There are many forms of distracted driving (texting and driving being one that we are constantly discussing, due to its seriousness) and recently, another one was added to the list: e-cig’ing and driving. While it is not against the law in California to drive while smoking an e-cigarette, it is against the law to drive while distracted. Distracted driving is any activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task of driving safely. If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, California law and experienced Woodland Hills accident attorneys are on your side.
Dog bites occur almost every day in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. California paid out the most in dog bite-related injury settlements in 2012. Often, our postal workers are most at risk for dog bites and indeed, Los Angeles tops the country when it comes to dog attacks on postal workers.
Given available training methods for dogs, particularly for breeds known to be more aggressive, as well as public awareness about dog bites and the serious injuries they can cause, one might think that dog bite attacks might be on the decline. Unfortunately, the reverse is true and each day about 1,000 dog bite victims require emergency care treatment for serious dog bite injuries and about 9,500 citizens are hospitalized each year due to dog bite injuries and dog bites are the fifth most frequent cause of Emergency Room visits for children.Details
California is known as the Golden State thanks to its beautiful beaches, sunny weather, and tan, healthy residents. The Valley is a popular tourist destination, as it is just miles away from the coast of Malibu, wonderful museums, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an ever popular tourist destination.
Unfortunately, the influx of tourists in Southern California also means a greater number of vehicles on our roads and boats in our oceans, resulting in more motor vehicle and boating accidents. As accident victims can attest, these accidents can occur anywhere and at any time – even while on vacation. Many times, especially when medical care is involved, the injured person needs to seek medical treatment while still in California. Delaying treatment until you get home is often not a good idea, as insurance companies often use gaps in medical care as a reason to deny your claim or offer you less than your injuries deserve. Regardless of what they claim to the contrary, the insurance companies (even your own!) are not on your side, as it their goal to settle your personal injury claim as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Do not give them any leeway to do so. Reach out to an experienced injury attorney in Woodland Hills to discuss your legal rights.Details
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in California, yet drivers continue to put others at risk by engaging in this unlawful and risky behavior. Every day, 28 people across the country die in alcohol-related vehicle crashes and the damages caused by impaired driving costs the US economy about $52 billion per year.
Without question, driving under the influence is dangerous for all drivers regardless of the type of automobile they’re driving, but it is especially dangerous for truck drivers. The size and mass of commercial trucks makes them especially dangerous, as the average truck weighs 20-30 times as much as the average passenger vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by drunk trunk driver, that driver should be held liable.
Substance Abuse Among Truck DriversDetails
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has a critical expertise in analyzing both Auto and Homeowners policies. One of the more confusing areas is whether a Homeowners or Renters liability policy can somehow be applied to a motor vehicle accident circumstance. In fact, in early in his career, Barry P. Goldberg litigated many…Details
Many innocent San Fernando Valley residents are injured in accidents that are not their fault but, for one reason or another, they fail to reach out to an experienced injury attorney to discuss their legal rights and potential financial compensation. How do you know when your injuries warrant a call to a personal injury attorney?
The short answer is this: if you have suffered a personal injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney.
Common types of personal injury accidents include the following:Details
Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg sees all sorts of classic cars on the road in California, but how many do you think have seat belts? Are they required? Believe it or not, older vehicles may not require seat belts in order to legally be driven, but neglecting to update classic cars can…Details
Attorney Barry P. Goldberg was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, where he now practices personal injury law and helps victims of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and more recover the financial compensation they deserve. Barry has always felt that his hometown city has given him so much, and offered a beautiful place to raise his family.
With that in mind, Barry is devoted to giving back to his community. You might recall Barry’s December Charity Donate-a-Thon, where he donated $1000 to four different local charities, picked by you, his fellow community-members!Details
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a strong proponent of vocational rehabilitation for his injured clients that are no longer able to perform their jobs as a result of their injuries. In addition, the vocational rehabilitation expert can become a valuable expert for trial and help to establish substantial loss of earnings. …Details