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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Cartwright - August 13, 2018 - Car Accidents

What are Contributory and Comparative Negligence?

When a claim for damages in an accident is filed in court, a judge or jury is responsible for determining who caused the accident. The person who was negligent and caused the accident usually pays for damages in the accident but there are several ways negligence can be determined. In many cases, both drivers actually […]

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Cartwright - July 30, 2018 - Blog, Car Accidents

What are the most common causes of Car Accidents in California?

Each year, residents of California are involved in hundreds of thousands of car accidents. In 2014, The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) cited over 162,000 vehicle accidents in the state that resulted in injuries. The number of fatalities listed per 100,000 people in California in 2014 was 7.9 according to the SWITRS. Understanding the […]

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Cartwright - July 16, 2018 - Blog, Car Accidents

Why It’s Important to Seek Legal Assistance Following An Auto Accident

When it comes to auto accidents, California is sadly one of the states that sees more than their fair share. The extensive roadway system that includes many multi-lane highways makes the state residents vulnerable to collisions like in few other states. Car accidents often have devastating results, especially when the cars involved collide at high […]

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