‘Barking dogs seldom bite’ is not a valid cliché anymore, especially if you live in California,where statistics reflect the high number of dog bite attacks. Each year, about 4.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from dog bites,with California topping the list of states with the highest number of dog bites cases in 2015.This number,…Details
Respondeat Superior: An Employer’s Liability for Torts of Its Employees and “The Required Vehicle Exception.”
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for alternative sources of recovery, particularly in substantial injury and wrongful death cases. When the applicable bodily injury limits for the at fault driver are insufficient, it is imperative to look whether the driver was somehow in the “course and scope” of his employment. …Details
Should you ever be involved in a personal injury accident, the parties that may be liable aren’t always apparent at first blush. For example, a common issue that presents itself in personal injury cases is an employer’s liability for an accident caused by an employee.
Generally, employers can be found liable for the actions caused by their employees if the employee was acting within the “scope of employment”. The scope of employment is defined by those actions that either have a reasonable relation to the employee’s job performance or are reasonably foreseeable by the employer. Of course, an employer will try to argue that the scope is much narrower than, in reality, it was, in order to avoid being held financially responsible for your injuries. An experienced injury lawyer will know how to handle these types of unfair situations.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly questioned about how personal injury attorneys are paid and then challenged to justify, in advance, whether it is a good deal. Over the years Mr. Goldberg has heard just about every analogy and financial analysis that lawyers use to convince an injured client to “sign…Details
Attorney Barry P. Goldberg’s article on the significant changes that came to California courts earlier this summer was featured in Valley Lawyer Magazine. Barry writes that “effective July 1, 2016 mandatory one day jury trials have come to limited jurisdiction courts in California, with few lawyers considering the ramifications and even fewer preparing for the…Details
In a trip and fall lawsuit, just like with almost any lawsuit, there is no guarantee of a certain monetary award. While a skilled personal injury attorney can examine the facts of your case to determine a potential estimate for damages, this does not mean the insurance company will agree. Your attorney needs to be experienced in fighting insurance companies in order to get what your injuries deserve.
If you were injured in a trip and fall accident, your attorney will likely ask you a few pertinent questions in order to help determine if you have a case. These questions include:Details
Woodland Hills car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg has discovered what we already really know — Teen drivers are back on the road in force! Look out! As many families return from vacation and the school year gears up for most local schools, another yearly ritual returns as well— teen drivers and teen driver accidents.
This is not a scientific study (although I bet the statistics would bear this out!). In talking to local friends, neighbors and clients in and around Woodland Hills, I have discovered a chilling pattern. I casually bring up that the traffic is increasing this time of year. I mention that people are off vacation. I mention that harried parents are trying to get their kid to school on time, but are unfamiliar with the traffic patterns. I mention that kids are riding bikes and walking to school now. Surprisingly, the response I get is nearly universal—-“Yes, but look out for the teen drivers near the high school!”Details
Dog bites can indeed be painful and traumatic experiences. In 2015, 34 dog bite fatalities were reported in the United States. Out of these, 20 were adults and 14 were children. Fact is that hundreds of Americans get bit by rabid, domesticated or street dogs every year. These result in serious injuries. If you, or…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has noticed a shift. Within about a week, kids and their families have gone from playing around the pool and enjoying popsicles to getting in the car and either preparing for the school year or actually starting “Back to School!” With this change in ritual, comes more and more automobile accidents, auto v. pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.
While we are certain that there exists statistical data to back up this phenomenon, even the most casual observer can see tons of stressed out moms running to stores to buy clothes and school supplies. In addition, the traffic patterns change as kids are actually returning to school—and for the first time in 3 months—they are late. Further, kids have grown a year. So, maybe they are finally old enough to walk or ride a bike to school.Details
Spinal cord injuries can be among the most life-threatening injuries caused by an auto accident. Our spinal cords carry vital and sensitive nerves that act as messengers along the “communication highway” that runs between our brain and the rest of our body. As a result, traumatic injuries to your spinal cord region can mean chronic pain, loss of control of bodily functions, loss of sensation, numbness, impaired movement, and even complete paralysis. These injuries often require long-term physical care and therapy, and the expenses can add up. An experienced auto accident lawyer will fight to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries to the maximum amount allowed under law.Details