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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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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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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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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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Truck Accident Results in Wrongful Death in Los Angeles

Two families were in a mini-van heading south on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles when they were involved in a minor accident with a BMW.  They pulled over to inspect the damage, and before they could get out of the vehicle a commercial truck plowed into the rear of the vehicle sending it over an embankment where it burst into flames.  The fathers escaped the vehicle and were working feverishly to get their wives and children out when police arrived.  The heat was too much, and unfortunately four people lost their life.  What happens when a truck accident results in a wrongful death in Los Angeles? This case will require a skilled and experienced injury attorney with extensive trial expertise.  The trucking company is assuredly insured by at least one policy if not multiple policies from larger insurance companies.  The attorneys for these insurance companies will likely attempt to

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Young Boy Suffers Fatal Injury in a Newport Beach Truck Accident

Tragedy occurred recently when a young boy suffers a fatal injury in a Newport Beach truck accident. The accident occurred in the afternoon on Wednesday May 25, near the intersection of 15th Street and Michael Place in Newport Beach. Apparently the boy was riding a bicycle at the time he was struck by the commercial trash truck, that is owned by CR&R, a Stanton company that contracts with the city for trash collection services. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, and have not yet determined how the accident has occurred. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the boy and the community in this senseless tragedy. Unfortunately, tragedies like this sometimes occur involving municipal or privately contracted companies that work for the city. Trash trucks, public buses, and street sweepers are examples of some vehicles that are city owned (or contract with the city) and

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Allow Families of Fatal Accident Victims to Hold Parties Accountable

Wrongful death lawsuits allow the families of fatal accident victims to hold the parties who were responsible for the accident financially accountable.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after 40+ years of experience serving the families of those who are lost in fatal accidents, I can tell you that wrongful death lawsuits can be quite complex.  Its important to work with an attorney with proven legal and trial skills who can stand up to the major insurance carriers and commercial insurers and achieve the best possible result for the family of an accident victim. This is especially true in truck accident cases.  Commercial trucks are covered by multiple layers of insurance.  The company who owns and operates the truck itself carries insurance on the vehicle as well as a blanket liability policy that covers their company in general.  In some cases, the blanket policy is spread between multiple insurance companies, and

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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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