Keeping Your Kids Injury-Free While Trick or Treating

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner and that mean trick or treating! If you live in the San Fernando Valley, you will probably be participating in the trick or treating activities to some extent, either as a candy-passer, or a candy-grabber. Read on for a few suggestions on how trick or treaters of all ages can stay safe and injury-free this Halloween.

Providing Safe Conditions for Trick or Treaters

What to Do if You Slip and Fall in a Woodland Hills Grocery Store

A slip and fall injury, or trip and fall, is a premises liability claim. This type of personal injury suit can be filed when a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on a third party’s property. Grocery store slip and falls often occur as a result of a spill or wet spot, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or fallen produce. If you or a loved one have been injured in a trip and fall in Woodland Hills, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries.

Read on for what to do after you slip and fall in a grocery store.

3 Things Steps to Take if You Have Whiplash from a Car Accident

One of the most common injuries following a Woodland Hills car accident is whiplash. Whiplash may sound rather harmless, and many people try to brush it off as a ‘fake’ injury, but the truth is that whiplash can cause serious discomfort — and be a symptom of something even more serious. For more information on the signs and symptoms of whiplash, click here. 

If you believe you are suffering from whiplash resulting from an auto accident, read on for 3 things you should do.

See Your Doctor

Distracted Driving Means More Car Accidents

California is cracking down on distracted driving, especially in the form of texting and driving. If you are behind the wheel in California, you are now no longer able to hold your cell phone in your hand for any reason. This new law is intended to make it easier for police to determine if someone is unlawfully using their phone while driving, as well as reduce the number of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Majority of CA Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

A recent study by the California Office of Traffic Safety showed that 80% of California car accidents happen because of distracted driving. Distracted driving is serious and preventable. Examples of distracted driving include:

How Are Motorcycle Accidents Investigated in California?

San Fernando Valley motorcycle accidents can be extremely serious in nature. Because motorcycles offer less protection for the driver, motorcycle accidents can cause permanent injuries and even death. Motorcycle drivers, their passengers, and family members (in the event that the driver or passenger is killed) may be eligible to receive financial compensation if a motorcycle accident is found to be the fault of another driver or condition. Here’s what you need to know about how California motorcycle accidents are investigated.

Determining Fault

What You Need to Know about Car Accidents in California

Car accidents in Woodland Hills can be minor, causing little to no damage to vehicles or injury to drivers and passenger. These accidents, though certainly an inconvenience, are a blip on the radar when compared to more devastating auto accidents that result in serious personal injuries and major property damage, such as totaled cars.

If you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident, know that California law and our experienced accident attorneys are on your side. Read on for what to do immediately following an accident.

How Are Injuries Proven for California Car Accidents?

If you’re involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, California, you may find yourself in the middle of a fight to get the compensation that you deserve for the damage to your car and for your injuries. One of the most common concerns people have about California car accidents is how injuries are proven in court. Here’s what you need to know.

California Isn’t a No-Fault Car Accident State

Attorney Barry P. Goldberg Running for SFVBA Secretary

Attorney Barry P. Goldberg, a native of the San Fernando Valley, is running for the Secretary of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA), a local organization dedicated to serving the Valley’s legal community since 1926. Barry has sat on the Board of the Association for the last three years and is currently the Treasurer. After being voted in by his peers as Secretary, Barry intends “to carry on the fine work started by outgoing President Kira Masteller and the progressive vision of the incoming President, Alan Kassan”. Seeing firsthand “the importance of connecting great San Fernando Valley lawyers with deserving legal consumers”, Barry is looking forward to continuing to contribute his experience, expertise, and understanding of the local Valley community.