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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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accidents in California

Last year, California became the first state in the nation to allow lane-splitting for motorcycle riders, a practice that had long be legal in many countries in Europe and Asia. Lane splitting, also sometimes called lane sharing or stripe-riding, is riding a motorcycle between lanes or rows of slow moving or stopped traffic moving in the same direction. Lane splitting in California does not give motorcycle riders a free pass to ride recklessly and should be performed with care and caution.

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Barry Publishes “A Scary Lesson: Terror in the Courtroom” in Valley Lawyer Magazine

Attorney Barry P. Goldberg recently wrote a spooky article for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s monthly publication, the Valley Lawyer magazine. His article, A Scary Lesson: Terror in the Courtroom, discusses a 2015 California Court of Appeals decision that says haunted houses and other scare events can frighten you and your friends to the point of serious injury — and not be held liable for your injuries.

Barry knows that many of you will be heading out to haunted houses and fright festivals this Halloween season and provides some caution when doing so! Read the full article here.

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When Criminal Defense Cases and Personal Injury Claims Collide!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is fortunate to associate with top legal and financial professionals.  The question often arises about what happens when there is BOTH a criminal and personal injury matter at the same time.  Consider Mr. Goldberg’s recent Article;”Does an Award of “Restitution” Affect my Personal Injury Settlement?” For a…

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