Ben, Jerry’s, and… Drugs?

While May was motorcycle awareness moth (article can be found here: https://hickmanlawoffice.com/motorcycle-awareness-month/), July is National Ice Cream month! Here are Hickman law’s top three favorite spots to score some homemade deliciousness: The Creamery (110 King Street, Alexandria, VA) Our local Ice Cream parlor, The Creamery is known for its good ole classic: Scoop and a…

Picking the Right Lawyer

Whether it’s as life altering as a major car crash or as minor as a wrongful traffic ticket, you are going to need a lawyer. But, how does one pick the right lawyer? How do you know if they are qualified? If they are good enough to handle your case with care? Here are simple…

Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycles can be the most exhilarating yet life-threatening vehicles that are used daily. While they are fun, even the best drivers need to be aware that dire consequences do exist from improper use of this heavy, potentially deadly weapon. Our office has witnessed too many casualties involving motorcycles. In fact, more than 80% of motorcycle…

Personal Injury Lawyer = WINNING

When you get in an accident, many hardships can arise including car damages, bodily damages, missed work, pain and suffering, etc. The last thing you want to worry about is hiring a personal injury lawyer but the first thing you worry about is how you are going to recover from the damages of the accident…

Personal Injury Law Firm: Alexandria’s Best

Need a personal injury attorney? We’ve got you covered. Our winning track record, attention to detail, and expert communication will leave you at ease while we handle your personal injury case from start to finish.  Personal injury covers cases such as car or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, trip and falls, inability to recover money from…

Do the Lower-Income Have it Better?

A lawsuit was filed against the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles stating in part that the poor cannot afford to pay court costs that led to their license being suspended. An argument in support of the lawsuit suggests that alternative methods be implemented to allow low-income people to satisfy the fines and costs.…

3 Things DMV Drivers Should Know

1. You are more likely to get in a car accident living here. Every year Allstate releases America’s Best Driver’s Report, which ranks the 200 largest cities in America by who has the safest drivers. Not surprisingly, the DMV ranked terribly on this list. Washington, DC drivers report an average of only 5.1 years between…

Court Costs Are Crippling Drivers

Approximately 1 in 6 Virginia drivers have a suspended license due to failure to pay court costs and fines. The current policies in place are largely stacked against low-income traffic violators. While wealthier drivers are able to pay their fines and continue driving, Virginia courts don’t determine how much poorer motorists can realistically afford to…

Let Them Eat Cake

A Fairfax judge ruled that $81,325.00 in penalties and costs for unpaid fees on the Dulles tool road was not an unconstitutional burden.  Judge Devine wrote, “the fine must be grossly disproportional to the gravity of the offense.” This is not laughing matter, but perhaps a reading of history might be enlightening.  Surely, the saying…

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