Impact of Bankruptcy on a Personal Injury Claim

Woodland Hills Personal Injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is always on the alert for issues affecting personal injury plaintiffs.  As part of that concern, Mr. Goldberg has aligned himself with related professionals to provide the best possible service.  This article was contributed by noted bankruptcy counsel Andrew Goodman. As Mr. Goodman points out, if you…

Qualities to Look for in A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, whether it was an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or dog bite accident, you may been wondering if you need to hire an attorney to help you file your claim. The answer: not always. Read this post to learn more about when hiring a personal injury attorney is the best choice for your accident claim.

If you’ve decided to seek legal counsel, selecting one personal injury lawyer over another can be a frustrating task, especially if this is your first time hiring an attorney. Like many accident victims, you will want a professional who has the experience and expertise in getting clients the best possible compensation.

Make sure that your lawyer has the following qualities:

Overcharging for the Cost of Retrieving Medical Records

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg must obtain countless medical records for his clients in order to perfect and settle claims.  The cost of retrieving these records has become prohibitive with the advent of so-called “medical record” companies acting as intermediaries for health care providers.  In essence, this middle man has created a…

Was Your Accident Within the Scope of the Driver’s Employment?

Should you ever be involved in a personal injury accident, the parties that may be liable aren’t always apparent at first blush. For example, a common issue that presents itself in personal injury cases is an employer’s liability for an accident caused by an employee.

Generally, employers can be found liable for the actions caused by their employees if the employee was acting within the “scope of employment”. The scope of employment is defined by those actions that either have a reasonable relation to the employee’s job performance or are reasonably foreseeable by the employer. Of course, an employer will try to argue that the scope is much narrower than, in reality, it was, in order to avoid being held financially responsible for your injuries. An experienced injury lawyer will know how to handle these types of unfair situations.

Back to School — Back to Accidents!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has noticed a shift. Within about a week, kids and their families have gone from playing around the pool and enjoying popsicles to getting in the car and either preparing for the school year or actually starting “Back to School!” With this change in ritual, comes more and more automobile accidents, auto v. pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.

While we are certain that there exists statistical data to back up this phenomenon, even the most casual observer can see tons of stressed out moms running to stores to buy clothes and school supplies. In addition, the traffic patterns change as kids are actually returning to school—and for the first time in 3 months—they are late. Further, kids have grown a year. So, maybe they are finally old enough to walk or ride a bike to school.

Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be among the most life-threatening injuries caused by an auto accident. Our spinal cords carry vital and sensitive nerves that act as messengers along the “communication highway” that runs between our brain and the rest of our body. As a result, traumatic injuries to your spinal cord region can mean chronic pain, loss of control of bodily functions, loss of sensation, numbness, impaired movement, and even complete paralysis. These injuries often require long-term physical care and therapy, and the expenses can add up. An experienced auto accident lawyer will fight to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries to the maximum amount allowed under law.