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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.

PLEASE GET YOUR UM STRAIGHT!

By Sara Morgan |

Some lessons must be learned the hard way. Unfortunately, one such lesson that many plaintiffs commonly face is that the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage on their automobile insurance policy is not enough to cover the injuries sustained. I was in court recently and watched a young child being wheeled into the courtroom on a specialized… Read More »

Can I Sue My Doctor for Prescribing Me the Wrong Medicine?

By Sara Morgan |

When you go to the doctor, you assume they know what they’re doing. You’ve put your trust into many doctors and, while most of your experiences with them have been pleasant, you went to one doctor who prescribed you the wrong medicine. This mistaken prescription left you feeling ill and worse than before. You’re… Read More »

The Importance of Timely Medical Care

By Sara Morgan |

In pursuing recovery for any physical or emotional injuries that might result from another’s negligence, the importance of timely medical care cannot be over-emphasized.  Not only does the creation of the medical record provide proof of the injuries existing at the time, but it also helps substantiate any claims made for pain and suffering…. Read More »

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 »

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