Irvine became a formally incorporated city in the state of California in late December 1971. Irvine has been consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States in the past three years and had the lowest violent crime rate among cities in the country with populations larger than 100,000 according to a 2010 Federal Bureau of Investigation report.

Irvine is also the home to four major universities and also to satellite campuses for five accredited universities. In addition to serving as a major educational hub, a number of notable as well as international companies have their headquarters in Irvine.

Irvine offers its residents over twenty community parks and more than thirty-five neighborhood parks. Irvine also hosts the annual Irvine Global Village Festival in October to celebrate the diversity among the citizens of Irvine and surrounding Orange County. With so many places to explore recreationally and a thriving business community, Irvine is an economic powerhouse in the state of California.

Several major highways pass through Irvine including Interstate 5, Interstate 405, California State Route 73, California State Route 133, California State Route 241 and California State Route 261. Irvine uses traffic cameras and ground sensors to monitor the flow of traffic throughout the city and automatically adjust signal timing to line up traffic, but controlling the flow of traffic does not always keep traffic accidents from happening.

According to data from 2009, there were more than 30 people involved in fatal traffic accidents in Irvine. Half of the individuals involved did not survive and four of those accidents were caused by drunken drivers.

Life is unpredictable and when accidents happen, those involved can face legal complexities and mounting, unexpected medical costs and financial stress. Personal injury lawyers at www.jnylaw.com can help navigate the difficulties of a personal injury and recover the costs spent when the unexpected happens whether it happens in Irvine or surrounding areas in California.