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SAN MATEO AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
In the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Mateo has a collection of historic buildings, beautiful parks and entertainment that draw in young professionals as well as families.
Top San Mateo employers include Franklin Templeton Investments and San Mateo Medical Center, yet San Mateo's economy also revolves around technology employers such as Facebook, Google and Salesforce.
San Mateo is home to the College of San Mateo, which has about 10,000 students. It is nestled in the northern corridor of Silicon Valley on a gorgeous 153 acre site located in the San Mateo hills. Students and staff enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of San Francisco Bay.
When it comes to driving in San Mateo, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System tells the story of how people suffer San Mateo injuries by giving us the numbers.
Even when you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you'll end up hurt in a San Mateo auto accident.
Did you get hit at one of these main San Mateo streets crossing one of these common crash intersections?
East Third Avenue or East Fourth Avenue crossing one of these streets:
Between South Fremont and South Delaware
North B. Street
North Ellsworth Avenue
Or, was your crash on El Camino Real at the intersection of:
- East Third Avenue
- West Fourth Avenue
If so, you're not alone. These are some of the top San Mateo intersections where accidents happen, and people suffer personal injuries.
Most (61.1%) San Mateo crashes happen on the highway. This number is higher than most Bay Area locations - for example, only 32.6% of Redwood City crashes happen on the highway. In San Mateo, speed plays a big role - 46.14% of all San Mateocrashes involved someone who was speeding!
If you were injured anywhere in San Mateo, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable San Mateo 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 San Mateo and its nearby areas.
Now, more from the Transportation Injury Mapping System. I pulled the San Mateo numbers for years 2015 to 2019.
Most San Mateo crashes happen on the highway, and most are rear-enders and speeding is involved:
In San Mateo, here are the number and type of crashes from 2015 to 2019. Most accidents were auto versus auto, with the remaining 22.7% involving a pedestrian, bicycle or motorcycle:
- Total Crashes • 1,680
- Deaths • 11
- Injured • 2,207
- Highway Crashes • 1,027 • 61.1%
- Pedestrians • 166 • 9.9%
- Bicycles • 88 • 5.2%
- Motorcycles • 127 • 7.6%
Most San Mateo crashes are rear-enders:
Type of San Mateo Crash
Number of This Type
Traffic law broken before a San Mateo crash
Number of violations
|Automobile Right of Way||139||8.31%|
|Pedestrian Right of Way||108||6.46%|
|DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug||100||5.98%|
|Unsafe Lane Change||93||5.56%|
|Traffic Signals and Signs||54||3.23%|
|Wrong Side of Road||33||1.97%|
|Unsafe Starting or Backing||23||1.37%|
|Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)||20||1.20%|
|Following Too Closely||16||0.96%|
|Other Hazardous Violation||16||0.96%|
|Other Improper Driving||2||0.12%|
If you got hurt in San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, here are the San Mateo County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find San Mateo.
Many injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.
Other cases have to be fought through the court.
In San Mateo, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the San Mateo County Courts. In 1998, all San Mateo County Trial Courts were unified to form the San Mateo County Superior Court.
This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting San Mateo County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.
Currently, San Mateo auto accident and injury cases are heard in the court located in Redwood City. 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 got hurt in San Mateo, I can help. Here are some of the San Mateo crash types that I can handle:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Drunk Or Drugged Driver Accidents
- Hit And Run Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck (Tractor-trailer) Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
If you are going to fight your San Mateo injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse, the Redwood City Civil Court:
Hall of Justice & Records
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1662
The Hall of Justice & Records in Redwood City hears auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:
- Daly City
- East Palo Alto
- Foster City
- Half Moon Bay
- Menlo Park
- Moss Beach
- Portola Valley
- Redwood City
- San Bruno
- San Carlos
- San Mateo
- South San Francisco
Here are just some of the injuries I handle in San Mateo and the surrounding areas:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Infection after an accident
- Internal injuries (organ damage)
- Knee injuries
- Loss of a limb
- Neck injuries
- Senses: accident-related loss of smell or taste
- Silent injuries
- Wrongful Death
Need the hours and parking at the Redwood City Civil Court?
Here's what you need to know about the Redwood City Civil Court parking and hours.
Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.
My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner.
I am a San Mateo personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a San Mateo personal auto accident and injury law office.
Source for San Mateo View accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley. 2021