Cartwright - November 26, 2018 - Elder Abuse

How to recognize the signs of Elder Abuse

Signs One of the first signs of elder abuse or neglect is a pressure sore (also known as a bedsore); it is also the most common sign. These are so dangerous because they can become infected. They are also very painful. After someone goes into a nursing home, these sores should not develop. There are […]

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Cartwright - November 8, 2018 - Employment Law

What are the Employment Laws for breaks in San Francisco?

California employment laws require that all employers allow their employees to take breaks throughout their shifts. Every employee is entitled to a 10-minute break after every four hours of work. An employee who is scheduled to work more than five hours is entitled to a meal break of at least 30 minutes. This is a […]

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Cartwright - October 30, 2018 - Personal Injury

How to prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

Every year, thousands of Californians are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of someone else. Many of these people end up pursuing a personal injury or negligence claim. There exist four different elements that must be demonstrated to prove negligence in a personal injury case, according to the Cornell University School of Law. These […]

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Cartwright - October 23, 2018 - Personal Injury

How long will it take to settle my Personal Injury Claim?

If you have experienced an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be facing costly medical bills, lost wages, and prescription costs. If you have hired an attorney to pursue your personal injury claim, you may be wondering how long it will take for the case to settle. The answer depends on […]

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Cartwright - October 15, 2018 - Wrongful Death

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death in California?

Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligent or intentional acts result in the death of another person. When a situation occurs where someone dies due to the negligent, reckless or intentional malicious act of another, the surviving family members of the deceased have a right to pursue legal action to receive compensation for that terrible loss. […]

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Cartwright - October 12, 2018 - Elder Abuse

How can elder abuse be defined?

Elder abuse can be defined as any inappropriate practice, action, or behavior that results in harm to an individual over the age of sixty-five. Anyone can be a perpetrator of elder abuse and malicious intent is not required for one to be at fault. Kind-hearted, though heedless, caregivers can easily commit elder abuse through negligence. […]

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Cartwright - September 27, 2018 - Car Accidents

What factors determine who is at fault in a Car Accident?

When you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important things to do is to determine who is at fault. If you have sustained injuries and damage to your vehicle, you must know exactly who was to blame so that you can properly make a claim to your auto insurance company or […]

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Cartwright - September 20, 2018 - Car Accidents

How to Prepare a Compelling Auto Accident Case

Being properly compensated for injuries and property damage following an automobile accident in California can be a challenging legal task, and a novice injured claimant can rarely accomplish the feat without legal assistance. Studies actually show that injured parties who retain a personal injury and auto accident attorney generally receive about three times what a […]

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Cartwright - September 20, 2018 - Personal Injury

Can I change the lawyer I hired?

If you are having second thoughts about that lawyer you hired for your personal injury case, you have options. Under California law, you have the right to the attorney of your choice. If there was a retainer agreement signed and the attorney chose to take your case upon a contingency agreement, you should not have […]

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Cartwright - September 10, 2018 - Employment Law

What do the main Employment Laws cover?

Employment law covers a diverse set of employee rights. In America, employers are prohibited from mistreating employees. Examples of mistreatment include denial of pay or benefits and employment discrimination. When employers subject employees to these types of mistreatment, employees have the right to seek legal counsel, protest the unlawful actions, and, when necessary, file a […]

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Cartwright - August 27, 2018 - Products Liability

When is a Manufacturer Liable for Injury caused by a Defective Product?

All manufacturers are responsible for ensuring any product they distribute to the marketplace is safe and free from unsuspected hazards of use. All products will have a statement of intended use and particular practices to avoid when using the product. Many times the reason for disclaimers actually stems from someone trying to use the product […]

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Cartwright - August 24, 2018 - Blog, Employment Law

If My Employer Doesn’t Pay Me, What Can I Do?

As an employee in the state of California, you are entitled to the salary you work for on a regular basis. Unfortunately, some employers do not feel the need to fairly compensate their employees, and in failing to pay the wages they owe, they are in violation of both state and federal laws. If you […]

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