Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a huge advocate of using the Code of Civil Procedure § 998 Offer to Compromise in every case that is in litigation or going to trial. In addition, it should be used as a “cost shifting” tool even in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations. In…Details
Being pregnant can be an exciting time, but also one that is often filled with worry and concern for the mom-to-be. If you or your loved one is involved in an auto accident while pregnant, the stress can be even greater as unknown questions about the baby’s health and wellness will likely abound.
While it does not happen in every case, pregnancy complications following an auto accident can be devastating. Injuries, both internal and external, can harm the mother and her unborn baby, making it critical for the expectant mother to seek immediate medical attention after being involved in a car crash. Besides emotional strain, many physical conditions may affect a pregnant woman after the trauma of an accident. Read on to learn more…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for sources of recovery for his clients particularly because many drivers are either uninsured or underinsured. This means either there was no insurance to cover your loss or not enough insurance to cover your loss completely. In those cases, it is a very important…Details
If you have spoken with a skilled personal injury lawyer or performed any online research after being injured in an automobile accident, you are probably aware that keeping a ‘recovery’ journal’ is a wise post-accident idea. Intended as an opportunity for you to monitor your physical and emotional well-being, a recovery journal is simply a place for you to keep track of your recovery process. Writing in a journal each day about how you are (or maybe are not) progressing can assist you and your auto accident attorney in more accurately assessing the impact your car accident injuries have had on your daily life (including your ability to perform normal activities) and your overall physical and emotional health.
Tips for writing in your post-accident journal
If you’re not certain about what to write down each down in your post-accident recovery journal, here are a few ideas to get you started:Details
If you are a guest on someone’s property, such as their home, and you are injured in a slip and fall accident, can you file a claim to recover financial compensation for your injuries?
In California, generally speaking, the answer is yes. Proving negligence in a slip and fall or trip and fall case can be challenging, so speak to an experienced accident lawyer about your potential case.
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As much as motorcyclists may not want to admit it, the injuries suffered by a rider or passenger of a motorcycle involved in a crash are often far more severe than those suffered by a driver or passenger in a car. Without several tons of steel, seat belts, and other safety devices to protect them, motorcyclists are at risk of a number of catastrophic injuries, including:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal injury
- broken bones
- internal organ damage
And more — this list is far from exhaustive. In order to recover financial compensation for the damage caused by these injuries, a motorcycle accident victims needs to file a claim against a negligent party such as the other driver or the government agency responsible for the road or highway.
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Illegal street racing happens all too often on our Southern California roads. Not only is driving above the speed limit against the law, but it is dangerous, often resulting in serious injuries and death. Take the tragic case of a recent street racing accident involving an SUV.
One of the drivers who is suspected of racing another motorist on the 5 Freeway, is now being held on bail in a Los Angeles jail. According to the CHP, the driver was racing another SUV when he lost control of the vehicle and triggered a violent chain-reaction crash that left three innocent victims dead. The other reckless driver is still on the loose.Details
Driving while tired is not an isolated issue, or one reserved just for truck drivers. In fact, over 1/4 of respondents in a recent study admitted to driving drowsy to or from work at least a few days a month and 37% admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in the last year. Unfortunately, drowsy driving is dangerous and is the cause behind many auto accidents in the San Fernando Valley and across the country.
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My Uninsured Motorist Accident Occurred in another State, Does California Uninsured Motorist Law Apply?
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is also known as “The Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney” because he has written extensively on the topic, has handled thousands of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims, and is a frequent commentator on all things UM and UIM. Not surprisingly, Mr. Goldberg is regularly contacted by both…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has handled a disproportionate number of dog bite and dog attack cases after practicing 31 years in the mostly suburban San Fernando Valley. The combination of families, children, sunshine and family pets make the Valley ripe for every kind of dog bite scenario possible. Most Homeowners naturally…Details