Auto Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Do You Know the Difference Between an Insurance Agent, Broker and Broker/Agent?—Should you Care?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a student of all things insurance.  When it comes to this topic the average person turns off immediately and just somehow trusts that the person they buy the insurance from, and then the insurer, will somehow take care of everything.  In California, it is the rule…

If you ask for “Full Coverage” Your Insurer has no Duty to provide it! Get an Independent Agent to Advise You!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg cringes when interviewing a client and hearing the response “I have Full Coverage.”  While it certainly beats “I have no coverage” or “I have minimum coverage”, it really provides less information than clients think.  In fact, there is no accepted array of automobile insurance that qualifies as…

What to Expect When Meeting Your Personal Injury Attorney for the First Time

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg understands that most people are nervous about meeting a lawyer for the first time because most people have been able to avoid legal disputes most of their lives.  When you have met a lawyer, it is usually for “bad news” and is (almost) always expensive.  Besides that,…

Arbitrators May Award Some Amounts Above the Policy Limits in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Cases.

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, fields questions from lawyers and insureds alike regarding Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist arbitrations.  One of the more frequent topics concerns whether an arbitrator can “award” an amount above the stated policy limits and how “award” procedure actually works. Technically, an arbitrator is limited in assessing damages to…

Auto Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Clever Use of the Rules Can Make the Most of Your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Arbitration

Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is recognized as the “go to” expert on all things Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist.  In fact, other lawyers frequently contact him on questions about securing the arbitration in the first place.  However, very little thought is paid to actually maximizing the opportunities of the arbitration itself.  This…

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Double Check Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage This Holiday Season

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, urges his friends, family and clients to double check their Uninsured Motorist coverage this Holiday season.  It is definitely a “lump of coal” in your stocking when you discover that the driver that caused a serious accident which nearly destroyed your Holiday season was uninsured.  What’s worse—-is…

3 Logjams that Stall Most Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases.

Los Angeles personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a frequent author on Uninsured/Underinsured (“UM/UIM”) motorist topics.  As such, regular advice is given out on many UM/UIM circumstances.  Surprisingly, most questions from other lawyers do not involve substantive UM/UIM issues.  Rather, the questions inevitably involve UM/UIM “procedure.”  There is a good reason—- the UM/UIM statutes…

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One Accident, Multiple Causes—Single Policy Limit.

Woodland Hills accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg tirelessly looks for every available source of recovery, especially in serious injury cases. Often an accident has many possible causes.  The obvious causes usually involve other negligent drivers, road conditions and faulty equipment.  Many lawyers without insurance coverage experience fall into a trap and argue that the owner…

Auto Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Does an Insurer Commit “Bad Faith” by Refusing to Settle Your Case?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly asked whether an insurer is committing “bad faith” by failing or refusing to settle a case. Most accident victims do not realize that the “at fault” party’s insurer really owes virtually no duty of care to the accident victim. Rather, the duty of care is…