Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

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.

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Can Auto versus Pedestrian Accidents be avoided?

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…

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The Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian Accidents in Woodland Hills— Part 1

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…

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3 Reasons People Hate Hiring Personal Injury Lawyers!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg meets hundreds of accident victims and prospective clients every year.  There seems to be a “unifying theme” from most, if not all, of the clients—they think they hate lawyers and they dread having to actually hire one!  The bad news— for the most part—their concerns are legitimate! …

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Moving Toward an Orderly Uninsured Motorist Arbitration-Part 2 Rule 3.823

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a student and expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured.” In fact, Barry P. Goldberg has written extensively on Uninsured Motorist topics for years and is regularly contacted by accident victims and other personal injury attorneys —not just in Woodland Hills— to answer or discuss UM/UIM…

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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:

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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…

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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…

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