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Determining Fault After a Rear-End Collision in Modesto

There are currently over 210,000 people living in Modesto, California. The majority of the population has a driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle. It is no surprise that car accidents occur on a regular basis in Modesto, particularly on Highway 99 and State Route 132. According to the … Read More

George S. Arata and Amanda J. Heitlinger Named to the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that two attorneys from Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger have been selected to the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Northern California. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than … Read More

When Do You Need a Business Litigation Attorney?

No business owner wants to think of his or her business embroiled in legal disputes. However, in today’s world, businesses often face a variety of issues that can result in conflict and litigation. These legal disputes can inhibit a business and prevent it from growing, remaining competitive, and ultimately succeeding. … Read More

Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

Take Advantage of Our $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity Each academic school year, our law firm recognizes one student for his or her service to others. We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student who is committed to serving others and bettering the community. This scholarship is one way we … Read More

George Arata and Amanda Heitlinger Recognized as Super Lawyers

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

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

Common Dangers to Avoid as a Motorcyclist in California

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

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

Workplace Discrimination: Are You A Victim?

Recognizing Workplace Discrimination There are numerous Federal and state laws that protect California workers from discrimination in the workplace. These laws are designed to provide for equal opportunity employment for workers of all races, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, and more. The laws generally protect those seeking employment, those that are … Read More