Cartwright - May 31, 2012 - Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

California’s pedestrians are safer with sidewalks

Californians have identified a troubling problem – roads without sidewalks can be deadly for pedestrians. A Sonoma man was recently hit and killed while walking on Arnold Drive, in an area without a sidewalk. The 32-year-old was walking in a bicycle lane when he was hit by a 74-year-old man driving a Toyota Prius. 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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Cartwright - April 11, 2012 - Blog, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Top 5 tips for rainy weather driving safety

Once again, April showers have made their way to San Francisco. While the wet weather does wonders in bringing those May flowers to life, it can present safety risks for Bay Area drivers. Rainstorms, especially big ones, have the propensity to create slippery roads, low-visibility conditions and other hazards that could lead to San Francisco […]

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Cartwright - March 20, 2012 - Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

Top Ten Tips to Prevent California Motorcycle Accidents

With spring now upon us, many Bay Area motorcyclists will be dusting off their bikes and heading out on the open highway. However, after a winter away from the road, San Francisco motorcycle accidents are a real concern. Both riders and drivers could benefit from reviewing some helpful safety tips as the motorcycle season starts […]

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Cartwright - March 9, 2012 - Blog, Consumer Tips

Consumer Tips – Safety Belts in California

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), on an average day five people were killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2009. Of those five, at least one was not wearing a seat belt. The CHP asserts that “Every click of a seat belt represents another life potentially saved.” California state law mandates, in the […]

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Cartwright - February 17, 2012 - Blog, Consumer Tips

Consumer Tips – California Child Safety Seat Requirements

At the beginning of this year, California law related to child safety seats changed. Children must now ride in the back seat with an appropriate passenger restraint until turning 8 years old or reaching 4’9″ in height. The California Highway Patrol reports that these simple changes will reduce the risk of serious injury to children […]

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Cartwright - February 7, 2012 - Blog, Consumer Tips

Consumer Tips – Stroller Recalls

The Cartwright Law Firm Consumer Tips – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have issued a recall notice related to about 30,000 strollers that have a front wheel that may unexpectedly break off its axle, causing the stroller to tip, creating a potential fall hazard. The strollers were imported by Bumbleride Inc., and […]

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Cartwright - February 6, 2012 - Blog, Consumer Tips

Consumer Tips – What to do In Case of an Accident

If you have ever suffered from an accident, whether involving motor vehicle public transportation, or any other type of accident where you sustain a physical injury, there are a few consumer tips you should know to help assure a better outcome for yourself and your loved ones. While some injuries may be so severe that […]

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