Be Careful Out There! The Recreational Immunity Statute Could Preclude Liability!

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Lawyer Barry P. Goldberg encourages everyone to enjoy the outdoors and experience all that California, Los Angeles County and Ventura County have to offer.  However, if you are entering property to hike, sight see or bike, you may not be able to sue anyone if you are injured.  This surprises many…

Another Reason to Increase Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage–Latest Report Shows 4.2 million Californians — or one in six drivers —Have Suspended Licenses!

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has long been a leading advocate of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage.  Most of Mr. Goldberg’s advocacy focuses on the fact that “unlicensed” drivers have reached alarming rates in California markedly increasing the chances that your traffic collision will be “uninsured.” The California legislature estimated the “unlicensed” driving population…

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Do You Know the Difference Between an Insurance Agent, Broker and Broker/Agent?—Should you Care?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a student of all things insurance.  When it comes to this topic the average person turns off immediately and just somehow trusts that the person they buy the insurance from, and then the insurer, will somehow take care of everything.  In California, it is the rule…

California Court Again Reinforces Mediation Confidentiality Hindering a Client’s Ability to Sue His Lawyers!

Woodland hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg encourages mediation in almost every case he handles.  In California, what is said and communicated in the mediation context is privileged and cannot be used in subsequent matters.  Many attempts have been made to circumvent the privilege without much success.  Recently, another attempt to use evidence or…

What to Expect When Meeting Your Personal Injury Attorney for the First Time

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg understands that most people are nervous about meeting a lawyer for the first time because most people have been able to avoid legal disputes most of their lives.  When you have met a lawyer, it is usually for “bad news” and is (almost) always expensive.  Besides that,…

Persuasive Visuals Make a Difference at Any Stage of a Claim

Woodland Hills Accident Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, has long been a proponent of persuasive visuals even at the earliest stages of a claim.  Not only do insurers react to what they can actually see, visuals create a more memorable presentation than argumentative words from an attorney or dry descriptions from a doctor.  Without visuals, it is simply case 1,000,001 and is not individual or memorable.  Our law firm looks for persuasive visuals in every case.

Sometimes ordinary photographs provide enough of a visual impact to compel a favorable recovery.  One of the first things that is acquired in almost any accident case is photographs from all sources.  Cell phone photographs now provide easy access to injury photos, property damage photos and scene photos.  Our Woodland Hills law office has obtained amazing photos from police photographers that are often overlooked by experience counsel and insurers.  Normally, photos are not provided from a simple request for the police report.  However, in an obscure corner of the report there is an indication by a check mark whether photos were taken.  If so, we recommend ordering those photos immediately.  The photos are usually of a very high quality and show intense circumstances and very relevant physical evidence.

Preventing Against Bike Accidents

California’s temperate climate and large network of roads and highways make a great combination for riding your bicycle almost any day of the week — but being careful pays off.  Not all drivers or even other riders provide as much courtesy as they should to others on the road.

In the San Fernando Valley, drivers are required to share the road with cyclists, whether they like it or not. To keep the roads safe, here are a few common scenarios cyclists and drivers should be alert to:

Cycling Accidents in the San Fernando Valley

The CDC reports that while only 1% of trips taken in the United States are by bicycle, cyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles do.  Each year, more than half a million emergency room visits are attributed to bicycle-related injuries.  Major risk factors of bike and cycling accidents in the San Fernando Valley include:

(1) age – adolescents age 15 to 24 and adults over age 45 have the highest bicycle death rates,

(2) gender – men are much more likely to be killed or injured than women, and

(3) location – most deaths occur in urban areas and at non-intersection locations.

If you are injured in a bicycle accident, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney about your injuries and your legal options can bring peace of mind as you begin your recovery.

Types of Bike Accident Injuries