SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CAR ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
South San Francisco ("South City") was incorporated on September 19, 1908. By the 1920s, it became known as the “Smokestack Capital of the Peninsula.” Residents called it the “City of Industry.”
Industry remained the core of South City's economy until the 1950s. In 1976, Genentech, Inc., brought a new identity to South City - - biotechnology.
In 1923, the local Chamber of Commerce advertise South City's warm welcome toward industry, on a hillside overlooking the city.
The first whitewashed sign, reading "South San Francisco the Industrial City," was replaced six years later by a larger, more permanent sign of the same message.
The hillside sign consists of large, flat concrete letters, painted white, set on the southern side of a steep hill, that forms part of the San Bruno Mountains.
The sign and the foundations are within the 41 acre South San Francisco "Sign Hill Park".
The first line, “SOUTH,” is 166 feet long; the second, “SAN FRANCISCO,” is 484 feel long; and the third, “THE INDUSTRIAL CITY,” is 628 feet long.
It's visible in the upper left of the below picture and the close-up shot below it.
Modernly, South San Francisco is the “Birthplace of Biotechnology” and boasts biotech giants like Genentech, Inc.
Its economy is now based on the thriving Biotech industry.
South City is home to the largest biotech cluster in the world, with more 200 biotech companies, and 11.5-million square feet of biotech space on 500-acres.
The 2021 South San Francisco population is 68,133.
When it comes to driving in South City, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System gives the numbers we need to know.
Even when you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you'll end up hurt in a South Cityauto accident.
Did you get hit on one of these South City streets?
- El Camino (82) intersects Westborough Blvd. and Chestnut Ave.
- El Camino (82) and Hickey Blvd., near the Costco Wholesale
- Junipero Serra Blvd. and Hickey Blvd.
- Grand Ave. and Spruce Ave.
- Sister Cities Blvd. and Airport Blvd.
If so, you're not alone.
These are some of the top South City intersections where accidents happen, and people suffer personal injuries.
If you were injured anywhere in South San Francisco, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable South City 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 South San Francisco numbers for years 2015 to 2020.
THE BIG NUMBERS ON SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CRASHES
In South San Francisco, here are the number and type of crashes from 2015 to 2020.
Most accidents were auto versus auto, with the remaining 21.4% involving a pedestrian, bicycle or motorcycle:
- Total Crashes • 1,497
- Deaths • 17
- Injured • 1,999
- Highway Crashes • 643 • 43%
- Pedestrians • 151 • 10.1%
- Bicycles • 78 • 5.2%
- Motorcycles • 92 • 6.1%
1 IN 3 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CRASHES ARE REAR-ENDERS
Most South San Francisco crashes are rear-enders:
Type of SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Crash
Type of SAN MATEO Crash
Traffic Law Broken Right Before A SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Crash
|Automobile Right of Way||184||12.36%|
|DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug||135||9.07%|
|Traffic Signals and Signs||127||8.53%|
|Pedestrian Right of Way||82||5.51%|
|Unsafe Lane Change||67||4.50%|
|Unsafe Starting or Backing||60||4.03%|
|Following Too Closely||36||2.42%|
|Wrong Side of Road||29||1.95%|
|Other Hazardous Violation||21||1.41%|
|Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)||18||1.21%|
|Other Improper Driving||3||0.20%|
Traffic law broken before a SAN MATEO crash
|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 South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco, here are the San Mateo County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find South San Francisco.
Many injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.
Other cases have to be fought through the court.
In South San Francisco, 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, South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco, I can help. Here are some of the 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a South San Francisco personal auto accident and injury law office.
Source for South San Francisco accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley. 2021
 Photo Credit: By Coolcaesar at the English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4470764
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