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A veteran of The United States Navy and the California National Guard

Christopher Markarian was born and raised in the Middle East. Studied in the Armenian Seminary in Lebanon before coming to the United States in 1998 as a refugee. Worked at a bank until 9/11 which changed the course of his life and made him decide to join the US Navy. After serving for six years on active duty as an electrical engineer on gas turbine engines and then as a cryptologist, he joined the California National Guard as an interrogator for three years. 
He earned his Bachelors of Arts from Thomas Edison State College and attended law school at the university of Laverne college of law simultaneously as he finished his masters degree in national security studies from California state university in San Bernardino. 
He worked for a personal injury firm where he later became a partner of the firm and three years later he became the principal of the firm. 
He also serves on the alumni association for the Laverne College of Law. 
Chris is the deacon of the Armenian church in Rancho Mirage California and is involved in his community through the rotary club and the office of emergency services for the county of San Bernardino. He’s a lead trainer of the community emergency response team and a planning commissioner for his home-town!
He specializes in personal injury practice and his goal is to bring professional representation to the inland empire by promoting higher education and professional services. 

The Personal Injury Attorney You Need and Can Fully Trust

If you are looking for a reliable and experienced lawyer in Yucaipa, CA to successfully represent you as an injured person in the state of law, turn to our professional personal injury law firm. With our team’s combined experience of over fifty years, we will do our very best to win your case. Feel free to browse our website and learn what Markarian Law Group can do for you.

Our practice areas

Whether you have been involved in a construction accident, car or truck accident, or any other, we, at Markarian Law Group are here to support you until the court reaches their verdict. We can also represent any clients for wrongful death cases or animal attacks. Give us a call and learn more about what we can do for you.

How do we proceed?

When you contact our law firm, at any of our locations to discuss the situation at hand, we will carefully study your current case. Whether it’s a personal injury lawyer or an auto accident attorney, our team has the experience and knowledge to provide their services to suit our clients’ needs. Our top priority is our clients’ complete satisfaction, and we make sure not to waste their time and make the process as trouble-free as possible.

Why/When would you need a personal injury attorney?

Accidents happen all the time, and sometimes it is not our fault. That is why we as experts, know you as a victim, are entitled to compensation. Any injury lawyer from our agency can assist you in building your case, advising you of any possible outcomes, and take all legal battles off your hands. Whether you have suffered an injury from a defective product or you require a catastrophic injury attorney, working with us will save both time and hassle. You can rest assured that we will also make certain that you receive the financial compensation you are due.

Contact our law firm to schedule your needs with us. To learn more about our other practices and how we can effectively represent you in the state of law, feel free to ask, and we will gladly answer all your questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Q? What is a personal injury case?

A: A personal injury case is a legal matter that involves a plaintiff and a defendant. The plaintiff is the person that has suffered an injury and that is seeking monetary damages for his/her injury, pain and suffering. The defendant is the person that is usually accused of being negligent and/or reckless.

Q? Do I have a personal injury case?

A:  Ask yourself two questions. First, were you injured? Second, was your injury caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness? If you answered “yes” to these questions, chances are that you have a personal injury case.

Q? How many cases does your law office handle each year?

A:  At the Law Offices of Markarian Law Group, we handle a limited number of cases annually. We only take on a set number of cases because we are committed to offering each of our client’s personalized attention and tailored legal services that lead to success in court.

Q? Q Can you tell me how much my case is worth?

A:  This question is always difficult to answer because the value of a case depends upon all of the circumstances that are involved. Some of these circumstances include how badly you were injured, a number of your medical bills and the type of accident you were involved in. In order to get an idea of how much your case might be worth, it is advised that you contact us to set up a case evaluation.

Q? Do you offer free consultations?

A: A Yes, we offer free initial phone consultations to prospective clients. If you would like to schedule a phone meeting to discuss your personal injury case, contact us today! We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you, learn more about your case and to provide you with legal insight.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

What is a Wrongful Death Action?


