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.Details
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.”
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For many dual-income families in the San Fernando Valley, or families where both parents work outside of the home, choosing the right daycare for their children is a big decision. Thankfully, childcare facilities are heavily regulated in California.
Choosing the right daycareDetails
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has seen almost every type and kind of injury and insurance claim. This one might top the charts! The California Court of Appeal has attempted to answer the following “burning” question: “Who is responsible for a house fire that occurs when a dog is left alone with…Details
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.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg files cases against Homeowner’s Insurance Policies for clients in various types of claims and cases. However, there is still a great deal of confusion about what the time limit is and whether various “tolling” of that time applies. Barry P. Goldberg is an insurance policy expert and…Details
According to the CDC, auto accidents are among the leading cause of injury and death among children in the U.S. While most parents go out of their way to ensure that their children are safe from every harm, the fact remains that children will likely suffer an injury at some point in their life. Indeed, according to the World Health Organization, auto accident injuries are the leading cause of death for persons between ten and nineteen years old. What’s more, car crashes still cause 1 of every 4 unintentional injury deaths in children under 13.
What do you do if that injury is the result of a car accident that was not your fault?
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Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has raised two teen drivers, lives near Calabasas High School and can confirm that the Summer is the worst time of year for teen accidents. In fact, according to a recent AAA Traffic Study between Memorial Day and Labor Day and average 10 people die every single…Details
Experienced Woodland Hills attorney Barry P. Goldberg is often sought out to discuss various aspects of personal injury cases. In a recent article in the national online publication Law360.com, Barry shares his thoughts on a California appeals court’s recent holding that parties sued for medical malpractice can use projected Affordable Care Act benefits to challenge…Details
Pedestrian accidents can be a terrifying experience for the victims, resulting in long-term emotional pain, such as PTSD, as well as numerous physical injuries. The feeling of the impact, the crunch of metal, and the smell of burning rubber from the tires may be ingrained in your memory for life. Unfortunately for the victims, pedestrian accidents are all too common in Canoga Park.