Can Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Receive Compensation for Their Injuries?

The State of California can hold drunk drivers criminally responsible for the actions, but can victims or their surviving family members be compensated in civil court because of the accident? The answer is a resounding yes.

Drunk driving is a crime that can result in the driver facing monetary penalties, counseling, imprisonment, and the loss of a driver’s license. While these consequences will hopefully stop the driver from reoffending, it doesn’t help the family who suffered. Victims of drunk driving accidents in Woodland Hills need to know that when a driver is arrested or convicted of a DUI or DWI, they have the right to file a civil suit against the drunk driver. The purpose of the civil lawsuit is to help the victim or the surviving family with medical bills, property damage, funeral and burial expenses, expenses for physical rehabilitation, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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California Supreme Court Finds that Landowner has no Duty to Assist Visitors to Safely Cross a Public Street

Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg closely monitors the California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court decisions on all aspects of personal injury, tort and insurance-related matters in order to provide cutting edge advice to his clients.  One area that has gained significant attention is where landowners and business owners have customers or…

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Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident in Woodland Hills

Car accidents can cause major injuries, such as paralysis, broken bones, punctured organs, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). More on the subject of brain injuries here. Additionally, car accidents can also cause soft tissue injuries such as whiplash. Soft tissue injuries are fairly minor compared to other injuries and people often discount them but they can cause you serious pain and force you to miss time from work.

What’s more, car accidents can result in temporary or permanent disability. Time off of work to heal from your injuries could leave you facing a mounting pile of debt and extreme anxiety about your future. The pain and stress of a car accident can leave you vulnerable. Avoid the following mistakes to help ensure that you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve after you are injured in a car accident in Woodland Hills by someone else’s negligence.

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What To Do If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury

One of the scarier types of injuries following an auto accident are traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. A TBI is a form of brain injury caused by sudden damage to the brain. According to the CDC, the leading causes of TBI include falls, motor vehicle and pedestrian-related accidents, and violent assaults. In terms of a car or other auto accident, a brain injury generally stems from hitting your head against something inside the car, such as the steering wheel. If you or your loved one has suffered a TBI after an auto accident in Woodland Hills, reach out to an experienced accident lawyer today.

How will I know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

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How to Protect Yourself from a Pedestrian Accident in Woodland Hills

For many residents of Woodland Hills, including those who live near the Warner Center, you are able to enjoy a “pedestrian” lifestyle, meaning you can walk to restaurants, shopping, movies, and, for a lucky few, even work! While there are many benefits to walking, including those related to health and the environment, there can also be a downside — pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian accident occurs when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, such as a car, truck or even bicycle.

Unfortunately, an individual can be seriously injured when involved in a pedestrian accident.  Read on for how you can protect yourself and reduce the risk of getting involved in a pedestrian crash.

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Should You Mediate Your Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Case?

Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured” Motorist in California.  Mr. Goldberg frequently gets calls from other personal injury attorneys seeking “the best” way to handle certain UM/UIM issues.  Should you mediate your Uninsured or Uninsured Motorist case?  In most cases, there is absolutely no…

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Personal Injury Claims and Contingency Fees

If you’ve been hurt in a Woodland Hills accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering how much money the insurance company will give you for your injuries. The truthful answer? Not as much as you deserve. That is why you need the assistance of an aggressive, proven personal injury attorney.

One of the first questions most injury victims have is whether they can afford to hire a personal injury lawyer. At our law firm, the answer is always YES: you do not pay unless we win!

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Auto vs Pedestrian Accident in Canoga Park: Who Is at Fault?

When a pedestrian is struck by an automobile in Canoga Park, serious injuries can — and often do — occur. The injuries can happen not just when the vehicle strikes the pedestrian, but when the person is thrown to the ground or into tree or other object. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident by a negligent driver, California law is on your side.

The obvious cause of severe injuries from an auto vs pedestrian accident in Canoga Park is the force of the hit. An individual crossing the street or walking on a sidewalk isn’t as protected from a hard impact as someone driving in a vehicle. Injuries can range from broken bones to long-term brain trauma and paralysis.

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