2016 Amendment to C.C.P § 998 Equalizes Costs for Plaintiffs and Defendants

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg frequently comments on proper uses and tactics of C.C.P § 998 Offers to Compromise.  In fact, it is one of the few very useful tools left for a personal injury attorney to prompt or force a settlement with a third party in litigation.  Moreover, C.C.P § 998…

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Sample Letter of Demand for a Dog Attack Claim

If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite attack, should you hire an experienced dog bite lawyer to assist you with your legal claim? Generally speaking, the answer is a resounding yes. By retaining a knowledgeable attorney who knows who to deal with and what to ask, as well as how to fight for you to recover the financial compensation your injuries deserve, you will have the peace of mind knowing that your case is being handled efficiently and expediently.

If you prefer to not work with an attorney after being attacked by a vicious dog, there are a few things you must know. First, it is advisable to seek medical attention as soon as possible so that your injuries can be examined and documented by a medical professional. Next, you may want to consider writing a letter of demand. The purpose of this letter is to summarize the facts, review the causes supporting your claim, and to demand financial compensation that fairly represents your injuries and damages.

In the demand letter, include:

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Attorney Barry P. Goldberg Featured in Article on Parking Lot Accidents

When we hear about car accidents, we think multi-car crashes, big rigs smashing into smaller automobiles, and other examples of catastrophic crashes. What we don’t often consider are parking lot accidents. Personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is all too familiar with these types of accidents and his blog post on the realities of a parking lot accident is one of the most popularly searched articles on the matter.

As such, Auto Insurance Center, a consumer drive center for education on car insurance that stands to provide the most useful and comprehensive resource on the web on the subject, reached out to Mr. Goldberg to discuss the perils of parking lot auto accidents. With 1 in 5 accidents takes place in a parking lots, parking lot accidents are not to be ignored.

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Distracted Driving: The #1 Cause of Car Accidents

As any auto accident victim can attest, the negligent driver always claims that it wasn’t his/her fault. Fortunately for the individuals who suffer broken bones, emotional distress, and financial ramifications from being hit by a reckless driver, the proof is clearly in the pudding.

According to several studies, the #1 cause of car accidents is distracted driving. Now, distracted driving can take many forms (the big one in the news currently being texting and driving), but regardless of whether the driver was speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the result it the same — if the driver caused the accident, he/she is potentially liable for your injuries. Speak to an experienced auto accident attorney about your legal rights.

Common examples of distracted driving

Distracted driving is rampant in the San Fernando Valley. With many commuters in a rush to get to work, they can look for ways to ‘save time’. This can include:

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Never Sign a Release in an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Case!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured.”  The problem with Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims is that there is no integrated statute and procedural guidelines for properly handling these claims.  It is a patchwork of statutes, rules and contractual provisions.  Many, if not most, personal…

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Barry P. Goldberg Featured Extensively in Auto Insurance Center Article

Woodland Hills-based personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has been successfully representing his clients (auto accident victims, dog bite victims, slip and fall victims) for over 30 years. His name recognition, skill, and expertise often result in requests by the media for Barry to provide legal commentary and to share his knowledge with the community.

Recently, Mr. Goldberg was cited extensively in an Auto Insurance Center, a consumer drive center for education on car insurance. The article ‘Driving Dangerously: The 4 Riskiest Impairments on the Road’ discusses four of the most dangerous examples of impaired driving. Mr. Goldberg discusses the big one, drunk / drugged driving, in detail sharing that he “sees little difference between drug and alcohol impairment behind the wheel. Cars moving at higher speeds, going the wrong way or turning into oncoming traffic are often the cause of these accidents.”

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Accidents Caused By Crossing a Double Yellow

Have you hit by  car that was illegally crossing a double yellow line? In California, absent a few exceptions, it is against the law to cross a double yellow line. In fact, California Vehicle Code (VC) § 21460 clearly states that it is illegal to drive to the left of a double solid yellow line. Double yellow lines are usually painted on the road, but the law permits raised pavement markers to be used to indicate double lines.

Common examples of when drivers illegally cross a double yellow line in the Woodland Hills area include:

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A Landowner has a Duty to Warn of Certain Dangerous Conditions

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg must look for viable liability theories against all possible defendants, particularly in catastrophic injury cases.  One theory of liability that can create liability is when a dangerous condition of property exists and the landowner fails to warn of the known dangers.  The lure of this theory is…

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Does an Adult Dog Bite Victim Need to Hire a Lawyer?

When we think of serious dog bites, we often think of children who are innocently mauled by a vicious dog. Children, however, are not the only victims of dog bite attacks. Regardless of age, if you or a loved one has been injured by an aggressive dog, you need to hire an experienced dog bite attorney to assist you in your claim and ensure that you receive the financial compensation you are rightfully entitled to.

There are many reasons to hire a lawyer to handle a dog bite claim. The big one being that without appropriate representation, you may not be compensated for your injuries. Indeed, less than 1% of dog bite victims receive the financial recovery they deserve. Dogs bite over 4 million Americans per year, but, not surprisingly, insurance companies pay only 15,000 to 16,000 victims.

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