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Newport Beach Car Accident Attorneys

attorney Aaron HicksA drive along Newport Beach’s packed Thames Street or a scenic drive along the coastline can be cut short by a reckless driver’s actions. No matter how careful you are or how safely you drive, you can’t control how other people drive.

What’s your next step? When someone else’s actions cause you to lose time at work, become injured, and lose your financial stability, it doesn’t seem fair that you bear all it on your own. With a personal injury claim, you can hold the liable party accountable and demand the fair compensation you deserve.

You don’t have to go through this alone. With the team at Hicks Law Firm, you can feel confident that you’re doing everything you can to maximize your settlement. Give us a call at 949-541-9944 to schedule a FREE consultation with our team of personal injury lawyers.

Aaron Hicks: Highly Experienced Accident Lawyer

Attorney Aaron Hicks is recognized for his experience in jury trials and binding arbitrations, having achieved multiple successful verdicts and settlements. His notable accomplishments have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (see our results), highlighting his significant case results.

Aaron is also actively involved in various legal associations, including the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), where he contributes as a member of the Board of Governors. Additionally, he plays a prominent role in the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA), holding a position on the Board of Directors serving as President Elect.

Common Types of Car Accidents We Handle

The type of accident you’re involved in will play a big role in the type of injuries you suffer, the severity of your injuries, and your potential compensation. Some of the most common types of collisions include:

  • Rear-end: Rear-end accidents vary quite a bit in severity. If someone rolls into you at a stoplight because their foot slipped off the brake, you’ll likely get away with just a little bit of property damage. If someone is looking down at their phone, doesn’t notice that you’re at a complete stop, and hits you at 50 miles per hour, you and your occupants could suffer severe injuries.
  • Head-on: Head-on accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions. When two cars traveling at full speed collide, an enormous amount of force is generated. Severe or fatal injuries are likely.
  • Sideswipe: Checking your blind spot is important every single time you change lanes, but some people consider it optional. That’s how sideswipe accents often happen. The amount of damage depends on how quickly the offending driver moves back into their lane.
  • T-bone: T-bone accidents often happen when a distracted or impaired driver flies through a red light or stop sign and hits someone who is legally crossing through the intersection. The damage can be substantial, especially since the at-fault driver often doesn’t slow down.
  • Rollover: Rollover accidents aren’t very common among conventional passenger vehicles, but when they occur, they tend to involve trucks and other vehicles with a higher center of gravity.

California Car Accident Statistics

Unfortunately, several of California’s car accident statistics appear to be trending in the wrong direction. Between 2019 and 2020, the Federal Highway Administration reports that fatalities increased from 3,719 to 3,847. The five-year target for 2020 was 3,518, indicating that we are quite far from our statewide goals. On a positive note, the number of serious injuries decreased by over 1,000 in the same time-frame. However, this still puts California at almost 2,000 injuries over the five-year target. There are a number of public health and education initiatives that officials hope will drive these numbers down.

Types of Compensation Available After a Car Crash

With a legal team that can prove the other party’s liability, you have a shot at fair and full compensation. Many accident victims receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including medical bills, prescriptions, travel expenses, over-the-counter supplies, and adaptive equipment
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage, which may mean the cost of vehicle repairs or the cost of a comparable vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental trauma
  • Decreased quality of life

How Our Newport Beach Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

Getting a fair settlement or jury award often hinges on your choice of attorney. There’s no question about it—you have lots of options when it comes to Newport Beach car accident attorneys. But this is an important decision, and you want to select an attorney that will take your case as seriously as you do. Some attorneys take as many cases as they can, encourage clients to take the first settlement offers they receive and move on to the next case. That’s not how we work.

The team at Hicks Law Firm is trial-tested. When we negotiate with insurance companies, they know that we aren’t afraid of taking your case to court if they don’t play fair. Insurance companies aren’t afraid to take advantage of accident victims who represent themselves or have attorneys without trial experience. That often means a significant decrease in your overall settlement. When you hire Hicks Law Firm, insurance companies know they have to step up their efforts. Our only goal is to get what you deserve.

Get the Help You Need—Contact Hicks Law Firm

Are you ready to start your car accident claim? Let’s sit down and explore your options. You can contact us online or call us at 949-541-9944 to set up your free consultation.