Cartwright - July 1, 2019 - Car Accidents

Always Seek Medical Treatment after an Accident

The types of injuries suffered in a car accident can vary depending upon the force of the collision and other circumstances. No matter what your injuries are, you should seek medical treatment as soon as you possibly can following your accident. A health care provider can review your medical condition, document it, and order follow-up […]

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Cartwright - June 24, 2019 - Car Accidents

Steps to Take after a Traffic Collision in San Francisco

Given the high-speed freeways and roadways in and around San Francisco, traffic collisions, unfortunately, occur on a daily basis. These accidents are sometimes the result of another driver’s irresponsible actions or inactions. If you have been injured in a San Francisco traffic collision that was brought on by another driver, you might be entitled to […]

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Cartwright - June 18, 2019 - Car Accidents

How San Francisco Traffic Leads to Car Accidents

It is no secret to travelers and visitors alike that San Francisco highways and roadways are busy places. With busy roadways and heavy traffic, however, comes the increased possibility of motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents can lead to debilitating injuries that sometimes necessitate significant medical treatment and extended work absences, resulting in loss of income. […]

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Cartwright - June 4, 2019 - Car Accidents

Common Injuries in Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end accidents often occur when drivers and their passengers least expect them. In some cases, the accident victim’s vehicle is parked at a red traffic signal or stop sign. Then, all of a sudden, the vehicle is impacted in the rear by some other driver’s vehicle. Injuries suffered in these rear-end collisions can sometimes be […]

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Cartwright - May 27, 2019 - Car Accidents

Potential Long-Term Effects of Car Accidents on Children

While a car crash can be dangerous for anyone, these accidents can be particularly serious events for children. A single accident can change the course of your child’s life, often requiring them to face years of pain and suffering and even limiting their long-term opportunities. The following are only some examples of serious injuries to […]

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Cartwright - May 18, 2019 - Car Accidents

How is Partial Fault Determined in a Car Accident Case?

After a car accident, it may be clear who was to blame. Perhaps a driver was heading the wrong way down a highway and then stumbled out of their car, obviously intoxicated. Maybe a driver lost control and crashed into your car that was completely and properly stopped at a red light. While these cases […]

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Cartwright - May 8, 2019 - Car Accidents

When Automobile Insurance Doesn’t Work

California law requires all drivers to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance – and for good reason. When a car accident occurs, victims can incur substantial losses for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. California is a fault-based insurance state, which means the at-fault driver’s insurance should cover the […]

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Cartwright - January 9, 2019 - Car Accidents

California’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

Heavy traffic, distracted drivers, and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or narcotics are key ingredients for disaster on California’s roads. If you are an experienced Bay Area driver, it’s likely that you have been affected at least once by a driver’s negligence during your time on our state’s highway system. As a […]

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Cartwright - December 28, 2018 - Car Accidents

Why are Fatal Car Accidents so common in Bay Area?

There has been a huge increase in the number of fatal accidents in the Bay Area during the period from 2010 to 2016. There are many reasons for this, including more drivers who are driving longer distances during their commutes, a decrease in the use of seat belts, and a worrying rise in distracted driving. […]

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Cartwright - December 26, 2018 - Car Accidents

Is lane splitting legal in California?

The short answer is: Yes, lane splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle between two rows of cars whether or not they are moving at the time. Sergeant Larry Starkey of the California Highway Patrol Motorcyclist Safety Program noted in 2014 that lane splitting has always been legal even if […]

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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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