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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

Which Traffic Violations Cause the Most Car Accident Fatalities?

Statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show there are various reasons why car accident fatalities occur each year. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, not wearing seatbelts and ignoring the right of way cause thousands of deaths annually. Auto accident-related fatalities kill 37,000 per year in the … Read More

Forming a Business Partnership: Do I need a lawyer?

Do I Need a Lawyer When Forming a Business Partnership? Forming a business partnership can be a simple process. A partnership is simply an agreement between two or more persons to operate a business for profit. The agreement is not required to be in writing to be enforceable, however, not … Read More

Determining Fault After a Rear-End Collision in Modesto

How Do You Prove Fault After a Rear-End Collision There are currently over 200,000 people living in Modesto, California. A large portion of the population has a driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle. It should surprise no one that car accidents occur on a regular basis in Modesto, … Read More

Deadline Extension for the Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger Scholarship

Updated Deadline: Monday, April 1st, 2019 The Law Offices of Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger would like to announce a deadline extension for our undergraduate student scholarship. Students now have until Monday, April 1st, 2019 to submit an application for consideration. Each academic school year, we recognize one student … Read More