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What Not To Do After Suffering a Personal Injury

Personal injuries happen more often than you might think and can include a physical injury by means of an automobile or motorcycle accident, accident at work, accident at home, disease or illness, ...
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When Should I Consider Filing My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Have you or a loved one been injured in an automobile, truck or bus accident or suffered another type of personal injury in California? If you answered yes, and are considering taking legal action to ...
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The Single Biggest Mistake Lawyers Make on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, has studied and re-studied the statutes, case law and treatises concerning Uninsured and Underinsured motorist. In addition, Mr. Goldberg ...
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Parking Lot Accidents - Who's At Fault?!

We've all been there... Pulling (cautiously and carefully) out of a crowded parking when BAM! that car pops out of nowehere and into your back bumper. If you looked both ways down the row of ...
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Do You Know About the Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in California?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is called regularly about every kind of medical malpractice imaginable. Some of the first questions asked in those calls concern whether the ...
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Whiplash Risk Factors

Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck is whipped backward and forward very suddenly. While this injury most commonly occurs in a rear-end car collision, it can also result from physical abuse, ...
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An Award of Future Medical Damages is Not Automatic

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, counsels his clients that an award of future medical damages is not automatic. In fact, future medical expenses must be carefully presented ...
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Employer Liability for Car Accidents

You just got in a car accident and the driver of the other automobile (who was at fault) was driving a company car or in his own vehicle but on the clock at work. Who's liable for your damages: ...
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Public Entity Liability for Dangerous Conditions on Public Property

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is cautious about suing public entities because liability is statutory and can be difficult establish. However, in the right case, with the ...
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Statute of Limitations for Hit and Runs in California

A hit-and-run accident is an auto accident where at least one party fails to stop to exchange information after the accident occurs. If you were present at the scene of the accident, it is important ...
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Should You Rely on Your Insurance Agent or Read Your Insurance Policy?

As part of his regular practice, Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg reads insurance policies every day and will take on an insurance company when it wrongfully denies coverage. ...
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Car Accidents Caused by Texting & Driving

Distracted driving is the act of driving while performing some other activity that takes your attention away from driving. As you would expect, distracted driving increases the chances of a motor ...
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Obtaining Damages for Future Pain and Suffering

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer, Barry P. Goldberg, warns his clients that it is not automatic that a jury will award "future pain and suffering." In fact, juries today are tougher and ...
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What Are Punitive Damages?

Have you been seriously injured in an auto accident in San Fernando Valley by another person's negligent or unlawful behavior? If you answered yes, and the actions of the person that hurt you were ...
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What Can I Recover in a California Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

According to the latest data from the National Safety Council, unintentional fatal injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic ...
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Do You Know the Statute of Limitations in an Underinsured Motorist Case?

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly asked this question because his article "Effectively Preserving the Statute Of Limitations in Uninsured Motorist Cases ...
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Help for Hit and Run Accident Victims in Los Angeles

After declining for years, the number of hit-and-run accidents in California is increasing. In fact, 50% of all accidents reported to the LAPD are hit and runs. What's more, the number of ...
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California Car Insurance Laws

California laws regulate the car insurance industry. Some, such as the uninsured and underinsured motorist laws are too confusing in multi-car collisions and should be changed. Another states the ...
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Can I Sue If I'm Partially At Fault in a Car Accident?

Many people wonder if they can file a lawsuit against a negligent driver even though they were also at fault and contributed to the accident. In California, the answer is yes. If you are partially to ...
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Underinsured Motorist Bill AB 862 Moves Forward and Deserves to Become Law.

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney Barry P. Goldberg has been advocating passage of California Assembly Bill AB 862 for over one year. That Bill has now moved from the Insurance Committee one ...
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Bringing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California

Auto accidents may result in personal injury, property damage, or death. Financial reimbursement for the personal injury and property damage can be obtained with the assistance of an experienced car ...
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Strict Liability for Failure to Warn is Still a Viable Theory in California

Failing to warn about a potentially dangerous product or condition has become a "disfavored" cause of action in California. Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg believes ...
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Statements Made During Prelitigation Settlement Negotiations are Privileged.

Many things are said in anticipation of a settlement----especially during the give and take of mediation. In this Article, Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg separates what is ...
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Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents in California

If you were involved in a car accident, especially if you were the driver or a passenger in a car hit by a negligent driver, you should consider reporting the accident to your insurance company and ...
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What Are The Hidden Costs of Car Accidents?

Car accidents happen with such regularity in California that meeting someone who hasn’t been involved in one is surprising. A recent U.S. Census report shows that there were 10.9 million car ...
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