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Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Workplace Accident?

Workplace accidents may cause serious injuries that leave you or a loved one unable to return to work. An accident in the workplace can also rob you of a loved one. In both scenarios, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits, which help pay for lost income, medical costs or funeral expenses. You…. Read More

What Do I Do if My Child Has Been in an Bus Accident?

It’s every parents’ nightmare: their child was in a bus accident on their way home from school. The accident can range from a simple fender bender to an all-out collision on the highway. Either way, parents of the accident victims will no doubt feel a rush of absolute horror when hearing the news. Are their…. Read More

Staying Safe During the California Wildfires

Wildfires have devastated California’s forests once again. This frequency is causing homeowners to prepare their homes and their families for the worst. If you live in an area prone to this natural disaster, here are some steps to take in order to keep your property and yourself safe. Before the Fire: It is highly encouraged…. Read More

Do Work Injuries Contribute to the Opioid Painkiller Epidemic?

For some time now, the opioid painkiller epidemic has been growing throughout the US. When people think of drug epidemics, illegal drug use usually comes to mind first. While illegal drug use does contribute to the painkiller epidemic, legal painkiller use, such as those prescribed for work injuries is also playing a part in the…. Read More

What Are Lawmakers Doing to Prevent Sexual Harassment?

As more and more sexual assault and harassment allegations come out involving embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, female politicians in California are joining forces to help make changes they hope will prevent sexual harassment. How California Lawmakers Plan to Prevent Sexual Harassment Per The Sacramento Bee, over 140 female lawmakers, lobbyists and political consultants released…. Read More

What Happens If a Driver with a Suspended License Causes a Car Accident?

People can have their driver’s licenses suspended for all kinds of reasons. In some cases, if the state has a points system and a driver gets too many points for traffic violations within a certain amount of time, his or her license can be suspended. In other situations, a driver may have been pulled over…. Read More

I was a Passenger Injured in a Car Accident

If you were a passenger injured in a car accident, it is important to recognize that you have legal options available to you that can help you recoup losses from medical bills and other damages. For serious injuries that include a significant hardship that will extend indefinitely such as a spinal cord injury resulting in…. Read More

Top 5 Summertime Injuries

At Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin, we know that there are five common summertime injuries that occur from accidents. Summertime Accident 1: Lawn Care Accidents Many of our clients want to perform lawn care or gardening chores in the summer. Unfortunately, it is easy to incur summertime injuries from equipment such as push or…. Read More

Injured at a Public Pool? Who’s liable?

Temperatures are beginning to climb, so naturally, people are heading to the public pool to cool off. Everyone wants to have a good time while beating the heat. But not every pool trip is a pleasant one. Often tragedy strikes at the happiest times. When accidents happen you have rights, though you will need an…. Read More

Latest Ford Recall Involves Thousands of American Vehicles

More than 360,000 Ford vehicles in North America are now subject to a recall due to potential defects that can cause engine fires or doors to fly open. The Ford recall involves the 2014 Escape SUV; the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST; the 2013 and 2014 midsize Fusion; and the 2013 through 2015 small…. Read More