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Allergy Season Is Hazardous to Your Health But Not Because of Allergies

Allergy Season Is Hazardous to Your Health But Not Because of Allergies

By Hicks Law Firm |

It’s due to more dangerous drivers. Research has found an increase in fatal accidents during allergy season. Pollen can result in runny noses, full sinuses, watery eyes, and less sleep. These physical responses, along with the possible effects of allergy medications, can make those with allergies tired, distracted, and more dangerous behind the wheel…. Read More »

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Electric Vehicles are More Likely to be Involved in Accidents

Electric Vehicles are More Likely to be Involved in Accidents

By Hicks Law Firm |

Electric vehicles (EVs) are very similar to traditional gas and diesel-powered ones, but there are differences when driving one. EVs are more likely to be involved in crashes than other vehicles. The cause appears to be drivers making mistakes because they’re unfamiliar with those differences. EV safety is a much bigger issue in California… Read More »

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Five Types of Accident-Related Injuries

Five Types of Accident-Related Injuries

By Hicks Law Firm |

You can be injured in any number of ways in an accident caused by the negligence of another. They’re only limited by the force that hits you, from what angle, where it hits you, and how healthy you were at the time. Whether due to a brain injury or your emotional response to your… Read More »

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Car Crash Statistics Paint a Bloody Picture of California’s Roads

Car Crash Statistics Paint a Bloody Picture of California’s Roads

By Hicks Law Firm |

Crash statistics were trending downward over the years, but came back up again during the COVID-19 pandemic. California’s car culture is all about residents living and enjoying their lives in their vehicles. Too many of us also become severely injured and killed in our beloved cars, SUVs, and trucks. Orange County car accident attorney… Read More »

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Dangerous Orange County Intersections

Dangerous Orange County Intersections

By Hicks Law Firm |

If you’re in an accident, there’s a good chance it was in an intersection. Anywhere on the street with conflicts is a likely spot for a vehicle crash. Drivers want to go in different directions. They may be impatient or inattentive. Bad weather and low visibility may add to the mix. We must be… Read More »

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Not Just Drivers Are to Blame for Vehicle Accidents

Not Just Drivers Are to Blame for Vehicle Accidents

By Hicks Law Firm |

If you hear the phrase “car accident case,” you may envision situations where a drunk driver, or one who runs a red light or speeds, causes an accident with the victim seeking compensation. Though those circumstances make up most of our cases, there may be other parties whose negligence contributed to the crash. One… Read More »

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The Social Impacts of Driving Under the Influence

By Hicks Law Firm |

The car accident attorney at Hicks Law Firm has represented victims of vehicle accidents caused by drunk and impaired drivers since we opened our doors. All accidents are preventable, but none more than these kinds of crashes, which can cause fatal or crippling, lifelong injuries. These drivers face many consequences for their mistakes, including… Read More »

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Will My Personal Injury Settlement Affect Child Support

Will My Personal Injury Settlement Affect Child Support?

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The money you collect through a personal injury settlement might result in paying more or receiving less in child support, depending on which side of the issue you’re on. A change in income may be a valid reason for a parent to ask a judge to modify a child support order, depending on the… Read More »

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Will a Personal Injury Claim Settlement Impact My Supplemental Security Income Payments

Will a Personal Injury Claim Settlement Impact My Supplemental Security Income Payments?

By Hicks Law Firm |

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program providing financial assistance to people who are elderly, blind, or have a disability who have limited income and resources. Because there are income and asset limits on SSI eligibility, a personal injury settlement can affect whether and how much you’ll receive. But if the settlement is… Read More »

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Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Partially to Blame for My Car Accident

Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Partially to Blame for My Car Accident?

By Hicks Law Firm |

California law is very plaintiff-friendly regarding fault in lawsuits to obtain compensation in accident cases. In California, no matter what degree you’re at fault for an accident, you may seek compensation, though the greater your fault, the lower your recovery. The approach California law takes is called pure comparative negligence. Whether you feel you’re… Read More »

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