Serving Personal Injury Clients in Woodland Hills

 

Practice Areas

Auto & Truck Accidents

When you are injured in a car or truck accident, who is responsible? The other driver may seem like the obvious answer, but the reality is that multiple parties could be responsible for your injuries and losses. While other firms focus solely on securing insurance settlements from at-fault drivers’ insurance companies, we focus on identifying all of the responsible parties so that we can maximize our clients’ financial recoveries.

After an automobile accident, seeking prompt medical attention is critical. We have relationships with doctors throughout Southern California who we trust to treat our clients’ injuries and ensure that we have the medical evidence required to win just compensation.

Hit & Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents are all too common in Southern California. Drivers who are afraid to face the consequences of their mistakes will often flee the scene, leaving their victims with limited options for covering their medical bills and other losses.

We have significant experience representing drivers, motorcycle riders, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists in hit-and-run accidents. If you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, you still have rights. However, there are important steps you need to take to protect those rights, and we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. We can help you establish your claim and ensure that you have the opportunity to recover maximum compensation.

Bicycle Accidents

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a Southern California bicycle accident, understanding your situation is the first step toward securing just compensation. Hopefully the driver stopped and provided his or her vehicle and insurance information – if so, you will likely be able to pursue a claim against his or her insurance company.

But, if the driver did not stop, you still have options. It may be possible to identify the driver; or, you may be entitled to compensation under your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy. These policies cover bicycle accidents, and we have helped numerous clients use their policies to secure the compensation they deserved.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can cause serious injuries, and they often leave victims with physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. While California has a “strict liability” rule for dog bite claims, the insurance companies never pay without a fight (most dog bite cases involve claims against the owner’s home insurance policy). In fact, in most cases, they will accuse the victim of provoking the dog or instigating the attack in order to avoid liability.

We are experienced in representing dog bite victims, and we have a proven track record of successfully taking on the insurance companies. If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, let us put our experience to work for you.

Civil Litigation

While most personal injury cases settle, sometimes, we are left with little choice but to take an uncooperative insurance company to court. While other lawyers shy away from litigation, attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a respected litigator who has taken numerous cases to trial. Our firm is fully equipped to represent clients in civil litigation, and we approach every case with the recognition that it may ultimately end up in front of a jury.

In addition to representing clients at trial, Mr. Goldberg also represents clients in mediation and arbitration, and he has even argued cases before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can leave riders suffering from life-changing injuries. Unlike drivers of other vehicles, motorcycle riders are not protected by seat belts and highly engineered steel frames in the event of a crash. Riding is a way of life for many Southern California residents, and too often avoidable accidents result in traumatic injuries that change riders’ lives forever.

Regardless of the extent of your injuries – whether you suffered a broken ankle or a spinal cord injury – we will treat your case the same. If someone else is to blame, you are entitled to just compensation, and we want to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.

Uninsured/Underinsured Driver Accidents

Despite California’s strict auto insurance laws, many Southern California drivers are uninsured, and more still only have basic coverage that is not nearly enough to cover accident victims’ medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other losses. If you were injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may need to file a claim under your own auto insurance policy.

While you would expect your insurance company to treat you fairly, this is rarely (if ever) the case. Insurance companies fight vigorously to deny uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and to enforce the terms of your policy you will need an aggressive advocate on your side.

Insurance Law

You filed an insurance claim, and what happened? Let us guess: Your claim was denied. Insurance companies are large corporations that have teams of attorneys who get paid to make sure that policyholders receive as little compensation as possible. Without legal representation, most policyholders do not stand a chance.

We can turn the tables in your favor. Not only do drivers, homeowners, and businesses throughout Southern California trust us to handle their insurance claims, but so do other attorneys. If you have been denied coverage, if you are experiencing unreasonable delays, or if you cannot get a straight answer from your insurer, we are ready to fight on your behalf.

Slip & Fall Accidents

You slipped, tripped, or fell from height. Now, you are facing a long-term recovery from a serious injury, and you need to make sure you have the money you need now and for the future. But, no one seems to have your best interests in mind, and you are at a loss for how to stand up for your legal rights.

We are here to help. We understand what is at stake in your case, and we can act quickly to preserve the evidence required to secure a maximum financial recovery. We will pressure the property owner’s insurance company to settle quickly, and if it refuses we will take your case to trial.

Wrongful Death

If you have suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one, it is important not to let enforcing your legal rights fall by the wayside. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims can pass quickly, and if you fail to take action in time, you may find yourself barred from fighting for the compensation that you and your family deserve.

