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City of Sunnyvale

Population: 147559

Most Dangerous Intersection in Sunnyvale:
Lawrence Expwy & Kifer Rd

Last 5 Years: 128 Accidents | 61 Injuries | 0 Deaths

Avg Annual Auto Injuries per 1,000:


Sunnyvale Crime Index*

Nearby Cities:


Santa Clara: 157

Mountain View: 161.4

Cupertino: 87.1

Los Altos: 91.4

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.

Sunnyvale Lawyers

Sunnyvale Accidents Blamed on Problem Roads and Intersections

Reluctant to lose its old farmer/orchard roots, yet eager to modernize, Sunnyvale is a family-oriented city burdened with traffic problems and sadly, auto accidents.

According to residents, many car accidents and "near misses" have been caused by problem intersections.

"Intersections that are confusing and/or dangerous to motorists require prompt attention." "Neglecting these areas simply creates the opportunity for more motor vehicle collisions."

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Red-light runners share the blame for a growing number of accidents in Sunnyvale as well that made up 7 percent of the 2,081 automobile accidents and two fatalities in the city.

Fighting back, Sunnyvale chose the lower-tech approach to nabbing red-light violators. Instead of expensive red-light camera systems, the city opted for low-cost "Rat Boxes." These were affixed to signal boxes at 36 heavily traveled intersections throughout the city. Police officers can now catch red-light runners from the safety of the other side of the intersection. No more dangerous maneuvering through red-light cross traffic to engage the pursuit.

Continuing its pro-active efforts to cut down the number of motor vehicle accidents, Sunnyvale targeted drunk drivers. In addition, police have conducted DUI checkpoints as a means to decrease drunk driving.

Properly conducted, DUI checkpoints are a powerful tool that can reduce motor vehicle accidents.

Who is Responsible for a Dangerous Intersection or Road?

That depends. If the design of the intersection or roadway is flawed making it a hazard to motorists the city or state could be held liable for a car accident.

This does not mean there is not a negligent driver involved. A motorist that causes an accident by driving wreckless, driving drunk, speeding or disobeying the traffic laws is creating a traffic hazard as well.

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

  • Get medical help right away.
  • File a police report.
  • Get names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers of all drivers involved in the accident.
  • Take photos of damage to vehicles and take photos of injuries.
  • Contact a Sunnyvale car accident attorney.

Do not talk to any insurance company before you talk to an attorney. They may try to convince you to settle for whatever they can get away with giving you which is usually a very small amount of money that barely pays for the damage done to your car.

For more information, read "The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Personal Injury Claim" by California personal injury attorney John Bisnar, available at www.Amazon.com. Please contact our Sunnyvale car accident lawyers if you need help with your claim. We provide free legal consultations. No win, no fee lawyers since 1978.

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“I don’t even know where to start, because I really wanted to write this recommendation even if there was no star or rating to be given! My daughter and I were in a bad car accident in 2011. She received a broke jaw, broken pelvic, broken arm, and a ruptured ear drum. I prayed to the lord while I was in ICU to guide me and send me to the right attorney that would help me and my daughter and not just look at us as a monetary opportunity. After much research I choose Bisnar Chase.
After spending 2 months in the ICU, we were in a long recovery process. Learning to walk, to eat due to wire shut for months! Back to the basic all over again… 4 years later it just came to an end! I tell you I have 2 different paralegals assisting me but Colleen Cadogan was the best I had this past year… This lady, emailed me, called me, send me words of encouragement almost every week! When I least expect it and I had a horrible day or had many questions and concerns she was there! As the paralegal doing her job, but also as a human being, a mother, a wife….just genuinely concern for my daughter and I. As the case came to a close….I will always remember the team of professionals and I would recommended Bisnar Chase to anyone….and be patient, patience”

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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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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

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