Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger
Personal Injury Defense

Count On Our Team to Protect Your Interests

When You Are Being Sued And Your Insurance Policy Is Not Enough

If you facing a lawsuit concerning a personal injury claim against you, the law office of Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger can help. We provide experienced defense to clients in danger of having their assets or their business seized to pay for damages in a car accident or other kind of accident. If you are uninsured, underinsured or your insurance company just does not cover the damage, you need to speak to an attorney who can protect your interests.

From our Modesto, California, law office, we handle legal matters for clients throughout Northern California. Our lawyers represent homeowners, car owners, restaurant owners, medical professionals and other insurance policy holders who have encountered personal injury or premises liability claims against them. 

We understand the concerns of our clients:

  • Underinsured car owner: How can I defend myself and prevent them from taking all of my assets?
  • Business owner: How can I deal with this slip and fall accident defense and run my business?
  • Restaurant owner: How can I protect my business from these false allegations of injuries?
  • Medical professional: How can I get my insurance company to defend me against these claims?

Straightforward Legal Guidance

Our law firm has a special emphasis in insurance law and personal injury law. We can help you understand your rights as a defendant in a personal injury claim. We can help you gain a clear picture of potential outcomes of your case. We can suggest to you courses of action that may be in your best interest. We can provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your future.

Informed Clients Make Better Clients. We have found that our clients feel relieved to know what could potentially happen.



“This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results.”

- James M.

Resolve Your Claim Quickly And Cost-Effectively

We aim to resolve your claim as quickly and cost-effectively as is possible. We will review every aspect of the accident report, analyze your insurance policy, investigate the claimants and build the strongest case we can in your defense. If the claimant has sued others ten times in the course of two years or the injuries aren’t serious at all, this will all come to light in a case.


Our Goal Is To Avoid Paying Any Money Out At All For An Invalid Claim Or To Reasonably Settle A Legitimate Claim.

We are the firm to call when you need experienced, focused and well-reasoned advocacy from determined, professional trial attorneys. 

To talk about your specific legal concerns, please call (209) 340-1110 or e-mail.

Case Results

We fight tirelessly to make sure we gain the best possible results for our clients.

  • Broadside Motor Vehicle Accident

    Recovered the policy limits when client was broadsided in an intersection.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $3,300,000 in buy-out and settlement of minority business owners in breach of fiduciary duty obligations of entity management action.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $1,200,000 in income producing property in family business dispute action alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary against majority owner family members wherein all income payments and distributions to client had ceased for multiple years.

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  • Car Accident

    $8,500,000 recovery. Client was rear-ended on the freeway and suffered catastrophic injuries.

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  • Dog Bite

    Plaintiff was bitten on the hand by his employer’s dog.

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