We provide experienced and compassionate legal representation for grieving families throughout Southern California. Whether your loved one died in a car crash, motorcycle accident, fall, or other situation in which another person or company is to blame, you can count on us to hold the at-fault party (or parties) legally and financially accountable.

Maximizing Injury Recovery Strategies

Barry P. Goldberg has created a professional approach to injury law. His law firm focuses on what clients want and need most by creating a strategy that meets client goals for maximizing their injury recovery. Other firms focus on maximizing the number of their cases, instead, Barry P. Goldberg seeks the greatest possible recovery for each individual case.

Aggressive, Professional and Ethical Representation

Mr. Goldberg aggressively and ethically pursues cases to the satisfaction of his clients. Whether the case requires an arbitration, the filing of a lawsuit, an actual trial, or an out of court settlement, Barry P. Goldberg goes the distance for his clients.

Uninsured and Underinsured Accident Expertise

Mr. Goldberg has been able to successfully focus his unique insurance, trial and litigation skills to become a “go to” expert in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Cases. For over 35 years, Mr. Goldberg has been able to see and hear every type of insurance-related case there is and has developed unique skills to be able to fight even the most difficult cases successfully.

Our Reputation
I suffered through a not-my-fault auto accident in January of 2010. Unfortunately the opposing insurance company is well known for it’s habitual delays of paying plaintiffs. Barry Goldberg did an excellent job of pursuing Mercury on my behalf until we reached a more than fair settlement. He is fair, knowledgeable, kept me well informed through the months of interaction with opposing Counsel and acheived a great result considering all the circumstances. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a personal injury lawsuit! Should a prospective client wish to speak with me about working with Mr. Goldberg, please contact him for my information.

Results Oriented

Lesliegh

As an attorney with a legal matter outside my area of expertise, one involving my own family member, I decided to contact Mr. Goldberg after viewing some of his quality legal work. His grasp of the particulars was very impressive, as was his advice in regard to proceeding forward. His speedy and friendly response was refreshing, highlighting an engaged and highly competent professional.

Trustworthy and Knowledgeable

Keith

Really appreciate the legal guidance I received from Mr. Goldberg. I did not feel my insurance company had my best interest in mind and I reached out for legal council. It was clear Mr. Goldberg was an expert not only in personal injury cases but the use of Facebook posts and Tweets as evidence. I will definitely work with Mr. Goldberg again in the future and will recommend him to my family and friends.

Highly Knowledgeable and Responsive

Lora

After several Horrible experiences with Lawyers in the past, I was convinced the only thing WORSE than a Lawyer is a Politician. I was OVERJOYED with the entire experience and professionalism of Mr. Goldberg. He and his staff exceeded all my expectations. He fought for me and treated me with respect and dignity. He fought hard for me and got the BEST POSSIBLE settlement. I would rate him 6 stars out of 5…plus I hear he’s a pretty darn good Trombone player. If you need a Lawyer, call Barry P. Goldberg.

Negotiating a Settlement and Social Media

Dara

Barry Goldberg is the person I turn to when I need a personal injury attorney. I never have to worry about the care and representation my clients will get when I refer them to Barry.

The Best possible lawyer you can get!

Andrew Goodman, Esq.

Barry Goldberg cares about the people he serves. He is a great personal injury attorney.When I make referrals to him, I know and trust that he will serve them well.

The person I turn to for a personal injury attorney

Mary Akpovi, Ph.D., CPA

Barry Goldberg is a tenacious advocate, who is responsive to and gets great results for his clients.  He has more than earned my trust with the effective way he has represented clients and family of mine who I have referred to him.

The Attorney Who Cares

Steven Seinfeld

You literally saved my case at the 11th hour. My prior attorney as you know, apparently had some personal issues to contend with, and as a result  put my case in serious jeopardy. With the case literally about to be dismissed, you were able, with only 2 days notice from my initial telephone call to you, convince the judge at Van Nuys Court  not dismiss, but to extend my case, giving us ample time to formulate our winning strategy. Your responsiveness, and ability to really listen to my concerns, issues and objectives demonstrated to me that you had my best interests always in mind. Your ability to strategize our case in dealing with a very difficult defense lawyer, helped me to exceed my expectations on every level.

Barry Goldberg is a Tenacious Advocate

Carlee F.

Thank you so much for everything you did for me on my case — all the hard work, support & all your efforts. You were there for me during a difficult time in my life. It means more than you will ever know.

I will not hesitate to refer you with complete confidence

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