had recovered the vehicle, and if the car would lead them to potential drivers. What happens when someone is injured by a hit and run driver?  If the victim survives, they are able to submit a claim against their own automobile insurance coverage under the uninsured/underinsured motorist or UM/UIM section of the policy.  Many people find that their own insurance companies do not have their best interests at heart, and after more than 40 years of experience I can tell you that it

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