Cartwright - February 25, 2014 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents: San Francisco on Track to Break 2013 Record

Pedestrian accidents in San Francisco are approaching epidemic levels. The Cartwright Law Firm has seen an increase in cases coming into the firm, and according to the San Francisco Chronicle, 2013 saw 21 people killed by autos while walking in The City. Since January 1st, San Francisco has seen 4 deaths and many more injuries […]

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Cartwright - January 29, 2014 - Blog, Car Accidents

Activist: We Need a MADD to Fight Apathy About Reckless Driving

Barron H. Lerner, M.D., is a professor of medicine and population health who published a book in 2011 on the history of efforts to curb drunk driving. He knows very well how difficult it was to get police and prosecutors to take drunk driving accidents seriously at first. Until the 1970s, he says, law enforcement […]

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Cartwright - January 17, 2014 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Drivers Beware: Pedestrian Accidents Bring Increased Police Actions

Drivers who run red lights, speed, fail to yield to pedestrians or don’t stop behind limit lines can expect to see more flashing lights – and more citations, said San Francisco’s Chief of Police. Due to a disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents caused by motor vehicles, the issue has caused significant public concern. The Cartwright […]

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Cartwright - November 13, 2013 - Bicycle Accidents, Blog

Bicycle Accidents: On The Rise

Anyone watching the news these days will notice an apparent rise in bicycle accidents, more often than not involving a collision with a motor vehicle. As bicycling grows in popularity, this may seem nothing more than an inevitable consequence. But the attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm have been seeing a rather disturbing trend associated […]

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Cartwright - August 16, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

School’s open: tips to avoid pedestrian-car accidents this fall

According to the American Automobile Association, more than 55 million children will be heading back to school over the next couple of weeks, and around 13 percent of them will be walking or biking. Others, will be riding school buses or getting rides in cars, which means that school zones can be choked with cars […]

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Cartwright - April 19, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

New study finds pedestrians perform distracting activities too

We have focused quite a bit on pedestrian accidents recently; just last week we talked about the rising pedestrian accident rate here in San Francisco, and what actions may be taken by city officials to correct the issue. A recent study, though, points to some disturbing behavior by pedestrians that could require city officials to […]

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Cartwright - April 8, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian deaths in San Francisco take scary jump

According to some admittedly confusing pedestrian fatality statistics, the city of San Francisco is on pace to have one of its worst pedestrian safety years in roughly a decade. The city has suffered six pedestrian fatalities in 2013 according to the source article (but, the source also notes other stats that show five pedestrian fatalities […]

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Cartwright - March 25, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Woman in serious condition after pedestrian accident

An accident in San Francisco, California has left two people injured — one critically — after a vehicle plowed through two pedestrians last week. The accident occurred at night and the police do not suspect any negligence (such as intoxication or distracted driving) on the part of the driver; however, that may change based on […]

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Cartwright - March 19, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Violent collision leaves San Francisco pedestrian on brink

A very serious pedestrian accident in San Francisco, California left a man in a dire situation. The collision occurred last week, as a driver struck the pedestrian. It appears the driver was travelling straight down the road (he was not making a turn); details about the pedestrian, however, have not been provided (the police are […]

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Cartwright - February 21, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Volvo creates exterior airbag to help protect pedestrians

About a decade ago, the European Union made some radical changes to their pedestrian safety laws. Car manufacturers in the region took notice; and as a result some major breakthroughs were made. Some vehicles in Europe are now equipped with pedestrian sensing systems to reduce the chances of an accident occurring. When you consider data […]

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Cartwright - February 1, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

San Francisco moves forward with Great Highway improvements

In the past, we have talked about the convoluted nature of some intersections in San Francisco, and how these complicated areas can be a factor in (or directly cause) a pedestrian or bike accident. The city is pushing forward with a few major safety plans that call for improved infrastructure, which should help. In addition, […]

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Cartwright - January 18, 2013 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian safety initiative to take effect in San Francisco

Pedestrian safety is a two-way street; both literally and in terms of wordplay. While pedestrians need to obey street signs, observe good judgment and cross the street, motor vehicle drivers need to travel at safe speeds at all times (but especially around crosswalks or near pedestrians) and they need to be on the lookout for […]

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