Ridesharing is on the rise in Texas with Uber and Lyft leading the way. What happens when an Uber or Lyft driver is involved in an accident? Who is liable?Details
In California, dog owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their dog is under their control at all times. If the dog isn’t in a fenced in yard, it must be on a leash that is no longer than six (6) feet in length. That being said, there are designated dog parks where owners may allow their dogs to play off their leash, but the dogs must still be supervised. Violating the lease law could result in a fine of at least $100 for first offenses. If a dog bites someone, the owner may be held legally liable. The victim may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the bite.Details
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.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury and car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg is confronted from time to time with a spouse looking for a personal injury attorney for a severely injured spouse who is hospitalized or otherwise incapable of finding an attorney. While it is always best practice to obtain the signature of the injured party,…Details
Woodland Hills Personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly consulted for almost every imaginable way people are injured. Sometimes potential clients are very seriously injured in voluntary activities they have undertaken for their own enjoyment or advancement. However, many of these “activities” can be quite dangerous and serious injury or death can result. Also,…Details
Waiving Uninsured Motorist Coverage— No Written Waiver is Required to Provide Uninsured Motorist Coverage Above the Minimum.
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney is an expert on all things “Uninsured and Underinsured” Motorist Law in California. Although Mr. Goldberg never recommends waiving or reducing Uninsured Motorist Coverage, such coverage must be waived in a specific way or the coverage is deemed to exist even if it was not purchased. An interesting question arises…Details
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.
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In the San Fernando Valley, riding a motorcycle is a popular pastime — and form of transportation for many hoping to avoid the terrible congestion on the 101 or on the busier side streets. Unfortunately, accidents involving automobiles and motorcycles are quite common in this area and motorcyclists, without the steel casing of a car or truck to protect them, are at an increased risk of injury. If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, know that California law is on your side. Indeed, if through no fault of your own, a vehicle hits you, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can explain more.Details
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.