Experienced Lawyers Serving San Jose
Living in San Jose
When you live in San Jose, you live in the world-famous Silicon Valley where tech is booming, the weather is warm, and California’s natural beauty is in full view. Of course, you’ll also find one of the world’s highest costs of living here, with monthly rental costs that are more than double the national average and average home values at a staggering $1 million.
San Jose is home to just over 1 million people who mostly live in urban buildings and suburban neighborhoods. San Jose public schools get high rankings and the city is attractive to families and young professionals. The area abounds with dining and entertainment options, along with coffee shops, retail stores, and all kinds of quirky independent businesses.
This is the nation’s 29th best place to live and is among the world’s best places to retire and visit. It has a reputation as a diverse and forward-thinking city that serves as a seat for innovation in technology, business, and more. Plus, you’re never too far from Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe. The city is ringed by rolling hills that are full of opportunities for hiking, camping, and lots of other outdoor activities.
Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in San Jose
While living in San Jose can be wonderful, driving in San Jose can be a nightmare. Traffic is extremely congested at times for motorists, scooter riders, motorcyclists, truckers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
An accident can happen at any time on any road in San Jose, but certain areas seem to attract vehicle collisions. Here are some of the busiest and most dangerous areas for traffic in San Jose according to the Mercury News and local traffic studies:
- Almaden Expressway at Blossom Hill Road
- Blossom Hill Road at Winfield Boulevard
- Blossom Hill Road at Monterey Road
- Capitol Expressway at Senter Road
- Capitol Expressway at Story Road
- Capitol Expressway at Ocala Avenue
- Vistapark Drive and Capitol Expressway
- McLaughlin Avenue at Story Road
- Quimby Road at Tully Road
- Senter Road at Tully Road
- Highway 101 at Tully Road
- Highway 101 near E. Santa Clara Street
- Highway 101 at the I-680 interchange
- I-280/I-680 interchange
- Highway 87 at the I-280 interchange
Which Types of San Jose Cases Do You Handle?
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we help survivors of many types of severe accidents in the San Jose area. Here’s a look at who we serve.
Are you one of the many people who walk to work or walk for pleasure in San Jose? Pedestrians are vulnerable on our streets and accidents where pedestrians are hit by vehicles are on the rise. After a pedestrian injury, we can help you gather the evidence to make a persuasive insurance claim, negotiate a settlement, and hold the driver accountable.
Bicycle vs. vehicle accidents in San Jose have been big news, especially after the Mayor of San Jose was hit and injured in a bike accident! Sometimes a driver is too impatient, entitled, or just careless. Our law firm cares about bicyclists – in fact, we’re cyclists ourselves!
Do you ride an electric scooter, moped, or Vespa around the city of San Jose? Then you know how fun and efficient these little vehicles can be. But sometimes the fun comes to a fast end when someone slams into your scooter. We help scooter owners demand compensation from negligent drivers.
You don’t have to face a San Jose motorcycle accident alone. We’re here to help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost work, damage to your bike, and more. You can file a motorcycle accident claim with the help of our team.
Since the day Uber was founded, our team has been helping injured victims of Uber crashes – and Lyft too! We can help you understand the large number of parties that are sometimes involved in these accidents so you can pursue a claim that truly respects the value of your damages. Contact us whether you are an Uber passenger, driver, or another driver in an Uber wreck.
Did a delivery driver smash into you? Were you involved in a multi-car crash due to a distracted driver? Was the other driver drunk? We handle a huge variety of vehicle accidents with serious bodily injuries, so if you were injured on the road, contact us for an initial consultation.
What if I’m Not Sure Whether I Have a Case?
It’s time to stop worrying and start taking action to resolve your situation. We can help! If you’re wondering whether you have a case for compensation after a serious accident with injuries, read on.
In San Jose, if you are injured by another individual, corporation, or government entity, you are legally entitled to collect monetary compensation in an amount suitable to cover your expenses and damages. Of course, compensation is never guaranteed. Expect the other party to fight it.
Generally speaking, you can pursue compensation:
- With a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company
- Through a lawsuit in court
- In a private settlement out of court
Working together with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can demonstrate the legitimacy of your injuries, show that the accident is the cause of them, and prove that you had medical costs and other hardships. You’ll also need to show that the other person was the at-fault party.
Your attorney can help you secure and maximize your compensation by making a case for your financial losses and damages related to your injuries. Although it’s possible to do this without a lawyer’s help, we don’t advise it. You’re already trying to rest and heal from your injuries, so a lawyer serves the vital role of moving your case forward so you can let go of all the legal stress.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
If you’re wondering what kind of compensation you could receive in your San Jose case, start by looking at how you’ve been damaged by the accident. And keep in mind that most injury cases only cover two categories of damages if you can prove them.
- Special damages: Your special damages may include car loss, property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings.
- General damages: Your general damages are more abstract and may include pain, inconvenience, distress, loss of hobbies, and loss of a lifestyle with your loved ones.
How have you suffered from your accident? Talk to your lawyer about the losses you have suffered that are impacting your life. The better case you can put together, the better chance you have at receiving high-value compensation.
Nearest Emergency Services and Local California Departments
In an emergency, call 911.
For local advisories and city departments, call 311.
For personalized referrals to health and human services, call San Jose 211.
San Jose Police Department – (408) 277-8900
San Jose Fire Department – Fire emergency, call 911 – Non-emergency (408) 535-3500
Local and State Government Resources
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
California’s Crisis Response
California Department of Public Health
California Dept of Justice, Office of Immigrant Assistance
Consulado General de México en San José
County of Santa Clara Office of the District Attorney
Let’s Get You the Accident Settlement You Deserve without the added time, stress and cost of going to trial!
Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers: San Jose is the South Bay branch of top-rated Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We have additional offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland. Our personal injury team will work to maximize your case value and recover fair amounts for medical expenses, lost wages, damaged property and pain-and-suffering.
Contact Us in San Jose
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we truly care about the people of San Jose and California. We’re here to help you! We believe you should be able to rest and recover while we handle the legal details.
Recent reviews from our clients living in San Jose
Silicon Valley Pedestrian Accident
Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.
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Car Accident Caused by Texting Driver on Highway 280
Sally did an amazing job settling my personal injury automobile accident case. I was stopped on the freeway and rear-ended by a texting man in a big truck (don’t text and drive). Aside from the wonderful and unexpected settlement, the best part was that instead of dealing with the slimy insurance settlement case worker (who wanted to show up at my work to verify my injury), I dealt with Sally and her knowledgeable and kind staff. It gave me peace of mind to be able to deal with someone with so much integrity who had my interests in mind.
Contact us today for a free online case evaluation or call 877-380-8852.