A wrongful death action is a claim for damages that stem from the conduct, action or omission by another party, which caused the decedent’s injury and ultimately his or her premature death. State and federal laws have wrongful death statutes, which give certain persons the right to bring a claim for damages they have sustained as a result of the loss of their loved one. Generally, this would be monetary losses, but it may also be loss of companionship, loss to the estate or additional losses depending on the circumstances of the case.

Family members or dependents of the decedent may bring a claim for wrongful death on their own behalf, or individuals may bring a claim for wrongful death as representatives of the deceased person. Therefore, a claimant (person bringing the wrongful death claim) may be the deceased individual’s parent, spouse, sibling, child, or an executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate. Additionally, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews may have standing to bring a wrongful death claim if they are the decedent’s heirs at law. In some states, the claimant may also be the decedent’s domestic partner. Cohabiting partners usually may not bring a wrongful death claim, unless the applicable law recognizes common-law marriage and the decedent and potential claimant were considered married at common-law. In order for an individual (family member, spouse, partner or personal representative) to bring a wrongful death claim, he or she must be able to prove to the court who they are (in relation to the decedent), the relationship/connection he or she had with the victim and his or her right to bring a claim before the court for loss. If the claimant is able to bring a claim for wrongful death, the defendant (or responsible party) does not have to be an individual. The liable party — the party who would have been liable for the decedent’s injuries had he or she not died from them — may also be the decedent’s employer, a corporation/business or a governmental entity.

Wrongful death is often used by the court as a factor to consider when determining the amount of damages in a personal injury claim. Often the fact finder (judge or jury) will be able to consider the permanent loss of the decedent’s earnings, due to his or her wrongful death. The claimant may be entitled to the amount of wages the decedent would have earned for the remainder of his or her life. This is determined by the salary amount at the time of death (some jurisdictions will also allow foreseeable wage increases), or support payments, for the remainder of the decedent’s life (based on probable life expectancy). Punitive damages may be available in a wrongful-death action. These damages will give the claimant additional money to punish the responsible party; punitive damages are not intended to compensate the claimant for his or her loss. Not all jurisdictions will offer punitive damages for a wrongful death claim. It is important to know the law in your jurisdiction when determining what type of damages to pursue in your wrongful death action.

If you have lost a beloved family member due to accidental death and you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options, now is the time to contact us. Whenever a death is caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person, the family of the deceased individual has the right to take appropriate legal action. Whether the accidental death in your family resulted from a car accident or a catastrophic injury, the Law Offices of Markarian is here to provide you with outstanding legal representation.

Deaths Caused by Negligence

In the state of California, an accidental death is defined as killing that occurs due to another person’s misconduct, recklessness or negligence. Accidental deaths may result from accidents, injuries or even from people using products that are defective. Anytime a death involves negligence, it may be ruled as accidental or wrongful.

Often times, in cases involving accidental death, families are not sure if the passing of their loved ones involved third party negligence. For this reason, accidental deaths may be misclassified by police and state coroners unless families employ a Los Angeles accidental death attorney that can investigate cases, look into the circumstances surrounding deaths and prove negligence was involved, like the lawyers at the Law Offices of Markarian.

Animal Attack

Animal Attack

When people think of animal attacks, the thing that usually comes to mind is a vision of a dog striking, biting and causing injuries. Yet, there are numerous attacks every year in the state of California that are caused by animals other than dogs. Sadly, many cities do not have specific laws related to animal attacks, which can lead injured victims to feel as if they do not have options.

Whether you were attacked by a wild animal owned by a neighbor or victimized by an animal while visiting a government facility, such as a zoo, the law is on your side when other people’s negligence is involved. In order to fully exercise your legal options and protect your rights as a personal injury victim, you will want to contact an animal attack lawyer, like the lawyers at the Law Offices of Christopher Paul Mesaros. At the Law Offices of Markarian, we know that when people have been ruthlessly attacked by animals, they not only suffer from physical injuries but also devastating emotional trauma. We aim to alleviate our clients’ suffering by presenting them with legal services that produce results for their personal injury cases.

Dog bite cases are quite interesting, and the personal injuries suffered by victims are sometimes quite severe. If you have been injured by a dog (or your dog has bitten someone), the following is a general outline California dog bite law.

