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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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“BISNAR | CHASE did a great job in representing me. Jerusalem Beligan and the entire staff impressed me every step of the way. From the moment I walked through the door I knew I was going to be taken care of, and I was.”

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“We received an email from A.G. Edwards stating they have received the settlement check from Nissan. Once again, I cannot begin to articulate our gratitude to the Bisnar Chase staff - we are so very thankful for all you have done for Josh. As parents, Charlotte and I can rest in peace, when that day comes, knowing that Josh's needs have been taken care of, and his financial future is in good hands with sound financial planners at A.G. Edwards. On December 17, 2003 we received a call from the paramedics stating that Josh and Lisa had been in a severe accident, and we needed to meet them at the emergency room. I remember telling God that I can deal with missing limbs because they can be replaced, but please do not take him from us. A month later we met with members of your staff for the first time, Josh had a traumatic brain injury and his future was looking pretty bleak; we had no idea where he would be eighteen months later. All we could think of at the time was that our son's future, his goals, and dreams had been taken from him so abruptly. As time passed, Josh continued to improve and he began his journey of recovery. Many have been involved in this process, and you and your staff have been an integral part of Josh's recovery, and we will be forever grateful. God has brought so many people into our lives, and we are so very blessed. Numerous emails were sent to Personal Injury Attorney's. John...you were on a ski trip at Big Bear with your family, and you were the only Personal Injury Attorney to respond - I believe this was divine intervention. Josh has a professor from Mt. San Jacinto College who has taken him "under his wing," and is showing him other career possibilities. John, the future looks good for Josh - thank you!”

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“I could not recommend Bisnar & Chase highly enough! Now, I must be forthcoming and tell you that I am writing this review on behalf of my wonderful mother. You see, she's a mom, and therefor [sic] by nature is completely unable to do even the most simple of tasks on the internet. Like writing a a Yelp review. But we all love our moms don't we? Yes. We all love our moms (except Charles Manson), and would do anything to make sure they are protected and well taken care of. Upon referral from my mother's coworker, we contacted Bisnar & Chase. They had done a great job in this previous case and were located extremely close to both UCI and home, which made stopping by their office very convenient for my Mom. My Mom had been in an auto accident, nothing crazy but not a mere fender bender, and suffered what we thought to be some minor whiplash. Months later this was definitely not the case. Her client experience with the associates at Bisnar & Chase was so impressive that she raved to me about every time she heard anything from them. How thorough they were. How they listened better than I did (or something to that effect). How she liked Shannon and Mr. Bisnar and felt that they really had her best interests at heart. I honestly couldn't get her to shut up about them. But as a daughter that last part was all that I needed to hear to know that I we had found the right people and I could sleep easy at night knowing my Mom was in good hands. The Bisnar & Chase team really went above and beyond my family's expectations. And for that I am extremely grateful. If you live in the Newport Beach/Irvine/Costa Mesa/General Orange County area I would highly recommend Bisnar & Chase to both friends, and family.”

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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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