Many of us, for one reason or another, end up taking prescription medications at some point in time. Unfortunately, fewer drivers consider how prescription medications affects their ability to safely drive. New research shows that some medications, such as allergy medication, can affect cognition and response times as much as drinking alcohol affects driving. Understanding…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a student of all things insurance. When it comes to this topic the average person turns off immediately and just somehow trusts that the person they buy the insurance from, and then the insurer, will somehow take care of everything. In California, it is the rule…Details
The recent news of a serious hit-and-run collision between a produce truck and a MetroLink train in Southern California has prompted many to ask: what are a driver’s obligations after an accident? How is someone charged with committing a hit-and-run? In the MetroLink accident, a train traveling to Los Angeles at 80 miles per hour…Details
California Court Again Reinforces Mediation Confidentiality Hindering a Client’s Ability to Sue His Lawyers!
Woodland hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg encourages mediation in almost every case he handles. In California, what is said and communicated in the mediation context is privileged and cannot be used in subsequent matters. Many attempts have been made to circumvent the privilege without much success. Recently, another attempt to use evidence or…Details
Many statistics and reports show that using seat belts when driving or riding in an automobile saves lives. Indeed, the numbers are encouraging: for those in the front seats, wearing a seatbelt correctly can reduce the risk of moderate to critical injury by up to 50%. For those in the back seats, rear seat belts…Details
If you ask for “Full Coverage” Your Insurer has no Duty to provide it! Get an Independent Agent to Advise You!
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg cringes when interviewing a client and hearing the response “I have Full Coverage.” While it certainly beats “I have no coverage” or “I have minimum coverage”, it really provides less information than clients think. In fact, there is no accepted array of automobile insurance that qualifies as…Details
Young drivers ages 16 to 19 years of age have the highest annual crash rates of any other age group, nationwide. Indeed, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for this group is 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. Common causes of teen auto accidents include traveling with too many people…Details
Thousands of people are injured each year in San Fernando Valley in “slip and fall accidents,” which may be caused by slipping or tripping on uneven ground, a wet floor, or on unstable stairs. Who is at fault? Property owners are required to act carefully so that the fall was not likely to happen, and…Details
No one expects to have a slip and fall or trip and fall accident but unfortunately, these types of accidents can happen anywhere: in the grocery store, at home, or at work, to name a few places. Anything from debris to uneven and wet flooring can create the perfect storm for this kind of injury.…Details
If you find yourself involved in a fender-bender while you are driving in Woodland Hills, you may wonder if you need to tell the Department of Motor Vehicles or your insurance company. The law in California is clear: if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in California, you must report the accident to…Details