Question: I got bit by a dog. Can I sue the owner? (Or: My dog bit someone. Am I legally liable?) Answer: Quite possibly – though there are exceptions to the rule.

CA Dog Bite Law “Strict Liability”

California has a dog-bite statute listed under its Civil Code section 3342 which states in part: “(a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” This means that under California law, even if a dog is good natured throughout its life but then one day out of the blue decides to bite somebody in a single instance or consume a small child, the owner could still be liable. Other states without such “strict liability” statutes will oftentimes have laws that will hold owners responsible for bites only if their dog was previously known to have bitten before or have an otherwise hostile disposition. These are often referred to as “one-bite” states, because after a dog bites once, the dog will often thenceforth be deemed to be knowingly hostile.

CA Dog Bite Law “Negligence”

Dog owners can also be held liable for their dog biting people under a general theory of negligence, even if a state has no specific dog bite statutes of any kind. Under negligence, a dog owner must take reasonably prudent steps to prevent reasonably foreseeable attacks by their pet in order to avoid liability. (This differs from “strict liability” statues which can hold the owner liable even if they prove that they took reasonable precautions to prevent their dog from biting someone.) Just what these prudent steps should be will always be different with each circumstance. The preventive safety measures with a large aggressive Pit Bull will likely be different than those concerning a small mild-mannered Chihuahua . Oftentimes, safety measures will concern the question of the dog being properly leashed. Is the dog confined to an area where children won’t be able to accidentally wander into? Has the owner done everything reasonable to see that the dog is under control around others?

There are general exceptions to the rule of dog owner liability, even in states with strict liability dog-bite statutes.

Exception Number One

The police, military or government agencies that use dogs in the course of their work or investigations that end up biting people. Translation: If you rape and pillage a community while smuggling a ton of heroin and then get bit by the German Shepherd the cops use to chase you down, don’t think that you can get rich by suing the police. (Though admittedly this immunity often only applies towards bites against criminal or hostile suspects. Innocent bystanders may still have a valid claim, depending on the law of a given state.)

Exception Number Two

Trespassers. If someone wanders on to your property without your permission, many states will not hold you liable if your dog ends up biting them. In fact, many people keep dogs specifically in the hopes that they will keep out trespassers.California ‘s dog-bite statute specifically allows for this exception. Please note however that whether or not someone is a “trespasser” is itself a separate legal question. For instance, the law allows for postal employees to travel on to your property without your permission in order to deliver your mail. The “trespass” exception would not protect you from liability if your dog bites the mailman in this instance.

Exception Number Three

Assumption of the risk. If someone knows that a certain action could likely result in a dog biting them and proceeds to take that action anyway, that person is said to have “assumed the risk” and will not be able to hold the owner liable. (Example: If a dog owner tells you, “Don’t go into my back yard and play with my dog. He is in a bad mood today and has been trying to bite anything that moves!” Then afterwards, you completely ignore the warning by going into the owner’s back yard and playing with the dog. You will unlikely be able to hold the owner liable if you get bit since you assumed the risk in this instance. Sometimes, the assumption of the risk is implied. For instance, courts have found that strict liability statues do not apply to dogs that bite veterinarians during the course of treating the pet. Such risks are apparently in the nature of the business for them.

Exception Number Four

Negligence. Some states may shield the owner from liability when a person negligently contributes to the dog bite. In practical terms, this defense operates similarly to “assumption of the risk”. The only difference is that one doesn’t ask “What did the bite victim know before approaching the dog?” Instead, one asks, “What should the victim have known, assuming that he or she is a reasonable person?” A straightforward example would be someone approaching a dog after ignoring a clearly posted “Beware of Dog” sign. Courts may find that there was either an assumption of the risk or contributory negligence in this instance.

Exception Number Five

Provocation. In instances where someone mistreats or provokes a dog into biting him, courts will usually not hold the owner liable. For instance, unjustifiably beating a dog will often provoke it to bite back in retaliation. Just what constitutes legal “provocation” is often a question of fact for the courts to decide in each instance. Generally, mere attempts to pet, feed or otherwise peacefully interact a dog will not be considered sufficient provocation. There usually must be some action that courts would recognize as mistreatment.

