Woodlands Hills Car Accident Attorney Articles

California Car Culture: Auto Liability and Driving Responsibly

EVERY DRIVER IN CALIFORNIA KNOWS THAT one must maintain the mandated minimum auto liability limit of at least $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident, and $5,000 property damage limit or risk suspension of driving privileges. Every person who has been in a significant accident and every personal injury lawyer in the state knows that California’s…

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Defeating Immunities for Injuries or Death from a Police Pursuit.

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a frequent author on police pursuit cases and finding liability for serious injuries and death. The California Supreme Court has made it all but impossible to successfully bring police pursuit lawsuits based on the liberal application of Governmental Immunity. (See, Ramirez v. City of Gardena (2018)…

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Barry P. Goldberg Quoted Extensively in SFVBJ “Will LegalZoom Grow Post IPO?”

Woodland hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg was interviewed by the San Fernando Business Journal regarding the giant story about the Glendale located LegalZoom’s IPO and subsequent $7.3 billion valuation. Although the IPO and valuation is a big story in and of itself. Barry P. Goldberg asked if the colossal strength of this “para-legal”…

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Mastering Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations

Mastering Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations Initiating arbitration, conducting discovery, obtaining an enforceable award, and recovering allowable costs in UM/UIM arbitrations. Uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations should be relatively straightforward and self-executing. However, they are not. The California Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law, Insurance Code section 11580.2, set out to provide a prompt and relatively inexpensive resolution…

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Why Can’t I Get My Traffic Collision Report?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg gets this question all the time.  In fact, sometimes the failure to obtain a police traffic collision report is the motivating reason why accident victims decide to contact a personal injury lawyer in the first place.  Because the traffic collision reports are more than just information, this…

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The Jury Trial System Has Adapted Over Time!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg frequently reminds his clients that the heart of our civil justice system has deep roots from the inception of our nation. Protecting a client’s right to a jury trial is as important as vigorously pursuing a fair recovery in an individual case.  In our office, we are…

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The Strange case of the UM/UIM Arbitration

Article Summary There are many strange twists and turns in handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations. This article highlights some of the unique nuances in handling these arbitrations and suggests a model for an agreement to use certain statutes and rules in addition to Insurance Code §11580.2. With adequate planning, agreement of counsel at the…

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