ARE THE LIGHTS FOLLOWING YOU HOME, STREET LIGHTS OR THE POLICE?
- posted: Dec. 05, 2023
Hopefully street lights guide you home, not “Flashing Red & Blue Lights.” Thirty seconds after you sip alcohol, it goes to your brain and slows down the chemical and pathways Read More
DID YOU TURN YOUR CLOCK BACK IN TIME FOR NEW SCAMS? aka ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD!
- posted: Nov. 14, 2023
Scams, like viruses, constantly change as they respond to the latest news and trends. These “professionals” find new ways to separate the elderly from our money. Thus our CV is Read More
A WOMAN’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CURVE IS HER SMILE…WHICH DISAPPEARS AFTER AN ACCIDENT!
- posted: Nov. 14, 2023
With Halloween around the corner there will be more partying and people on dark streets. That often means more Accidents and fatalities…yielding fewer smiles. When Accidents happen, you may not need Read More
MAY 4 WAS STAR WARS DAY: "WAS THE FOURTH WITH YOU" AFTER STAGECOACH?
- posted: May 10, 2023
Was the Force With You on May 4, 2023, on the annual Star Wars Day? The punning slogan “May the Force be with you” acquired legitimacy, when the British Conservative Read More
CINCO DE MAYO ISN’T MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!...WHAT?
- posted: May 04, 2023
Contrary to what most of us think, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day…it is September 16…Diez y Seis de Septiembre! But it matters not. Instead of thinking about Read More
COACHELLA: ACCIDENT? ARRESTED? DUI? POSSESSION OF DRUGS? FALSE ID? MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL? DRUNK IN PUBLIC?
- posted: Apr. 26, 2023
COACHELLA is a breeding ground for Arrests! It is also an Accident waiting to happen? Whenever thousands of people are crammed together, there is always a potential for needing a Read More
THE HOLIDAYS ARE THE BEST OF TIMES AND THE WORST OF TIMES
- posted: Dec. 22, 2022
In a Tale of Two Cities the author shared…”These are the Best of Times; These are the Worst of Times.” It is wonderful when the holidays bring out the best Read More
WHY DO LAWYERS REJECT ACCIDENTS WITH GOOD INJURIES?
- posted: Oct. 17, 2022
Initially, you must understand, accident cases require proof of Negligence which requires “both” Liability and Damages. Liability means another party is at fault, and the law is on your side. Read More
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MISDEMEANOR V FELONY DUI?
- posted: Oct. 12, 2022
I was retained on a new DUI case this week by a young girl celebrating her 21st birthday, and getting arrested for a DUI with an Accident Injury. Most DUI’s Read More
LEGAL TERMS EXPLAINED AS COVID WINDS DOWN AND TRIALS WIND UP
- posted: Jun. 13, 2022
We have all been homebound for most of the last year or two with COVID, which hopefully will continue to dissipate. Our courts were closed for a long time and Read More
WHY AN ADJUSTER CAN'T DETERMINE THE VALUE OF AN ACCIDENT CASE?
- posted: Jun. 01, 2022
Today, all insurance companies use a computer program called Colossus to determine the value of an Auto Accident case. It plugs in the severity of the injuries and the amount of the Read More
ON CV’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY, YOU STILL NEED THE SAME THINGS TO WIN A PI CASE
- posted: Mar. 25, 2022
This is the 10 year Anniversary Issue of our paper. It is hard to believe I have written so many weekly legal columns for CV Weekly. It is even more Read More
A BOARDING PASS, DMV, AND DOGS, HOW ARE THEY SIMILAR?
- posted: Feb. 20, 2022
What could a boarding pass, DMV, and dogs have in common during Covid? They are all current scams being implimented during Covid upon our CV neighbors. With Covid came Stay Read More
HOW MUCH IS MY ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? IT DEPENDS! PART 2
- posted: Feb. 16, 2022
Though it may not be clear to all, LA juries are composed of more wealthy and liberal jurors, who do not hold back on verdicts. In addition it is easier Read More
HOW MUCH IS MY ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? IT DEPENDS! PART 1
- posted: Feb. 09, 2022
I am writing this missive after receiving another call last week about a sliding door that came off its hinge, hitting the V (victim) on her head. The caller asked Read More
DID YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE DURING COVID, DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL TO PLAN
- posted: Jan. 19, 2022
Covid has thrown the world upside down. We are all frustrated and stressed from our limited opportunities to do things like before. Making decision during a less than alert period Read More
RECKLESS DRIVING IS A MISDEMEANOR, NOT JUST A TICKET
- posted: Jan. 11, 2022
The California Vehicle Code Section 23103 says:(a) A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty Read More
DID YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY RUN YOU OVER… AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT?