If you have a question about a dog bite or a possible dog bite case, do not hesitate to call our personal injury attorneys. They are available to answer your questions.

Beauty Salon Injury

Protecting Victims in Los Angeles

If you went to a beauty salon to receive service from a hairdresser or cosmetologist and you suffered a serious injury, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim. By proving that the salon owner or staff acted negligently and caused you harm, you may be able to recover monetary damages for your beauty salon injuries. The best way to ensure that you receive the winning results for your case is by obtaining the services of a beauty salon injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Markarian.

Contact us now to set up an initial phone consultation!

Los Angeles Beauty Salon Injuries

Many people think that beauty salons are simply places where people receive haircuts, facials and cosmetic services. Yet, the reality is, beauty salons deal with health and safety issues every day because they provide services to members of the public. This is why all beauty salons must be certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to remain operational.

You may be wondering how a person can be injured while visiting a beauty salon. For many, the concept is unfathomable. However, the reality is that numerous people suffer beauty salon injuries every year. From having their eyes damaged by chemicals used during hair treatments to suffering infections from contaminated salon equipment, people can incur a vast array of injuries while receiving beauty treatments and in some cases, these injuries are serious, permanent and debilitating.

Anytime salon owners or staff members act negligently and cause injury to their customers, they may be held liable by law. If you have suffered a beauty salon injury, do not wait to contact a personal injury attorney that handles these types of legal matters as you may be entitled to compensation.

Burn Injury

Burn Injury

One of the most traumatic and devastating personal injuries a person can sustain is a burn injury. When people suffer third or fourth degree burn injuries, they stand to suffer physically and emotionally, as well as financially as the costs for burn injuries are astounding. It is very common for victims of serious burn injuries to accumulate substantial bills from hospitalization, doctor visits, physical therapy, medications, surgeries and counseling. While these services are needed for burn injury victims to regain normal quality of living, they are also very expensive and can cause burn injury victims and their families unnecessary hardship and stress.

If you have been a victim of burn injury, then you should contact us immediately. We will help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury

Working with Los Angeles Personal Injury Victims

Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Offices of Christopher Paul Mesaros, APC, is committed to representing victims of catastrophic injuries.

Some people walk away from an accident with minor bumps and bruises. Others are not so lucky. Serious accidents can result in catastrophic and life-changing injuries. In a split second, your career could be over and your personal life will never be the same. Injuries to the brain can create severe disabilities and personality changes. Spinal cord injuries could mean confinement to a wheelchair. The days following the injury are frightening and confusing. Our attorneys can help. Below are various resources on catastrophic injuries for your review.

The following content on this page is provided for general informational purposes and is not necessarily specific to California State Law. Please call if you have questions.

Catastrophic Injuries – An Overview

A catastrophic injury or illness usually occurs suddenly and without warning. Injuries that are considered catastrophic, due to the enormous impact they have on the lives of the individuals who experience them, include the following: brain injury, spinal cord injury, accidental amputation, severe burns, multiple fractures, or other, neurological disorders. A catastrophic injury or illness very often causes severe disruption to the central nervous system, which in turn affects many other systems of the body. In addition to possible loss of movement, sensation, and communicative and cognitive abilities, the injury or illness may impact respiration, circulation, skin, the urinary system, the gastrointestinal system, and other body systems. Management of such an injury is complex and requires the expertise of a team of health professionals including physicians, consultants, nurses, therapists, and counselors. Clearly, the long-term needs of someone who has experienced this type of injury far surpass those of individuals with less severe injuries. Individuals may recover from some catastrophic injuries if they receive proper, early medical treatment; however, others may experience permanent disability, significant suffering, and reduced life spans.

Who Is Responsible?

Determining who is responsible for catastrophic injuries can be difficult. There typically is one party directly involved at the scene. However, there may be several other less obvious parties whose conduct played a role in causing your injuries. Catastrophic injuries usually cause the victim to suffer extensive monetary damages. It is important to identify everyone who may be responsible so that complete justice may be done. An attorney experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases knows how to investigate the facts of a case and to learn the identities of every responsible party.

