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San Jose Car Accident Lawyer

Nationally recognized award winning legal team of Bisnar Chase has over three decades of serving California with serious and complicated legal issues. Our San Jose car accident lawyers have the skills and resources to tackle some of the most complex cases. Car accidents cause serious injury and death to thousands every year in California and we represent those who were not at fault.

It's very important that you understand your rights as a plaintiff and protect those rights. The legal team at Bisnar Chase will review your case free of charge, and if we take it, advance all costs until your case settles.

Call the San Jose car accident lawyers today at 800-561-4887.

Injuries in San Jose

The 12 most crash-prone stretches of road in Stockton were identified in a recent state report. Known as the 5 Percent Report and released every year to raise awareness of California's safety needs and challenges, Stockton was shown to have its share of deadly intersections. Car accident statistics gleaned from California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) were used to identify problem streets.

In many respects, San Jose is no different than many large California cities. It has its share of traffic accidents and the grim injury and death statistics that accompany them. The California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) noted that 46 people died and 4,130 were injured in traffic collisions.. Alcohol accounted for 15 fatalities and 422 injuries in those collisions. The disturbing number of accidents underscored the need take action--beyond traditional enforcement and engineering efforts.

Changing Driver Behavior

To help reduce injuries and deaths on its streets and highways, San Jose created a unique program known as Street Smarts. The novel traffic-calming program was designed by the City's Department of Transportation to enhance the City's safety. The program focuses on raising public awareness and changing driver behavior.

A key objective of the Street Smarts program was to slow down speeding drivers. A citywide public education campaign targeted the behaviors of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Advertising and community relations messages spread the word that behavioral changes in neighborhoods, schools and businesses are necessary to reduce the city's accident rate.

Working together with AAA, the program addresses and alters some critical behaviors that result in accidents. They include the following: speeding, running a red light, stop sign violations, school zone compliance and crosswalk safety & compliance.

The Street Smarts program is so successful that it is seen as a model for other cities and counties. San Jose worked with regional partners, such as the Santa Clara County Traffic Safe Communities Network, to improve driving, walking and bicycling behaviors throughout the Bay Area. Countywide Street Smarts efforts reduced red light running violations up to 60 percent at critical intersections.

To encourage greater regional participation in the Street Smarts program, San Jose opted to share creative materials developed for this campaign with any public agency at no cost, enabling other agencies to take advantage of the initial investment by San Jose to launch Street Smarts in their community. Besides16 Bay Area cities and public agencies that considered a regional partnership with San Jose, the City of Los Angeles also showed an interest in working to expand the Street Smarts campaign statewide.

"The city of San Jose acted pro-actively to slow down speeding cars and limit cut-through traffic," noted nationally-recognized car accident lawyer John Bisnar. "This helped reduce accidents and kept children, pedestrians and bicyclists safer. Street Smart is one program that every major city in California should emulate."

Call today to speak with a San Jose personal injury lawyer. 800-561-4887.

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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.
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“My grandson and I were involved in a roll-over accident in which he broke his ankle, and I broke my neck. Unfortunately it was caused by a hit and run driver who got away. One call to Bisnar/Chase and they came right away. Of course, my case took about 3 years to settle, but Bisnar/Chase was there to inform me every step of the way as to what was going on. They answer calls and emails right away, and I was never left wondering what was going on. The whole staff is caring and friendly and everyone there treated us like family. Not to mention the fact that they never seemed to forget you, by sending birthday cards with BaskinRobbin gift cards and on New Years they always sent the fancy fortune cookies! I always thought that was very thoughtful and caring of them. I had nothing but a positive experience with them and I would recommend Bisnar/Chase to all of my friends and family or to anyone who is in need of legal help.”

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“My sister in law referred me to Bisnar Chase after I was rear ended on the 405 in January. They went over everything with me for best and worst case scenarios of my car accident claim. I fully knew what to expect and was informed every step of the way. That was a major factor to me! In addition to my settlement which I was really happy with, I couldn't believe how great their whole staff treated me. I really felt like "me" as a person mattered a lot to them. Would highly recommend!”

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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

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    John Bisnar

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    Brian Chase

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