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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 Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in Orange

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a marine veteran in a fatal hit and run pedestrian accident in Orange recently.  There have simply been too many of these accidents and we should all work to increase our awareness and help to identify those responsible.  The young man who lost his life leaves a daughter less than 2 years old.  The family has established a GO FUND ME page to help raise money for her care and support. This family has suffered what is known as a “wrongful death” in California.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases I can tell you it still shocks me when hit and run drivers leave injured victims and drive away.  The family will have two years under California law to identify the party or parties responsible and hold them financially accountable in a

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Pedestrian Injuries in Mission Viejo Increasing

Why are pedestrian injuries in Mission Viejo increasing?  What should you do if you are the injured victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident?  Recent statistics from the California Highway Patrol show an increase in the number of pedestrian injuries in Mission Viejo and across Orange County California.  Pedestrians are no match for a car, truck or motorcycle.  The forces involved in these accidents often result in serious injuries including broken bones and fractures, head injuries including traumatic brain injury and damage to internal organs. This is especially concerning when the driver who caused the injuries takes off after a pedestrian accident.  My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in pedestrian injuries in Mission Viejo and throughout LA, Orange and Riverside Counties.  When someone is injured by a hit-and-run driver the primary recourse of recovery is the injured victim’s own automobile policy.  I realize

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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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What to do if You are Injured in an LA Hit and Run Accident

Who pays for the costs associated with injuries when the driver who caused the accident leaves the scene in Los Angeles?  What should you do if you are injured in an LA hit and run accident and who will help you to recover financially for what has happened? My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in LA hit and run accident cases.  The good news is you actually probably have good insurance coverage that will help cover your bills.  The bad news is the insurance company will fight you on this claim.  The worst news of all is this: it is your own automobile insurance.  Talk about adding insult to injury. The medical expenses, lost wages and other financial costs of a injuries in an LA hit and run accident are covered by the UM/UIM section of your own auto insurance policy.  UM/UIM

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Santa Ana Fatal Motorcycle Hit and Run – Person in Photo Sought for Questioning

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) is seeking the public’s help to find a person of interest in a Santa Ana fatal motorcycle hit and run accident.  On Monday afternoon, a Maroon Honda struck a motorcyclist in Modjeska Canyon, sending the 55 year old biker to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The maroon Honda was reported stolen from a tow lot, and camera footage from the lot showed a person walking all the way around the car before getting into it and driving away.  The man was identified as a “person of interest” and the public is asked to help identify them and call the OCSD Major Accident Reconstruction Team at (949) 425-1860. Anonymous tips can also be made to OC Crime Stoppers (855) TIP-OCCS.  The Santa Ana fatal motorcycle hit and run accident is another example of recent wave of motorists leaving the scene of

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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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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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The Value of Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIM)

In California, there are laws requiring all drivers to have minimum automobile insurance coverage with limits for $15,000/$30,000. Unfortunately, there are many drivers in the state that drive without the necessary insurance coverage. If you are hit by a driver without insurance, or if you are struck by a “hit and run” driver, in most cases you will be out of luck and will not have insurance coverage to compensate you for your losses. The Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) of your own auto policy will provide valuable relief. Uninsured Motorist coverage can provide protection in both of the above scenarios where the other driver either does not have insurance, or if you have been struck by a hit and run driver that cannot be identified and located. In a big state like California, with many uninsured drivers on the roads driving hazardously, the importance of UIM coverage cannot be understated. If

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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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