Do California motorcyclists have to wear helmets? The answer is a resounding yes. California Motorcycle Helmet Law In fact, California law (California Vehicle Code, Division 12, Chapter 5, Article 7, Section 27803) clearly states that: “A driver and any passenger shall wear a safety helmet meeting requirements established pursuant to Section 27802 when riding on…Details
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…Details
While they sometimes feel like a pain in the braking foot, stop signs do serve a purpose on San Fernando Valley roadways. Without stop signs, Southern California would likely see an even greater number of pedestrian accidents, car accident, and bicycle accidents each year. This does not mean that all stop signs are properly located…Details
Often, when we think of car accidents, we think of broken bones and cuts and bruises. We do not consider what might be happening on the inside, especially to our children who are injured in an auto accident. A combination of factors can make them more susceptible to a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction and is generally the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have been involved in a car accident and your children were in the car with you, it is important to pay attention to certain symptoms and signs of a TBI, which can include:Details
Many times, car accident victims do not initially realize the extent of their injuries. Perhaps they were able to leave the scene of an auto accident on their own, without the assistance of medical help. It is important to accident victims to realize that many injuries (such as whiplash and other neck injuries) do not immediately show up. It is best to keep an eye out for later-symptoms and to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms arise.
In other cases, apparent injuries can lead to more serious damages. For example, an individual who initially has only a physical injury (i.e. injury to a wrist, leg, neck, back, etc…) can later on develop more serious problems, resulting from the initial injury. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms like this after being involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries resulting from the accident.
Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident only to experience later symptoms that further aggravated your injury? If yes, you are not alone. Examples of more serious injuries resulting from an initial injury in a car accident include:Details
As we know, automobile accidents in the San Fernando Valley can lead to serious injuries and sometimes death. When we combine a several thousand pound vehicle with defective products, the injuries can be even more catastrophic. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident and you believe the accident was caused by a defective product or the injuries were more severe due to the defective product, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer immediately.
Automotive recalls are quite common these days. It is important to pay attention to these recalls in case the car you are driving has been recalled for some reason; including seat belt issues, defective airbags, or defective brakes. Recently, Mitsubishi Motors North America recalled over 40,000 Outlander SUVs to fix a problem with the front passenger seat belt lap fastener.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is always concerned that the right party is joined in the case before a final judgment. Sometimes the “right” party is discovered during the trial and in a recent and very interesting case the Court of Appeal held that a judgment could be amended to add the…Details
Recently, Southern California has received some much-needed rainfall. While this is good for our environment, it hasn’t been great for many San Fernando Valley drivers, who are not used to driving in the rain. Take, for example, the case of a local driver who crashed into a Burbank Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Tuesday morning after losing control of her vehicle on the wet roads. The coffee shop was full of customers, but thankfully, no one was injured.
Rainy Weather Car Accident Statistics
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are over 5,870,000 vehicle crashes each year across the country. 23% of these crashes – more than 1.3 million – are weather-related. The FHA defines weather-related crashes as “crashes that occur in adverse weather (i.e., rain, sleet, snow, fog, severe crosswinds, or blowing snow/sand/debris) or on slick pavement (i.e., wet pavement, snowy/slushy pavement, or icy pavement).” On average, 6,250 people are killed and over 480,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year.Details
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…Details
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…Details