Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Representing Semi-Truck Accident Victims

A car-truck collision can happen in a split second, but can change lives forever. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries to the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle. If you have suffered a brain injury, back injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis or another serious injury – or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal semi accident – talk to a personal injury lawyer about your specific options.

I am Lakeport truck accident attorney J. David Markham. I represent clients in the Lake County and Mendocino County areas who have been injured in trucking accidents. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident, please contact my law office to schedule a free consultation.

Pursuing Compensation for California Truck Accident Victims

Determining the cause of a truck accident is the first step in pursuing compensation for accident victims. Often, truck accidents are caused by the negligence of a truck driver or of the trucking company:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Swerving into adjacent lanes
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Malfunctioning equipment

Once the cause of the truck accident is determined and liability is established, I will help you seek maximum compensation for all accident-related expenses. This may include compensation for medical and hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Representing Accident Victims

An accident resulting in serious injuries can cause extreme financial hardship. Medical bills can pile up. Often, accident victims are left unable to work temporarily or long term, making it difficult or impossible to pay bills and support a family.

A personal injury lawyer committed to helping people dealing with the most serious accident-related injuries. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer following an accident can help you get through the tough physical, emotional and financial hardships you face. I invite you to contact my law offices to learn how I can help.

Personal Injury Representation

Individuals who have been injured in an accident caused by another person or party’s negligence may be eligible for significant compensation. From my law office, I represent individuals who have been injured in the following types of motor vehicle accidents:

  • Car accidents and truck accidents such as semis and 18-wheelers
  • Motorcycle accidents and those related to drunk driving
  • Pedestrian accidents including those related to hit-and-run accidents
  • Boating accidents and more

I also represent the families of victims of accidents resulting in a wrongful death. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, I can help you understand your rights and legal options. Do not wait too long to speak to a personal injury attorney. The earlier you take action, the more options you may have for pursuing compensation for your loss.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Representing Auto Accident Victims

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be dealing with major injuries. These sorts of injuries can cause you to rack up huge medical expenses over time, as well as interfering temporarily or permanently with your ability to work and earn money.

It’s worth your time to find out whether someone owes you compensation for your injuries, and if so, to pursue it with the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer who is familiar with the legal system in Lake County and Mendocino County. Contact me, Lakeport motor vehicle accident attorney for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Going Up Against the Insurance Companies

Everyone who drives a motor vehicle in California is supposed to carry auto insurance, in part so that people injured in accidents can be compensated. Insurance companies, however, are in the business of making money and will always try to avoid or reduce payouts.

I used to work at a law firm that does insurance defense, so I understand what the insurance companies are thinking and how they make decisions. I will work hard to get you what you deserve from these companies. Learn more about these specific motor vehicle accidents:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents

I also represent individuals who have been injured in boating accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, hit-and-run accidents, and other auto accidents.

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