Cartwright - September 16, 2014 - Blog, Truck Accidents

Injured in a truck accident? You need our help

Accidents involving semi-trucks are some of the most devastating types of collisions. Being injured in a truck accident can be both emotionally and physically traumatizing for victims, the impacts of which can last a lifetime. No matter how the accident occurred, if a truck driver is at fault, we can help California victims seek just compensation […]

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Cartwright - August 21, 2014 - Truck Accidents

Are fatal truck accidents the new normal? p2

Continued from our last post. The number of fatal tractor-trailer accidents in the U.S. has been increasing since 2009. CNBC suggests that the loss of life is the cost of doing business — more goods and materials are moving as the country recovers from the recession, and both the industry and government regulators are trying […]

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Cartwright - July 25, 2014 - Blog, Truck Accidents

Victim of Hwy. 17 crash says driver, trucking co. were negligent p2

We are discussing the details of a traffic accident earlier this month. Traveling on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County, a tractor-trailer crashed into 10 other vehicles. One man was killed and several others were injured. One of the injured, a 37-year-old woman, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer. […]

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Cartwright - June 5, 2014 - Truck Accidents

Tracy Morgan crash illustrates dangers of truck driver fatigue p2

On behalf of The Cartwright Law Firm Inc. posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, July 4, 2014. Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan continues his recovery from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident almost a month ago. Morgan has left the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation facility, entertainment news outlets report. How long he […]

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Cartwright - April 21, 2014 - Truck Accidents

NTSB: NHTSA should beef up tractor-trailer safety regulations p2

An “override” accident is exactly what it sounds like. The smaller vehicle in an accident slips under the larger one. With tractor-trailers, rear-end accidents have traditionally been the high-risk situations: There are guards that hang from the rear of the trailer, but experts question just how effective they are. The National Transportation Safety Board, in […]

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Cartwright - January 24, 2014 - Blog, Truck Accidents

FMCSA Announces New, Tougher Rules for Unsafe Trucking Companies

As we discussed at the time, in November the National Transportation Safety Board furiously dressed down the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for missing or ignoring obvious warning signs before catastrophic accidents. Leaders called for an investigation into whether the FMCSA had allowed commercial trucking and intercity bus companies to continue operating despite numerous safety […]

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Cartwright - September 11, 2013 - Blog, Truck Accidents

In national event, CHP focusing on faulty truck brakes this week

The California Highway Patrol is taking part in a focused enforcement and education event this week aimed at finding commercial vehicles with faulty or poorly maintained braking systems. The nationwide event, “Brake Safety Awareness Week,” runs through Saturday. “Our goal is to reduce the number and severity of highway collisions caused by faulty brake systems […]

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Cartwright - August 6, 2013 - Blog, Truck Accidents

After a 14-year fight, truck driver fatigue rule is finally final

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy truck drivers are a serious and growing problem. Their data shows that injury accidents involving large commercial trucks rose 10 percent in 2011, and truck accidents causing fatalities were up by 2 percent. How many of those were caused […]

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Cartwright - June 4, 2013 - Truck Accidents

Semi-truck smashes into police car, officer and pedestrian

An unfortunate accident in Southern California yesterday left two people with “moderate” injuries and a bunch of unanswered questions about the truck driver at fault. The truck accident occurred in Ventura County on Highway 101, where a police officer was dealing with a pedestrian on the side of the highway. It is unknown why the […]

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Cartwright - May 9, 2012 - Truck Accidents

FMCSA Issues Plan to Reduce Truck Accident Rates

Large trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. This is not to say that commercial truck drivers are more negligent than other motorists. In fact, most are subject to stricter oversight, training and licensing regulations than the typical driver. However, commercial trucks’ sheer size means that the risk of serious or […]

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