Cartwright - March 18, 2016 - Blog, Car Accidents

Fatal crash claims two lives in Bay Area

Two vehicles were involved in a fatal car accident that left two people dead in San Jose. The wreck on a Saturday night, with both vehicles suffering “major damage” in the crash. One person was dead at the scene, while another person was transported to a hospital, only to later succumb to his injuries. The […]

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Cartwright - March 11, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

When a defective product hurts you, consider getting legal help

It isn’t out of the ordinary for a product to make national news — not for how great or revolutionary it is, but for how broken and dangerous it is. The resulting defective product causes many people to suffer, and could even cause fatal harm. Maybe the worst part about this is that even when […]

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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 29, 2016 - Blog, Workplace Discrimination

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION – HOLD EMPLOYERS RESPONSIBLE

An employer can now be held liable for disability discrimination even when it truly (but mistakenly) believes an employee cannot perform his or her duties. In its recent decision in Wallace v. County of Stanislaus, the California 5th District Court of Appeal considered whether the County of Stanislaus could be held liable for disability discrimination […]

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Cartwright - February 25, 2016 - Blog, Truck Accidents

Could the ‘safety truck’ actually improve trucking industry?

What if you found out that a truck was being fitted with a video camera on the front (facing forward) and a wall of televisions on the back (facing backward)? Would you think that this is sad way for people to keep up on their favorite television shows? Would you think it is just another […]

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Cartwright - February 18, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

More damaging evidence emerges in Takata air bag scandal

Faulty Takata airbags have so far been linked to ten deaths and over 100 injuries. The airbag inflators, which rely on unstable ammonium nitrate, can over-pressurize and cause the metal casing to explode outward. This acts like shrapnel from a bomb, exploding inside the cab of the vehicle. As investigations and legal proceedings unfold, the […]

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Cartwright - February 15, 2016 - Blog, Truck Accidents

NTSB: Truck accidents can be prevented with better regulation

As a follow-up to one of our recent posts, consider the following scenario. In January 2014, a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel. This is unsurprising in light of the fact that he had slept for just 4.5 of the past 37 hours. When the driver fell asleep, his giant rig slammed into some […]

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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 - February 11, 2016 - Blog, Truck Accidents

The Dangers Of Improper Vehicle Maintenance By Trucking Companies

Commercial trucks suffer a lot of wear and tear from constant use. As you might expect, they require regular maintenance and repair in order to remain in safe operating condition. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Who is liable when maintenance issues lead to truck accidents? In most cases, fault rests with the company that owns […]

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Cartwright - February 1, 2016 - Blog, Truck Accidents

Seeking to make commercial trucking regulation more effective

As many readers know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency primarily responsible for regulating the safety of commercial trucking. The agency’s mission is a difficult one, as there are approximately 550,000 trucking companies operating in the U.S. at any time. Unfortunately, the FMCSA does not have the time or resources to effectively […]

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Cartwright - January 29, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

Faulty Takata air bags cause yet another death

During the holidays, certain news stories do not receive as much attention as they would at other times of year. That may have been the reason why a fatal incident from late December largely went unnoticed until recently. Late last month, another American was killed in an accident involving an exploding Takata air bag. This […]

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Cartwright - January 22, 2016 - Blog, Truck Accidents

California Bus Crash & Some Scary Facts About Drowsy Driving

By now, many Bay Area readers have heard about the fatal bus accident that occurred earlier this week. According to news reports, a Greyhound bus on its way from Los Angeles to the Bay Area rolled over on a stretch of highway near San Jose. Two people were killed and several others were seriously injured. […]

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