Cartwright - November 14, 2016 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle and bicycle collide killing 1, injuring 2

By any metric, motorcycles are a risky form of transportation. Those who ride them know that it takes great skill and even greater good fortune to avoid serious injury or death. This truth was born out tragically a few days ago when a motorcyclist and a bicyclist collided in North Oakland, killing the cyclist and […]

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Cartwright - August 16, 2016 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Lawmakers attempt to curb motorcycle accident fatalities

Lawmakers recently passed a bill that could make riding a motorcycle in California much safer than before. Motorcycle accident fatalities are rising in California, but, if approved, the proposed bill would make so-called lane splitting legal. Experts and riders seem to agree that lane splitting would increase the safety for both motorcyclists and the drivers […]

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Cartwright - August 13, 2016 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

California Highway Patrol investigating fatal motorcycle accident

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, but also an immensely dangerous one. Negligent drivers pose a serious threat to people on motorcycles by creating unsafe environments for their fellow drivers on the road. A recent fatal motorcycle accident exemplified just how devastating the results of a negligent driver can be. Around 2:15 a.m., […]

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Cartwright - June 29, 2016 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

New information could help product liability suits for e-cigs

For California consumers, making informed purchasing decisions relies on access to public information to product safety. The Food and Drug Administration just made a decision that will make it easier for consumers to report defective e-cigarettes, a process that was previously more complicated. These new rules could also make it easier for injury victims to […]

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Cartwright - June 24, 2016 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident sends California officer to hospital

California police departments often utilize both police cruisers and motorcycles in order to patrol streets and respond to emergency or criminal situations. Sadly, a recent motorcycle accident sent a police officer to the hospital. Authorities are currently still investigating the exact cause of the wreck, and no criminal charges have been filed yet. Shortly after […]

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Cartwright - March 31, 2016 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclist escapes serious injury after crash on highway

While the following story may be smaller in scale compared to other accidents and though it didn’t occur here in the Bay Area, there are still some important elements to the story to highlight. In this particular case, a motorcycle crashed in Riverside, California, slowing traffic on Highway 91. Though an ambulance was at the […]

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Cartwright - July 16, 2015 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Lane splitting bill is dead, but data supports proposal

While newspapers and television stations often report that lane splitting is neither legal nor illegal in California, they are not exactly right. Lane splitting — that is, driving between lanes of traffic or sharing a lane with another vehicle — is banned, but only for “[f]ully enclosed 3-wheeled motor vehicles of specified dimensions.” (Cal. Veh. […]

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Cartwright - May 7, 2015 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Share the road, survive the ride: May is Motorcycle Safety Month

If you missed the Bay Area Motorcycle Show last weekend, there is still time to attend Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month events in other California cities. The California Highway Patrol and the state Office of Traffic Safety have begun their own awareness campaign, too, with the motto, “Survive the Ride.” California has more motorcycles on the […]

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Cartwright - October 10, 2014 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists faced with unique risks on the road

Motorcyclists can be found on just about any road across California. Unfortunately, there are still many people who fail to see these bikers and share the road responsibly with them. Too many motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists who simply fail to operate their own vehicle safety; but it is often the motorcyclist who pays […]

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Cartwright - June 14, 2014 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

A drunk driver may not be entirely to blame in a fatal crash

Anyone who is injured or who loses a loved one in a drunk driving accident should know about California’s dram shop laws. Dram shop laws and “social host” laws allow a court to find a third party liable in an alcohol-related accident. Dram shop laws apply to restaurants, bars and other commercial establishments, while social […]

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Cartwright - May 1, 2014 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Driver runs red light and strikes 26-year-old motorcyclist

A motorcycle accident in California has resulted in a 26-year-old woman being declared brain-dead. The accident occurred on April 24 during the afternoon hours. The woman was riding through an intersection on the motorcycle when a Honda sedan drove through a red light. The driver of the Honda was arrested for driving under the influence […]

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Cartwright - February 18, 2014 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

CHP: Motorcyclists Should Throw Fashion, Not Caution, to the Wind

The California Highway Patrol has launched a year-long motorcycle safety campaign that officials hope will reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities around the state. In some communities, local law enforcement has teamed up with CHPS to run saturation patrols similar to the saturation patrols around holidays: Police will be out in force to […]

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