Later Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

Many times, car accident victims do not initially realize the extent of their injuries. Perhaps they were able to leave the scene of an auto accident on their own, without the assistance of medical help. It is important to accident victims to realize that many injuries (such as whiplash and other neck injuries) do not immediately show up. It is best to keep an eye out for later-symptoms and to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms arise.

In other cases, apparent injuries can lead to more serious damages. For example, an individual who initially has only a physical injury (i.e. injury to a wrist, leg, neck, back, etc…) can later on develop more serious problems, resulting from the initial injury. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms like this after being involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries resulting from the accident.

Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident only to experience later symptoms that further aggravated your injury? If yes, you are not alone. Examples of more serious injuries resulting from an initial injury in a car accident include:

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Seat Belt Defects and Car Accidents

As we know, automobile accidents in the San Fernando Valley can lead to serious injuries and sometimes death. When we combine a several thousand pound vehicle with defective products, the injuries can be even more catastrophic. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident and you believe the accident was caused by a defective product or the injuries were more severe due to the defective product, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer immediately.

Automotive recalls are quite common these days. It is important to pay attention to these recalls in case the car you are driving has been recalled for some reason; including seat belt issues, defective airbags, or defective brakes. Recently, Mitsubishi Motors North America recalled over 40,000 Outlander SUVs to fix a problem with the front passenger seat belt lap fastener.

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Rainy Weather Leads to Coffee Shop Car Crash?

Recently, Southern California has received some much-needed rainfall. While this is good for our environment, it hasn’t been great for many San Fernando Valley drivers, who are not used to driving in the rain. Take, for example, the case of a local driver who crashed into a Burbank Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Tuesday morning after losing control of her vehicle on the wet roads. The coffee shop was full of customers, but thankfully, no one was injured.

Rainy Weather Car Accident Statistics

According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are over 5,870,000 vehicle crashes each year across the country. 23% of these crashes – more than 1.3 million – are weather-related. The FHA defines weather-related crashes as “crashes that occur in adverse weather (i.e., rain, sleet, snow, fog, severe crosswinds, or blowing snow/sand/debris) or on slick pavement (i.e., wet pavement, snowy/slushy pavement, or icy pavement).” On average, 6,250 people are killed and over 480,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year.

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Clever Use of the Rules Can Make the Most of Your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Arbitration

Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, is recognized as the “go to” expert on all things Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist.  In fact, other lawyers frequently contact him on questions about securing the arbitration in the first place.  However, very little thought is paid to actually maximizing the opportunities of the arbitration itself.  This…

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Double Check Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage This Holiday Season

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, urges his friends, family and clients to double check their Uninsured Motorist coverage this Holiday season.  It is definitely a “lump of coal” in your stocking when you discover that the driver that caused a serious accident which nearly destroyed your Holiday season was uninsured.  What’s worse—-is…

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How To Represent Yourself in Your Car Accident Claim

It’s a big secret that many lawyers don’t want you to know, but YES, you CAN represent yourself in a car accident claim. While there are certain situations where the experience and knowledge of a successful car accident attorney in the San Fernando Valley is a must, a car accident victim can definitely represent him or herself in some car accident claims. Read on to learn when it is a DIY project or when it is time to hire a lawyer.

Handling Your Own Car Accident Claim

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