Cartwright - March 3, 2016 - Blog, Car Accidents

6 vehicles involved in crash on Highway 101

While the following story is from a couple of weeks ago, it happened here in San Francisco, California and it serves as an important reminder about car crashes and what people need to do after they occur. Two lanes were blocked on Highway 101 after at least six motor vehicles were involved in a crash […]

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Cartwright - February 12, 2016 - Blog, Car Accidents

Car accident injuries may not be felt right away

Imagine that you are involved in what appears to be a parking lot fender-bender. You were slowing down to make a turn and an inattentive driver behind you rear-ended the back of your vehicle. There is some minor vehicle damage that will require an insurance claim, but no one seems to be hurt. Several weeks […]

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Cartwright - December 7, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

Early data shows increase in fatal crashes in 2015

How are we doing as a nation when it comes to road safety? This can be a difficult question to answer, because nationwide data on traffic crashes in any given year is usually not available until nearly a full year later. Compared to the speed at which most data can be collected and analyzed today, […]

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Cartwright - November 20, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

K1 Go-Cart Racing – Dangerous Even When Precautions Are Taken

K1 Racing is highly appealing to people of all ages. However, the adrenaline rush and excitement involved with these go-cart races may not be worth the activities’ inherent risks of severe injury. The Cartwright Law Firm is aware of two recent collisions in which one K1 go-cart drove up and over another go-cart, causing severe […]

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Cartwright - October 23, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

Speeding, distracted, drunk or drugged?

Last night, the San Francisco 49ers were thrashed 20 to 3 by their rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers ended the night feeling only marginally better than the stop sign Seahawks running back Fred Jackson rammed into earlier in the week near the team’s practice facility in Washington. Jackson was cited for inattentive driving. He’s […]

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Cartwright - October 10, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

Drugged driving may be causing more fatal crashes than in the past

Impaired driving has been a problem since the early days of the automobile. Through increasingly strict laws and public awareness campaigns, rates of drunk driving deaths on U.S. roads have gone down over the past few decades. Unfortunately, the numbers are still too high. By some estimates, drunk driving accidents kill about 10,000 people per […]

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Cartwright - October 2, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

When the cause of a car accident is anything but clear

In the wake of a fatal auto accident, it is not always clear what caused the crash and if it could have been prevented. Was it reckless driving? Was it an inattentive driver in another vehicle? Were road conditions poor? Did the vehicle suffer from a design or manufacturing flaw? Was the accident due to […]

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Cartwright - August 30, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

The distracted driving risks of simply hearing a cell notification

In modern-day America, paying attention is a rarer phenomenon than it should be. We are constantly bombarded by things competing for our attention: television, radio, internet ads and, of course, our cellphones. With so much technology always in our immediate field of vision, it is easy to forget that other things need and deserve our […]

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Cartwright - August 10, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

What laws are in place in California for distracted drivers?

Distracted driving is a huge problem all across the country, and each state has a different way of dealing with the issue. But if there is one place in the U.S. that may have more of a problem with distracted driving than other places, it is the Bay Area. The sacred tech grounds of the […]

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Cartwright - August 3, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

Injuries involved for first time in self-driving car accident

About a month ago, we wrote a post on this blog about self-driving cars, and how Google and Tesla are at the forefront of this endeavor. Autonomous vehicles seem bound to become mainstream, but there are still many questions that need to be asked about how these vehicles function — as well as how these […]

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Cartwright - July 28, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

The many tasks to complete after getting into a car accident

Imagine a car accident scene in the moments that immediate follow that first meeting between bumper and metal. You’re hurt; you’re angry; you’re emotional; and while all of this understandable, you also have a job to do. You have to perform all of the important steps necessary to help you deal with this car accident […]

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Cartwright - July 3, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

Google, Tesla etc. try to make ‘self-driving’ equal ‘blameless’

One of the standard arguments for driverless cars is that most car accidents are caused by human error. Or, as some skeptics have put it, “Cars don’t kill people. People driving cars kill people.” Either way, the experimental technology is more and more frequently finding its way onto California roads. With industry leaders Google and […]

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