- posted: Nov. 18, 2021
Law is an information-gathering game. We all know it is not a game, though insurance company’s take that approach and use every possible opportunity to Deny and Delay. They will advise you Read More
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT? WILL YOU BE IN GOOD HANDS WITH YOUR INSURANCE CO., AND WILL YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR GIVE YOU A PIECE OF THE ROCK?
- posted: Nov. 10, 2021
OF COURSE NOT! INSURANCE CO’S ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF PAYING THEIR INSURED/CUSTOMERS/CLAIMANTS AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE FOR ALL TYPES OF CLAIMS. HOWEVER, YOU STILL MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER. Read More
WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU WE MAY NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR T/A OR DUI?
- posted: Sep. 29, 2021
Have you been in an auto accident or received a DUI and received a letter or call like this? If so…What Should You Do? There are so many scams going Read More
MCDONALD’S SPILLED COFFEE CASE SPAWNS AWARDS FOR STUPIDITY
- posted: Sep. 13, 2021
We all know that 81-year-old Stella Liebeck spilled McDonald's hot coffee on herself while holding the cup between her legs. After she successfully sued McDonald's for her burns, the world Read More
HELLO, THIS IS TONY, CAN YOU HEAR ME CLEARLY?............HANG UP
- posted: Aug. 05, 2021
Hello, Can you hear me clearly? This is part of the latest telephone call scam. The phone rings and you are asked a question. If this happens to you….This is Read More
SEND ACCIDENT INJURY BILLS TO INSURANCE CO AND SETTLE YOURSELF FOR 10X
- posted: Jul. 16, 2021
I bet your didn’t know you can send your accident bills to the insurance company and settle the case yourself for 10 times the amount… without a lawyer. You Don’t Read More
THE MC DONALDS SPILLED COFFEE CASE BIRTHED THE STELLA AWARDS! OR TWO TACO’S SHORT OF A COMBINATION PLATE!
- posted: May 05, 2021
Everyone has heard of the Mc Donalds Spilled Coffee case, with what seemed like a stupid verdict. However, few know all the facts which support the underlying verdict …which led Read More
WHAT DOES DMV, A BOARDING PASS AND DOGS HAVE IN COMMON DURING COVID
- posted: Apr. 07, 2021
THEY ARE ALL CURRENT SCAMS BEING IMPLEMENTED DURING COVID UPON YOUR CV NEIGHBORS! Phishing Scams at DMV? DMV has warned California Drivers of a Phishing Scam using text messaging related to REAL Read More
WILL COVID DECREASE THE VALUE OF MY ACCIDENT CASE?
- posted: Feb. 01, 2021
Believe it or not, I have received many calls asking this question over the phone. Last week we discussed the question “During the Covid Era, will a Prior Injury Erase a PI Claim? It know Read More
DURING THE COVID ERA, WILL A PRIOR INJURY ERASE A PI CLAIM?
- posted: Jan. 29, 2021
The correct answer is maybe. During the era of Covid we see less cars on the road and thus less accidents. However, when there is an accident, the insurance company Read More
HAS COVID 19 MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO KEEP NY'S RESOLUTIONS?
- posted: May 27, 2020
Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Most of us can’t keep them. I personally resolved to lose 10 pounds, and I have 15 to go. Even if you could or did, what happened to your resolutions after Read More
4 REASONS WHY A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER WILL NOT TAKE YOUR CASE
- posted: Jun. 13, 2018
People wonder why attorneys will not accept their case and this article is written to give a brief overview of the issue. After someone has been injured they may believe Read More
YOU NEED IMMEDIATE LEGAL HELP IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATION
- posted: Nov. 12, 2016
Domestic violence by any standard is an ugly part of society. Many times, it goes unchecked for months and years at a time. And unfortunately, sometimes those situations end tragically. When Read More
NEW GRANT PROVIDES MONEY FOR DUI PROSECUTION IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY
- posted: Sep. 25, 2015
We recently discussed the large number of arrests in the Riverside County area over Labor Day weekend. It looks like the number of DUI charges in Palm Desert won’t be Read More
NO-REFUSAL POLICIES BECOMING MORE PREVALENT IN DUI TESTING
- posted: Aug. 28, 2015
Drivers have a difficult choice to make when they are asked to submit to a Breathalyzer test after being pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving. If the driver elects Read More
PEDESTRIANS INJURED BY ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY
- posted: Jul. 30, 2015
An accident in Riverside County left two people hurt and one man facing DUI charges. The man was reportedly involved in a fight with some family members before the accident Read More
WHAT TYPES OF BREATH TEST ERRORS CAN IMPACT A DUI CASE?
