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Modesto, California is the government seat for Stanislaus County, a sunny, inland region. The city, however, has a very high rate of assaults, more than doubling the US average in 2013, and steadily climbing since 2010. It seems this statistic is a warning of the personal injury dangers in Modesto. Personal injury occuring from assaults on private property can be as a result of property owner negligence, due to owners not providing safe and secure premises. Other examples of negligence cases that result in injuries are car accidents, dog bites, defective products, and slip and falls accidents. Bisnar Chase represents injured victims in their fight to be compensated for their bills and pain and suffering that they've experienced because of someone else's negligence. Contact us to see if you have a case today!

City of Modesto

Population: 204,933

Most Dangerous Intersection in Modesto:
Scenic Dr & Bodem St

Last 5 Years: 91 Accidents | 76 Injuries | 3 Deaths

Avg Annual Auto Injuries per 1,000:


Modesto Crime Index*

Nearby Cities:


Turlock: 330.6

Ceres: 303.1

Manteca: 276.2

Oakdale: 293.5

More Unsafe Intersections**





* Crime index data taken from city-data.com. The national average is 315.5. The crime index is calculated using the population and severity of crimes vs the frequency of crimes committed.

**All intersection data is taken from the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System and is measured over the last 5 years of local and arterial street car accidents (non-highway). The data is not updated in real time.

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Police Chases Cause Accidents

Around 300 people die in police chase car accidents each year, according to a study by Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center of Seattle. One instance of these dangerous car chases took place in Modesto in 2007 and has led to controversies over who was really at fault.

A 27-year-old man in a stolen vehicle was pursued by two patrol cars in heavy traffic after suspicious activity was reported. The driver reached up to 70 mph and was trying to pass a car when he hit another head-on. Two were killed in the impacted car and the passenger of the stolen vehicle died as well.

A Modesto fatal car accident attorney could help dissolve some of the confusion around this event. Families of the victims who died believe that the Sheriff's Department is at fault for "improperly chasing [the driver] through North Modesto". They believe the pursuit is what caused the deaths of their loved ones, and have filed two wrongful death lawsuits in Stanislaus County seeking damages against the county in 2009.

County Sheriff responded by saying, "The deputy sheriff didn't make the choice to engage in the chase; the suspects made the choice by fleeing."

DUI Takes its Toll in Modesto

A 27-year-old man has been involved in two bicycle accidents, the more recent one resulting in a death. The driver is accused of striking and killing a bicyclist while under the influence of a painkiller and marijuana. At the scene of the accident, the man was exhibiting behavior as though under the influence of something, though there have been no studies to show that the painkiller he had taken, oxycodone, has any effect on driving.

This fatal car accident is made all the worse because it was this driver's second offense and he had been called, by the Department of Motor Vehicles, "among California's worst drivers". The first accident he was implicated in resulted in the the injury of a boy riding his bicycle across the street in Modesto. He was found under the influence of intoxicants during this accident, as well.

When it Comes to Car Accidents, a Modesto Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, been involved in a hit-and-run, or have sustained personal injury in any other way where another person might be at fault, Modesto personal injury law firms can help surface the details of your case.

If you are the victim of a personal injury, you owe it to yourself to get a FREE copy of the book, "The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim" ($14.99 value). If you need help immediately, call one of our expert personal injury lawyers now at 949-203-3814 and we will schedule a consultation the same day or by the next business day at the latest.

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“I don’t even know where to start, because I really wanted to write this recommendation even if there was no star or rating to be given! My daughter and I were in a bad car accident in 2011. She received a broke jaw, broken pelvic, broken arm, and a ruptured ear drum. I prayed to the lord while I was in ICU to guide me and send me to the right attorney that would help me and my daughter and not just look at us as a monetary opportunity. After much research I choose Bisnar Chase.
After spending 2 months in the ICU, we were in a long recovery process. Learning to walk, to eat due to wire shut for months! Back to the basic all over again… 4 years later it just came to an end! I tell you I have 2 different paralegals assisting me but Colleen Cadogan was the best I had this past year… This lady, emailed me, called me, send me words of encouragement almost every week! When I least expect it and I had a horrible day or had many questions and concerns she was there! As the paralegal doing her job, but also as a human being, a mother, a wife….just genuinely concern for my daughter and I. As the case came to a close….I will always remember the team of professionals and I would recommended Bisnar Chase to anyone….and be patient, patience”

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“I have used Bisnar and Chase twice now, both for car accidents. Each time I received a fair settlement and honestly received more than I expected. The entire team of Bisnar and Chase were professional, courteous and friendly. The paralegals there are top notch! I cannot express enough how much I appreciated the constant communication from them and how they explained things I didn't understand in such a way that I could.
Will I ever use them again? I only hope not to get into another car accident ever so that I don't have to, but I will definitely use them if I do (knock on wood I don't). I highly recommend Bisnar and Chase if you are considering hiring a lawyer for an automobile accident.”

by Eva Shaffer

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“September 15, 2012, I was T-Boned by a lady at 45 miles an hour, who was busy "adjusting her GPS" instead of watching where she was going. Needless to say the next few moments were very important. After thanking God that I was not paralyzed, I made sure that after I called my wife that the second call was going to be to Bisnar & Chase. I am familiar with this fine law firm because both my wife and daughter were in a car accident in 2008 and Bisnar & Chase came to our aid.
From all the staff to Mr Bisnar himself, they came through for me as they did for my family 5 years ago. The outcome of my case was more than I expected. I have nothing but high praise for Bisnar & Chase and would highly recommend them without question.
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    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

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    Brian Chase

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    John Bisnar

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