In the San Fernando Valley, riding a motorcycle is a popular pastime — and form of transportation for many hoping to avoid the terrible congestion on the 101 or on the busier side streets. Unfortunately, accidents involving automobiles and motorcycles are quite common in this area and motorcyclists, without the steel casing of a car or truck to protect them, are at an increased risk of injury. If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, know that California law is on your side. Indeed, if through no fault of your own, a vehicle hits you, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can explain more.Details
We have talked about the dangers of drunk or drugged driving at length. According to the CDC, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver each day. This equals one death every 51 minutes — a tragic number that can be avoided.
Certain days of the years attend to attract drunk drivers. Those include the major “party” holidays, such as July 4 and NYE. With NYE just around the corner, we thought we would focus on driver and traffic safety, in the hopes of keeping our roads safer as we head into the New Year.
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Perhaps in the most unsurprising news of the year, California drivers have been named the worst in the United States. The results, which came from an annual study conducted by QuoteWizard, reiterate the importance of safe driving and avoiding drinking, texting, or otherwise engaging in negligent driving behaviors while behind the wheel. Indeed, the results…Details
Many people believe that drunk driving is strictly a criminal issue. This could not be further from the truth. If you or a loved one are hit by a drunk driver, you can bring a civil claim against the driver. This claim is completely independent of the criminal charges brought by the State.
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With the ongoing fires in Southern California, many drivers are — understandably — extra tense. This means that road rage, distracted driving, and auto accidents can increase, as drivers are focusing on matters other than the road in front of them.
When many people hear the term “whiplash”, they think fake injury. However, this could not be further from the truth. Whiplash injuries can leave long-lasting side effects, causing pain and discomfort for weeks, months, or, if left untreated, even years. Whiplash is a common injury suffered by rear end or multi-car accident victims.
In medical terms, whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when an impact or blow, such as from an auto accident or slip and fall accident, causes your head to jerk forward and backward in such a manner that the force stretches the muscles and tendons in your neck. In many cases, ice and rest can treat whiplash symptoms but sometimes, physical therapy is needed. When dealing with any type of suspected head or neck injury, it is best to see a medical professional so that more serious injuries can be ruled out.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has literally settled thousands of cases over the years. A settlement seems simple and easy to document. However, many lawyers make a “mistake” when settling a litigated case by simply having a settlement agreement and then a Request for Dismissal. In a recent published California Court of…Details
Did you know that each year an estimated 100,000 work zone auto accident take place in the United States? And with the amount of construction going on around Woodland Hills, including near the Warner Center, drivers need to be extra cautious. Indeed, work site accidents have increased up to 25% in some areas and many experts say it comes down to a simple equation: the more construction, the more danger.
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The State of California can hold drunk drivers criminally responsible for the actions, but can victims or their surviving family members be compensated in civil court because of the accident? The answer is a resounding yes.
Drunk driving is a crime that can result in the driver facing monetary penalties, counseling, imprisonment, and the loss of a driver’s license. While these consequences will hopefully stop the driver from reoffending, it doesn’t help the family who suffered. Victims of drunk driving accidents in Woodland Hills need to know that when a driver is arrested or convicted of a DUI or DWI, they have the right to file a civil suit against the drunk driver. The purpose of the civil lawsuit is to help the victim or the surviving family with medical bills, property damage, funeral and burial expenses, expenses for physical rehabilitation, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.Details
California Supreme Court Finds that Landowner has no Duty to Assist Visitors to Safely Cross a Public Street
Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg closely monitors the California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court decisions on all aspects of personal injury, tort and insurance-related matters in order to provide cutting edge advice to his clients. One area that has gained significant attention is where landowners and business owners have customers or…Details