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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…

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…

Why Car Accident Cases are Complicated, Even When Fault Seems Clear

Dealing with a car accident can be very complicated, particularly when there are disputes about fault. However, accidents can be complex even when the other driver seems clearly at fault. Clear liability can make it more likely for victims to obtain…

Vitamin Vaping: Health Trend or Health Risk?

Vaping dietary supplements can lead to injuries and death, despite irresponsible marketing claims. Learn more. Vitamins are Important We all need vitamins and minerals to thrive, but a well-balanced diet can usually provide all of the nutrition a person…

Can Weed Killer Cause Cancer?

A recent study by the University of Washington found that the herbicide glyphosate raises the cancer risk of people exposed to the substance by 41 percent. The research incorporated a 2018 study of more than 54,000 people who worked as licensed pesticide…

How Insurers May Try to Prove You Were at Fault for a Car Accident

Car insurance companies are not on your side after an accident, no matter what you hear in TV commercials. They may try to claim you were at fault, or at least partially at fault, because of something you did or did not do before the crash. Below, learn…

Why You Should Not Accept an Insurance Settlement Before Talking to a Lawyer

You can expect to be contacted by an insurance company after suffering an injury in a car accident. They may even offer a settlement, telling you they want to resolve things as quickly as possible. However, accepting that settlement offer could be a bad…