Don’t Settle for the Insurance Company’s Offer

If you’ve ever filed a claim with an insurance company after being injured in a car accident, you know firsthand how quick they are to deny and/or diminish your injuries. The insurance company’s objective is to offer you as little as possible in terms of financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and related expenses, and hope you accept their low ball offer.

Fortunately for accident victims throughout the San Fernando Valley, there are experienced personal injury attorneys available to ensure that you receive the monetary compensation your injuries deserve. The best attorneys are all too familiar with insurers’ payment-avoidance strategies and can advocate aggressively on your behalf to help you recover financially for the injuries caused by another person’s negligence.

Common injuries that occur in auto accidents include:


Do Not Tinker with The 998 Offer to Compromise!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a huge advocate of using the Code of Civil Procedure § 998 Offer to Compromise in every case that is in litigation or going to trial.  In addition, it should be used as a “cost shifting” tool even in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations.  In…


Pregnancy & Car Accidents: What To Do

Being pregnant can be an exciting time, but also one that is often filled with worry and concern for the mom-to-be. If you  or your loved one is involved in an auto accident while pregnant, the stress can be even greater as unknown questions about the baby’s health and wellness will likely abound.

While it does not happen in every case, pregnancy complications following an auto accident can be devastating. Injuries, both internal and external, can harm the mother and her unborn baby, making it critical for the expectant mother to seek immediate medical attention after being involved in a car crash. Besides emotional strain, many physical conditions may affect a pregnant woman after the trauma of an accident. Read on to learn more…


Preserving the Statute of Limitations for Uninsured Motorist Cases with a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is regularly consulted on all things “Uninsured and Underinsured” California for California car accident cases.  These consultations are by both accident victims searching for answers and by personal injury attorneys trying to make sense of the jumble of laws which make up the Uninsured and Underinsured substantive…


Was the Person Who Hit You Running Errands for Someone Else? The “Principal” May also be Liable!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for sources of recovery for his clients particularly because many drivers are either uninsured or underinsured.  This means either there was no insurance to cover your loss or not enough insurance to cover your loss completely.  In those cases, it is a very important…


What to Write in Your Post-Accident Journal

If you have spoken with a skilled personal injury lawyer or performed any online research after being injured in an automobile accident, you are probably aware that keeping a ‘recovery’ journal’ is a wise post-accident idea. Intended as an opportunity for you to monitor your physical and emotional well-being, a recovery journal is simply a place for you to keep track of your recovery process. Writing in a journal each day about how you are (or maybe are not) progressing can assist you and your auto accident attorney in more accurately assessing the impact your car accident injuries have had on your daily life (including your ability to perform normal activities) and your overall physical and emotional health.

Tips for writing in your post-accident journal

If you’re not certain about what to write down each down in your post-accident recovery journal, here are a few ideas to get you started:


Slip and Fall Accidents on Private Property

If you are a guest on someone’s property, such as their home, and you are injured in a slip and fall accident, can you file a claim to recover financial compensation for your injuries?

In California, generally speaking, the answer is yes. Proving negligence in a slip and fall or trip and fall case can be challenging, so speak to an experienced accident lawyer about your potential case.

Slip and fall accidents on private property


I Was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident: What Can I Recover?

As much as motorcyclists may not want to admit it, the injuries suffered by a rider or passenger of a motorcycle involved in a crash are often far more severe than those suffered by a driver or passenger in a car. Without several tons of steel, seat belts, and other safety devices to protect them, motorcyclists are at risk of a number of catastrophic injuries, including:

  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal injury
  • broken bones
  • internal organ damage

And more — this list is far from exhaustive. In order to recover financial compensation for the damage caused by these injuries, a motorcycle accident victims needs to file a claim against a negligent party such as the other driver or the government agency responsible for the road or highway.

What is Your Motorcycle Accident Injury Worth?


Accidents Caused by Illegal Street Racing

Illegal street racing happens all too often on our Southern California roads. Not only is driving above the speed limit against the law, but it is dangerous, often resulting in serious injuries and death. Take the tragic case of a recent street racing accident involving an SUV.

One of the drivers who is suspected of racing another motorist on the 5 Freeway, is now being held on bail in a Los Angeles jail. According to the CHP, the driver was racing another SUV when he lost control of the vehicle and triggered a violent chain-reaction crash that left three innocent victims dead. The other reckless driver is still on the loose.


The Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Driving while tired is not an isolated issue, or one reserved just for truck drivers. In fact, over 1/4 of respondents in a recent study admitted to driving drowsy to or from work at least a few days a month and 37% admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in the last year. Unfortunately, drowsy driving is dangerous and is the cause behind many auto accidents in the San Fernando Valley and across the country.

Fatigued Driving Statistics