3 Logjams that Stall Most Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases.

Los Angeles personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a frequent author on Uninsured/Underinsured (“UM/UIM”) motorist topics.  As such, regular advice is given out on many UM/UIM circumstances.  Surprisingly, most questions from other lawyers do not involve substantive UM/UIM issues.  Rather, the questions inevitably involve UM/UIM “procedure.”  There is a good reason—- the UM/UIM statutes…

The Insurance Companies are Not Your Friends or Your Neighbors—Don’t be deceived by one of the Best Ad Campaigns of All Time

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, works with insurance company representatives on a daily basis and can provide a clear perspective on what insurance is and what it is not.  What will an insurance company do for you?  What is an insurance company’s obligation? The answer to these questions are blurred and the…

Halloween Injuries: Who’s Liable?

With Halloween just around the corner, many residents of the San Fernando Valley are preparing for trick-or-treaters of all ages.  While Halloween is supposed to be a fun, accident-free holiday, injuries can and do happen.  For example, trick-or-treating can wrong can lead to potential liability if the child is injured while on your property. Read…

Auto Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

One Accident, Multiple Causes—Single Policy Limit.

Woodland Hills accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg tirelessly looks for every available source of recovery, especially in serious injury cases. Often an accident has many possible causes.  The obvious causes usually involve other negligent drivers, road conditions and faulty equipment.  Many lawyers without insurance coverage experience fall into a trap and argue that the owner…

Auto Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Does an Insurer Commit “Bad Faith” by Refusing to Settle Your Case?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly asked whether an insurer is committing “bad faith” by failing or refusing to settle a case. Most accident victims do not realize that the “at fault” party’s insurer really owes virtually no duty of care to the accident victim. Rather, the duty of care is…

What Are The Hidden Costs of Car Accidents?

Car accidents happen with such regularity in California that meeting someone who hasn’t been involved in one is surprising. A recent U.S. Census report shows that there were 10.9 million car accidents annually in the United States. As a result of these automobile accidents, between 32,000 and 34,000 people die each year. When someone dies…