Immediately after an auto accident in the San Fernando Valley, it is common for those involved to start finger-pointing. This makes sense for a handful of reasons, including that being at fault for an accident can affect everything from the cost of your insurance premium to “points” on your driving record. Not only that, but the driver who is responsible for causing the accident is liable for your injuries. So if fault is slightly unclear (i.e. the driver didn’t run a red light and crash into you, a scenario where fault is obvious), how do you prove that you are entitled to financial compensation?
Car accidents in the San Fernando Valley often happen when you least expect them. In fact, even the most cautious of drivers are sometimes blindsided by a not-so-cautious driver, perhaps one who is texting and driving, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or just not observing the rules of the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you have the right to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
The financial toll resulting from personal injury accidents can be devastating and threaten your family’s financial stability. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another driver or entity (such the corporation who employed the negligent driver), you have a right to be reimbursed for the income you lost while treating and recovering from your injury, medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as potential future damages.
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for creative ways to obtain as much as possible for his clients. It has become more common that the value of the plaintiff’s injuries easily exceed the available third party policy limits. Most capable plaintiff’s attorneys know and understand how to make a “policy…Details
With millions of California students officially back in school, traffic safety should also be on every parent and child supervisor’s back-to-school list. Too often, we hear tragic stories of children walking in a crosswalk on the way to or from school getting hit bar a car, suffering severe and sometimes life-threatening injuries. With instances of texting and driving on the rise, even though it is against the law, it is especially important to teach our children street safety tips. And yes, scrolling through Instagram or Facebook while driving is also considered distracted driving. If your child was injured in an auto accident or pedestrian accident caused by a distracted driver, contact an experienced accident attorney.
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Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a big proponent of the California Code of Civil Procedure § 998 Offer to Compromise process. In fact, there is no logical reason not to use the process in every litigated case! Section 998 provides, among other things, that if a party fails to accept a…Details
What happens when you are injured in a car accident and you were riding in an Uber or Lyft car? That is the very question that Miley Cyrus and friend Cody Simpson are wondering after being involved in a recent fender bender in an Uber SUV outside a Los Angeles nightclub.
Uber and Lyft are two examples of taxi-like businesses that capitalize on today’s smartphone culture to offer on-demand for-hire rides around town. Unlike conventional cab companies, Uber and Lyft employ amateur drivers using their own personal vehicles to transport passengers from location to location. The cars are generally not obviously marked, although some Lyft drivers place a pink mustache on the front of vehicles.Details
Accidents involving commercial or “big rig” trucks are on the rise, largely due to the tires installed on big rig trucks. Most tires on big rig trucks are not designed to function properly at speeds over 75 miles per hour and no tire has been rated in excess of 81 miles per hour. Yet, due to time pressures and other aspects of their jobs, drivers may exceed the recommended speeds, leading to serious accidents.
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For many, the upcoming weekend signals the end of the summer. For others, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect reason for a three day party. In a community like the San Fernando Valley, where public transportation is not the first choice for many party-goers, this means more drunk drivers on the road. If you or your loved one are injured in an alcohol or drug related auto accident, know that the law is on your side.
Alcohol impairs one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle, such as a car or motorcycle, and is the reason for many serious auto accidents. According to recent statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) drunk driving fatalities are on the rise.
- 867 representing 28.9% of all total traffic deaths, a 4.6% increase from last year.
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg frequently reminds his clients that the heart of our civil justice system has deep roots from the inception of our nation. Protecting a client’s right to a jury trial is as important as vigorously pursuing a fair recovery in an individual case. In our office, we are…Details
It might sound surprising, but with over 1 million people visiting emergency rooms due to slip and fall injuries each year, falls are the leading cause of personal injury accidents in the country, and the San Fernando Valley is certainly no stranger to these often serious accidents. While some related injuries can be minor, such as skinned elbows and knees, others are much more life-threatening, including traumatic brain injury and spinal injuries.
There are many factors that can lead to a slip and fall accident, and sometimes, no one is to blame. However, there are many instances in which a slip and fall accident was the result of another person’s or business’s negligence. In these situations, accident victims need to know that California law is on their side.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents
The most common causes of slip and fall or trip and fall injuries in the San Fernando Valley include:Details