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If you've been injured in a car accident please call our San Mateo car accident attorneys for a free consultation. We offer a no win, no fee guarantee and advance all costs until your case closes. With over thirty five years in personal injury law our team has the skills and resources to represent some of the toughest cases.

City of San Mateo

Population: 101128

Most Dangerous Intersection in San Mateo:
3rd Ave & El Camino Real

Last 5 Years: 24 Accidents | 18 Injuries | 0 Deaths

Avg Annual Auto Injuries per 1,000:


San Mateo Crime Index*

Nearby Cities:


Hillsborough: 31.9

Foster City: 62

Belmont: 135.8

Burlingame: 138.2

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.

San Mateo Lawyers

The city of San Mateo in San Mateo County, California has nearly 96,000 people. As one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, the city has a lower than average accident rate. San Mateo injury attorneys attribute this to the city's comprehensive traffic enforcement programs.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accident statistics from 2001 to 2003 show that San Mateo had six fatal car collisions. This averages out to 0.6 fatal San Mateo car crashes per 10,000 people--far below the national norm.

In 2005, San Mateo implemented a Red-Light Photo Enforcement program. The city installed red-light cameras at major crash-prone intersections. These included cameras at Hillsdale and Saratoga Drive, Hillsdale and Norfolk Street, 4th Avenue and Humboldt Street, El Camino Real and Ralston Avenue, and Ralston Ave and Old County Road.

To address residents' concerns related to speeding, and to further bring down its accident rate, San Mateo adopted a number of Traffic Calming Procedures. Calming efforts included installing speed humps on Edinburgh Street between Virginia Avenue and Fordham Road. This was based on recent speed surveys that indicated speed humps slowed traffic on Edinburgh by from 32 mph to 25 mph.

The San Mateo Police Department kept the pressure on speeders with advanced laser equipment and new radar guns. The city was determined to slow down motorists and reduce the number of crash injuries. Statistics compiled by the city showed that speed is a major factor in injury crashes.

Another major factor in car crashes is the drunk driver. To keep these impaired drivers off the road, San Mateo County swung into action with its Avoid the 23 campaign. The effort united the resources of 23 county law enforcement agencies to come down on drunk drivers using such tools as public education, community help and strict, responsive enforcement.

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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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“I am very pleased with the results this law firm obtained for me. Their professionalism, attentiveness and friendliness was outstanding. They listened to me, answered my questions, advised me and kept me informed. A truck hit my car causing me serious injuries, medical bills, lost time from work and damaged to my car. They took care of everything wonderfully. They helped with getting my car repaired and a rental car. They helped me get medical help. They got my doctor bills paid, kept me from having to go to court and obtained a settlement for me beyond my expectations. Four of my family members have used these guys and had equally good experiences. One of my relatives consulted with them and got great advise about handling her matter. Mr. Bisnar told her she didn't need an attorney and told her how to handle it. She couldn't believe the compassion and great advise, especially without a fee. Mr. Bisnar helped my brother-in-law get a multiple six-figure recovery in an employment law dispute. Starting with the receptionist, my paralegal, the paralegal supervisor, Mrs. De La Torre, Mrs. Barker and Mr. Bisnar himself, everyone was helpful, friendly and professional. It was a refreshing experience after a bad accident. They send me a birthday card with a Baskin Robins gift certificate every year. In January they send me chocolate dipped fortune cookies. They have even offered me Lakers' tickets. They certainly didn't forget me after my case was done.”

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