What Fees are Owed to your Prior Counsel if you Change Law Firms?

Car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg of Woodland Hills is offered to take over cases by clients upset with their current counsel almost on a daily basis.  You may be surprised to learn that the Goldberg Injury Lawyers seldom “jump in” and take over files handled by previous law firms for lots of reasons. Not…

What was in my Personal Injury Retainer Agreement?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a constant critic of accident lawyers that insert unfair provisions into Retainer Agreements. No wonder why prospective new clients are weary of signing attorney fee agreements and have a distrust of plaintiff lawyers! Usually, my biggest complaint are provisions granting the lawyer “Power of Attorney” to…

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is quizzed by prospective new clients regularly in their desperate attempt to ask the right questions which might possibly provide enough information for them to choose a personal injury lawyer. Sometimes they ask all the right questions. Sometimes they ask questions which could not possibly give them…

The 6 Top Reasons Why It Is Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is asked by prospective new clients on a regular basis; “Is it worth hiring a personal injury lawyer?”  Believe it or not, the answer varies with the circumstances. On many simple fender-bender accidents with very minor property damage and very moderate injuries, it may be preferable to…

How California Law Tries to Protect the Public from Dog Bites

In California, dog owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their dog is under their control at all times. If the dog isn’t in a fenced in yard, it must be on a leash that is no longer than six (6) feet in length. That being said, there are designated dog parks where owners may allow their dogs to play off their leash, but the dogs must still be supervised. Violating the lease law could result in a fine of at least $100 for first offenses. If a dog bites someone, the owner may be held legally liable. The victim may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the bite.

When Does a Dog Bite in California Reach Criminal Status?

In California, dog bites are extremely serious matters. People who are bitten by dogs can suffer from permanent scarring or disfiguration, infections, amputations from severe back, emotional trauma, and other serious side effects. While dog bites are generally handled through California civil law, there are some cases involving dog bites that are considered criminal matters. Criminal charges can be a repercussion in addition to a civil lawsuit.

Criminal Charges Are Filed by the State

Dog Bites? Maybe it’s the “Dog Days” of Summer!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg handles a disproportionate amount of dog bite and dog attack cases in the San Fernando Valley.  Perhaps, the office’s location in suburban Woodland Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, like Canoga Park and Tarzana, have a disproportionate number of dogs and families that…

Dog Bites and the Mailman

Dog bites occur almost every day in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. California paid out the most in dog bite-related injury settlements in 2012. Often, our postal workers are most at risk for dog bites and indeed, Los Angeles tops the country when it comes to dog attacks on postal workers.

Given available training methods for dogs, particularly for breeds known to be more aggressive, as well as public awareness about dog bites and the serious injuries they can cause, one might think that dog bite attacks might be on the decline. Unfortunately, the reverse is true and each day about 1,000 dog bite victims require emergency care treatment for serious dog bite injuries and about 9,500 citizens are hospitalized each year due to dog bite injuries and dog bites are the fifth most frequent cause of Emergency Room visits for children.

5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Have Been Bitten By A Dog

Although a dog is often considered to be a man’s best friend, that is not always the case, especially if we are talking about a stranger’s dog. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.

Whether it is owner negligence or just plain bad luck, you need to have a solid case to get compensation for your financial and psychological injuries. Read on for a list of 5 things that you need to avoid after a dog has attacked you…

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