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John Stralen Becomes Member of American Board of Trial Advocates

The Arnold Law Firm is proud to announce the membership approval of personal injury attorney John Stralen to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Sacramento Valley Chapter! Nominated ABOTA candidates must receive at least a 75 percent vote…

Do Car Insurance Policies Cover Passengers Involved in a Crash?

If you are injured as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, which insurance policy will cover your damages? The answer to this question depends on the circumstances involved in your accident. The experienced auto accident lawyers in Sacramento at the…

Why Do Attorneys Wait Until Treatment Ends to Settle a Car Accident Claim?

You may receive a settlement offer from the car insurance company soon after your accident. While it may be tempting to accept the offer rather than waiting, an early settlement may not be in your best interest. Before accepting a settlement from an…

Determining Fault for an Electric Scooter Accident

As electric scooters (e-scooters) have become more popular, related injuries have become more common. According to a Consumer Reports investigation, there were more than 1,500 e-scooter injuries across the country between the end of 2017 and beginning…

Do I Have Options if the Insurance Company Undervalues My Injury Claim?

Insurance companies typically offer the least possible amount of compensation to accident victims. If you receive a lowball offer, you may be concerned that the amount fails to fully compensate you for your losses. Below, our Sacramento car accident…

Can a Mechanic Be Held Liable for a Car Accident?

Most vehicle accidents are caused by driver error, but mechanical failures can also cause accidents. This raises the question: Who is responsible for this type of accident? Below, the Arnold Law Firm’s Sacramento car accident attorneys discuss mechanical…

How Do I Know if I Have a Pedestrian Accident Case?

Many pedestrian accidents are the result of driver negligence and could have been avoided. Victims often suffer life-altering injuries and sometimes even death. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, consider reviewing your situation…

What Happens if More Than One Party Was at Fault for an Accident?

When more than two vehicles are involved, car accident claims can become much more complicated. How is fault assigned with this type of accident? Do you need to file multiple claims to pursue compensation? If you were injured in a car accident and multiple…

When Can an Attorney File a Claim with the Victim’s Car Insurance Company?

After a car accident, the victium usually files a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In California, the at-fault driver is financially liable for the victim’s damages. However, you may have purchased additional coverage for your own…

My Car Was Totaled. Why is My Compensation Offer So Low?

When your vehicle is totaled in an accident and you carry collision coverage, you expect your insurance company to pay you for the value of your car. Not so fast. Your insurance company pays you for what it claims the value of your car to be. Often,…

Am I Required to Pay Back My Health Insurer After Receiving an Injury Settlement?

Injury victims often use their health insurance to cover medical treatment while their attorney pursues an injury claim against the at-fault party. However, you may not realize that, when you signed up for health insurance, you probably signed a document…

Clearing the Air About Vaping

Vape pens. E-cigs. Mods. PVs. The formal name is Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Whatever you call it, we are discovering that vaping is bad news for the user. E-cigarettes work by heating a cartridge of liquid, often called e-juice, to…

Will I Need to Go to Trial for My Personal Injury Claim?

Most personal injury claims are resolved through a settlement before going to trial. However, sometimes a trial becomes necessary to pursue the full value of a case. Learn more about why some claims may go to trial and why others may not. Why Most Cases…