Specific Types of Catastrophic Injuries

What follows is a brief discussion of some of the more common, devastating, injuries that necessitate the expertise of an attorney, knowledgeable in catastrophic injury claims, to obtain adequate financial compensation for the injured individual. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of an accident, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

Informed Consent in Cases of Medical Malpractice

If you were injured as the result of a medical procedure or medication, the concept of informed consent will likely arise in any claim for your injuries that you bring against a medical professional. In many situations where medical care or treatment is provided to an individual, medical professionals are required to obtain the patient’s “informed consent.” Although the specific definition of informed consent may vary from state to state, it means essentially that a physician (or other medical provider) must advise a patient of all of the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved in any surgical procedure, medical procedure, or other course of treatment, and must obtain the patient’s written consent to proceed. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a medical procedure or medication, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

Motorcycle Accidents: Helmet Laws

A helmet is by far the most important and most effective piece of protective equipment a motorcycle rider or passenger can wear. Helmets save lives by reducing the extent of head injuries in the event of a traffic accident. A helmet-less motorcyclist involved in an accident is three times as likely to suffer a brain injury as a motorcyclist wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle Accidents: Protective Equipment

The best way to avoid litigation for the devastating injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident is to never be injured in a motorcycle accident in the first place. Easier said than done? Well, the bad news is that motorcycle riders involved in accidents face a much greater risk of injury than automobile drivers, and motorcycle riders can never be kept completely safe from injury in an accident. The good news is that developments in protective equipment can make motorcycle riders much safer than in the past, provided they take advantage of those developments. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a motorcycle accident, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in motorcycle accident litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

Often times, victims are entitled to monetary damages that they may not even be aware of. For instance, a person that has suffered a major injury because of another person’s recklessness may be entitled to compensation for his or her:

  • past, current and future medical expenses
  • past, current and future lost income
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage

In order for victims to obtain maximum damages for their cases, they will need to work with lawyers that handle catastrophic injury cases, like our team of experienced litigators. For years, we have been working closely with catastrophic injury victims in the city of Los Angeles. With our assistance, many victims have successfully retained settlements or awards for their personal injury cases.

If you sustained a serious injury due to another person’s poor actions, negligence or misconduct, contact us to set up an initial phone consultation for your catastrophic injury case!

Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents

Causes of Construction Accidents

There are countless circumstances and situations that can lead to the occurrence of a construction accident and related injuries. However, some of the more frequent causes are:

  • exposed wiring
  • uneven flooring
  • lack of warning signs
  • defective work equipment
  • unsafe scaffolding
  • machines being operated by untrained workers
  • insufficient lighting

Anytime workers have been exposed to hazardous conditions while on a job site and they are injured, they should seek the professional opinion of a construction accident attorney. The same holds true for people who are walking by construction sites and suffer injuries. In some cases, injured victims may learn that they are eligible to file personal injury claims against negligent construction companies and/or employers. From recovering damages for medical bills to seeking compensation for pain and suffering, victims of construction accidents have much to gain when they take the law into their hands and work with a personal injury attorney, such as the attorneys at the Law Offices of Markarian.

No one will question that construction sites present various inherent dangers. We are knowledgeable in this complex aspect of personal injury law. We represent clients who have been injured on a job site and identify the responsible party. Sometimes it is a workers’ comp matter. Other times, it is a product liability case. You will find listed below additional resources related to construction accidents for your review.

The following content on this page is provided for general informational purposes and is not necessarily specific to Calfornia State Law. Please call if you have questions.

Construction Accidents – An Overview

Whether on a small project for an individual homeowner, or for a major commercial development, construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. As a result, serious work-related injuries at construction sites occur with unfortunate frequency. Regulations, specifications, inspection requirements, and job safety programs all seek to prevent construction site accidents and promote safety awareness on the part of all parties involved in a construction project. But despite these important efforts to deal with the challenge of construction site safety, accidents occur and will undoubtedly continue to occur, due to both the nature of the work itself and the variety of hazards faced by construction workers. These hazards include falls from scaffolds and other elevations, being struck by moving or falling machinery, electrocution, health hazards resulting from exposure to asbestos and chemicals, injuries caused by defective or unsafe equipment, and lifting and repetitive motion injuries.

