Woodland Hills Law Firm Recognized as Among Fastest-Growing in US

Earlier this month, The Law Firm 500’s list of fast-growing law firms in the country was released and local Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg ranked NO. 63! The law firms on this list were evaluated and ranked in order, based on gross revenues of the previous three years. Mr. Goldberg and his team of legal professionals have achieved record-setting levels of success for their clients, many of them local residents of the San Fernando Valley, and Mr. Goldberg is honored and humbled by the acknowledgment.

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Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents

Small things can have a big impact; especially when it comes to following traffic laws. A slight mistake can put your life in danger — and the statistics support this frightening fact.

Each year, around 37,000 individuals die in auto-related accidents in the US and over 2.35 million suffer injuries and/or are disabled. While milder injuries and road rashes can be treated, major injuries—including brain trauma—can cause permanent disability.

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Here’s what you can do to reduce the chances of auto accidents.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Suspected Hit and Run

Hit and run accidents can happen to anyone, including motorcycle riders. Recently, a 60-year-old Pasadena man was killed in a motorcycle accident that officials believe involved a hit-and-run driver. According to the local newspaper, a preliminary investigation showed that a Tesla four-door sedan was heading north at night at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the motorcycle at a busy intersection. Devastatingly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. In an even more tragic turn of events, the driver of the Tesla abandoned his car and fled on foot, not stopping to see if anything could be done to help the motorcyclist.

 

Fleeing the scene of an accident in which you were involved is against the law. If a driver hit you or a loved one and “ran off”, you have legal rights and may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries and property damage. An experienced hit and run accident attorney will be able to explain your options in detail.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the California Highway Patrol, more than 100 people died and 3,500 were injured due to motorcycle accidents in the greater Los Angeles area in 2013, the most recent year for which we have statistics. We have discussed the dangers of motorcycle riding in and around the San Fernando Valley in detail. Learn more about motorcycle safety tips here.

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Many hit and run accidents, especially those that occur late at night, involve speeding, drunk driving or drugged driving, and/or other forms of reckless driving. In the case of fatal car accidents caused by driver negligence, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver (or company employing the driver, if the driver was “on the job”). In a wrongful death lawsuit, a family member can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship. Talk to an experienced accident attorney to determine if you are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Next Steps After Fatal Hit and Run

If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, including one that involved a hit and run driver, know that the law is on your side. Reach out to Woodland Hills attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for a free consultation to discuss your next steps.

 

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Why You Need an Attorney for an Uninsured Motorist Claim.

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is considered the “go to” resource for all things “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist.”  In fact, Mr. Goldberg receives regular calls from lawyers throughout California regarding tricky and nuanced issues involving Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims.  The reason that there is so much confusion is that the applicable…

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What Does California Law Say About Dog Bites?

Dog bites are far more common – and dangerous — than you might realize. In fact, each year insurance companies nationwide pay out over $1 billion in claims related to animal bites and one-third of the money paid out through homeowners’ liability claims are related to dog attacks. It may or may not surprise you that California ranks top in the nation in fatal dog attacks and tragically, children are most often the victims of serious dog attacks. Dog bite victims of all ages often suffer a lifetime of painful and life-altering injuries; including deep skin wounds, loss of fingers, infections and scarring.

California is tough on the owners of dangerous dogs. In California, there is no such thing as a “one bite rule” or disputed liability.  In other words, a dog owner is “strictly liable” for the injuries caused by their dog and is automatically responsible to pay for your damages. An experienced dog bite lawyer can help you actually recover that money.

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