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San Mateo Car Accident Lawyers

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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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Client Reviews of Bisnar Chase

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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.”

by Chelsea 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

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    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

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    John Bisnar

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