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Have You Lost a Loved One in an Orange County Fatal Accident

Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney Mission Viejo

Have you lost a loved one in an Orange County fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence?  What is a “wrongful death” and how can the family hold the parties responsible financially accountable for what has happened? My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience in these cases I can tell you wrongful death cases are quite legally complex and require extensive legal skill an expertise.  The surviving family members of a wrongful death victim are entitled to compensation for the loss of “consortium” such as spending time with a spouse and losing the intimate connections you shared with your partner.  A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to recover the lost wages the victim would have earned in the future to help the family financially as well as compensation for any suffering the victim was forced to endure after the accident and prior to passing away,

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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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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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Fatal LA Accidents Require an Experienced Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

There are few things in life that are as hard to deal with as the loss of a spouse or loved one in a Los Angeles car or truck accident.  Fatal LA accidents require an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney who can stand up to insurance companies and hold them fully financially accountable for the loss of your beloved family member.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in fatal LA accidents I can tell you the quality of your injury attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome of your wrongful death action. Fatal LA accidents result in what is known as a “wrongful death” case here in California.  When you lose someone you love due to another person’s negligence California law provides recovery to help restore the much or all of the financial impact of what has happened, as well as compensation

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Driver in Los Angeles Fatal Car Accident Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

The driver believed to be responsible for a Los Angeles fatal car accident that resulted in the death of two young adults has been recently charged with vehicular manslaughter. Authorities believe that the charged driver was speeding in a Lexus and lost control while exiting the 60 freeway near 7th avenue. The accident struck a Toyota truck and killed the two occupants of the truck, who were both only 18 years old.  Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the victims. In the case of this fatal accident, it appears that the estate or family of the victims may have a potential civil claim for wrongful death due to the vehicular negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit arises when someone is killed as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of an at fault party. This type of lawsuit may be brought by the estate of the deceased, or by

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Santiago Canyon

The victim in a fatal motorcycle accident in Santiago Canyon that took place over a week ago has recently expired from his injuries. The accident occurred when the motorcyclist was ejected from his motorcycle as he was driving down Santiago Canyon Road. The motorcyclist had swerved to avoid a collision when a vehicle in the opposite lane of oncoming traffic made a U-turn. There was a passenger on the motorcycle that was also thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists can result in significant injuries. Unlike automobile accidents, where there are safety features such as safety belts, airbags, and frames to withstand collision, a motorcyclist is “naked” in terms of safety relying only on safety gear and a helmet to protect from head injuries. Even with proper safety equipment, motorcycle accidents can result in very serious, and unfortunately,

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Suspected DUI Driver Arrested at Fatal Seal Beach Accident on the 405

A fatal Seal Beach Accident on the 405 has claimed the life of a 7 year old girl, and sent her sister and father to the hospital with serious injuries.  The accident was caused by a man who was arrested at the scene for suspicion of drunk driving.  The CHP had received several calls about a DUI driver, and were close to catching up to him when the accident occurred.  The suspect was driving a Chevy Tahoe and crossed the double yellow line of the HOV lane and rear ended the Tesla containing the father and his two daughters.  The Tesla was pinned against a Honda Civic that was traveling in front of the Tesla at the time of the accident. My name is Rivers Morrell, and as a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer with more than 40 years of experience I can tell you these cases are heartbreaking.  The

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Horrific Fatal Accident on I-5 in Irvine

A horrific fatal accident on I-5 in Irvine last evening resulted in the wrongful death of one man, and serious burns and injuries to other drivers.  According to the California Highway Patrol a 1994 Dodge Van was driving at an unsafe speed.  The van was travelling northbound on the I-5 at near the Irvine Tustin line at an unsafe speed for conditions, and plowed into the back of a vehicle in front of it.  That vehicle was then shoved into another vehicle, and ultimately two additional cars became involved in the accident. Unfortunately, fire broke out in the first vehicle struck by the Dodge van engulfing the car with the driver trapped inside.  The fire spread to the Dodge van as well.  The driver of the first car hit by the Dodge van did not survive the accident.  The driver of the Dodge van was trapped, but was rescued by others at

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NTSB Investigates a Fatal Bus Crash

As the NTSB investigates a fatal bus crash in Central California this past Tuesday that resulted in 4 deaths and injury to 23 others, many questions arise involving the driver of the bus and the history of safety for the bus company.  Of the 27 people on the bus itself, there were 4 fatal injuries, 7 serious injuries and an additional 16 who suffered injuries requiring treatment.  Who is responsible for the loss of life and injuries and what should the family of a victim do? The cause of the bus accident is still under investigation, as the driver of the bus is one of those who was seriously injured.  However, there is no doubt that the families of the 4 victims who suffered fatal injuries have a wrongful death claim under California law.  Those who were injured also have valid claims, and these cases will require a seasoned injury and wrongful

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