The Construction Industry At A Glance

An understanding of the facts and trends related to construction employment and on-the-job safety will help you understand the context in which your construction injury claim will be presented and considered. This overview of the construction industry will provide you with information and statistics as to employment and job injury trends in the trade nationwide. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of an accident at a construction site, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in construction site accident litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

Scaffold Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that 65% of the construction industry works on scaffolds frequently, so it is not surprising that some of the most common accidents at construction sites involve scaffolds or other types of lifts, hoists, or ladders. These accidents are typically the most serious in terms of severity of injuries, which can result from construction workers’ falls from defective, improperly installed, or unreasonably safe scaffold equipment; an employer’s failure to ensure the use of protective equipment; and by objects falling onto workers from scaffolds, lifts, and ladders.

Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured while working at a construction site, your financial recovery may be affected by Workers’ Compensation laws, depending on your employment situation and the degree of liability on your employer’s part. Following is a brief examination of the typical Workers’ Compensation procedure, but remember that your attorney will determine the extent of your employer’s liability. Keep in mind that parties other than your employer may be legally responsible for your injuries (such as third-party contractors, property owners, or equipment manufacturers) and your recovery from those parties will not be affected by Workers’ Compensation laws. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a construction accident, consult a workers’ compensation attorney to learn if you qualify for compensation. A lawyer experienced in and workers’ compensation can help you learn what your rights are.

OSHA & Employee Workplace Rights

OSHA safety standards and regulations apply to work at construction projects, so it is helpful to have a general idea of your rights under OSHA as an employee at a construction job site. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a construction accident, consult an attorney to learn about your rights regarding compensation. A lawyer experienced in construction accident and injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.

When you decide to work with the Law Offices of Markarian, we will make sure that you are justly compensated for your pain, suffering and physical injuries. We are dedicated to helping you get through this challenging time in your life and will provide continual support and legal services that produce results.

Car Accident

Car Accident

After people have been involved in Los Angeles car accidents, there are numerous steps they should take to protect themselves physically and financially. By taking appropriate steps, people can prevent hardships in the future

Immediately following car accidents, people should do several things. First, they should call for help or call the police. This is especially true if they notice other people have suffered injuries or if they themselves have been injured. If possible, the next thing people should do is gather information such as witness names and phone numbers, license plate numbers and even photographs of the accident scene. All of these pieces of information could prove to be invaluable should car accident victims take legal action in the future.

The next thing that people should do after being involved in car accidents is to seek medical treatment. Often times, people think that because they do not see any physical injuries, they escaped the accident unscathed. Yet, the truth is internal injuries and concussions are not so obvious and require medical treatment to be diagnosed. Therefore, people involved in Los Angeles car accidents should never refuse medical help or treatment. After people have received medical care, they may want to contact their insurance companies and file an accident report.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, victims of car accidents should contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, like the lawyers at the Law Offices of Markarian. Should victims wish to take legal action by filing personal injury claims against the negligent parties that caused their accidents, they will find that the services provided by our law office are not only valuable, but also results If you are ready to receive legal advice in Los Angeles, contact our team to discuss your car accident case today!

Truck Accident

Truck Accident

Anytime mishaps on the road involve large trucks, such as commercial trucks, the end result is never good. Passenger vehicles that are involved in collisions with trucks that weigh thousands of pounds stand little chance of escaping accidents unscathed. The same holds true for the people that are inside of smaller vehicles, such as drivers and passengers. When truck accidents take place in Los Angeles, it is very common for people to suffer catastrophic injuries and some cases, accidents may even lead to people being killed.

If you were involved in a truck accident, it is important that you hire a lawyer that handles truck accident cases, like the litigators at the Law Offices of Markarian. At the Law Offices of Markarian, we work closely with victims of accidents involving 18 wheelers, big rigs, delivery trucks, commercial trucks and tractor trailers. We know that when people have been involved in crashes with these massive vehicles, they can sustain grave injuries that adversely impact their physical, mental and financial status.

