Cartwright Law Firm in Santa Rosa, CA

Trustworthiness and experience are essential qualities in a personal injury or employment law attorney. The Cartwright Law Firm has assisted clients throughout Northern California for more than 60 years.

The professional and compassionate attorneys in our Santa Rosa office know the ins and outs of personal injury and labor law, and they understand the emotional, physical and financial distress that victims experience too. We’re known for our willingness to spend the time and resources necessary to provide the highest level of service possible to all of our clients.

The Cartwright Law Firm has offices in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Discovery Bay, and Vacaville. We are led by nationally respected personal injury attorney Robert E. Cartwright Jr.

Personal Injury

Serious personal injuries often have life-changing consequences. An injury might leave you temporarily or permanently disabled, affecting your ability to work and participate in social activities. Even minor personal injuries can cause you to miss work or school. A Santa Rosa personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover some compensation for what you’ve lost in the wake of an injury.

At the Cartwright Law Firm, we’ve spent 60 years advocating on behalf of our clients throughout Santa Rosa and the greater Northern California area. If you have suffered a personal injury, our compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to listen to your story and explain your legal options. We handle personal injury cases arising from a variety of situations including;

  • construction site accidents,
  • motor vehicle accidents,
  • product liability cases,
  • dog bites,
  • drowning and water-related injuries,
  • slip-and-fall accidents,
  • sports and recreation accidents,
  • food poisoning and
  • toxic substance exposure.

Wrongful Death

The pain caused by the wrongful or negligent death of a loved one is incomprehensible. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the wrongful actions or negligence of another party, you likely feel angry, confused and lost. We’re here to give you hope. At the Cartwright Law Firm, we know that nothing can replace someone you’ve lost. Our attorneys are here to help you recover the compensation needed to rebuild and move forward after the tragic loss of a loved one.

Many of the same types of accidents that can lead to serious personal injury can also lead to wrongful death. These include car accidents, workplace accidents, food poisoning, drowning, exposure to toxic substances and more. When a member of the Cartwright Law Firm acts as your Santa Rosa wrongful death lawyer, you can be confident that your case will be represented with professionalism, compassion, and care. After all, a wrongful death case is about more than taking care of the survivors left behind. It’s about giving a voice to the loved one you’ve lost to a tragic accident.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whether it’s a simple fender bender or a serious collision with a big rig, every motor vehicle accident can cause injuries. The Cartwright Law Firm represents clients who have been involved in every type of motor vehicle accident imaginable. We handle accidents involving conveyances including;

  • cars,
  • trucks and SUVs,
  • big rigs,
  • motorcycles,
  • bicycles,
  • boats,
  • buses,
  • aircraft and
  • mass transit.

An experienced Santa Rosa car accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injury and losses. We understand that motor vehicle accidents are very frightening and often cause long-term physical and financial suffering. Our attorneys are here to listen and help if you or a loved one is suffering as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

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Product Liability

When products don’t work like they are designed or advertised, the consequences can be serious. Unfortunately, all too many products that pose a hazard to users are never removed from the consumer market. That means that you may need to consult a Santa Rosa product liability lawyer if you’ve been injured as the result of using a faulty product.

Product liability cases can arise any time a consumer uses a defective product. Some of the most common culprits involved in such lawsuits include;

  • defective medical devices,
  • dangerous drugs or pharmaceuticals,
  • Fosamax,
  • defective vehicles or tires,
  • faulty DePuy ASR hip devices and
  • vaginal mesh.

At the Cartwright Law Firm, we have decades of experience advocating for clients who have been injured by faulty products. We can evaluate your situation and help you determine the best course of action for your individual case.

Nursing Home Abuse

No elderly person should suffer from abuse at the hands of caregivers. Unfortunately, elder abuse and nursing home abuse are estimated to be much more widespread than previously thought. If you believe that your loved one is being abused by staff or residents in a nursing home, do not hesitate to contact the Cartwright Law Firm. As your Santa Rosa nursing home abuse attorneys, we are here to give a voice to elderly victims who have suffered physical abuse, neglect or emotional abuse.

Labor & Employment Law

You go to work daily to provide for your family. If you have a dispute with your employer, you may not know where to turn. Maybe you fear reprisal for reporting your concerns, or perhaps your concerns have been ignored by your bosses. The Santa Rosa labor and employment attorneys at the Cartwright Law Firm can assess your situation and explain your legal options. You may need to seek professional help if you have experienced workplace issues such as;

  • harassment,
  • retaliation for whistleblowing,
  • wrongful termination,
  • discrimination,
  • workplace violence,
  • defamation, and
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations.

Contact Us At Cartwright Law Firm in Santa Rosa

If you’re suffering after a personal injury, accident, wrongful death or employment dispute, it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. The professionals at the Cartwright Law Firm in Santa Rosa are here to listen to you, guide you and advocate for you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate, experienced attorneys. Nationally recognized trial attorney Robert E. Cartwright, Jr., and his team of Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers have the tenacity, expertise, and ingenuity to fight to get you proper compensation for your injuries.

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$4.8

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Vioxx Litigation
Heart Attack and Stroke

$12

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Deck Collapse

$5

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Vehicular Collision

$750

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Failure to
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$9

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Carpal Tunnel
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$295

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Sexual Harassment

$4.5

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Will Contest
Trust Litigation
Breach of Contract

$3.5

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Wrongful Death
Big Rig Collision

$2

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Seat Belt Injury

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If you or someone close to you has suffered a personal injury, loss of life, or financial loss due to the negligent, reckless or wrongful conduct of another, OR if your rights were violated in a place of employment, then you have a potential case and should seek out the representation of a qualified, experienced law firm with a track record of success in the type of case you are presenting. (See “Cases We Handle” above.)
Various time limits, called "Statutes of limitation" apply in different types of cases. Failure to file your claim within these time limits is fatal to a case, meaning one is forever barred from bringing the claim, and the responsible party is released from any liability. The statute of limitation in most personal injury cases is two years. In cases where the defendant is a public entity (e.g. city, county, or state), the time limit six months. In many other cases the limit is only one year. It is therefore very important that you contact a qualified, experienced attorney immediately to represent you in filing your claim in a timely manner
Your insurance company: Be cooperative and provide them the information they request in a timely manner. They should be on your side and should assist you in your claim for medical expenses and property damage. Opposing party’s insurance company: You take a serious risk in speaking to the other party’s insurance company on your own behalf. They will document everything you say and then use it against you later. It is very important to have qualified, experienced attorney on your side to be your spokesperson in negotiations with the other party’s insurance company. They are trained and skilled at manipulating you in order to minimize the value of your claim, or defeat it all together.
Most personal injury firms, including ours, provide a free evaluation of your case and work on what is known as a contingent fee basis. This means that unless the law firm wins your case, through settlement or at trial, you pay nothing for their services or their out-of-pocket expenses. Payment to the law firm is therefore “contingent” upon the outcome of the case. Virtually all personal injury firms charge a percentage of the amount recovered ranging from 25% to 50% depending on the firm and the type of case because of firms offering discounted fees. The law firm you hire makes a huge difference. In the end, the most important number with is the total amount recovered on your behalf. Retain the best attorney you can to achieve the best results!

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Our successful case results are a reflection of the values and virtues we believe in and uphold at Cartwright Law Firm. Nothing stops us from pursuing justice on behalf of those who need it.

Robert E. Cartwright Jr.
Founder and Managing Partner

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