Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Santa Ana California
The most recent statistics provided by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) clearly show that Santa Ana has the highest number of fatal pedestrian accidents in all of Orange County. This might surprise many people, who would expect such numbers from a highly congested and populated area such as Anaheim, or a busy beach community like Huntington Beach. However, the highest tally of wrongful death due to an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle is found in Santa Ana. Fatal pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana require an attorney with extensive experience and expertise.
In the vast majority of fatal pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana and pedestrian accidents in general, the legal benefit of the doubt (or a large portion of it) will rest with the pedestrian in these types of cases. Even if the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in the middle of a block, was walking through a parking lot or was riding a skateboard at the time. From a legal perspective, there is simply no reason for a motorist to strike a pedestrian, let alone cause fatal injuries. These cases are legally known as “wrongful death” actions, as the pedestrian was killed due to the negligence of the driver. Wrongful death actions must be brought by the executor of the victim’s estate (or by the spouse or immediate family member). There is a limited timeframe to file these cases (known as a statute of limitations), so it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
Wrongful Death Cases Require Legal Experience and Expertise
Wrongful death cases in California can be quite complex, especially in cases that involve a company owned vehicle, or where known conditions existed that contributed to the accident. My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have served the residents of Santa Ana and Orange County for over 40 years. I have been recognized by my peers and the legal industry as one of the most respected and accomplished injury attorneys in all of California. The recommendations of my peers and the industry, as well as the voices of my clients and my successful track record in these types of cases provides you with the confidence and peace of mind to contact me.
You will work with me personally on your wrongful death case. I am very accessible to my clients and respond promptly to calls, emails and texts. My goal is to remove all of the legal related burdens from your shoulders so that you and your family can focus on helping each other through the next few months and years. I will handle all of the legal details, conversations with insurance companies and other attorneys, and work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact a Proven Santa Ana Wrongful Death Attorney
Fatal pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana are always a shock to the family, and many don’t know where to turn. I invite you to call me personally at (949) 305-1400, or contact my office to schedule an appointment. We will discuss everything that has happened, and what I can do to help you and your family to hold the responsible parties accountable. You can entrust your loved one’s case to me knowing that I will be actively involved and working on your behalf to seek justice.