How Do I Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, dog bite, or slip and fall accident, you’re probably considering whether you need to hire a personal injury attorney to assist you with filing your claim and if so, how you go about finding the best attorney for your case. Your objective is likely to recover maximum financial compensation and not all lawyers are skilled or experienced enough to assist you in achieving this goal. What’s more, there are thousands of personal injury lawyers to choose from in California — How do you narrow the field down to find the right lawyer?

Finding the right personal injury attorney

There are several ways to go about finding the right attorney for your accident claim. A few include:

Recorded Statements: Do I Have to Give One?

If you’re injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or bitten by a vicious dog, and you report the incident to your insurance company, you will likely be asked to make a statement. These statements are taken — and recorded — by insurance companies in nearly every case.

We are often asked whether a recorded statement is really necessary and whether an accident victim needs to give one. Our advice: remember that you are being recorded and to speak with your experienced accident attorney before giving any statements to any insurance company — yours or the other party’s.

When Truck Accidents Cause Fires

What happens when a large truck or big rig crashes and starts a fire, injuring innocent victims? Who is responsible for the damage caused? After the recent raging fire in Calabasas, where residents were forced to evacuate their homes, the upcoming warmer months which are often prime for fires throughout the San Fernando Valley, and the increase in construction and construction-related vehicles around the new Warner Center, these questions are ones that are on the top of many peoples’ minds.

Big rigs and fires

3 Reasons People Hate Hiring Personal Injury Lawyers!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg meets hundreds of accident victims and prospective clients every year.  There seems to be a “unifying theme” from most, if not all, of the clients—they think they hate lawyers and they dread having to actually hire one!  The bad news— for the most part—their concerns are legitimate! …

Auto Accident Attorney Los Angeles

Moving Toward an Orderly Uninsured Motorist Arbitration-Part 2 Rule 3.823

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a student and expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured.” In fact, Barry P. Goldberg has written extensively on Uninsured Motorist topics for years and is regularly contacted by accident victims and other personal injury attorneys —not just in Woodland Hills— to answer or discuss UM/UIM…

Do Not Tinker with The 998 Offer to Compromise!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a huge advocate of using the Code of Civil Procedure § 998 Offer to Compromise in every case that is in litigation or going to trial.  In addition, it should be used as a “cost shifting” tool even in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations.  In…

Preserving the Statute of Limitations for Uninsured Motorist Cases with a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is regularly consulted on all things “Uninsured and Underinsured” California for California car accident cases.  These consultations are by both accident victims searching for answers and by personal injury attorneys trying to make sense of the jumble of laws which make up the Uninsured and Underinsured substantive…

Was the Person Who Hit You Running Errands for Someone Else? The “Principal” May also be Liable!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for sources of recovery for his clients particularly because many drivers are either uninsured or underinsured.  This means either there was no insurance to cover your loss or not enough insurance to cover your loss completely.  In those cases, it is a very important…