Does a Loss of Consortium Claim apply to the “Per Person” or “Per Claim” Policy Limit?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney often has the unenviable task of explaining to clients that the courts recognize a spouse’s “loss of consortium” claim as a separate and independent tort.  However, for insurance purposes, a loss of consortium claim is considered “derivative.”  Therefore, under California Insurance Law, the “Per Person” limit applies—- not the “Per…

Important New Case—An Insured Plaintiff that Treats with Providers Outside His Insurance Plan are Considered “Uninsured” for the Purpose of Determining Economic Damages.

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has been vigorously fighting to obtain fair compensation for his clients in light of recent California Supreme Court decisions that severely limit the admissibility of medical bills to the very low negotiated rate of a health insurer.  Many accident victims chose to reject their own health insurance…

Concussions: The Most Common Injury in California Car Accidents

Concussions may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it’s important to recognize that concussions can, indeed, be very serious. They can be so serious that they cause permanent injury to the brain. A recent study involving driving simulators and people who had concussions show that even after taking time to recover from their concussions, they still had slower response times behind the wheel.