Anytime we agree to represent a truck accident victim in Los Angeles or a neighboring city, we do all that we can to obtain the best results possible for the victim’s case and individual circumstances. Often times, we strive to move these cases to trial as we are able to maximize value and improve results by taking this measure.

We are compassionate, yet aggressive litigators that are committed to our clients. Our team of experienced lawyers will do all that we can to achieve the results our clients deserve after suffering from truck driver or trucking company negligence. If you would like to receive a free phone consultation for your case, contact a truck accident attorney from our legal team now!

Motorcycle Accident
  • Many people love to ride their two wheeled motorcycles. There are numerous reasons why people enjoy riding motorcycles, but perhaps the top reasons are that these vehicles are convenient for transportation purposes and also fun to ride. However, anytime motorcyclists are riding near drivers who are inattentive or negligent, fun and convenience are replaced with danger and uncertainty as motorcycle accidents are likely.

    Reasons Motorcycle Accidents Occur

    There are numerous reasons why motorcycle accidents occur in Los Angeles. Yet, the top reasons for motorcycle accidents are:

    • dangerous road conditions such as pot holes or sharp objects
    • poor visibility due to weather or road conditions
    • drivers failing to see motorcycles, which are smaller than standard vehicles
    • poor weather conditions, like rain
    • lack of motorcycle training
    • drivers being inattentive or negligent
    • drivers or motorcyclists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

    Anytime any of these conditions are present while motorcyclists are out on the road, there is a strong chance that motorcycle accidents will occur. If accidents are serious, motorcycle riders can sustain irreversible injuries. In cases where motorcyclists are not wearing helmets or sufficient riding gear, they can sustain catastrophic head injuries which lead to brain damage or brain injuries. Motorcycle accidents can also lead to bikers being accidentally killed.

    If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and you believe that negligence played a role in your collision, now is the time to get one of our personal injury lawyers involved. In the recent past, we have successfully litigated on behalf of numerous motorcycle accident victims who suffered painful injuries and economical hardships.

    Contact the Law Offices of Markarian to set up your motorcycle accident case evaluation!

Defective Product Injury
  • A new product being introduced in the marketplace can create a buzz. However, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are also safe. Under California law, distributors, retailers and wholesalers alike can be held liable for the injuries caused by a defective product. Our attorneys litigate cases involving a variety of defective products, including those having defective designs or improper warning labels.

    From cotton swabs to flammable clothing, to tree stump grinders, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and instructions are made clear on the proper operation. Because of the complexity involved defective products cases, it is critical to have attorneys experienced with proving liability. We have the experience to handle all facets of a products liability case. We thoroughly investigate the manufacturing process and employ experts to bring out important facts regarding how the product harmed you, and how it should have functioned. Our goal is to present a strong case that is ready for trial, even if it is likely to settle.

    For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, please contact us.

Electrocution Accident
  • Numerous people have involved in electrocution accidents annually. Electrocution accidents can result from numerous things that range from people operating dangerous or defective products to people being exposed to exposed wiring on construction sites. Regardless of electrocution accident causes, one thing remains clear – anytime these accidents result from other people’s negligence, injured parties have the right to take legal action and should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.

    By contacting a personal injury attorney that handles electrocution accident cases, like the attorneys at our law office, people can file civil claims against negligent parties. If successful with their claims, victims of serious electrocution accidents may be able to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost earnings, injuries, distress and pain, and suffering. While no amount of money will be able to heal victims’ injuries and pain, compensation can enable victims to pay for the treatment they need to overcome their injuries.

    After Effects of Electrocution Accidents

    After people have been involved in electrocution accidents, they can be seriously injured. This is due to the fact that they are exposed to high voltages of electricity, which humans are not meant to withstand. Electrocution can lead to people suffering burn injuries, as well as cardiac arrest, heart failure or neurological side effects. Additionally, if people are exposed to high electrical currents, they can be wrongfully killed.

    Due to the fact that electrocution accidents can result in such serious injuries, much medical treatment and observation is needed for victims to recover. However, medical treatment can quickly become quite costly for victims and their families and cause immense stress. For this reason, victims of electrocution accidents that were caused by third party negligence are encouraged to contact our law office. With our help, they may be able to retain punitive and/or compensatory damages for their cases.

