SUNNYVALE CAR ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
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SUNNYVALE AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Sunnyvale is an ideal Silicon Valley location because it's close to two of the largest cities in Northern California, San Francisco and San Jose.
As far as transportation goes, 101 runs through the north quadrant of Sunnyvale, Highway 280 borders the bottom, and 85 connects and intersects with both 101 and 280. SR-237, “The Southbay Freeway”, which runs from Mountain View (El Camino Real) to Milpitas (I-680). 237 intersects 101 and 85.
Sunnyvale is also bicycle friendly and located on the Caltrain line.
A comfortable car ride away, Sunnyvale residents can spend a beachside day in beautiful Half Moon Bay, Monterey, or Santa Cruz.
Sunnyvale's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report includes Sunnyvale's top four employers - and Google tops the list:
Sunnyvale is one of the few cities in the country that has a unified "Department of Public Safety".
This means every public safety employee in Sunnyvale is trained as a firefighter, police officer and EMT.
This is great because they are qualified to respond to any emergency, in any capacity: firefighter, police officer or EMT.
Did you get hit in Sunnyvale, on or near State Route 237?
If so, you're not alone!
From 2015 to 2020, UC Berkeley's TIMS shows that one of the most dangerous areas for Sunnyvale accidents is at or near SR-237:
- 237 and Mathilda: 153 crashes
- 237 and South Mathilda: 34 crashes
- 237 and Borregas - 56 crashes
- 237 between Forgewood and Anvilwood - 11 crashes
- 237 and Lawrence - 18 crashes
82 is also a Sunnyvale accident hot-spot. Here are some accident-prone intersections:
- 82 and South Fairoaks Avenue
- 82 and East Fremont Avenue
- 82 and South Bernardo Avenue
When it comes to getting hurt in a Sunnyvale traffic crash, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS for short) has the numbers.
I sifted through their data and put it on this page.
1 out of 3 Sunnyvale crashes happen on the highway. Speed plays a big role - 39.97% of all crashes involved someone who was speeding!
HERE ARE THE BIG NUMBERS ON SUNNYVALE CRASHES
- Total Crashes • 2,610
- Deaths • 36
- Injured • 3,323
- Highway Crashes • 880 • 33.7%
- Pedestrians •195 • 7.5%
- Bicycles • 275 • 10.5%
- Motorcycles • 179 • 6.9
THE TOP TYPE OF SUNNYVALE CRASH IS REAR-ENDERS
When it comes to traffic accidents in Sunnyvale, most accidents are rear-enders (38.97%).
The next most common Sunnyvale accident type is broadsides, also known as t-bone crashes.
Broadsides are when one driver's front crashes into the side of another driver's vehicle.
Type of Sunnyvale Crash
Like so many Bay Area counties, unsafe speed made it to the top of the list.
The next most common cause of Sunnyvale crashes is improper turns (for example, making an illegal U-turn):
Top Traffic Law That Gets Broken Right Before A Sunnyvale Crash
|Automobile Right of Way||383||14.72%|
|Traffic Signals and Signs||224||8.61%|
|DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug||140||5.38%|
|Unsafe Lane Change||118||4.53%|
|Pedestrian Right of Way||111||4.27%|
|Following Too Closely||59||2.27%|
|Wrong Side of Road||42||1.61%|
|Other Hazardous Violation||27||1.04%|
|Unsafe Starting or Backing||18||0.69%|
|Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)||16||0.61%|
|Other Improper Driving||7||0.27%|
If you were injured anywhere in Sunnyvale, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Sunnyvale auto accident personal injury attorney.
I am Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight accident and injury cases.
I have been the voice of Sunnyvale injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Sunnyvale and its nearby areas.
Sunnyvale personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:
HERE'S WHERE TO GET YOUR SUNNYVALE POLICE REPORT
Here is the contact information for the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (Sunnyvale Police Department), in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:
If you got hurt in Sunnyvale, 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.
Once you're 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 got injured in Sunnyvale, here are the Santa Clara County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Gilroy.
GOING TO COURT IS NOT ALWAYS REQUIRED
Did you know that many Sunnyvale injury accident cases get resolved without going to court?
Other cases have to be fought through the court.
Sunnyvale 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, Sunnyvale 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.
SUNNYVALE INJURY CASES GET FOUGHT IN SAN JOSE COURTS
If you are going to fight your Sunnyvale injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at one of these courthouses:
Downtown Superior Court
191 North First Street
San José, CA 95113-1006
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:
- Los Gatos
- Los Altos
- Los Altos Hills
- Monte Sereno
- Morgan Hill
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
- San Jose
- Santa Clara
Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Sunnyvale 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: loss of smell or taste
- Silent injuries
- Wrongful Death
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.
Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.
My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner.
I am Sunnyvale personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Sunnyvale personal auto accident and injury law office.
Source for Sunnyvale accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley. 2021
 2010 Photo By Vadim Manuylov, CC BY-SA 3.0