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Brea Accident Lawyer

Brea is located in Orange County, California. In 2006, Sunset magazine named Brea one of the five best suburbs to live in Western United States. According to the U.S. Census, Brea had 39,282 residents in 2010. Brea’s city flower is the Red Rose, and its city tree is the Peppertree. The city has been a center for oil and citrus. Now, Brea is an important retail center.

The Brea area was settled by the Spaniards in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Spaniards eventually lost control of the area to Mexico, and Mexico lost control of California to the United States. Olinda Village was established, located in present day Carbon Canyon, and settlers came to the area looking for petroleum.

Abel Stearns, the owner of the land, sold 1,200 acres to the Union Oil Company of California. In 1898, the company began oil drilling in the newly discovered Brea-Olinda Oil Field. Another village was founded in 1908 for the oil workers and families. This village was named Randolph after Epes Randolph an engineer on the Pacific Electric Railway.

Olinda and Randolph grew and eventually merged together. In early 1911, the merged village was named Brea. Brea is the Spanish word for tar. In early 1917, Brea was incorporated into Orange County. At the time, Brea’s population was 752. It was the 8th official city of Orange County.

Oil production declined. The oil industry was slowly replaced by citrus production. In 1950, the population had grown to 3,208. Eventually, industrial parks and residential development took over the citrus groves. Carl N. Karcher opened the one of the first two Carl’s Jr. Restaurants in Brea, California.

In the 1970s, the Orange Freeway and the Brea Mall opened. These two events brought significant growth to Brea. In the late 1990s, downtown Brea was developed into a shopping and entertainment area. Today, Brea has developed into a prosperous entertainment and retail center. Many shoppers flock to the Brea mall. The downtown Brea area is also quite popular.

Brea is a beautiful thriving community. Its residents are very lucky because Brea has a very low fatal car accident rate. However, these rates can be misleading because they do not take into account nonfatal accidents. In 2008, there was one fatal accident caused by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was the only person involved in the accident. In 2009, there was only one fatal accident. A drunk driver also caused this fatal accident. There were 4 people involved, and there were 2 fatalities.

Freeways often contribute to high car accident rates. State Route 57, also known as the Orange Freeway, passes through Brea. It is a north-south state highway in Southern California. State Route 57 connects Interstate 5 and state Route 22. It is heavily congested during rush hour. There have also been many accidents on State Route 57. In 2008, there was one fatal accident on the Orange Freeway. The other fatal accident in 2009 also took place on the Orange Freeway.

In 2008 and 2009, both fatal accidents were caused by a drunk driver. Brea has a popular night life, and many of its neighboring cities also have popular bars and entertainment locations. Drunk driving is a serious issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, almost 30 people die in a crash that involves an alcohol-impaired driver. Alcohol-related crashes cost more than $51 billion annually.

In 2010, fatalities in alcohol-impaired driving crashes were one third of all traffic related deaths in the United States. 10,228 people were killed in 2010. 17% of traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 involved an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2010 alone, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. There were 112 million reports of civilians of alcohol-impaired driving, in 2010. These are very scary and serious statistics.

Drunken driving is easily avoidable. Be responsible and have a designated driver. You also have the option of calling a taxi. Do not drive if you are impaired. Men from 120 to 200 pounds should not drink more than one drink before driving. Their driving skills are affected after two drinks. Females that are 130 pounds and lower will experience impaired driving skills after one drink. Women of 140 pounds and higher will experience impaired driving skills after 2 drinks.

If you believe there is a drunk driver on the road, here are some things you should do. You should stay as far as away from the vehicle as possible. Do not try to pass the vehicle or signal the driver to pull over. Take note of the license plate number and details of vehicle, such as make, model, and color. Pull over and call 911. Report the location of the vehicle and any roads or cross streets. You should also tell the operator the direction that the vehicle was driving. Reporting drunk drivers keeps the road safer.

Car accidents are a serious problem. Each car accident is incredibly traumatic. More serious car accidents can result in extended hospital time, difficult physical therapy, and even death. Car accidents cause incredible damage. Insurance may be able to cover some of the costs, but much of the damage cannot be compensated through insurance. A Brea car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages for your losses. Seeking legal help will hold those responsible accountable for their actions. It will also help move your life forward.

If you or someone you love is the victim of a car accident, The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to help you through the difficult recovery processes. Our excellent Brea car accident lawyers will guide you through the complicated legal procedures. They have won countless cases and have experience in a variety of car accident cases. Do not worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. Please do not hesitate to call us today for a free consultation.


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