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…

My Uninsured Motorist Accident Occurred in another State, Does California Uninsured Motorist Law Apply?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is also known as “The Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney” because he has written extensively on the topic, has handled thousands of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims, and is a frequent commentator on all things UM and UIM.  Not surprisingly, Mr. Goldberg is regularly contacted by both…

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Is My Dog Bite Covered by Homeowners Insurance? —-Depends!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has handled a disproportionate number of dog bite and dog attack cases after practicing 31 years in the mostly suburban San Fernando Valley. The combination of families, children, sunshine and family pets make the Valley ripe for every kind of dog bite scenario possible.  Most Homeowners naturally…

What Costs are Recoverable if I win my Case?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is both careful about incurring costs and spends a significant amount of time explaining how costs work to clients.  Clients need to understand what costs they will recover by going to trial and which ones they will not.  This analysis should be part of the decision-making process…

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Tax Time Question—- Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg starts receiving phone calls around this “tax time” of year from clients asking whether their personal injury settlements must be declared and are taxable.  I always answer the question the same way, I am not qualified to provide tax advice.  In fact, I “glazed over” in law…

Barry P. Goldberg Honored as “10 Best Personal Injury Attorney”

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has been honored once again for his dedication to his clients, his stellar reputation within the community, and his outstanding track record of success by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, an impartial third-party attorney rating organization that acknowledges attorneys for their excellence in the field of law. For the third year in a row, Mr. Goldberg has been awarded with the “10 Best” distinction in personal injury law.

The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor as each attorney must:

2016 Amendment to C.C.P § 998 Equalizes Costs for Plaintiffs and Defendants

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg frequently comments on proper uses and tactics of C.C.P § 998 Offers to Compromise.  In fact, it is one of the few very useful tools left for a personal injury attorney to prompt or force a settlement with a third party in litigation.  Moreover, C.C.P § 998…

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Never Sign a Release in an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Case!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured.”  The problem with Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims is that there is no integrated statute and procedural guidelines for properly handling these claims.  It is a patchwork of statutes, rules and contractual provisions.  Many, if not most, personal…