Injured in a Car Accident? Our firm is here to assist you in your time of need.

Thousand Oaks Car Accident Lawyer

Serving Agoura Hills and the Surrounding Area

Often, when people are injured in car accidents they are left with questions and uncertainty of what the future holds for them. This is a traumatic time and, apart from dealing with the physical pain and mental suffering caused by your injuries, you also have to deal with the financial expenses resulting from those injuries. Our firm has been fighting for injured car accident victims for over three decades. Don't wait, call our Thousand Oaks car accident attorneys today to get started on building your case.

Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation. Effres & Associates will evaluate your case and determine how we can best help you.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in California

California is home to the most extensive network of roads and highways in the country. Not surprisingly, it also has some of the highest accident statistics. Despite advances in safety technology and awareness, traffic fatalities are on the rise. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, there were 3,623 traffic fatalities in California is 2016 compared to 3,387 in 2015.

The word “accident” is misleading because it implies an unforeseen event that occurs without anyone’s fault or negligence. Most often that is not the case.

Many car accidents are the result of one or more of the following factors:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drowsy Driving

Speeding contributes to more traffic accident fatalities every year than any other accident factor. Speeding doesn’t involve only driving at speeds above the posted speed limits but also driving at speeds that are inappropriate for the traffic and weather conditions. Driving under the influence of alcohol also contributes to California's high accident rate. Although these have dropped significantly over the past decade, drunk driving still constitutes the number two accident factor in the country, killing more people every year than any other factor besides speeding.

In 2017 alone 3,602 people were killed in an auto accident. An estimated 22,000 drivers caused accidents due to being distracted. California has laws that ban the use of texting devices and handheld cell phones while driving; despite these laws, the number of accidents caused every year by motorists engaging in these distracting practices continues to remain high.

What Should You Do Next?

If you were injured due to another’s negligence, do not attempt to handle the claim with their insurance company on your own, and do not give a recorded statement to any insurance company that is not your own. Identifying that the other motorist in your accident is liable involves going through DUI test results, analyzing cell phone records, investigating accident scenes, and interviewing witnesses to establish liability.

Assessing the nature and extent of your injuries takes experience and specialized knowledge. If you were involved in an accident, discuss filing a claim with a Los Angeles car accident lawyer at our firm. We have been handling car accidents for more than 35 years, and are prepared to fight for you. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.

Call (818) 222-9720 and get a free case review at our firm.

Hear From Our Past Clients

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I found Effres & Associate by chance. Not knowing what to do after my accident, I surfed on the web and came across this company. After reviewing the testimonials, I decided to call them. For some reason, I did not want to call those big law firms that have big billboards everywhere. I went to talk to Justin on the next day, and found him to be a truly concerned young attorney. He is not a pushy lawyer, but always friendly and professional. He never failed to answer my questions, and always gave me valuable advice. After almost two years dealing with the case, Justin brought a successful ending to the case. Thanks, Justin.

Our Clients' Success Stories

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Working With Effres & Associates
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