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Six People Injured in Siskiyou County Car Accident

A 1997 Honda Accord with six people in it crashed on State Route 96 near Happy Camp on Sunday, February 8, 2015, the Siskiyou Daily news reported. According to a news report, the vehicle was traveling westbound near the China Point River when the 19-year-old driver, a Happy Camp resident, allowed the vehicle to drift onto the right shoulder. He then swerved to the left and lost control of the vehicle. It veered across both lanes and overturned several times down the hillside and struck several trees. Alochol was determined to be a factor in the incident, and the driver was arrested. Those involved in the crash were Raymond Marquezgriffon, 19, of Happy Camp; Briana Eaton, 15, of Fort Jones; Clyde Wilhelm, 20, of Montague; Cody Potter, 23, of Yreka; Jeffrey Duff, 23, of Yreka; and Justin Maughs, 19, of Yreka.

Siskiyou County Car Accidents

Siskiyou County is host to one major interstate and eight highways, including Interstate 5, U.S. Route 97, State Route 96 and State Route 161. Car accidents involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and motorcycles are a common occurrence on Siskiyou County’s well-traveled highways and roads. Car collisions can result in devastating injuries for all parties involved. Catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, amputation (loss of limb) injuries, spinal cord injuries and head injuries can claim the life of a victim or leave them with permanent disabilities. At Estey Bomberger, we understand the pain, sadness and grief victims must cope with following a car accident injury or loss. lawyers can lend a helping hand during this difficult time. We will handle all aspects of a personal injury or wrongful death case to allow victims the time needed to recover from a devastating injury or loss.

Causes of Car Accidents

Some of the more common causes of Siskiyou County car accidents include:

  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Faulty traffic signals
  • Poor road conditions
  • Speeding drivers
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Malfunctioning brakes
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Faulty accelerators
  • Flawed road design
  • Tire blowout
  • Malfunctioning steering systems.

Building a Powerful Case

Our lawyers treat every case as if it were their only case. Along with our team of skilled investigators and car accident experts, we will collect, research and analyze every piece of evidence to ensure every detail is not overlooked. We will obtain police reports, medical records and reports of investigations conducted by insurance companies. Finally, we will consult with medical specialists, life planning authorities and vocational experts to determine a victim’s future physical and financial needs. Our goal in every case is to secure our client maximum financial compensation for the harm done to him or her. Compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, lost benefits, loss of quality of life, shortened life expectancy, mental distress and physical pain may be obtained in a lawsuit.