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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Tax Time Question—- Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg starts receiving phone calls around this “tax time” of year from clients asking whether their personal injury settlements must be declared and are taxable.  I always answer the question the same way, I am not qualified to provide tax advice.  In fact, I “glazed over” in law…

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Barry P. Goldberg Honored as “10 Best Personal Injury Attorney”

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has been honored once again for his dedication to his clients, his stellar reputation within the community, and his outstanding track record of success by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, an impartial third-party attorney rating organization that acknowledges attorneys for their excellence in the field of law. For the third year in a row, Mr. Goldberg has been awarded with the “10 Best” distinction in personal injury law.

The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor as each attorney must:

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Pedestrian Deaths Climbing in Greater Los Angeles

Los Angelenos are known for loving their automobiles, as traffic on the 101 during rush hour can attest, but some days local residents feel like getting out on foot. Unfortunately, pedestrians in and around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley are at more risk of getting killed by a car than anywhere else in the U.S., except for New York City. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, know that you have legal rights.

So why do California pedestrians face such a high risk of being hit by a car or other automobile when running, jogging, or taking a leisurely stroll? Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies have identified several trends in technology and lifestyle that have introduced new risks to pedestrians. These risks include:

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