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…

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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:

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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

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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?

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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.

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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

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My Uninsured Motorist Accident Occurred in another State, Does California Uninsured Motorist Law Apply?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is also known as “The Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney” because he has written extensively on the topic, has handled thousands of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims, and is a frequent commentator on all things UM and UIM.  Not surprisingly, Mr. Goldberg is regularly contacted by both…

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Is My Dog Bite Covered by Homeowners Insurance? —-Depends!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has handled a disproportionate number of dog bite and dog attack cases after practicing 31 years in the mostly suburban San Fernando Valley. The combination of families, children, sunshine and family pets make the Valley ripe for every kind of dog bite scenario possible.  Most Homeowners naturally…

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What Costs are Recoverable if I win my Case?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is both careful about incurring costs and spends a significant amount of time explaining how costs work to clients.  Clients need to understand what costs they will recover by going to trial and which ones they will not.  This analysis should be part of the decision-making process…

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Car Accidents: What Happens When the Driver is Not the Owner?

There are an unlimited number of reasons you may let a friend or relative drive your car. Perhaps your friend is the designated driver for the evening, and yours is the only vehicle that can hold all of your friends. Or maybe your cousin’s car broke down and she needs to borrow yours in order to get to work. Whatever the reason, it is important to know that you may be liable for any accidents your friend or relative causes while behind the wheel of your vehicle.

I am liable if someone causes an accident in my car?

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