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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.

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Client Reviews of Bisnar Chase

“I put up something about these guys before, but its gone now... I had a really good experience with this firm. I didn't have a huge case, but they still called me on a regular basis and wrapped things up pretty quickly after I finished treating. I had a really good experience with this firm.”

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“INTEGRITY, CONFIDENCE AND THOROUGHNESS-THIS FIRM IS AMAZING! when my German Shepherd was falsely accused of biting a child, I thought, who better than the best personal injury attorney out there to ask for advise? Researched best attorneys in OC for dog bites, and was directed to the law firm of Bisnar and Chase. To say I was astounded at the depth of the response I received to my online enquiry is an understatement.
Upfront they said they weren't defense attorneys, but (after winning numerous severe dog bite cases over the years) they took the time to line item their opinion of how events would unfold (putting my mind at ease). In this day and age, the fact they took the time out of their busy day to respond so thoroughly to a cry for help ( inwhich they had absolutely nothing to gain), speaks volumns about the integrity of this firm. I wouldn't hesitate to use them, or refer them.”

by Stephanie C.

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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

  • “If you hire Bisnar | Chase and we don't recover money for you in your case, you owe us absolutely nothing.”

    Brian Chase

    on whether or not you would owe money if your case was lost

  • “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

  • “The insurance companies are going to be investigating that accident the day it happens. You need to have a lawyer on your side the day it happens as well.”

    Brian Chase

    on when you should contact an attorney

  • “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

  • “It's hard to answer that question right up front without a thorough analysis. What I can guarantee you is, with the resources of Bisnar | Chase we will maximize the value of your case.”

    Brian Chase

    on what your case is worth

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