En Español

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyers

Free Oakland Case Evaluation!

Oakland, with its population of 400,000 people, is the 8th largest city in California and one of the country's most diverse cities. Oakland personal injury lawyers say that the city is also known for reckless drivers who cause a number of serious car accidents every year, and it's extremely high crime rate. Whether its car accidents or dog bites, premises negligence or product defects, whenever you're injured because of negligence, it takes a toll on you and those close to you. Bisnar Chase helps Oakland victims to get fair compensation for their injuries, while negating the stress and effort it takes to fight big insurance companies. Call us today to see if you have a case!

City of Oakland

Population: 406,253

Most Dangerous Intersection in Oakland:
International Blvd & 82nd Ave

Last 5 Years: 57 Accidents | 47 Injuries | 1 Deaths

Avg Annual Auto Injuries per 1,000:


Oakland Crime Index*

Nearby Cities:


Piedmont: 221.8

Alameda: 201.1

Emeryville: 1068.2

Berkeley: 388.2

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.

Oakland Lawyers

Young Students Most Vulnerable in Oakland Car Accidents

With about 46,000 students or more than 10 percent of the population, Oakland's youth is a particularly vulnerable demographic when it comes to car accidents.

In October 2009, three students were involved in car accidents throughout Oakland in one day. They included an elementary student, a middle schools student and a high school student. The middle school student, 11-year-old Alana Williams, was killed when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver while on a crosswalk near the corner of Foothill Boulevard and 64th Avenue, in front of Frick Middle School. Officials said this was the same area where a teacher at the same school lost part of her lower leg after also getting struck by a hit-and-run driver. In response to the latest incident, officials recently installed a crossing guard at the intersection.

In the same day, an elementary student was hit by a school bus while riding his bicycle near Jefferson Elementary School at the corner of 40th Avenue and Mera Street, while an Oakland High School student on a skateboard ran into a car on MacArthur Boulevard. Thankfully, in both those incidents, the drivers stopped their vehicles and helped the young students who sustained minor accident injuries.

Oakland Teachers, Safety Officials Encourage Pedestrian-Safety Education

Teachers said that in addition to gang violence and earthquake preparedness, more attention must be paid to Oakland car accidents and have suggested that safety begins in schools. They say that a number of undocumented residents who cannot get a driver's license still get behind the wheel of a car every day, possibly leading to an increase in the number of hit-and-run incidents such as the one that befell the Williams family.

With the goal of improving safety on Oakland's streets, teachers have proposed the following measures. They include increased campaigns on pedestrian awareness and an injury prevention curriculum in schools that would teach students the importance of wearing protective gear while biking or skateboarding.

Meantime, the Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project also promotes pedestrian safety in the city. They have conducted major projects such as the Pedestrian Master Plan whose goal is to encourage more people to put on their walking shoes and leave their car keys behind by promoting a pedestrian-friendly environment. The Walk Oakland! Map Guide meantime is made available to visitors and residents and includes bikeways and information on pedestrian and cyclists' safety. Also, the OPSP has created a Safe Routes to School Toolkit and hosts an annual Walk to School Day.

Oakland Personal Injury Attorneys Protect Pedestrians, Car Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has been involved in an Oakland accident of any kind, please consult an Oakland personal injury attorney.

Your accident attorney will explain the legal issues of your personal injury case and fight for any damages to which you may be entitled. They will also ensure that any guilty parties involved in the accident will be held accountable. While there are many personal injury and accident lawyers claiming to have your best interests at heart, it is helpful to keep in mind that the best law firms will always offer a free consultation on your case.

Have a question that wasn't answered here?

(800) 561-4887

Was This Page Helpful? Yes | No

Client Reviews

“I received a fair settlement and honestly received more than I expected.”

by Eva Shaffer

reviewed at google+

“The outcome of my case was more than I expected. I have nothing but high praise for Bisnar & Chase.”

by Harley Howard

reviewed at google+

“I have been consistently impressed by their expertise and willingness to help.”

by Maddy King

reviewed at google+

See All Ratings And Awards

The BISNAR CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog