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Fatal Truck Accident in Northridge Resulted in a Wrongful Death

A fatal truck accident in Northridge resulted in a wrongful death recently when a car attempting to pass struck a commercial vehicle which was parked in the median.  The accident with the truck resulted in the death of the driver of the smaller vehicle and serious injuries to the passenger.  This case will be legally quite complex.  The accident happened before 6:30 in the morning as the car attempted to pass another vehicle using the center median lane.  The question is whether the actions of the driver of the small car contributed to the accident and whether the commercial big rig parked in the median should have been there in the first place. Truck companies and their vehicles are usually heavily insured, and the insurance companies are represented by legal firms with extensive expertise and unlimited resources.  They will dispute that the fatal truck accident in Northridge resulted in a

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Fatal Car Accident in Mission Viejo Leaves One Dead

This past Wednesday, there was a fatal car accident in Mission Viejo that left one city resident dead. The two car accident occurred near the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Lanzarote. The fatal accident took the life of one Mission Viejo resident, and left the other party hospitalized with very serious injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and it has not been determined who, if anyone, is at fault. At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell our thoughts go out to the deceased’s family. A fatal accident caused by another person’s negligence is known as a wrongful death in California.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have represented the families of those who lost their lives in an accident due to someone else’s fault or negligence.  We manage all communications with the insurance company and the Court so that your family may focus on grieving your

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Critical Injury after Rear End Collision Near Anaheim

A man was critically injured and two other victims suffered injury when a 1994 Honda Accord heading north on Nearing Drive ran into the back of a 2014 Ford Fusion who was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Orangewood Avenue.  The rear end collision drove the Ford Focus forward into a parked vehicle, and two of the occupants in the Fusion were also injured.  There are questions regarding the state of mind of the driver of the Accord and police are investigating issues of driving under the influence and potential distracted driving due to cell phone usage. The driver of the Honda Accord was unfortunately not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, and was thrown from the vehicle.  He suffered serious injuries and was in critical condition in an Anaheim hospital.  The victims in the Ford Fusion were treated by medical professionals at the scene,

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Skateboard Accident in Anaheim Causes Injuries

An SUV struck a skateboarder in Anaheim on Monday evening. The skateboard accident in Anaheim occurred at East Katella Avenue and South State College Boulevard. The details of the collision are still being investigated. Unfortunately, the skateboarder sustained very serious injuries and has been taken to UCI Medical Center for treatment. Our thoughts go out to the injured party and we would like to wish him a healthy and speedy recovery from his injuries. Automobile drivers need to learn to safely share the roads with skateboarders and bicyclists. Skateboarders and bicyclists must obey all traffic and safety signals just as an automobile must. However, automobiles and skateboarders/bicyclists are not made equal. In the event of a collision, obviously the skateboarder/bicyclist will be more severely injured. For this reason, if you are driving a car you must show extreme caution when in the presence of riders to avoid these types of

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Costa Mesa Hit and Run Accident Severely Injures Pedestrian

A Costa Mesa hit and run accident occurred over this past weekend severely injuring a pedestrian. In the early morning near Triangle Square shopping plaza in Costa Mesa, a pedestrian was struck by a small sports utility vehicle as he was attempting to cross the street on the crosswalk at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Broadway. After the SUV struck the pedestrian, the driver fled, leaving the pedestrian with serious injuries. The victim was transported to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana with serious injuries. Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and wish him a speedy recover in this hit and run accident. Unfortunately, pedestrians that are struck by vehicles can sustain very major injuries in the event of a collision. Injuries can range from contusions, broken bones, head trauma, and sometimes, unfortunately, even fatalities. In the event of a hit and run, it may

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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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Pedestrian Injured in Fullerton by Hit and Run Driver

A pedestrian injured in Fullerton was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run collision. The hit and run occurred on West Orangethorpe Avenue when the pedestrian was crossing an intersection and struck by a vehicle who subsequently fled the scene. The victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment and was listed in critical condition. Our thoughts go out to the victim of this accident, and we would like to wish him a speedy recovery and rehabilitation for his injuries. Automobile vs pedestrian accidents can result in severe traumatic injuries for the pedestrian. Oftentimes, they can sustain very serious injuries such as broken bones and head injuries such as concussions. Due to the significant injuries that can result from these types of accidents, these types of insurance claims are very complex and have high values. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a

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Skateboarder Critically Injured in Anaheim Hit-and-Run Saturday Night

We are extremely saddened by the critical injury of a skateboarder Saturday evening in an Anaheim hit-and-run accident. After more than 40 years of injury and wrongful death experience and several cases involving skateboarders, I can tell you this is devastating for the family. Skateboarders often do not receive the respect they deserve as many people (including insurance adjusters) have their own opinion of the skateboarding lifestyle. I stand up for injured skateboarders, and their families, in skateboard injury and fatal skateboard accidents. A recent case is an excellent example. My client was riding his skateboard, and at the time of the accident was in the middle of the road on the double yellow line. He was struck and severely injured by a driver going the opposite way. The insurance company fought our case, saying the skateboarder shouldn’t have been there. Our argument was simple: The driver should not have crossed into the

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5 Injured in HOV Lane Crash at I-5 and I-405 in Irvine

5 people were injured in an HOV lane crash at the intersection of I-5 and I-405 in Irvine on Sunday evening.  The crash involved two pickup trucks, and both trucks suffered major damage.  2 of the victims were trapped in their truck for 30 minutes following the accident.  Firefighters on the scene had to cut the top off of the pickup truck to get to the injured victims inside.  The driver and his wife were taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo with serious injuries. The other pickup truck contained a family of 5, 3 of whom were transported to Hoag Hospital in Irvine with seemingly minor injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation, but the vehicles were heading north in the HOV lane in the area of the I-5 and I-405 in Irvine at the time of the accident.  If you are seriously injured in a car

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