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Sonoma personal injury attorneys representing Californians for 35 years. A team of six trial lawyers who've received top honors such as SuperLawyers and AVVO make up the team at Bisnar Chase. We have collected over two hundred and fifty million in verdicts and judgments for our clients.

Let an attorney from our firm help you make sense of your personal injury claim. Personal injury lawsuits vary depending on how bad your injury is and how long treatment will be required. A skilled Sonoma County personal injury lawyer will understand the rules of the local courts and be able to make sense of your case and its potential. Our consultations are free and we advance all costs in your case.

  • Aggressive Representation
  • Dedicated Legal Team
  • 96% Success Rate

City of Sonoma

Population: 10892

Most Dangerous Intersection in Sonoma:
5th St West & W, Napa St

Last 5 Years: 26 Accidents | 9 Injuries | 0 Deaths

Avg Annual Auto Injuries per 1,000:


Sonoma Crime Index*

Nearby Cities:


Napa: 187.9

Yountville: 130.5

Cotati: 205.2

Windsor: 157.1

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.

Sonoma Lawyers

Sonoma is a historic city situated in the Sonoma Valley with the Mayacamas Mountains to the east, Sears Point to the southwest and the Sonoma Mountains to the west. As of 2010, Sonoma had over 10,500 residents. Sonoma is also well-known for its beautiful wine country and is also home to many historic and scenic locations including the Mission San Francisco Solano, the home of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and the Presidio of Sonoma.

California State Route 12 passes through many of the most populated areas of the Sonoma Valley. It connects Santa Rosa to the north and Napa to the east. There are also State routes 121 and 116 that run to the south of town connecting cities such as Petaluma, Napa, Schellville and locations in Marin County. Highway 37 and the 101 are vital to travel to and from Sonoma as well. These roadways are where many of the most devastating Sonoma car accidents occur.

State Highway 121

Speeding is often a cause of serious injury accidents. Several people were injured in a Sonoma car accident on State Highway 121 when two vehicles collided with a big rig. According to a KTVU news report, the truck accident occurred just east of Eight Street just south of the city of Sonoma. All three vehicles were heavily damaged and a number of people suffered moderate injuries.

Highway 37

Another crash that involved a speeding motorist on a Sonoma highway resulted in the death of a family of four. On November 28, 2009, Steven Culbertson, 19, was traveling at 90 mph when he ran a red light at Lakeville Road and Highway 37. According to an ABC news report, his Mini Cooper clipped a Honda CR-V and broadsided a minivan carrying the Maloney family. John Maloney, his wife Susan and their two children, Aiden, 8 and Grace, 5, were all killed in the crash. Culbertson died later at the hospital as well.

Highway 12

Highway 12 is the site of many tragic accidents each year. On April 7, 2012, serious injuries resulted from a crash involving a red Mercury Cougar and a white pickup truck. According to The Napa Patch, the Sonoma County crashes occurred on westbound Highway 12 at old Sonoma Road. Officials say Stanley Hilton, 48, let his Mercury drift over the centerline where it struck a truck driven by Andrea Virdell, 39. A 40-year-old in the Mercury and a 23-year-old woman in the truck suffered significant injuries.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

A big part of handling a personal injury claim involves dealing with insurance companies. Whether it is an auto accident, a dog bite claim or an on-the-job injury, it is critical that victims exercise caution in terms of what they say or the actions they take. Personal injury victims with pending claims should remember not to sign any papers or rush into agreements without first talking to their own attorney. Once an agreement is signed, the case will be closed and it will not be possible to claim additional compensation that may be needed to pay for future medical costs and other expenses related to the injury.

Contacting a Sonoma Personal Injury Lawyer

The experienced Sonoma personal injury lawyers at our law practice have more than three decades of experience helping injured victims and their families seek compensation for their injuries and losses. Be it against a reckless driver, a negligent corporation or a nursing home that abuses or neglects its elderly patients, we have fought tirelessly for the rights of our clients and helped hold the at-fault party accountable. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid until you get compensated for your losses. Please contact us to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.

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Client Reviews of Bisnar Chase

“Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru [sic] the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I cant really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as good as I could have hoped.”

by Paige Montgomery

reviewed at Google+

“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.”

by Kim E.

reviewed at Yelp

“Great experience all around. Their staff was friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. They forward all of your fees till your case gets resolved.”

by Rachel R.

reviewed at Yelp

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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

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

local: (949) 203-3814
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