Personal Injury Claims and Contingency Fees

If you’ve been hurt in a Woodland Hills accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering how much money the insurance company will give you for your injuries. The truthful answer? Not as much as you deserve. That is why you need the assistance of an aggressive, proven personal injury attorney.

One of the first questions most injury victims have is whether they can afford to hire a personal injury lawyer. At our law firm, the answer is always YES: you do not pay unless we win!

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Auto vs Pedestrian Accident in Canoga Park: Who Is at Fault?

When a pedestrian is struck by an automobile in Canoga Park, serious injuries can — and often do — occur. The injuries can happen not just when the vehicle strikes the pedestrian, but when the person is thrown to the ground or into tree or other object. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident by a negligent driver, California law is on your side.

The obvious cause of severe injuries from an auto vs pedestrian accident in Canoga Park is the force of the hit. An individual crossing the street or walking on a sidewalk isn’t as protected from a hard impact as someone driving in a vehicle. Injuries can range from broken bones to long-term brain trauma and paralysis.

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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accidents in California

Last year, California became the first state in the nation to allow lane-splitting for motorcycle riders, a practice that had long be legal in many countries in Europe and Asia. Lane splitting, also sometimes called lane sharing or stripe-riding, is riding a motorcycle between lanes or rows of slow moving or stopped traffic moving in the same direction. Lane splitting in California does not give motorcycle riders a free pass to ride recklessly and should be performed with care and caution.

Facts about lane-splitting

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Barry Publishes “A Scary Lesson: Terror in the Courtroom” in Valley Lawyer Magazine

Attorney Barry P. Goldberg recently wrote a spooky article for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s monthly publication, the Valley Lawyer magazine. His article, A Scary Lesson: Terror in the Courtroom, discusses a 2015 California Court of Appeals decision that says haunted houses and other scare events can frighten you and your friends to the point of serious injury — and not be held liable for your injuries.

Barry knows that many of you will be heading out to haunted houses and fright festivals this Halloween season and provides some caution when doing so! Read the full article here.

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When Criminal Defense Cases and Personal Injury Claims Collide!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is fortunate to associate with top legal and financial professionals.  The question often arises about what happens when there is BOTH a criminal and personal injury matter at the same time.  Consider Mr. Goldberg’s recent Article;”Does an Award of “Restitution” Affect my Personal Injury Settlement?” For a…

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File a Law Suit if you have a Good Case and the Insurer Denies or Low Balls Your Claim

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg recommends to his clients to not cave in to an insurer that denies or low balls a perfectly legitimate claim.  Unfortunately, we are seeing more of insurers wrongfully denying claims, attributing “fictitious” comparative fault to claimants or offering such a low-ball mount that the claimant would actually…

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Injured in a Bike Hit and Run?

Recently, a father of 5 was riding his bike along PCH when he was struck and seriously wounded by a hit and run driver. While the man did survive, his injuries are so severe and life-changing that he will require 24/7 care and monitoring for the rest of his life. Our thoughts are with the hit and run victim and his family.

Bicycle hit and runs are all too common

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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

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