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Dana Point Accident Lawyer

Dana Point is a beautiful coastal city in Southern Orange County. There are around 33,350 residents in Dana Point. Dana Point is one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast. It is a popular surfing destination among the locals.

Dana Point was a project that started in 1923. Publisher Harry Chandler and General M.H. Sherman, director of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, created a major real estate group. This real estate group developed Hollywood Hills and later Dana Point.

This beautiful city has two major highways in the area: California State Route 1 and Interstate 5. California State Route 1 or Pacific Coast Highway runs through Dana Point. California State Route 1 is a major north-south highway that runs along most of the Pacific Coastline of California. The different portions of this highway have different names. The portion that runs through Dana Point is commonly known as Pacific Coast Highway. In 2011, there was a fatal accident on Pacific Coast Highway. There was on fatality, and one pedestrian involved in the accident. In 2010, there was another fatal accident near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Green Lantern Street. There was one fatality, and the accident was caused by a drunken driver.

Interstate 5, the 5 freeway, is a right outside out of Dana Point. Dana Point residents usually use the Interstate 5 to drive to other parts of Orange County and California. The 5 freeway is a major Interstate highway on the West Coast of the United States. It runs through many of the major cities on the West coast such as Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The 5 freeway is one of the most congested highways in the United States. The heavy traffic can make it dangerous to drive on. Many accidents happen on the 5.

To avoid accidents, it is important to drive safely. Seatbelts are an important part of car safety. A properly worn seat belt can save lives. In the case of an accident, a seatbelt can prevent from being thrown around the vehicle. It can even protect your from being ejected from your vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than half of all accident fatalities were people who werenít using seat belts. A seatbelt could save your life. You should always wear a seat belt, even if it is a short ride.

Bad weather conditions can also be dangerous to drive in. Dana Point residents are lucky because they do not have to worry about weather conditions like snow or heavy rain. However, Dana Point residents do have to deal with fog and occasional rain. Fog and rain impair vision. These weather conditions affect visibility. When there are bad weather conditions, it is important to drive cautiously and carefully. Donít speed and leave extra space between you and the car ahead. You should be especially careful at curves in the road. If there is little to no visibility, you should pull over and wait for conditions to improve.

There are a couple of good driving habits that you should practice. While on the road, you should drive defensively. Try to anticipate what other drivers are doing on the road. Donít assume the other drivers will signal or follow the rules of the road. Constantly check your mirrors and keep your eyes on the cars next to you. Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you. This will give you enough time to respond to any reckless drivers.

It is incredibly important to focus on driving while you are on the road. Do not drive distracted, impaired, or drowsy. While you are driving distracted, you are basically driving blind. Your eyes are not on the road, and you could easily collide into another vehicle. If you drive impaired, you also increase your risk of accident. An impaired driver has delayed reaction time and impaired vision and judgment. Avoid any impairing activities before you drive. You should also never drive drowsy. If you drive while drowsy, you could easily fall asleep on the road. Driving drowsy significantly increases your risk of accidents.

If you are involved in a car accident, contact a Dana Point car accident lawyer immediately. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to help you through this difficult time. A car accident lawyer can help you develop your case and seek maximum damages for your losses.

 


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