Car Accident

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Whiplash Signs and Symptoms

While often made fun of, whiplash is a serious and, in many cases, debilitating condition that results in damage to the soft tissues or joints in the neck. Auto accident victims suffer from a “snapping” sensation where their...more

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Should you ever have a legal claim against a party, including a personal injury claim after being in a Woodland Hills car accident, one of the most important reasons to consult an experienced attorney is to avoid problems...more

When a Car Accident Results in Paralysis

Paralysis, which is most often the result of a serious injury to one’s central nervous system, is one of the most catastrophic injuries a car accident victim can suffer. Muscle functions cease in one or more regions of the...more

Vehicle Passenger May Be Liable for Influencing or Encouraging Driver’s Conduct which Results in Harm to Third Party

In Navarrete v. Meyer, 2015 No. D067454, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, reversed summary judgment in favor of a defendant passenger in a vehicle that collided with and injured plaintiffs, holding that a jury...more

Re-Examining the Admissibility of Unpaid Medical Bills as Evidence

In Bermudez v. Ciolek (No. G049510, filed June 22, 2015), the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, held unpaid medical bills, joined with expert testimony regarding their reasonableness, were properly admitted and...more

Northridge Deadly Drunk Driving Accident Sheds Light on a Serious Issue

The summer months are upon us and with an increase in beach bonfires, summer BBQs, and Sunday Fundays in the sun, drunk driving accidents in the San Fernando Valley are also on the rise. These types of auto accidents are...more

A Passenger Encouraging a Driver to Speed or Break the Law can be Held Personally Liable for a Crash!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has seen hundreds of unusual accident scenarios in 30 years of personal injury practice. However, liability for the actual accident has never been imposed on a...more

Caitlyn Jenner’s Malibu Crash Brings Attention Multi-Car Crashes

As we have discussed, multi car accidents can be some of the most terrifying accidents to be involved in. With cars coming from what seems like every direction and tires squealing, it is no wonder multi-car accident victims...more

Map Apps, Distracted Driving, and Car Accidents

Many drivers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley claim that Waze is the best invention since sliced bread. Waze is an app with 40 million registered users that shares real-time traffic and road info, with the goal of...more

FTC Workshop on the Sharing Economy: Insights and Promise

Following Commissioner Ohlhausen’s opening presentation, Stanford Professor Liran Einav introduced the first morning panel. It was moderated by Nathan Wilson, Economist for the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. Panelists beyond...more

When Road Rage Leads to Auto Accidents

If you’ve ever driven in Southern California, you know firsthand just how frustrating it can be. With traffic, construction, distracted drivers who are texting and eating and reading newspapers (we witnessed that once during...more

Colorado Supreme Court: Indefinite, Future Assignment of Insurance Proceeds Unenforceable Against Insurer

It is not uncommon for injured persons to assign their rights to insurance proceeds to a third party, and the enforceability of those assignments has been the subject of frequent litigation around the country. In the most...more

Financial Recovery for Emotional and Mental Suffering

If you have recently been injured in an auto accident in the San Fernando Valley, you are probably focused on your physical injuries. But what many accident victims do not know is that emotional and/or mental trauma is quite...more

Multi-Car Accidents: Who is At Fault?

As we have discussed, auto accidents in Woodland Hills can take many forms. For example, motor vehicle collisions can be head-on, side swipe, rear-end, and hit and run, to name a few. The injuries and property damage can vary...more

Defective car legislation aimed at rental car companies

When people lease a car from a rental car company in Illinois, they expect to receive a vehicle that is safe to drive. Yet that is not always the case. Unfortunately, drivers may receive an unrepaired car that has been...more

San Fernando Valley Bike Laws

Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley are relatively bike-friendly communities. Replete with bike trails, pro-cyclists traffic laws, and experienced bike accident attorneys who can and do successfully represent bike...more

Is an Underinsured Motorist Policy Subject to the Automatic Bankruptcy Stay?

Imagine: an employee is injured in a car accident with another driver who is at fault. The employee settles with the at-fault driver for the limits of her liability policy. The employee, whose injuries exceed the at-fault...more

Tracy Morgan Truck Accident Settlement

Last year, comedian Tracy Morgan and his friend James McNair were involved in a serious truck accident. Tracy suffered severe injuries and McNair was killed when a Walmart truck collided with the limo bus that was carrying...more

Can I Recover for Pain & Suffering After a CA Car Accident?

I was badly injured in a car accident in the San Fernando Valley. I know my medical and doctor bills should be covered by insurance, but what about my pain and suffering? In California, an individual who was injured in...more

Torts – Effect of Howell Decision on C.C.P. § 998 Offers

Lena Lee, et al. v. Joseph M. Silveira, et al. - Court Of Appeal, Fifth District (May 15, 2015) - A personal injury plaintiff is entitled to recover expert witness fees and pre-judgment interest if the...more

Using Video Footage From Your Auto Accident

Today’s technological advancements mean that almost everyone has a way to take video footage of what goes on around them. The ability to capture footage can be especially useful when a car accident in the San Fernando Valley...more

Rollover Accidents: Causes and Potential Financial Recovery

Rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes, according to statistics from the National Highway and Transportation Administration. Every week, tragic headlines of fatal rollover accidents remind...more

Aquaplane accidents – what is sufficient evidence to prove causation? Tinworth v Haydon & NRMA

NRMA have successfully defended to the High Court a claim for personal injuries as a result of a single vehicle aquaplaning accident. A roadside pedestrian alleged the driver had been negligent in travelling at the speed...more

U-Turn Accidents: Who’s at Fault?

In many driving situations in the San Fernando Valley, it is dangerous — and sometimes downright illegal — to make a u-turn. It is not surprising that turning the car 180 degrees, to travel with oncoming traffic, can cause...more

Auto Accidents Occurring On On-Ramps

Unfortunately, accidents near or on freeway off-ramps and on-ramps in the San Fernando Valley are more common than one might wish. Recently, for example, a So Cal driver carrying newspapers in a pickup truck hit a guardrail...more

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