Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for sources of additional recovery in all serious motor vehicle accident cases because most negligent drivers simply do not carry enough liability insurance. One way to obtain a much larger insurance policy is to inquire whether the at-fault driver’s employer is liable under the…
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is often confronted with situations where there are multiple sources of insurance recovery for his clients. Many clients do not realize that the “Collateral Source Rule” may reward them for having their own insurance— even if that may involve a “double recovery.” Recently, the collateral source rule…
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is seeing more and more serious pedestrian accidents at crosswalks. In fact, Mr. Goldberg recently posted articles on the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents in Woodland Hills. However, nearby Canoga Park is notorious for many serious and even fatal auto versus pedestrian accidents. A common question…
Earlier this month, The Law Firm 500’s list of fast-growing law firms in the country was released and local Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg ranked NO. 63! The law firms on this list were evaluated and ranked in order, based on gross revenues of the previous three years. Mr. Goldberg and his team of legal professionals have achieved record-setting levels of success for their clients, many of them local residents of the San Fernando Valley, and Mr. Goldberg is honored and humbled by the acknowledgment.
Small things can have a big impact; especially when it comes to following traffic laws. A slight mistake can put your life in danger — and the statistics support this frightening fact.
Each year, around 37,000 individuals die in auto-related accidents in the US and over 2.35 million suffer injuries and/or are disabled. While milder injuries and road rashes can be treated, major injuries—including brain trauma—can cause permanent disability.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Here’s what you can do to reduce the chances of auto accidents.
Hit and run accidents can happen to anyone, including motorcycle riders. Recently, a 60-year-old Pasadena man was killed in a motorcycle accident that officials believe involved a hit-and-run driver. According to the local newspaper, a preliminary investigation showed that a Tesla four-door sedan was heading north at night at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the motorcycle at a busy intersection. Devastatingly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. In an even more tragic turn of events, the driver of the Tesla abandoned his car and fled on foot, not stopping to see if anything could be done to help the motorcyclist.
Fleeing the scene of an accident in which you were involved is against the law. If a driver hit you or a loved one and “ran off”, you have legal rights and may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries and property damage. An experienced hit and run accident attorney will be able to explain your options in detail.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the California Highway Patrol, more than 100 people died and 3,500 were injured due to motorcycle accidents in the greater Los Angeles area in 2013, the most recent year for which we have statistics. We have discussed the dangers of motorcycle riding in and around the San Fernando Valley in detail. Learn more about motorcycle safety tips here.
Many hit and run accidents, especially those that occur late at night, involve speeding, drunk driving or drugged driving, and/or other forms of reckless driving. In the case of fatal car accidents caused by driver negligence, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver (or company employing the driver, if the driver was “on the job”). In a wrongful death lawsuit, a family member can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship. Talk to an experienced accident attorney to determine if you are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Next Steps After Fatal Hit and Run
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, including one that involved a hit and run driver, know that the law is on your side. Reach out to Woodland Hills attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for a free consultation to discuss your next steps.
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg must obtain countless medical records for his clients in order to perfect and settle claims. The cost of retrieving these records has become prohibitive with the advent of so-called “medical record” companies acting as intermediaries for health care providers. In essence, this middle man has created a…
Despite more safety equipment in cars, car crash deaths are rising in California and across the country. Crash death rates have been on the rise since 2014, with California experiencing a frightening increase of 31%.
Car accident death statistics
Woodland Hills personal injury trial lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has been filing more and more complaints on cases that previously were settled without trial. Because Mr. Goldberg has been refusing to accept “short money” on otherwise solid cases, making the small and moderate size case economical are absolutely essential. One of the tools trial lawyers…
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured”, including arbitrations. It is a simple enough idea that UM/UIM cases are determined by binding arbitration if the claim cannot be settled. However, the devil is in the details and choosing a fair arbitrator is both difficult and…