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Lab’s “Body Bag” Presentations Triggered Coverage For Defamation Claims: Why it matters - We’ve all sat through some pretty boring PowerPoint presentations. But the lesson from a recent decision: it might be a...more

Who is Really Protected by California Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg really understands why California drivers have such a hard time understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage. That is why he is becoming known as the...more

California Bill Would Allow a Supplement to Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney Barry P. Goldberg advocates passage of California Assembly Bill AB 862. That Bill is a logical first step in empowering responsible California motorists to be able to adequately insure...more

Should California Provide Drivers' Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status? A public safety and uninsured-motorist perspective

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney and Uninsured/Underinsured motorist expert Barry P. Goldberg contends that regardless of whether one sides with various liberal immigration policies or stricter (yet seldom enforced)...more

Anatomy of a Good Personal Injury Case ---Part 2

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg was recently hired to represent an 18 year old traffic collision victim who was violently rear ended on the freeway---A very serious accident to be sure. During the...more

Anatomy of a Good Personal Injury Case---Part 1

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg was recently hired to represent an 18 year old traffic collision victim who was violently rear ended on the freeway---A very serious accident to be sure. During the...more

Are Higher Rates a Good Reason Not to Raise California’s Minimum Auto Liability Coverages?

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Attorney and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Expert Barry P. Goldberg advocates raising California’s minimum Auto Liability Limits to keep pace with reality. More importantly, Mr. Goldberg has...more

The California Compulsory Financial Responsibility Laws Are from the Disco Era!

The California Financial Responsibility Laws which were enacted to protect all California motorists are as outdated as bell bottoms, platform shoes and Saturday Night Fever. It should not make sense to anyone that...more

You should be alarmed by the Decline in Vehicle Seizures in Los Angeles—More Illegal, Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers are on the...

It is no coincidence that serious accidents involving uninsured motorists are on the rise. This dangerous situation is now being fueled by vague and misguided policies which eliminates vehicle impounds for unlicensed and...more

Hit and Run Accidents Rampant in Los Angeles

While hit-and-run accidents are a nationwide problem, Los Angeles is leading the way with staggering figures. According to AAA, 44% of all reported traffic accidents in Los Angeles are caused by hit-and-run drivers. This...more

The Purpose of the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law was to allow Responsible Drivers to Protect Themselves---To Some Extent.

Los Angeles Uninsured Motorist Attorney, Barry P. Goldberg, argues that we are in almost the financial equivalent of 1959 California which led to the enactment of the Uninsured Motorist Statute in the first place. There are...more

4 Great Tips to Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates from Going up this Year

Driving accident-free will keep your rates from going up. Woodland Hills personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg sets out 4 surprisingly easy tips to reduce the chances of an at-fault accident many drivers may not have...more

Protecting Yourself with Adequate Auto Insurance

The goal with this article is to give the consumer an action plan to avoid being victimized twice in an injury-causing accident (by the accident and later dealing with insurance) and to share the importance of having the...more

LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS---IT’S A SAFETY AND UNINSURED MOTORIST ISSUE FOR ALL DRIVERS! FORGET ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIEN----BE...

In California, illegal unlicensed aliens are three times more likely to cause a fatal collision than the rest of the motoring public. This recent statistic has revived public outcry to have all California drivers licensed...more

The "Real Cost of California Uninsured Motorist Coverage---Hint: It's a Bargain!

After 28 years as a personal injury trial lawyer in Southern California, Barry P. Goldberg has seen every reason and excuse argued by well-intentioned insurance agents and insurers who leave their insureds open to uncovered...more

Brighter Future for Veterinary Malpractice Claims

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website on January 3, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. ...more

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLORIDA’S REVISED PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (“PIP”) STATUTE

The purpose of this article is to help Florida motorists understand the changes made in the revised statute and to discuss how the changes will impact auto accident insurance claims when the revised statute takes effect....more

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (“PIP”) STATUTE SIGNED INTO LAW ON MAY 04, 2012

The purpose of this newsletter is to set forth the most significant changes that may impact insureds’ and/or medical providers’ rights when involved in an auto accident or when treating an auto accident victim. This...more

Insurance Industry Study Concludes 50% of Child Booster Seats Unsafe

Car accidents are dangerous no matter who’s involved. But for children, the risks are even greater due to their smaller size. That’s why infant and children’s car seats are so important. They’re supposed to protect children...more

New York Bus Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Bus Accident Near Sloatsberg

New York bus accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the serious bus accidents in New York that can and do occur, including the recent Trailways bus accident. Eight people were injured when a New York City bound...more

TCPA Claims Arising From Junk Faxes Do Not Allege Unexpected or Unintended 'Property Damage'

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois In Maxum Indem. Co. v. Eclipse Mfg. Co., ___ F.Supp.2d ___, (N.D. Ill. June 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that...more

Senate Bill 558 - Letter to California Assembly Judiciary Committee in Opposition

SB 558 is proposes to lower the evidentiary standard for obtaining enhanced remedies available under California's Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) from "clear and convincing" to "preponderance...more

The Time is Right for California Policy Holders to Fully Benefit from Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The combination of the poor economy and the dated minimum California statutory limits makes the time right to readjust the intent of the uninsured/underinsured motorist law. The stated effect of the law, to guarantee to an...more

Varderesyan v. Dependable Highway Express

Opposition to Motion to Reduce Verdict re Past Medicals

This Opposition to defendant's motion to reduce verdict re past medical bills was successful in light of recent opinions designed to reduce verdicts for plaintiffs who received past medical awards from their jury. This issue...more

Vardersesyan v. Dependable Highway Express

Motion In Limine Re Medical Bill Reduction as Collateral Source

This is the per-trial Motion in Limine to prevent the defendant from introducing a proposed "reduction" of a large hospital bill on the grounds that such evidence violates the collateral source rule. The Court granted the...more

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