Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “hit and run.” For years, Barry P. Goldberg has written numerous articles regarding accessing Uninsured Motorist benefits whenever a deserving client is injured in a hit and run accident. However, very little has been written on how to actually STOP the…
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has noticed a new trend in car accident cases—the at fault party refuses to admit fault even though liability is fairly obvious. In additional trend, the insurers of at fault parties are going along with it in an obvious attempt to frustrate deserving and injured claimants. There…
Multi-car accidents are often extremely frightening for all involved and increasingly common in high-traffic and heavy construction areas such as Woodland Hills and Canoga Park. When multiple vehicles, whether they be cars, trucks, big rigs, or motorcycles, are involved in a car crash, more of than not, several victims suffer serious injuries and property damage and some escape a multi-car accident without a single scratch.
One of the most common questions we are asked about multi-car accidents is: Who is at fault?
Torrential rains in Southern California are so uncommon that when they do occur, the roads become a nightmare. From car accidents to mudslides, motorcycle crashes to flooding, drivers in the San Fernando Valley are generally just not prepared for inclement weather and serious auto accidents result.
Impact of Weather on Drivers
We have talked about the dangers of drunk or drugged driving at length. According to the CDC, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver each day. This equals one death every 51 minutes — a tragic number that can be avoided.
Certain days of the years attend to attract drunk drivers. Those include the major “party” holidays, such as July 4 and NYE. With NYE just around the corner, we thought we would focus on driver and traffic safety, in the hopes of keeping our roads safer as we head into the New Year.
Holidays and Impaired Driving
Perhaps in the most unsurprising news of the year, California drivers have been named the worst in the United States. The results, which came from an annual study conducted by QuoteWizard, reiterate the importance of safe driving and avoiding drinking, texting, or otherwise engaging in negligent driving behaviors while behind the wheel. Indeed, the results…
Many people believe that drunk driving is strictly a criminal issue. This could not be further from the truth. If you or a loved one are hit by a drunk driver, you can bring a civil claim against the driver. This claim is completely independent of the criminal charges brought by the State.
What is a civil claim for drunk driving?
With the ongoing fires in Southern California, many drivers are — understandably — extra tense. This means that road rage, distracted driving, and auto accidents can increase, as drivers are focusing on matters other than the road in front of them.
When many people hear the term “whiplash”, they think fake injury. However, this could not be further from the truth. Whiplash injuries can leave long-lasting side effects, causing pain and discomfort for weeks, months, or, if left untreated, even years. Whiplash is a common injury suffered by rear end or multi-car accident victims.
In medical terms, whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when an impact or blow, such as from an auto accident or slip and fall accident, causes your head to jerk forward and backward in such a manner that the force stretches the muscles and tendons in your neck. In many cases, ice and rest can treat whiplash symptoms but sometimes, physical therapy is needed. When dealing with any type of suspected head or neck injury, it is best to see a medical professional so that more serious injuries can be ruled out.
Did you know that each year an estimated 100,000 work zone auto accident take place in the United States? And with the amount of construction going on around Woodland Hills, including near the Warner Center, drivers need to be extra cautious. Indeed, work site accidents have increased up to 25% in some areas and many experts say it comes down to a simple equation: the more construction, the more danger.