What Must Be Proven in a California Slip and Fall Claim?

A slip and fall occurs when someone loses their balance because of a slick spot or because they tripped over something on the property. As a result, they are injured in some way. Slip and falls in San Fernando Valley can be dangerous. Although back injuries are most common in slip and falls, traumatic brain injuries from hitting your head, broken bones, and other injuries may occur. While there are laws in place in California to help victims of personal injury, certain elements must be met and slip and fall is no exception. Read over the following legal elements for California slip and falls. If you believe that what happened to you has the following elements, you should call an experienced Woodland Hills slip and fall attorney because slip and fall claims are time sensitive.

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Know Your Options When Your Insurer “Low-Balls” Your Uninsured Motorist Claim!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg loves handling Uninsured Motorist claims because it is one of the few circumstances where the insured has leverage over his or her insurance company.  Barry definitely knows what to do when your insurer makes a “Low-Ball” offer in your Uninsured motorist claim—– demand Arbitration! (The same applies…

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How Can Social Media Negatively Impact Your PI Case?

With the advent of smartphones and social media apps, many Southern Californians have become extremely comfortable sharing pictures, video recordings and other content about themselves on their social media accounts.  Applications like Facebook and Instagram installed on a smartphone allow users to instantly take photos and videos of themselves, upload the content to their Facebook walls and social media accounts, tag other individuals included in the content, and indicate the exact location where the photo or video was taken.  While the majority of this is innocent and fun, the truth of the matter remains that if a person has an ongoing personal injury case pending in court, these pictures and videos can be used against you in a court of law.

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Legalization of Marijuana Leads to Increase in Drugged Driving

In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64 which legalized marijuana use for recreational purposes.  The law, which went into effect January 2017, allows any California citizen over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana in their private home or business without restriction.  Since January, the California Highway Patrol has found that California citizens have consumed more marijuana than previous years, and found more instances of individuals driving under the influence of marijuana, aka “drugged driving.”

Driving while high

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Deadly Crash in Canoga Park Sheds Light on Impaired Driving

Recently a high-speed crash in Canoga Park, California took the life of young driver Steven Rodriguez, just two weeks after his 21st birthday.  Authorities believe than an excessive rate of speed combined with possible alcohol consumption led to the catastrophic accident.  Reports from the scene of the car crash state that Steven was driving at such an excessive rate of speed that upon impact with a fire hydrant the car was cut in half and split apart, and the hydrant flew into one of the nearby buildings.  According to one witness who spoke to local station KTLA 5, “It was like a giant river of … car parts floating by,” said witness Angel Cerda. “Half of the car was on one side of the street, and the other half was on the other side of the street. The man was still in the car, sitting down, his seatbelt on. … It was a complete mess.”

We are devastated for Steven’s family and loved ones.

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