Drunk Driving and Truck Accidents

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 Drivers

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How Do I Know When I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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:

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Barry P. Goldberg Donates Dental Supplies to LA Family Housing

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!

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St. Patrick’s Day and Car Accidents

USNews.com reports that 13 Million Pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on Saint Patrick’s Day. Originally a tribute to the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is now the fourth most popular drinking holiday after New Year’s, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Besides the obvious health dangers of binge drinking, St. Patrick’s Day also creates a dangerous situation on the Valley’s roads and freeways. Indeed, every 46 minutes an alcohol-related crash claims a life on March 17.

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The Secret To Ensuring A Fair Settlement For Your Auto Accident Injuries

Generally speaking, for a claim to be considered a personal injury claim, there must have been must have been damage to a person or their property. Personal injury claims are filed against a third party or entity, such as a business, for wrongful or negligent actions. Common personal injury cases are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Dog bites
  • Construction accidents
  • Uninsured motorist accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
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