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 […]read more
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. […]read more
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 […]read more
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, […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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, […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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