Driving while tired is not an isolated issue, or one reserved just for truck drivers. In fact, over 1/4 of respondents in a recent study admitted to driving drowsy to or from work at least a few days a month and 37% admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in the last year. Unfortunately, drowsy driving is dangerous and is the cause behind many auto accidents in the San Fernando Valley and across the country.
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
There are an unlimited number of reasons you may let a friend or relative drive your car. Perhaps your friend is the designated driver for the evening, and yours is the only vehicle that can hold all of your friends. Or maybe your cousin’s car broke down and she needs to borrow yours in order to get to work. Whatever the reason, it is important to know that you may be liable for any accidents your friend or relative causes while behind the wheel of your vehicle.
I am liable if someone causes an accident in my car?Details
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…Details
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:Details
Los Angelenos are known for loving their automobiles, as traffic on the 101 during rush hour can attest, but some days local residents feel like getting out on foot. Unfortunately, pedestrians in and around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley are at more risk of getting killed by a car than anywhere else in the U.S., except for New York City. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, know that you have legal rights.
So why do California pedestrians face such a high risk of being hit by a car or other automobile when running, jogging, or taking a leisurely stroll? Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies have identified several trends in technology and lifestyle that have introduced new risks to pedestrians. These risks include:Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is trying to fight the negative lawyer stereotypes by attempting to live up to high ideals. By being active in the San Fernando Valley Bar Association as an elected trustee and performing with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Big Band of Barristers, Mr. Goldberg meets several…Details
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…Details