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.

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Insurer Can Breach Duty by Refusing to a Modification of a Release

Insurer Can Breach Duty by Refusing to a Modification of a Release Woodland hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg analyzes insurance company obligations particularly involving ‘Releases.” Mr. Goldberg recently handled a drunk driving accident case wherein “Restitution” was ordered by the Court. The question arose whether the Release affected the separate payment of restitution.…

Amputee Victims and Financial Recovery

If you have lost a limb in a serious car accident or motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what’s next. After the extensive surgeries and treatment, and piling medical bills, you may be concerned about how you will live your life, much less pay off all of your bills. For those who have suffered an amputation injury, their lives are forever altered.

An amputation injury occurs when the victim loses a limb, finger, or toe. These injuries are often sustained either as the result of a catastrophic auto accident or after the accident and during a medical procedure to save the life of the victim. While car accident victims can and do suffer the loss of a limb, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are especially susceptible to losing a limb, even in low speed collisions. Without tons of steel to protect them, these innocent men and women are often subjected to serious injuries when involved in a crash.

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:

I Was Injured at Work, But my Employer Does Not Have Workers Comp Insurance!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is called about every imaginable type of injury.  Sometimes, clients are seriously injured at work and Workers Compensation is the “Exclusion Remedy,” with very few exceptions.  Most notably, my office will take on such cases if the worker is injured by the negligence of a “Third-Party” unrelated…

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.

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