Encino Car Accident Attorneys
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As much as we wish Encino were immune from car accidents, it is not. A serious car crash can happen at any time, day or night, so every driver must take care to avoid collisions and keep others safe. Sadly, Los Angeles County has some of the highest numbers in the state in terms of car crashes. A car crash can result in terrible, life-threatening injuries to the people involved, whether they be other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a car accident in Encino, call Novik & Stanley, A Professional Law Corporation, at (818) 305-6041 for a FREE consultation. Our office is located in Encino, so we know this area well – including its courts and its insurance companies. We will examine your case, and if there is compensation available for your injuries, we will go to work to get it. You pay us nothing until we recover that money for you.
Common Collisions in Encino
Ventura Boulevard sees most of the collisions in Encino, and major crashes happen on the 5 and the 101 where they skirt the community. That’s not to say Balboa Boulevard doesn’t see its fair share, especially at night. Collisions in Encino happen in a number of different ways:
- DUI accidents: Accidents involving alcohol are quite common in Los Angeles, which ranks 5th highest among large cities in California for alcohol-involved accidents, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
- Motorcycle accidents: Los Angeles is about average for motorcycle accidents in California, among high-population cities. When these collisions do occur, they are extremely dangerous for the motorcyclist - often fatal.
- Pedestrian accidents: Los Angeles ranks high with regard to pedestrian accidents, coming in 3rd among high-population cities in California. Any pedestrians hit by a car in Encino can be seriously hurt, even when the vehicle is going slowly.
- Bicycle accidents: Although bicycles aren’t as common in Encino as they are cruising along Venice beach, collisions between a bikes and cars still happen. Since a bicyclist is not protected by the frame of a car, bicycle-vehicle collisions are dangerous. Los Angeles overall is about average in terms of bicycle crashes for large cities in California.
L.A. ranks very high for injuries from car accidents, placing 2nd for total numbers of injuries and fatalities for all large cities in California. Many of these fatal collisions occur at night, particularly between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. During this time, drivers can have reduced visibility, and there is a higher chance of a pedestrian or other driver encountering someone impaired by alcohol.
Encino, and Los Angeles in general, also has a serious problem with hit-and-run accidents. Whenever someone who is involved in a collision flees the scene, rather than staying to make sure other people are unharmed and provide information, it’s a criminal offense, with serious consequences for anyone found guilty.
After Any Encino Accident, Call Us Right Away!
Car accidents in Encino can be result in painful, expensive injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision that wasn’t your fault, you deserve an experienced Encino personal injury attorney to fight for your rights. Call Novik & Stanley at (818) 305-6041 to set up a FREE consultation and explore your legal options.
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