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Burning Man Tragedy – Is the Festival at Fault?

Every year thousands of people flock to the desert of Nevada to experience the eccentric community and culture that is the Burning Man festival. However, the festivities were interrupted this year when Aaron Joel Mitchell ran into a blaze of fire and was tragically killed. On this week’s episode of All Things Legal, personal injury […]

What Should I do in a Bicycle Hit and Run?

Craig Ashton sat down with Edward Schade on a recent episode of All Things Legal to discuss the hit-and-run law that every biker should know. In early June, seasoned bicyclist and running legend Bill Finkbeiner was walking on a bike trail in Sacramento when he was struck from behind by an oncoming bicycle. The bicyclist […]

Body cameras are good for cops, but are they good for the people?

Craig Ashton and Ed Schade spent some time on a recent episode of All Things Legal discussing the impact of body cams on police enforcement. Recent headlines involving police misconduct reiterate the need for accountability of law enforcement through body cams. Additionally, the evidence that can be obtained by body cams can be critical in […]

How Drug Treatment Plans Hurt Personal Injury Cases

Insurance companies tend to classify proactive treatment as “excessive care” and deny claims, opting instead for traditional drug treatments and medications. “It’s a lot less expensive to medicate somebody than [it is] to proactively treat them,” Craig Ashton from the Law Firm of Ashton & Price explains. One of the most common complaints in personal […]

New California Law Bans All Handheld Phone Use While Driving

It’s a brand new year, and along with the annual deluge of short-lived resolutions to work out and eat better, there are a number of new laws coming into effect in California. On a recent episode of All Things Legal, Craig Ashton and Ed Schade took some time to discuss one such law, Assembly Bill […]

Folsom Accident Demonstrates Dangers of Driving at High Speeds

A fatal accident after a short high speed chase in Folsom demonstrated just how dangerous high speeds can be. Early Thursday morning on December 15th, officers checked the license plate number on a car they observed driving in the Arden-Arcade area. When they found that the plates had been reported stolen, the officers attempted to […]

Walmart’s Overreliance on Local Police Services Could Cost Them

Many Americans think of police protection as a basic right. But do businesses have that same right to police assistance? Is there a point at which businesses have a responsibility to handle criminal issues internally? This was the topic of discussion for Craig Ashton, Ed Schade, and Tim Hodson on a recent episode of All […]

Staying Safe When You Visit National Parks and Other Natural Areas

Our local newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, published a brief article on Tuesday regarding a resident of Roseville who had to be rescued by helicopter after he fell over the edge of Eagle Falls near Lake Tahoe. The man—who had apparently been a frequent visitor to Eagle Falls in the past—stopped to take photos at the […]

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