Determining the Value of a Trip and Fall Case

In a trip and fall lawsuit, just like with almost any lawsuit, there is no guarantee of a certain monetary award. While a skilled personal injury attorney can examine the facts of your case to determine a potential estimate for damages, this does not mean the insurance company will agree. Your attorney needs to be experienced in fighting insurance companies in order to get what your injuries deserve.

If you were injured in a trip and fall accident, your attorney will likely ask you a few pertinent questions in order to help determine if you have a case. These questions include:

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Look Out! Teen Drivers are Back on the Road in Force!

Woodland Hills car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg has discovered what we already really know — Teen drivers are back on the road in force!  Look out! As many families return from vacation and the school year gears up for most local schools, another yearly ritual returns as well— teen drivers and teen driver accidents.

This is not a scientific study (although I bet the statistics would bear this out!).  In talking to local friends, neighbors and clients in and around Woodland Hills, I have discovered a chilling pattern.  I casually bring up that the traffic is increasing this time of year.  I mention that people are off vacation.  I mention that harried parents are trying to get their kid to school on time, but are unfamiliar with the traffic patterns.  I mention that kids are riding bikes and walking to school now.  Surprisingly, the response I get is nearly universal—-“Yes, but look out for the teen drivers near the high school!”

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Back to School — Back to Accidents!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has noticed a shift. Within about a week, kids and their families have gone from playing around the pool and enjoying popsicles to getting in the car and either preparing for the school year or actually starting “Back to School!” With this change in ritual, comes more and more automobile accidents, auto v. pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.

While we are certain that there exists statistical data to back up this phenomenon, even the most casual observer can see tons of stressed out moms running to stores to buy clothes and school supplies. In addition, the traffic patterns change as kids are actually returning to school—and for the first time in 3 months—they are late. Further, kids have grown a year. So, maybe they are finally old enough to walk or ride a bike to school.

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Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be among the most life-threatening injuries caused by an auto accident. Our spinal cords carry vital and sensitive nerves that act as messengers along the “communication highway” that runs between our brain and the rest of our body. As a result, traumatic injuries to your spinal cord region can mean chronic pain, loss of control of bodily functions, loss of sensation, numbness, impaired movement, and even complete paralysis. These injuries often require long-term physical care and therapy, and the expenses can add up. An experienced auto accident lawyer will fight to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries to the maximum amount allowed under law.

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Insurer Can Breach Duty by Refusing to a Modification of a Release

Insurer Can Breach Duty by Refusing to a Modification of a Release Woodland hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg analyzes insurance company obligations particularly involving ‘Releases.” Mr. Goldberg recently handled a drunk driving accident case wherein “Restitution” was ordered by the Court. The question arose whether the Release affected the separate payment of restitution.…

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Work Zone Auto Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

These days, we can’t seem to drive a few feet in Woodland Hills without running into a construction site or construction truck. With all of the development around the Warner Center, it may be years before our roads are back to normal! So what happens in you are injured in an auto accident that was caused by one of construction sites or vehicles?  In California, you have legal rights.

Work zone accident statistics

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Amputee Victims and Financial Recovery

If you have lost a limb in a serious car accident or motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what’s next. After the extensive surgeries and treatment, and piling medical bills, you may be concerned about how you will live your life, much less pay off all of your bills. For those who have suffered an amputation injury, their lives are forever altered.

An amputation injury occurs when the victim loses a limb, finger, or toe. These injuries are often sustained either as the result of a catastrophic auto accident or after the accident and during a medical procedure to save the life of the victim. While car accident victims can and do suffer the loss of a limb, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are especially susceptible to losing a limb, even in low speed collisions. Without tons of steel to protect them, these innocent men and women are often subjected to serious injuries when involved in a crash.

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Barry P. Goldberg’s Legal & Music Careers Featured in Valley Lawyer Magazine

Attorney and San Fernando Valley Bar Association Board of Trustee Barry P. Goldberg was recently featured in the Association’s Valley Lawyer magazine.  In the August issue, which is out in print now, Barry shares how he has melded a lifelong love of music with his busy legal practice. Active in two of the most successful ‘legal’ music groups in the country, Barry shares some thoughts two of his passions and how each has impacted the other.

To read the full article, please click here.

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