There are many myths about car accidents which can cause a lot of confusion. In order to protect your rights, it’s important to separate facts from fiction. While ultimately contacting a car accident or personal injury lawyer to discuss your case’s specific needs may be in your best interest, we’ve debunked a few of the common myths for…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury and car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a very strong believer in mediation in every case possible. Mediation serves many purposes even if a case cannot be resolved. On behalf of my clients, I always agree to mediation when offered by the opposing party, usually an insurance company. I always…Details
It’s no surprise to anyone who has driven in Southern California that the term “road rage” was coined by a Los Angeles news team to describe the level of aggravation many drivers feel after sitting in traffic on the 10, 405 or 101 freeways. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, riders are often the victims of such rage.
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Surprisingly, auto insurance is not necessarily a requirement of vehicle owners in every state. Car owners in Virginia can opt out of carrying auto insurance by paying an uninsured motor vehicle fee to the state. In New Hampshire, a vehicle owner can waive insurance if they are able to prove they have sufficient funds to…Details
Driving while under the influence of drugs (illegal, prescription, or otherwise) can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road at risk. This includes driving while under the influence of marijuana.
Why is drugged driving dangerous?
Different drugs have different on the brain and can impair driving differently. Marijuana, for example, can slow reaction time, impair judgment of time and distance, and decrease motor coordination. Drivers under the influence of cocaine or methamphetamine can be aggressive and reckless when driving. Certain kinds of sedatives can cause dizziness and drowsiness, which can lead to accidents.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg handles several serious auto versus pedestrian accidents every year. Recently, the Los Angeles Times identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents. Although the analysis shows most of the pedestrian accidents are clustered in high-density areas near downtown, a surprising number of accidents occur in suburban areas…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is acutely aware of local auto versus pedestrian accidents. This is Part 2 of 2 discussing the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents in Woodland Hills. As you might guess, most of these accidents occur at only a few select intersections in Woodland Hills as detailed in…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg handles more local auto versus pedestrian accidents than you might think. Most of these accidents occur at only a few select intersections in Woodland Hills. This Article is Part 1 and discusses the two most dangerous intersections in Woodland Hills. With the increased foot traffic generated from…Details
We have all heard of, seen, or worse yet, been involved in a rollover auto accident. A rollover is a type of vehicle crash in which a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof. All types of vehicles can rollover. However, taller, narrower vehicles such as SUVs, pickups, and vans have higher centers of…Details
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! …Details