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Joint C.C.P. 998 Offers to Compromise May be Valid—in Certain Circumstances.

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a frequent commentator on the C.C.P. § 998 Offer to Compromise process which allows a party in litigation to “reverse” certain costs if that party “beats” its offer...more

Super Bowl & Car Accidents: A Deadly Combination

Whether you are an Eagles fan or a Patriots fan — or a Justin Timberlake fan, chances are you will be watching the Super Bowl this weekend. From the athleticism and competition to the over the top commercials and half-time...more

2/2/2018  /  Bodily Injury , Car Accident

How Can You Have a Successful Lawyer-Client Team in Your Personal Injury Case?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg often meets potential clients at a critical stage in their lives when things are turned upside-down after an injury accident. How will the car be fixed? Will I need...more

1/31/2018  /  Bodily Injury , Car Accident

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...more

1/26/2018  /  Bodily Injury , Dog Attacks

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...more

Can one Spouse Sign an Attorney Fee Agreement for an Injured Spouse?

Woodland Hills personal injury and car accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg is confronted from time to time with a spouse looking for a personal injury attorney for a severely injured spouse who is hospitalized or otherwise...more

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...more

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...more

Torrential Rains Means Drivers at Risk

Torrential rains in Southern California are so uncommon that when they do occur, the roads become a nightmare. From car accidents to mudslides, motorcycle crashes to flooding, drivers in the San Fernando Valley are generally...more

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...more

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...more

California Drivers: The Worst in the Nation!

Perhaps in the most unsurprising news of the year, California drivers have been named the worst in the United States. The results, which came from an annual study conducted by QuoteWizard, reiterate the importance of safe...more

12/22/2017  /  Car Accident , Damages , Drunk Driving , DUI

How to Bring a Civil Claim for Drunk Driving

Many people believe that drunk driving is strictly a criminal issue. This could not be further from the truth. If you or a loved one are hit by a drunk driver, you can bring a civil claim against the driver. This claim is...more

Raging Wildfires in Southern California and Increased Auto Accidents

With the ongoing fires in Southern California, many drivers are — understandably — extra tense. This means that road rage, distracted driving, and auto accidents can increase, as drivers are focusing on matters other than the...more

12/11/2017  /  Car Accident , Distracted Driving

Whiplash Accident Victims: Do Not Ignore Your Injury

When many people hear the term “whiplash”, they think fake injury. However, this could not be further from the truth. Whiplash injuries can leave long-lasting side effects, causing pain and discomfort for weeks, months, or,...more

12/4/2017  /  Bodily Injury , Car Accident

Lawyer Mistakes Could Ruin Your Settlement!

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has literally settled thousands of cases over the years. A settlement seems simple and easy to document. However, many lawyers make a “mistake” when settling a...more

Work Zone Accidents in Woodland Hills

Did you know that each year an estimated 100,000 work zone auto accident take place in the United States? And with the amount of construction going on around Woodland Hills, including near the Warner Center, drivers need to...more

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....more

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...more

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...more

Traffic Light Outages Causing Accidents.

Woodland Hills car accident lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is regularly consulted about auto accidents which occur at intersections where the lights went out, for some reason. While public entities, like Cities, are generally...more

11/3/2017  /  Car Accident , Third-Party

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...more

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!...more

10/27/2017  /  Pedestrian Accidents , Pedestrians

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...more

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...more

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