The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
A Law Firm That Inspires Confidence
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
Powerful Advocacy for Over 60 Years in Northern California
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
A Law Firm That Inspires Confidence
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
Powerful Advocacy for Over 60 Years in Northern California
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
A Law Firm That Inspires Confidence
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families
Powerful Advocacy for Over 60 Years in Northern California
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. fights to bring justice to families

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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 may have a case. It is important that you 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 "statute of limitations" apply in different types of cases. Failure to file your claim within these time limits is fatal to a case. This means, that if a claim is not filed in time, the person with the claim is forever barred from being able to get compensation for their injuries. It also releases the person responsible for the injury 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 is 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 a 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. It is therefore very important that you hire a law firm that can get you the largest settlement possible. It is through our experience and long history in the personal injury field of law, that we are by far the most qualified firm you can hire to represent you.
Many law firms will give you a quick opinion on the value of your case to get you in the door. This can be misleading as there are many legal and factual questions that need to be resolved before an accurate valuation can be made. It is possible to give an approximate range of value after some initial investigation of the case. However, an accurate estimation of value considers several important factors. For instance, who is at fault, type and severity of injuries, causation and collectability to name a few. It often takes significant investigation and work up of the case to be able to put together the value estimation of a case. Schedule a consultation with the Cartwright Law Firm today to get a better assessment on the potential value of your claim.

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San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers

Over 60 years of Advocacy for Injury Victims.

When you have suffered a personal injury, you need someone to turn to who is tough, experienced, and aggressive. Nationally recognized trial attorney Robert E. Cartwright, Jr., and his team of San Francisco personal injury lawyers have the tenacity, expertise, and ingenuity to fight to get you proper compensation for your injuries.

When you have been a victim of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, or sexual harassment, you need a highly skilled employment attorney. The San Francisco employment lawyers at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. have the requisite knowledge and expertise to guide you through this difficult time and get you the compensation you deserve.

The experienced San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. has been a powerful advocate for injury victims and wronged workers for more than 60 years. You deserve compensation, and we can help you get it.

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Personal injuries can happen in many different ways, and some cases can be considerably more complicated than others from medical and legal points of view. The San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers at Cartwright Law Firm knows that different types of accidents will result in varying legal questions and issues in the claims that follow, and is prepared to handle even the most complicated injury cases.

Some cases the firm regularly handles involve the following accidents, among others:

Claims can also vary depending on the nature and severity of the injuries victims suffered. Injuries can range from relatively minor to catastrophic to fatal. Cases involving life-altering injuries often involve extensive losses on the part of the victim and their family, which can increase the difficulty of the legal process. You need a San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer that knows it can handle your serious injury claim. Robert Cartwright, Jr. and his legal team help clients suffering from a variety of injuries, including:

No matter what type of injury you suffered, you deserve to receive compensation for your losses from the responsible party. You need a San Francisco personal injury lawyer you can trust protecting your rights as an accident victim.

The Cartwright Law Firm takes on the toughest cases and is proud to have obtained awards and settlements worth millions and even billions of dollars for our clients. No case is too complex for the San Francisco personal injury lawyers at the firm, as they have the experience and resources to successfully represent the rights of injury victims. If you sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one in an accident, call a San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer that will fight for the financial recovery you deserve.



When an accident and injury happens, you may not know where to turn for help you can trust. If you are in the Bay Area, look no further than The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. For decades, the legal team has been achieving results that speak for themselves, and they will advise you whether you have a possible case.

The firm has offices conveniently located in San Francisco, Vacaville, Discovery Bay, and Santa Rosa. Someone is available to respond to clients 24/7, so please call or contact the office online to learn more about how they can assist you.


Our successful case results are a true 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 most need it.

Founder and Managing Partner


After an accident, it is important that you focus on getting the medical care you need as soon as possible. However, once you are stable enough, you should discuss your rights and options with a San Francisco personal injury lawyer. The right lawyer can help with the following and more.

Identifying liable parties – In order to seek compensation for your losses, you must identify who should be held responsible for your injuries. Sometimes, it is an individual, such as another driver. However, companies can also be liable for personal injuries, including manufacturers, stores, trucking companies, construction companies, nursing homes, employers of negligent employees, and others. Determining the right parties to file claims against can be a difficult process.

Calculating damages – Many injury victims add up their medical bills and assume that is the value of their claim. With legal assistance, you may learn that your claim is worth significantly more. A skilled personal injury attorney can accurately calculate your damages, which may include payment for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, pain and suffering, permanent disabilities of disfigurement, mental trauma, or wrongful death.

Insurance claims – The personal injury process generally begins with insurance claims against the insurers of the parties liable for your accident. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with, however, and they often work to challenge valid injury claims. You should never accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first discussing the claim with an attorney, as these settlement offers are usually far less than you deserve. A lawyer can handle the entire process and negotiate the payment you deserve for all of your past and future losses.

Personal injury lawsuits – Insurance claims are not always sufficient to obtain the payment an injury victims needs, especially in cases involving particularly severe injuries. In these situations, the right lawyer will know how to prepare and file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. The litigation process is complicated, but your attorney should handle every aspect of the case, including negotiations to reach a favorable settlement agreement. If no fair agreement is reached, you want an attorney who knows how to zealously represent you at trial.

After an injury, you are likely consumed by your pain and suffering, limitations, financial concerns, and many other stresses. You may put off contacting a San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer because you want to avoid any additional stress the legal process may bring. It is important to realize that a personal injury law firm should fully take over the insurance and legal process, relieving that stress from you. The sooner you contact a San Francisco accident and injury attorney, the sooner they can begin standing up for your rights.

The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. has been representing clients for more than 60 years and is dedicating to fighting for the justice each and every client deserves. The lawyers are nationally recognized for their legal authority in both personal injury and wrongful death matters. They are skilled negotiators and litigators who will do what it takes to obtain what each client deserves. When you call, you will receive personalized attention from the start, including a straightforward assessment of your legal options. For more information about how they handle injury claims, do not hesitate to contact the firm directly.


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We have a history of cutting-edge litigation. Robert E. Cartwright Sr. was one of the fathers of modern product liability law. In fact, the first book written on product liability in California was co-authored by Robert E. Cartwright Sr., followed by subsequent books.

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