- posted: Jun. 25, 2015
Law enforcement officials typically use blood alcohol tests to determine the blood alcohol concentration, or BAC level, of drivers suspected of driving under the influence. If a driver has a Read More
HOW DO IMPLIED CONSENT LAWS IMPACT BREATH TEST REFUSAL?
- posted: May 29, 2015
When drivers are pulled over for a DUI, they are often asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. Law enforcement officials use breath tests and other tests to help determine whether Read More
REFUSAL TO TAKE A BREATH TEST AFTER A DUI ARREST IN CALIFORNIA
- posted: Mar. 26, 2015
One of the most common questions that arises when discussing DUI charges is what happens if the driver refuses to submit to a Breathalyzer test when he is pulled over. Read More
BREATHALYZER TESTS COMMONLY USED TO DETERMINE BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL
- posted: Feb. 27, 2015
A number of drivers in Palm Desert have heard about the blood-alcohol tests they might face if pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence. However, many are unclear Read More
Mr. Gribow, Why Won’t You Answer My Question Over The Phone And Accept My Case?
- posted: Nov. 28, 2014
I felt sad when USC lost this week to Washington and then when coach Sark was let go. I also felt terrible when 3 potential clients called over the weekend Read More
MORE "NEW" SCAMS! BEWARD ONLINE CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND GANGS
- posted: Nov. 27, 2014
To avoid on line credit card fraud and not be a VICTIM of the "bad guys", you must be aware of the latest scams/frauds/crimes in our community. We read and Read More
License suspension for refusing DUI chemical tests
- posted: Nov. 26, 2014
There are a number of reasons why a driver’s license may be suspended, including repeat traffic violations and DUI offenses. When it comes to a DUI, a license suspension can Read More
Do You Wonder What will Happen If You Are Arrested for a DUI?
- posted: Nov. 24, 2014
If you are like most people, you wonder what happens if you or a friend is arrested for drunk driving? A Driving under the Influence (DUI) commonly referred to as Read More
20 secret ways to increase the value of your accident case
- posted: Nov. 23, 2014
Last week we attempted to answer the question "What is my case worth?" Today we learn 20 Secret Ways to Increase the Value of Your Accident Case. A PI case Read More
ATTORNEY REVEALS WHY YOU DO NOT NEED A LAWYER TO PREPARE A WILL
- posted: Nov. 22, 2014
Most people do not know that you do not need a lawyer to prepare a will. Yes, that is correct: you can prepare what is called a Holographic Will by Read More
PALM DESERT LAWYER EXPOSES CLIENTS TYPICAL PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONS
- posted: Nov. 19, 2014
Susan from Palm Springs asks: Over the last year you have stated that law is an information gathering game. Why is that true for an auto accident? In my radio Read More
Survey shows designated driver awareness is spreading Posted in Drunk Driving Charges
- posted: Nov. 19, 2014
You may be under the impression that young adults who are of drinking age are really irresponsible when it comes to designated drivers. You may think that they just disregard Read More
Summer Means More Shoplifting Because Of Fewer Employee
- posted: Nov. 18, 2014
Merchants are at risk with under-staffed stores that allow crooks to “do their thing”. With the “down economy” many people are hurting and committing crimes they might not have performed Read More
With memorial day this weekend… this may be the most important thing you have ever read
- posted: Nov. 17, 2014
Coachella Valley DUI Card DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE IT IS A LOT CHEAPER TO TAKE A TAXI THAN HIRING ME Dale Gribow has been "Rated" TOP LAWYER by Palm Springs Life Magazine Read More
PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS WHETHER DUI CHECKPOINTS ARE LEGAL
- posted: Nov. 14, 2014
This week is Memorial Day and that means "our finest" will be out in force with DUI Checkpoints for those of us drinking and partying. I am often asked if Read More
Why are texting drivers tolerated but drunk drivers are derided?
