How California Law Tries to Protect the Public from Dog Bites

In California, dog owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their dog is under their control at all times. If the dog isn’t in a fenced in yard, it must be on a leash that is no longer than six (6) feet in length. That being said, there are designated dog parks where owners may allow their dogs to play off their leash, but the dogs must still be supervised. Violating the lease law could result in a fine of at least $100 for first offenses. If a dog bites someone, the owner may be held legally liable. The victim may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the bite.

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Concussions: The Most Common Injury in California Car Accidents

Concussions may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it’s important to recognize that concussions can, indeed, be very serious. They can be so serious that they cause permanent injury to the brain. A recent study involving driving simulators and people who had concussions show that even after taking time to recover from their concussions, they still had slower response times behind the wheel.

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Gross Negligence is Required to Overcome a Liability Waiver.

Woodland Hills Personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly consulted for almost every imaginable way people are injured.  Sometimes potential clients are very seriously injured in voluntary activities they have undertaken for their own enjoyment or advancement.  However, many of these “activities” can be quite dangerous and serious injury or death can result. Also,…

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Waiving Uninsured Motorist Coverage— No Written Waiver is Required to Provide Uninsured Motorist Coverage Above the Minimum.

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney is an expert on all things “Uninsured and Underinsured” Motorist Law in California.  Although Mr. Goldberg never recommends waiving or reducing Uninsured Motorist Coverage, such coverage must be waived in a specific way or the coverage is deemed to exist even if it was not purchased. An interesting question arises…

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3 Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

In the San Fernando Valley, riding a motorcycle is a popular pastime — and form of transportation for many hoping to avoid the terrible congestion on the 101 or on the busier side streets. Unfortunately, accidents involving automobiles and motorcycles are quite common in this area and motorcyclists, without the steel casing of a car or truck to protect them, are at an increased risk of injury. If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, know that California law is on your side. Indeed, if through no fault of your own, a vehicle hits you, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can explain more.

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Hit by a Drunk Driver on NYE? You Have Rights

We have talked about the dangers of drunk or drugged driving at length. According to the CDC, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver each day. This equals one death every 51 minutes — a tragic number that can be avoided.

Certain days of the years attend to attract drunk drivers. Those include the major “party” holidays, such as July 4 and NYE. With NYE just around the corner, we thought we would focus on driver and traffic safety, in the hopes of keeping our roads safer as we head into the New Year.

Holidays and Impaired Driving

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