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Anaheim Accident Lawyer

Anaheim is located in Orange County, California. It is the most populated city in Orange County, and one of the most populated cities in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, its population was 336, 265. The name “Anaheim” is derived from the combination of “Ana” and “heim.” The “Ana” portion comes from the Santa Ana River, and “heim” is a common German word for home.

In 1857, Anaheim was founded by grape farmers and winemakers. Sadly, the grape industry was destroyed in the 1889s by an insect invasion. The grapes were replaced with other crops like walnuts, lemons, and oranges.

Anaheim was a large rural community with orange groves. Bennett Payne Baxter owned large parcels of this land. His property in north east Anaheim is the modern day location of the Angel Stadium. Baxter is responsible for helping Anaheim becoming a thriving farming community.

On July 17, 1955, Disneyland was opened in Anaheim. It has become Anaheim’s largest tourist attraction. Originally, the theme park had 16- acres. After the park opened, hotels and motels began opening near the park. After the opening of the park a residential community also began to develop. In 2001, Disney expanded and opened Disney’s California Adventure. This was the park’s most expansive project.

Anaheim became known as a resort epicenter. The Anaheim resort was created in the 1990s. The resort included Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim convention Center, the Honda center, and Angel Stadium. Anaheim underwent construction to attract tourism in the 2000s.

The beautiful city has continued to grow and evolve. Today, Anaheim is full of diverse cultures and businesses. Many notable companies are headquartered in Anaheim. These companies include Hewlett Packard, Pacific Sunwear, Yogurtland, and Panasonic.

Anaheim is also home to three professional sports team. The National Hockey League Team, Anaheim Ducks, plays at the Honda center. The Walt Disney Company created this team. It was named after the film The Mighty Ducks. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is a professional baseball team in Anaheim, California. In 2002, the team won its first World Series. The Anaheim Bolts is a Professional Arena Soccer League team based in Anaheim. In 2009, the Anaheim Bolts team was founded in Anaheim.

Anaheim is a busy and bustling city. Commuters come and go throughout the day. Tourists and locals flock to Disneyland daily. The city is always full of cars and traffic. Anaheim’s busy streets make its residents highly susceptible to car accidents.

From 2003-2009, Anaheim’s fatal car accident rate was consistently higher than California’s average fatal car accident rate. In 2008, there were 21 fatal accidents. 36 vehicles were involved in these accidents. 7 of these accidents were caused by a drunk driver. There were a total of 24 fatalities. 54 people were involved in these accidents. In 2009, there were 24 fatal accidents. 37 vehicles were in these accidents. 7 of these fatal accidents were caused by drunken drivers. There were a total of 25 fatalities. 56 people were involved in these accidents, 13 of these people were pedestrians. These are sad statistics, but the actual car accident rate is much worse. These statistics do not take into account non-fatal accidents. A non-fatal accident can still cause incredible physical and emotional trauma.

Busy freeways are one of the main contributors to car accidents. There are 3 major freeways that pass through Anaheim: California State Route 91, Interstate 5, and California State Route 57. California State Route 91 is a major east west freeway in Southern California. It connects the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. The freeway has significant traffic during rush hour. Many commuters from Inland Empire and Orange County must sue this freeway to commute. There have also been many accidents on this freeway. In 2008, there were 11 fatal accidents on California State Route 91 alone. There were 3 fatal accidents on the 91 freeway, in 2009.

Interstate 5 is another major freeway that passes through Anaheim. It is the major north south route of the West Coast of the United States. It connects many of the large cities of the west coast, such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle. This freeway is notorious for its traffic. It is consistently one of the most congested freeways in the Nation. However, it is a freeway that many commuters must use to commute. The freeway’s busy traffic contributes to its accident rate. In 2008, there were 4 fatal accidents on Interstate 5. There were 2 fatal accidents on Interstate 5, in 2009.

California State Route 57 is a north south highway in Southern California. It connects the Interstate 5 and State Route 22. This freeway is usually very congested during rush hour. In 2009, there was one fatal accident on California State Route 57.

Anaheim also has many busy local streets. Local streets can also be dangerous to drive on. Drivers must be alert for pedestrians, cyclists, and more. Furthermore, drivers often run red lights or make illegal turns. Many of the fatal accidents in 2008 and 2009 occurred on busy local streets. In 2008, there were 2 fatal accidents on West Orange Avenue. There were 2 fatal accidents on West Ball Road in 2008. In 2009, there was a fatal accident on La Palma Avenue, Cerritos Avenue, Knott Avenue, and Beach Boulevard. There were 4 fatal accidents on Lincoln Avenue, and 3 fatal accidents on Brookhurst Street, in 2009. 15 pedestrians were involved in the fatal car accidents. Motorists drive at lower speeds on local streets. The actual number of car accidents on local streets is probably much higher.

In 2008 and 2009, a total of 14 fatal car accidents were caused by drunken drivers. Drunken driving is a serious issue. In the United States, approximately one person dies every 51 minutes in a drunken driver related car accidents. Drunken driving is easily avoidable. Do not drink and drive. Don’t let your family and friends drink and drive. It will save lives.

Car accidents are incredibly traumatic and terrifying experience. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi hopes that you never have to experience a horrific car accident. If you are a victim of a car accident, our expert Anaheim car accident lawyers are fully prepared to handle our case. Our excellent lawyers will guide you through all the complicated legal proceedings. Please do not hesitate to call us today for a free consultation.


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