Monthly Archives: December 2012

1 Victim Hospitalized

One victim was hospitalized after a Westminster house fire.

This morning there was a house fire on Brooke Avenue in Westminster. The fire was reported at about 6:18 a.m. Wednesday morning. Firefighters reported soon after. It seems that the fire started in the garage and spread to the rest of the house. When the firefighters arrived at the scene, only smoke could be seen from the outside of the home.

Over 25 firefighters had to work together to put the fire. It took the firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish the flames. The firefighters had a difficult time extinguishing the flames. An overhead ladder had to be used to put out the fire.

Luckily, no one sustained serious injuries. In fact, all the residents were able to escape the house before the firefighters arrived. One individual did have to be hospitalized for possible smoke-inhalation. The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.

The holiday season is a happy time, but it is often also filled with tragedies. It is important to remember to be responsible and remember safety procedures. Everyone must also be aware of his or her surroundings. These residents were lucky that they were able to all get out. This situation could have easily gone a completely different route. Individuals could have been seriously hurt. This fire is only one of the many tragedies that can happen.

In cases of emergencies, such as accidents or collisions, it is important to remain calm. Try to make sure others remain calm. It is also best to have safety procedures for various emergency situations. An emergency first aid kit is also important to have. It is important to alert police, firefighters, and ambulance if necessary. Serious accidents will need medical care and assistance. Do not hesitate to act.

If you are the victim of another individual’s or institution’s negligence, there are legal resources available. A personal injury lawyer can help you seek damages for any losses you may have experienced. Personal Injury cases include negligent security, car accidents, wrongful death, and more.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi has won countless personal injury cases. Our dedicated Orange County personal injury lawyer will guide you through the difficult legal proceedings. Please call us for a free consultation. We can help you assess your case. There will be no charges until your case is won.

DUI Suspect Arrested for Hit and Run

Fullerton police arrested a man for suspicion of drunken driving and hitting two pedestrians.

The two pedestrians were struck at East Amerige Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.  It occurred at about 2:15 a.m. A witness saw the car hit a woman. According to the witness, he ran to the vehicle when it stopped and opened the car door. The witness told the driver he had hit someone, but the driver drove off.  Other witnesses reported the vehicle’s license plate.

The female victim was taken to UCI medical center for serious injuries. She is being treated for injuries but is stable. Thankfully, the male victim did not sustain any serious injuries. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police were able to find the suspect in Buena Park. The suspect had lost control of his vehicle at Commonwealth Avenue near Western Avenue. He had struck a center median.

This accident could have been avoided if the driver had been more responsible. There is no excuse to ever drink and drive. You can always find a designated driver or a cab to take you home. If you have any doubts if you are capable of driving, do not drive. It is not worth it to risk your life or others’ lives. One impaired driving can hurt countless lives.

In 2010, over 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. This is one approximately every 51 minutes. This statistics does not take into account the people who sustained serious lifelong injuries. It also does not take into account the families and friends that suffered extensive emotional trauma as a result of a loved one passing. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, crashes by drunk driving also cost more than $37 billion annually. Drunk driving is completely preventable. Just don’t do it.

We are currently in the holiday season. It is a joyous season that can be easily ruined by drunk driving. Please remember to drive safely and responsibly! Do not ruin the greatest time of the year by choosing to drink and drive.

We, the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi, hope that you never the victim of a drunk driver. However, if you ever find yourself in this position, we are ready to help you. Our excellent Orange County car accident lawyers have won countless cases. Please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation. There will absolutely no charges until your case is won.


Women Dies in Car Crash

A woman died at the scene of a two vehicle collision in an intersection.

The accident occurred at Whittier Boulevard and Cypress Street, in La Habra. It occurred in the early evening before 6. The collision was of a pickup and a small passenger vehicle

La Habra police and Los Angeles County firefighters reported soon after. The female driver was driving the passenger vehicle. She died at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.

La Habra traffic investigators are investigating the cause of the crash. Lieutenant Jeff Swaim, of La Habra Police, says that currently there is no criminal activity suspected. It is still unclear which vehicle had the right of way.

The current weather conditions and holiday season makes driving very dangerous. Rain and fog significantly decrease visibility. Please do not forget to drive safely and cautiously.

Here are some tips on how to drive safely:

  1. Always leave an appropriate amount of space between the car in front and you. By leaving space between the front car and you, you are giving yourself more time to react to any sudden braking or merging.
  2. Use windshield wipers and headlights. This is a simple tip, but it is very effective. These two tools will increase visibility and make driving much easier.
  3. Focus on driving. Do not text, talk on the phone, eat, or distract yourself when driving. Each of these distractions may only distract you for a few seconds, but a few seconds is all you need to collide into another car.
  4. When it is raining, avoid any puddles and drive in the middle lanes. Puddles are often deeper than they seem. Excess water can affect steering and braking. The middle lanes tend to have less water than the outer lanes.
  5. Do not speed. There are speed limits for a reason. Speed limits protect drivers, pedestrians, and passengers.

It is also important to remember to not drive while under the influence. Without a doubt, alcohol and drugs affect driving. They impair vision and slow down reaction time. One drunk or drugged driver can hurt countless lives. Always have a designated driver or use a taxi if you plan on drinking.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi hopes that you never have to experience the trauma of a car accident. However, if you ever find yourself in this situation, we are ready to help you through the difficult recovery process. Our expert Orange County car accident lawyers have won handle countless cases. Please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation. There will be absolutely no charges until your case is won.