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Did you know that in the Bay Area, Mountain View has been rated the number one suburb where people like to live? This impressive rating is based on Mountain View crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. The ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. 

Mountain View is right in the heart of Santa Clara County. Living in Mountain View View offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mountain View there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mountain View and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mountain View are highly rated.


Did you get hurt at El Camino Real and Grant Road - where Highway 237 begins? If so, you're not alone. This was recently rated the most dangerous accident intersection in Mountain View.

Here are the most dangerous Mountain View traffic accident intersections and roadways, in order of accident frequency:

  • El Camino Real and Grant Road
  • West Middlefield Road and Highway 237
  • Central Expressway and Rengstorff Avenue
  • West Middlefield Road and Shoreline Boulevard
  • Central Expressway
  • Moffett Boulevard and Castro Street
  • El Camino Real and Sylvan Avenue

When it comes to getting hurt in a Mountain View traffic crash, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System tells the story of how people suffer Mountain View injuries.

Most (52.8%) Mountain View crashes happen on the highway. Speed plays a big role - 40.41% of all crashes involved someone who was speeding!

If you got hurt in Mountain View, I can help. Here are some of the Mountain View crash types that I can handle:

Now, more from the Transportation Injury Mapping System. I pulled the numbers for years 2017 to 2019.

The takeaway:

Most Mountain View crashes happen on the highway and most Mountain View accidents are rear-enders and speeding is involved:

The details:

In Mountain View, here are the number and type of crashes from 2017 to 2019:

  • Total Crashes • 1,180
  • Deaths • 15
  • Injured • 1,517
  • Highway Crashes • 623 • 52.8%
  • Pedestrians • 93 • 7.9%
  • Bicycles • 163 • 13.8%
  • Motorcycles • 74 • 6.3%

Here are the types and numbers of  Mountain View crashes:

  • Rear-End • 486 • 41.19%
  • Broadside • 283 • 23.98%
  • Sideswipe • 124 • 10.51%
  • Hit Object • 107 • 9.07%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian • 91 • 7.71%
  • Head-On • 36 • 3.05%
  • Overturned • 27 • 2.29%
  • Other • 24 2. • 03%
  • Not Stated • 2 • 0.17%

Here are causes of Mountain View crashes, from the most to least frequent - and unsafe speed made it to the top of the list.

The next most common causes of Mountain View crashes are improper turns, failing to yield the right of way, and failing to obey traffic signals (like when someone runs a red light) and signs (for example, blowing through a stop sign):

Traffic Law Broken In Mountain View
Number of Crashes
Percentage of Crashes
Unsafe Speed 476 40.41%
Improper Turning 125 10.61%
Automobile Right of Way 119 10.10%
Traffic Signals and Signs 102 8.66%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug    66 5.60%
Unsafe Lane Change 61 5.18%
Wrong Side of Road 55 4.67%
Unknown 54 4.58%
Pedestrian Right of Way 41 3.48%
Pedestrian Violation 27 2.29%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 12 1.02%
Other Hazardous Violation 11 0.93%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 9 0.76%
Following Too Closely 7 0.59%
Improper Passing 7 0.59%
Other Improper Driving 5 0.42%


If you were injured anywhere in Mountain View, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Mountain View auto accident personal injury attorney. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight accident and injury cases. I have been the voice of injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Mountain View and its nearby areas.

Mountain View personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

If you got hurt in Mountain View, keep in mind that it's important to hire a good attorney from the start. The insurance adjuster is not your friend - even your own insurance company will look for the cheapest way to get rid of your claim. After you get injured, it's important to seek medical care right away. Some injuries can only be found by a doctor. Other injuries get worse if they don't get treated on time.

If you suffered personal injuries in Mountain View, here are the Santa Clara County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Mountain View.

Many injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.

Other cases have to be fought through the court.

In Mountain View, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the Santa Clara County Courts. In 1998, all Santa Clara County Trial Courts were unified to form the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting Santa Clara County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.

Currently, Mountain View auto accident and injury cases are heard in courts located in San Jose. Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

If you are going to fight your Mountain View injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at one of these courthouses:

your civil case will be heard at one of these courthouses:

Downtown Superior Court
191 North First Street
San José, CA 95113-1006

Phone: (408) 882-2100

Old Courthouse
161 North First Street
San José, CA 95113-1001

Phone: (408) 882-2100

San Jose civil courts DTS and the Old Courthouse hear auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:

  • Campbell
  • Cupertino
  • Gilroy
  • Los Gatos
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Milpitas
  • Monte Sereno
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Saratoga
  • Sunnyvale

Here is the contact information for the Mountain View Police Department, in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041-1238
Non-emergency and records: (650) 903-6344 

If you were injured in a Mountain View accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me here.

Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Mountain View and the surrounding areas:

Need the hours and parking at the San Jose Civil Court?

Here's what you need to know about the San Jose civil court hours and parking.


If you got hurt in Mountain View and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.

Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.

My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner

I am a personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Mountain View personal auto accident and injury law office. 

I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in Santa Clara County

Source for Mountain View accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

Call Renée Today

For one-on-one and personalized representation in serious personal injury auto accidents, wrongful death auto accidents, consumer protection or "cleaning" your criminal record, call (408) 214-5555 or fill out my contact form.