Auto Accidents Caused by Trucks

Unfortunately for drivers in the San Fernando Valley and their passengers, truck accidents are a fact of life on the 101 — and elsewhere. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), there are approximately 500,000 truck accidents in the United States each year. Due to their massive sizes and heavy weights, trucks…

So—-You Want to Sue Your Relative?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is asked from time to time whether it is possible to sue a relative and obtain a recovery. While there are definitely times when we would all like to sue one of our relatives, you should be aware that obtaining insurance coverage for such an eventuality may be difficult. Typically,…

Pedestrian Accidents in the San Fernando Valley

Accidents involving pedestrians happen more often than one might think. In fact, pedestrians make up the second largest category of motor vehicle accident deaths, after vehicle occupants. The numbers show that approximately 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured and another 64,000 suffer non-fatal (and often serious) harm in auto-related accidents every year in this country. It…

Auto Accidents Caused by Defective Products

Each year, thousands of vehicles in California and across the country are recalled for various reasons. You may remember the recent large-scale recalls by General Motors and Toyota. While many of these automobiles are returned to the manufacturer without incident and without causing a serious car accident, many are not. In fact, a number of…

Texting and Driving: Is It Time for Tougher Laws?

With more and more cases of serious auto accidents caused by texting and driving making news headlines, it seems that many Americans seem to be in favor of stronger distracted driving laws, tougher enforcement, and harsher penalties. Not surprinsingly, distracted driving accidents now account for a significant percentage of the total number of car accident…