How Can Social Media Negatively Impact Your PI Case?

With the advent of smartphones and social media apps, many Southern Californians have become extremely comfortable sharing pictures, video recordings and other content about themselves on their social media accounts.  Applications like Facebook and Instagram installed on a smartphone allow users to instantly take photos and videos of themselves, upload the content to their Facebook walls and social media accounts, tag other individuals included in the content, and indicate the exact location where the photo or video was taken.  While the majority of this is innocent and fun, the truth of the matter remains that if a person has an ongoing personal injury case pending in court, these pictures and videos can be used against you in a court of law.

Vacation Accidents: What To Do When Injured on a Vacation in California

California is known as the Golden State thanks to its beautiful beaches, sunny weather, and tan, healthy residents. The Valley is a popular tourist destination, as it is just miles away from the coast of Malibu, wonderful museums, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an ever popular tourist destination.

Unfortunately, the influx of tourists in Southern California also means a greater number of vehicles on our roads and boats in our oceans, resulting in more motor vehicle and boating accidents. As accident victims can attest, these accidents can occur anywhere and at any time – even while on vacation. Many times, especially when medical care is involved, the injured person needs to seek medical treatment while still in California. Delaying treatment until you get home is often not a good idea, as insurance companies often use gaps in medical care as a reason to deny your claim or offer you less than your injuries deserve. Regardless of what they claim to the contrary, the insurance companies (even your own!) are not on your side, as it their goal to settle your personal injury claim as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Do not give them any leeway to do so. Reach out to an experienced injury attorney in Woodland Hills to discuss your legal rights.

Drunk Driving and Truck Accidents

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in California, yet drivers continue to put others at risk by engaging in this unlawful and risky behavior. Every day, 28 people across the country die in alcohol-related vehicle crashes and the damages caused by impaired driving costs the US economy about $52 billion per year.

Without question, driving under the influence is dangerous for all drivers regardless of the type of automobile they’re driving, but it is especially dangerous for truck drivers. The size and mass of commercial trucks makes them especially dangerous, as the average truck weighs 20-30 times as much as the average passenger vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by drunk trunk driver, that driver should be held liable.

Substance Abuse Among Truck Drivers

How Do I Know When I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Many innocent San Fernando Valley residents are injured in accidents that are not their fault but, for one reason or another, they fail to reach out to an experienced injury attorney to discuss their legal rights and potential financial compensation. How do you know when your injuries warrant a call to a personal injury attorney?

The short answer is this: if you have suffered a personal injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney.

Common types of personal injury accidents include the following:

The Secret To Ensuring A Fair Settlement For Your Auto Accident Injuries

Generally speaking, for a claim to be considered a personal injury claim, there must have been must have been damage to a person or their property. Personal injury claims are filed against a third party or entity, such as a business, for wrongful or negligent actions. Common personal injury cases are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Dog bites
  • Construction accidents
  • Uninsured motorist accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents

Hey! The Foreign Good Driver Discount Works!

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg recently published: “U.S. Citizen or not, you may qualify for the California Good Driver Discount.” The Article examined the good driver discount as it applies to foreign drivers licensed in California for less than three years. Under California law, a foreign driver may claim a good driver…