Cartwright - February 19, 2014 - Blog, In the News

In the News: Teen Party Throwers Face Change in Law

In The News: The Cartwright Law Firm has long argued that parents whose teenage children host parties in their homes – with or without their approval – should be held liable for harms caused by actions arising from and to the people attending those parties, especially where alcohol or drugs are the primary cause of […]

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Cartwright - January 17, 2014 - Blog, Personal Injury

Dog Bites Can Lead to Substantial Jury Awards

The Cartwright Law Firm has handled many dog bites cases over the years, and feels there is good reason to alert dog owners to the issues they may face if their dog bites or otherwise harms another person. Dogs are some of our most loved pets, but they can create liability issues for their owners. […]

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Cartwright - December 31, 2013 - Blog, Car Accidents

Have a Sober Ride Home Tonight? Urge Others to Get One or Be One

Happy New Year! On this last night of 2013, we all need to keep in mind how dangerous New Year’s Eve can be on California’s roads. As we discussed in our last post, the New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day period is considered the fourth most dangerous night holiday for drivers, and drunk drivers were involved […]

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Cartwright - November 14, 2013 - Blog, Car Accidents

Forget Texting, Behind-the-Wheel ‘Selfies’ Are Even More Unsafe

While safety groups and law enforcement have been spending their time trying to convince teens not to text while they’re driving, a new and even more dangerous trend seems to be emerging: teens and young adults are apparently taking “selfies” — smart-phone self-portraits — while they’re behind the wheel. According to a recent CNN report, […]

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Cartwright - September 26, 2013 - Blog, Car Accidents

Teen driving deaths still grim but down in California, nationally

Working with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one insurance company just issued its second-annual analysis of fatal motor vehicle accidents among teen drivers. The new report covers the five-year period between 2007 and 2011, while last year’s report covered the five years between 2006 and 2010. The report […]

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Cartwright - September 13, 2013 - Blog, Bus Accidents, Personal Injury

2 bus accidents in 10 days in Southern California

Mass transit systems are among some of the safest modes of transportation in California. While crashes involving buses and trains may happen less frequently than crashes involving cars, the damage that can be done if and when these large vehicles are involved in an accident can be catastrophic.  One accident involving a bus and multiple […]

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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 22, 2013 - Bicycle Accidents, Blog

What can we do to prevent bicycle accidents in SoMa neighborhood?

This year, there have already been three fatal bicycle accidents in San Francisco — all in or near the city’s South of Market neighborhood, and all involving large commercial trucks. In each case, according to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the driver faced neither criminal charges nor traffic citations. In response — and in anticipation […]

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Cartwright - July 25, 2013 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Facebook grieves loss of beloved chef in motorcycle accident

A longtime executive chef for the Facebook organization was killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday, July 22. Facebook staff and executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, remembered the 44-year-old man as an institution on the company’s Menlo Park campus who loved live and gave much of his time to volunteering. On his own Facebook page, […]

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Cartwright - July 18, 2013 - Blog, Car Accidents

Are you confident about your child safety seat in a car accident?

Parents go to great lengths to protect their children’s safety, and one step every parent should take is to make sure their kids are tucked away in a child safety seat whenever they’re in the car. The somewhat alarming truth, however, is that four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly or aren’t appropriate […]

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Cartwright - June 20, 2013 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle in accident with bus on the 101 early Tuesday morning

Around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a motorcyclist was severely injured when his bike collided with a 36-passenger bus on U.S. Highway 101. The serious motorcycle accident took place before morning rush hour, but several lanes of southbound 101 had to be closed down for two hours. The crash occurred on the Southbound 101 just north […]

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Cartwright - December 27, 2012 - Blog, Motor Vehicle Accidents

California drivers subject to new laws starting in 2013

With the holiday season coming to a close and the New Year right around the corner, California drivers are wrapping up a busy time of road trips and shopping runs. However, what many San Francisco residents may not know is that a massive swath of new laws will take effect starting in 2013; many of […]

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