- posted: Nov. 14, 2014
It would be safe to say that drunk drivers are looked upon with derision, and that the act of driving while intoxicated brings out quite a bit of outrage from Read More
PALM DESERT ATTORNEY REVEALS HISTORY OF DRUNK DRIVING
- posted: Nov. 06, 2014
In order to properly understand a Drunk Driving you have to first understand you do not have to be drunk. The correct charge is a Driving Under The Influence (DUI). Read More
THE BILL OF RIGHTS ISN’T JUST FOR BILL GATES AND GEORGE CLOONEY…IT IS FOR THOSE THAT ARE POOR AND UNPOPULAR TOO.
- posted: Nov. 05, 2014
We are only a few weeks from Thanksgiving gatherings and the start of the Christmas and New Year's 2015 parties and of course THE SUPERBOWL. Unfortunately these events often generate Read More
A SECRET OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT VETS TO KNOW ABOUT
- posted: Nov. 03, 2014
Every week I try to come up with a topic for an article that will be informative to our readers. On Friday September 5, 2014 the front page article in Read More
WHAT PALM SPRINGS RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING
- posted: Nov. 02, 2014
With the help of an experienced estate planning lawyer, people of all ages and levels of wealth should have an estate plan in place. Here are some things you should know Read More
PEOPLE DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL TO PLAN: PREPARE YOUR ESTATE PLANNING NOW
- posted: Nov. 01, 2014
You do not need a lawyer to prepare a Will. You can prepare an entirely handwritten Holographic Will .A business letterhead, hotel stationary or date stamp would invalidate the Will. Read More
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CASES ALL HAVE 12 THINGS IN COMMON
- posted: Oct. 31, 2014
An accident does not mean you will receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company. You did not hit the lottery because you were rear ended. Many potential clients Read More
THE DIFFERENCE, OR LACK THEREOF, BETWEEN DROWSY AND DRUNK DRIVING
- posted: Oct. 30, 2014
Imagine for a moment that you go out to your favorite bar and have a couple of alcoholic beverages. When the evening is over, you head to your car and Read More
WE ALL READ THE PAPERS AND WATCH THE NEWS AND HEAR CRIMINAL LEGAL TERMS THAT WE DO NOT TRULY UNDERSTAND……READ THIS AND THEN YOU WILL…
- posted: Oct. 29, 2014
Part 1 Acquittal: A jury verdict that a criminal defendant is not guilty, or the finding of a judge that the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction. Admissible: A term used Read More
DID YOU GET POPPED FOR A DUI OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON?
- posted: Oct. 28, 2014
IF you were cited/arrested for a DUI, then these are some of the important Things you need to know. The issues presented by a DUI are confusing to the uninitiated and Read More
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OF ACCIDENT, CALL A TAXI OR UBER…IT IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME
- posted: Oct. 26, 2014
This week is Thanksgiving, the beginning of the holiday season, and a month of parties. We will eat too much AND DRINK more than we realize. Unfortunately, most of my readers Read More
THE MANY FLAWS RELATED TO DUI TESTS POSTED IN BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS
- posted: Oct. 23, 2014
There are three types of tests that you probably think of when you hear “field sobriety test.” The first is your standard “do random acts” test. The second is a Read More
THE SECRET TO AVOIDING HIGHER AUTO INSURANCE RATES AFTER A DUI
- posted: Oct. 23, 2014
The secrets herein are not known by many DUI lawyers, as they only focus on the guilt or innocence of their client. Typically these lawyers do not consider the financial Read More
WHAT MOST LAWYERS FORGET TO TELL CLIENTS BEFORE TRIAL
- posted: Oct. 20, 2014
The first thing you have to remember is that jurors are normal people like you and me. In that regard, first impressions are important. When you were dating the first Read More
DUI FOR PHELPS, SWIMMER OUT OF ACTION FOR SIX MONTHS
- posted: Oct. 17, 2014
There is a certain list of penalties that many people expect when someone is accused of, or convicted of, driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or some other substance. Read More
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT
- posted: Oct. 07, 2014
The following questions and answers are the plain facts to the most commonly asked questions after an accident. Each case is different and determining value requires your talking to an Read More