Harambe the Gorilla and Dog Bite Cases: Who’s At Fault?

The recent incident involving a toddler and Harambe the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has brought the issue of animal ‘attacks’ into the national spotlight. Every year, thousands of Americans are bitten by animals — most often dogs. Many of these dog bite victims have a legal right to recover damages from the animal’s owner or another responsible party.

If A Vicious Dog Bites You

If you are bitten by a dog, the first thing you need to do is write down the name and phone number of the dog’s owner or the name of a witness who can provide you with that crucial information. Next, and without delay, seek immediate medical attention. An untreated animal bite, especially from a rabid dog, can lead to serious injury, infection, and even death. You can bring your medical evaluation and reports to an experienced dog bite attorney who will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim, and how much financial compensation you may be able to recover.

It is important to have the contact information of the dog’s owner, as you may want to file a claim against the owner with the help of an attorney.

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Common Mistakes By Woodland Hills Drivers

There seems to be a theme among the accidents caused by negligent drivers in the Woodland Hills area. And by theme, we mean a trail of common mistakes these drivers make that result in serious auto accidents. Read on to learn more…

Neglecting the Turn Signal

California law is clear on how drivers should changes lanes in traffic or turn and that involves the use of a turn signal, which many drivers tend to ‘forget’. It may be surprising, but not using one’s turning signal is actually more dangerous and more prevalent than distracted drivers. In fact, according to statistics, motorists either neglect to use their signals when changing lanes, or fail to turn the signals off, about 48% of the time. When making a right or left turn, the failure rate is 25% of the time. These numbers add up to about 2 billion times a day that drivers fail to use signals, and it is no surprise that many auto accidents are caused by a driver’s failure to properly use a turn signal.

Five Myths About Car Accidents

There are many myths about car accidents which can cause a lot of confusion. In order to protect your rights, it’s important to separate facts from fiction. While ultimately contacting a car accident or personal injury lawyer to discuss your case’s specific needs may be in your best interest, we’ve debunked a few of the common myths for…

Car Accident Mediation? —- Yes, Please!

Woodland Hills personal injury and car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a very strong believer in mediation in every case possible.  Mediation serves many purposes even if a case cannot be resolved.  On behalf of my clients, I always agree to mediation when offered by the opposing party, usually an insurance company.  I always…

Road Rage and Motorcycle Accidents

It’s no surprise to anyone who has driven in Southern California that the term “road rage” was coined by a Los Angeles news team to describe the level of aggravation many drivers feel after sitting in traffic on the 10, 405 or 101 freeways. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, riders are often the victims of such rage.

What is road rage?

Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

Driving while under the influence of drugs (illegal, prescription, or otherwise) can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road at risk. This includes driving while under the influence of marijuana.

Why is drugged driving dangerous?

Different drugs have different on the brain and can impair driving differently. Marijuana, for example, can slow reaction time, impair judgment of time and distance, and decrease motor coordination. Drivers under the influence of cocaine or methamphetamine can be aggressive and reckless when driving. Certain kinds of sedatives can cause dizziness and drowsiness, which can lead to accidents.

Can Auto versus Pedestrian Accidents be avoided?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg handles several serious auto versus pedestrian accidents every year.  Recently, the Los Angeles Times identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents.  Although the analysis shows most of the pedestrian accidents are clustered in high-density areas near downtown, a surprising number of accidents occur in suburban areas…