Slip and Fall Accident
  • A slip and fall accident can involve more than a sense of embarrassment; it can cause serious injuries. We understand the issues related to premises liability matters and work with our clients to get the facts. Many questions are asked by clients who are shaken up and physically hurt by a trip and fall mishap. We are happy to answer those questions. Listed below are various resources on slip and fall accidents for your review. The following content on this page is provided for general informational purposes and is not necessarily specific to California State Law. Please call if you have questions.

    Slip and Fall Accidents – An Overview

    A slip and fall accident generally refers to a situation in which a person slips and falls or trips and falls due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property and is injured as a result. These cases fall under the broader category of cases known as “premises liability” cases, which refer to situations when an individual is injured on property or premises owned or maintained by someone else and the owner or possessor of the property is held liable for the injury. Slip and fall accidents can happen in a wide variety of places and involve various dangerous conditions. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can determine whether you have a case.

    Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

    Slip and fall accident are extremely common and can happen in a variety of locations, including grocery stores, restaurants, office buildings and shopping malls or outdoors in parking lots or on sidewalks. While slipping and falling in a public place can be embarrassing, it can also be quite painful, resulting in serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, talk to an experienced personal injury attorney.

    Liability of Retail Stores and Other Businesses

    Retail stores and other businesses typically attract a large number of people who enter onto their premises to browse and shop or conduct other business. A large number of customers and other commercial traffic enter stores, offices, and businesses every day, and slip and fall accidents are common in these venues. If you were injured after slipping or tripping and falling in a retail store or other business, the store owner or business operator may be liable for your injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney for an analysis of your claim.

Case Results

  • Wrongful death settlements 1.9 M 1.25 M
  • Catastrophic injury from auto accident 1M
  • Back injury 500K
  • Neck and back injury 228K
  • Neck injury 200K
  • Neck and back injury 130K
  • Hip fracture 125K
  • Slip and fall back injury 120K
  • Back injury 50K

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At the Law Office of Markarian Law Group, we are committed to excellence in representing injured people. With experience since 2013 and hundreds of satisfied clients, we offer experience, professionalism, and a proven track record of success. Through our offices in Yucaipa, we serve the entire Southern California area.

The team of Markarian Law Group has experience in practicing law in Southern California for over a century and is a well-known figure in Southern California legal circles. Christopher Markarian, was recognized one of the best 10 best attorneys exceptional outstanding client service by the American Institute of American Attorneys.

We also provide services for our Spanish and Arabic, and Armenian speaking clientele.

If you have been injured in an accident, you want a principled, knowledgeable attorney who keeps your interests foremost in mind. That is exactly what you will find at the Law Office of Markarian Law Group. In our view, picking a personal injury lawyer is as important as selecting a doctor. Our reputation for conducting ourselves in a highly professional, ethical, and compassionate manner is well known. We aspire to the highest ideals of our profession and are completely committed to pursuing fair and reasonable compensation and obtaining justice for each of our injured clients and their families. Contact us at our Yucaipa, Ca office for more information about how we can help.

A Southern California personal injury law firm you can rely on.

When you or a family member is injured, you can rely on us for experience and quality service. Although many personal injury cases settle before trial, there are also cases that must be tried before a jury. Whether handling an injury claim resulting from a car accident, truck accident or a wrongful death claim related to a work-related construction accident, every case we handle gets our full attention and our clients receive personalized service.

We do not believe in taking a “cookie cutter” approach to personal injury cases; each situation has its own unique aspects and we prepare it thoroughly to present the strongest case possible for you. The diligence of our preparation makes us ready for the possibility of litigation and shows the opposing side that we are prepared to fight for your rights. Being ready and able to try a case is the best way to resolve it, even if trial is never necessary.

Many people may never need the services of an accident attorney. Yet, in a split second, you could find yourself or someone you care about injured. Our advice is to have a seasoned and knowledgeable attorney in mind. For more than ten years now, clients have counted on us for the representation they need.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please contact us.

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