En EspaƱol

Oceanside Copes with Preventing Personal Injury

The Southern California city of Oceanside lies on the coast just above San Diego. The approximately 170,000 residents that live there have seen their fair share of personal injury accidents.

Unfortunately, new measures to maintain safety on Oceanside streets comes in response to deaths over the last couple of years. In one case, a young man died in a possibly racing accident right before his 18th birthday. The tragic accident took place on Lake Boulevard -- a street known for drivers taking advantage of the wide lanes by going well over the speed limit -- after a high school football game when his car crashed into several trees. He was thrown from the vehicle and died shortly after. According to reports, speed was the major factor in the accident.

Personal Injury Accidents Involve More than Just Cars

Oceanside motorcycle accident lawyers will remind you that car accidents often involve pedestrians, motorcycles and people using other means of transportation. In June of 2009, a motorcycle crash took place on Highway 76, when a driver in a Yukon ran a red light and broadsided a motorcyclist on the onramp. The passenger on the motorcycle, a 20-year-old woman, was ejected and crashed through one of the Yukon's windows. The driver of the motorcycle, a young man, landed on the road.

Apparently the driver of the SUV removed the woman from the Yukon and fled from the scene. Police responded and helped the driver and passenger of the motorcycle to the hospital where they sustained non-life threatening injuries. Officers traced the Yukon's registered owner to a home in Oceanside, and found the car had been reported stolen just after the accident.

A number of pedestrian accidents have also plagued Oceanside. One pedestrian was a 61-year-old man who was getting a ride home from his wife. He crossed Mission Avenue, jaywalking, and was hit by a Ford Taurus. Apparently the man did not see the vehicle approaching, and though the vehicle swerved, the man was hit and died in the hospital.

The city of Oceanside has also recently been found not liable for the death of a pedestrian who was hit by an intoxicated driver in 2005. The sisters of a deceased woman, who died after being hit by a driver with a blood alcohol content over .08, attempted to prove the city was at fault because the cross walk was in an "unusual location in the middle of the block". The 4th District Court of Appeals decided that though the sisters might need a pedestrian accident attorney, "the public is not liable for injuries caused by an inattentive motorist."

Oceanside Acts for Safety

In hopes of curtailing some of the many accidents occurring on the streets, the California Highway Patrol office in Oceanside received $266,000 from the state to reduce drunken driving on Highway 76. Thirteen people have died there in the last 3 years and 303 have been injured, which is why this stretch of road is now going to have more patrols, more sobriety checks, and more "aggressive DUI enforcement, public education and community outreach," according to the CHP captain.

Oceanside Personal Injury Law Firms Can Help

If you have been injured in an accident in Oceanside, you owe it to yourself to seek help from a good Oceanside personal injury lawyer.

Oceanside Legal Resources

Our Oceanside car accident lawyers specialize in Oceanside Car Accidents.

See California car accident lawyer California Personal Injury Lawyer for more information.


Share this:

See All Ratings And Awards

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

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “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

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “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

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

Bisnar | Chase • 1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog

Former SpaceX Employee Sues Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

Rocket manufacturer SpaceX is facing an employment lawsuit for labor law violations. A former employee alleges SpaceX violated state rest and meal break laws.

read article

GM Recalls More Vehicles For Potential Defects

General Motors recently announced another 5 vehicle recalls that include over 269,000 vehicles of different makes and models.

read article

Ford Recalls Turbocharged Vehicles For Engine Stalling Issues

Ford issued another vehicle recall for about 160,000 2013-2014 model Focus and Escapes due to an issue that could potentially cause the vehicles to lose power or stall.

read article

Connect

Copyright & Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case.

Bisnar | Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice, meaning "for this particular occasion." When in our client's interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

Copyright © 1999- Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP - All rights reserved. Location: 1301 Dove St. #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: 949-203-3814

SLS Consulting