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3 Safety Tips for Drivers in California

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Every driver has a responsibility to other drivers on the road to exercise reasonable caution. There are many safety precautions you can take to help avoid a car accident in California. Our Modesto car accident lawyers explain three basic safety tips for drivers. Safety Tip #1: Do Not Drive Distracted … Read More

George Arata and Amanda Heitlinger Recognized as Super Lawyers

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Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger congratulates two of its partners who have recently been recognized as Super Lawyers. Attorney George Arata was selected to Super Lawyers 2020. Amanda Heitlinger was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars. What Is Super Lawyers? Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service by Thomson-Reuters. … Read More

How to Get a Car Accident Report in Stanislaus County

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Were you recently involved in an auto accident? If so, then you may have many questions about what comes next. For example, do you know how to get a car accident report in Stanislaus County? If you answered no, then do not panic. The process is pretty straightforward. Our Modesto … Read More

What Is the Car Accident Statute of Limitations in California?

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In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, the last thing you may want to deal with is pursuing legal action. We understand that you may want to concentrate on the health and wellbeing of you and your family. However, depending on the severity of the injuries you or your … Read More

Who is Responsible When a Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

Cyclists aren’t the only victims in common cycling accidents. Sometimes pedestrians will be unlucky enough to be struck by a negligent bicyclist and be severely injured. In order to have their medical costs covered, the injured pedestrian would have to prove liability and identify the negligent party. However, insurance companies … Read More

Should I Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

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The aftermath of a car accident is a scary and confusing time for injured survivors. If you suffered an injury in a car accident, you face an uncertain future. During this time, you may discover that you are unable to work and provide for your family. This can add even … Read More

Common Dangers to Avoid as a Motorcyclist in California

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Nationwide, the number of motorcycle sales and registrations is on the rise. This trend holds true for California, whose roadways saw nearly 850,000 motorcycles in 2017. Unfortunately, with more bikers on the road, there comes an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. If you are a motorcyclist in California, there … Read More

Do I Need An Employment Law Attorney?

If you are employed in California, there is a high probability that you do not know all of the rights you have as an employee. There are numerous laws on the books that protect workers in California and it is nearly impossible to know and understand all of them. Employment … Read More

What You Need to Know About California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)

California lawmakers recently signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. It goes into effect on January 1, 2020. This new law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors or freelancers. It also addresses the concerns that too many companies were hiring freelancers and independent contractors to … Read More

How to Avoid Car Accidents This Holiday Season

Statistics published by federal agencies show that car accidents significantly increase during certain holidays and holiday weekends. End-of-the-year holidays are especially dangerous. Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that an average of 300 people die in fatal car accidents each year during the Christmas and … Read More