Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has met with clients who really have no idea how a car accident occurred and who was responsible for their injuries. An “internet educated” client asked me if we could make the prospective defendants prove who caused the accident. The client said she read something about “Summers…Details
There seems to be a theme among the accidents caused by negligent drivers in the Woodland Hills area. And by theme, we mean a trail of common mistakes these drivers make that result in serious auto accidents. Read on to learn more…
Neglecting the Turn Signal
California law is clear on how drivers should changes lanes in traffic or turn and that involves the use of a turn signal, which many drivers tend to ‘forget’. It may be surprising, but not using one’s turning signal is actually more dangerous and more prevalent than distracted drivers. In fact, according to statistics, motorists either neglect to use their signals when changing lanes, or fail to turn the signals off, about 48% of the time. When making a right or left turn, the failure rate is 25% of the time. These numbers add up to about 2 billion times a day that drivers fail to use signals, and it is no surprise that many auto accidents are caused by a driver’s failure to properly use a turn signal.Details
There are many myths about car accidents which can cause a lot of confusion. In order to protect your rights, it’s important to separate facts from fiction. While ultimately contacting a car accident or personal injury lawyer to discuss your case’s specific needs may be in your best interest, we’ve debunked a few of the common myths for…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury and car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a very strong believer in mediation in every case possible. Mediation serves many purposes even if a case cannot be resolved. On behalf of my clients, I always agree to mediation when offered by the opposing party, usually an insurance company. I always…Details
It’s no surprise to anyone who has driven in Southern California that the term “road rage” was coined by a Los Angeles news team to describe the level of aggravation many drivers feel after sitting in traffic on the 10, 405 or 101 freeways. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, riders are often the victims of such rage.
What is road rage?Details
Surprisingly, auto insurance is not necessarily a requirement of vehicle owners in every state. Car owners in Virginia can opt out of carrying auto insurance by paying an uninsured motor vehicle fee to the state. In New Hampshire, a vehicle owner can waive insurance if they are able to prove they have sufficient funds to…Details
Driving while under the influence of drugs (illegal, prescription, or otherwise) can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road at risk. This includes driving while under the influence of marijuana.
Why is drugged driving dangerous?
Different drugs have different on the brain and can impair driving differently. Marijuana, for example, can slow reaction time, impair judgment of time and distance, and decrease motor coordination. Drivers under the influence of cocaine or methamphetamine can be aggressive and reckless when driving. Certain kinds of sedatives can cause dizziness and drowsiness, which can lead to accidents.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg handles several serious auto versus pedestrian accidents every year. Recently, the Los Angeles Times identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents. Although the analysis shows most of the pedestrian accidents are clustered in high-density areas near downtown, a surprising number of accidents occur in suburban areas…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is acutely aware of local auto versus pedestrian accidents. This is Part 2 of 2 discussing the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents in Woodland Hills. As you might guess, most of these accidents occur at only a few select intersections in Woodland Hills as detailed in…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg handles more local auto versus pedestrian accidents than you might think. Most of these accidents occur at only a few select intersections in Woodland Hills. This Article is Part 1 and discusses the two most dangerous intersections in Woodland Hills. With the increased foot traffic generated from…Details