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Ms. Morgan obtained her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. She contributes to the improvement of both the local and legal communities, having provided pro- and low-bono legal services, and volunteering at legal clinics and other programs serving the community. View Attorney Sara Morgan's Attorney Bio Here.

School Yard Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

Most school-aged children spend a majority of their waking hours on school premises.  It only follows that injuries will occur while at school, and some of those injuries result from mistakes or failures on the part of the school, the school district, and/or their employees.  For these types of negligence actions, it is extremely… Read More »

Proving Medical Malpractice Based on a Diagnostic Error

By Sara Morgan |

A majority of medical malpractice claims are pursued because of a delayed diagnosis or complete misdiagnosis of a medical ailment. When a physician’s error in diagnosis leads to the incorrect medical treatment, delayed care, or no medical care, the patient’s ailment can be made worse and places the patient at risk of serious consequences… Read More »

What You Should Know About Turo Auto Rental Accidents

By Sara Morgan |

Car rentals in California have been available for many years. In fact, the market is affluent in the state because of the amount of tourism; and even if you are a resident in the state, you may find yourself in need of a car rental. Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have really… Read More »

SETTLEMENTS WITH MEDICARE SET ASIDE ARE THEY THE WAY TO GO – PART 2

By Sara Morgan |

I think the very best thing about settlements that include an MSA (i.e Medicare Set Aside) versus a settlement that does not include an MSA, is the perspective used by the parties to arrive at an ultimate settlement. The majority on non-MSA settlements are what I call “Supply & Demand” settlements. Many, if not… Read More »

IDENTIFYING DEFENDANTS – LOOKING UNDER EVERY ROCK

By Sara Morgan |

One of the many important parts of litigation involves the identification of potential defendants. Leaving out an important party can have far-reaching negative consequences: by failing to include a necessary defendant, an injured person may be time-barred from bringing a lawsuit against that person/entity in the future, and may leave the injured person to… Read More »

TRAUMA-INDUCED BACK SURGERY & CHRONIC PAIN

By Sara Morgan |

Sending our best wishes to Kevin Hart and his family, as news breaks that he has suffered serious injuries in a car crash that took place this past Sunday, requiring him to undergo emergency back surgery as a result.  (See https://people.com/movies/kevin-hart-undergoes-surgery-after-suffering-injuries-in-car-crash-source/)  While it is being reported that he is doing fine and expected to… Read More »

Infections in Medical Settings

By Sara Morgan |

It is an unfortunate fact of life that any medical setting present the opportunity for the development and progression of infections.  However, under certain circumstances, a hospital or other medical facility and its workers can be held subject to civil liability for medical negligence for exposing a patient to an infection or ignoring the… Read More »

DON’T LET THE TIME SLIP AWAY – MEDICAL MALPRACTICE TIME LIMITS

By Sara Morgan |

One of the many frustrating aspects of speaking with the public about their concerns with medical care pertains to the time limits for medical malpractice lawsuits. Many times, a patient only has one year from the negligence to file a lawsuit, although there can be more or less time depending on the specific circumstances…. Read More »

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lawsuit Loans – An Overview

By Sara Morgan |

Individuals who are in the midst of a claim have the ability to seek a cash advance or lawsuit loan. Before deciding if a litigation fund is a good option, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of either choice. Many individuals who are suffering escalating medical expenses or don’t have the… Read More »

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

By Sara Morgan |

While many Californians are familiar with the idea that “pedestrians have the right of way”, what this means and whether it is applied in actual real-world circumstances are open questions. The Vehicle Code, Section 21950 tells us: (a)      The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway… Read More »

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