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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.

Things Not to Do During a Pending Personal Injury Claim

By Sara Morgan |

 You got injured in an accident, and now you want to initiate a claim against the responsible party. The only problem is that you’ve never been involved in a claim, and you aren’t sure how to go about it. By learning about things not to do during a pending personal injury claim, you can… Read More »

VISIBLE SIGNS OF INJURY

By Sara Morgan |

One component of any personal injury case is “general damages”, which is more commonly known as “pain and suffering”.  According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, a plaintiff may make a claim for past and future physical pain, mental suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety,… Read More »

AMBULANCE OWES GENERAL DUTY OF CARE TO PATIENTS BEING TRANSPORTED

By Sara Morgan |

The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal issued a recent ruling in the matter of T.L., a minor, v. City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc., establishing that an ambulance company does in fact owe a patient a general duty of care while engaged in the transportation of the patient. The facts of… Read More »

What Are the Insurance Requirements for California Commercial Trucks?

By Sara Morgan |

 Whether you own a commercial truck or you got into an accident with one, you’d like to know about the insurance requirements for California commercial trucks. You’d like to know what kind of coverage you need or what you’re entitled to if you have a claim against a trucking company. With the help of… Read More »

NO SUCH THING AS “ROUTINE SURGERY”

By Sara Morgan |

While the meaning of the word “routine” is commonly known, the phrase “routine surgery” is a misnomer and frequently misunderstood by the general public.  As any medical malpractice attorney would agree, there is no such thing as a routine surgery. Every surgery involves risks to a patient.  Some may be as benign as the… Read More »

How Long Should I Expect My Personal Injury Case to Last?

By Sara Morgan |

You got injured, and you’re considering hiring a personal injury attorney to help you with your claim. You’re also wondering: how long should I expect my personal injury case to last? You don’t want this lawsuit to go on for years and you’re hoping to get back to your life as soon as possible…. Read More »

Swimming Pool Gates and Liability in California

By Sara Morgan |

Swimming pools can be very dangerous, especially if there are little children around or someone doesn’t know to swim. If someone was recently injured because of, or involving, a swimming pool, you may be wondering about swimming pool gates and other forms of liability. Plus, you want to know whether or not there is… Read More »

Roundup on the Roundup Cases

By Sara Morgan |

As you may be aware if you have watched television in the past 3 or 4 years, the weed-killer Roundup has been associated with causing cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma “is a type of cancer that begins in your lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s… Read More »

WHAT IS UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE AND DO I NEED IT?

By Sara Morgan |

If your initial reaction to this title is “what is that”, then you must immediately contact your auto insurance company to discuss your coverage. This is the type of automobile insurance coverage you have to protect yourself and maybe even your passengers in case someone who causes you injuries is either uninsured (no valid… Read More »

WHAT IS A “THIRD PARTY” CASE? WHERE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND PERSONAL INJURY INTERSECT

By Sara Morgan |

Generally, any time a worker in California is injured at work or while performing their job duties, they are limited to filing what is commonly referred to as a “Work Comp” claim or case.  This type of claim can help an injured worker get medical help needed for their injury and wages while they… Read More »

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