7 Important Things Everyone Should Have In Their Car

At the law offices of Barry P. Goldberg, ‘Always Be Prepared’ is the mantra for 2017! It never hurts to be a prepared — or even a tad bit over-prepared. Car emergencies and auto accidents are a fairly frequent occurrence in the San Fernando Valley. If you are a car owner and a regular driver, here are a few tips on what to have in your car for emergency situations.

Extra Emergency Cash

With so many of us relying on credit cards and debit cards, we often don’t think about carrying around cash. A little extra cash might come in handy from time to time. It’s easy to lose a wallet or a credit card. Stash some emergency cash to be used only in a true emergency situation and it might get you out of a few tight spots.

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The New DUI Is…

Effective January 1, 2017, all residents of the state of California are prohibited from using their cell phones while driving. This does mean no texting, calling, Snapping, or Wazing – indeed, drivers are no longer allowed to hold a phone in their hand.

While texting and driving has been illegal for quite some time, this law heightens the restrictions of mobile phone use while driving with the goal of reducing the frequency of accidents caused by distracted driving. We all know that texting and driving is a main cause behind distracted driving accidents. However, using your phone for any other purposes while driving is just as likely to distract and lead to the possibility of life-threatening motor accidents.

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Barry P. Goldberg Donates to Grandparents as Parents

San Fernando Valley, CA – Attorney Barry P. Goldberg and Team BPG are excited to announce the third recipient of their December Charity Donate-a-thon. This week’s recipient of $1000 is:

Grandparents As Parents in Canoga Park, California.

This wonderful organization is dedicated to providing “programs and services that meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relatives raising children at risk. We seek to positively impact that Third GenerationTM and the grandparents and adults who love and care for them, so caregivers and children alike can grow and thrive.”

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5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Have Been Bitten By A Dog

Although a dog is often considered to be a man’s best friend, that is not always the case, especially if we are talking about a stranger’s dog. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.

Whether it is owner negligence or just plain bad luck, you need to have a solid case to get compensation for your financial and psychological injuries. Read on for a list of 5 things that you need to avoid after a dog has attacked you…

Not Getting Medical Help

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Involved In A Minor Car Accident? Here’s What To Do Next

As a driver, a huge responsibility falls on your shoulders when you take to the San Fernando Valley roads and freeways. Even one distraction or miscalculation when driving can cause an accident. While responsible driving is taught in driver education courses, and many motorists drive defensively and use caution when on the road, accidents still happen.

Have you recently been involved in a car accident? No doubt an auto collision is an emotionally exhausting and stressful situation for all parties involved. If not properly handled, such as with the assistance of an experienced accident attorney, this situation can blow out of control.

Drivers involved in an accident are responsible for knowing what to do following an accident. Read on to learn more.

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Safety Tips for Bicycle Riders

When bicycle accidents happen, they are often quite serious. Indeed, bicycle riders face a greater risk of suffering from serious crash-related injuries and deaths than other drivers. Whether you are trying to “go green”, get some exercise, or just catch some fresh air, here are some tips to ensure that your bicycle rides remain safe and sound.

Know About Traffic Rules and Regulations

California is a very bicycle friendly state. However, as a cyclist, it is always smart to be aware of the rules of the road before you head out on your ride. Following these rules will also hopefully make it easier for you to ride safely and in harmony with motorists. What’s more, if you are involved in an accident, it would be easier to get compensation if you were in the right.

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