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Q: In a traffic accident and was at fault in TN but from GA. Told I have to go to court. Do I need/should I get attorney?

I am unfamiliar with the traffic laws of TN and have never been to court before. It was for running a stop sign. I am not being sued and neither car was totaled. Please let me know if it is required to have a lawyer. If not, why would I need to get one if it is not required for me to have one considering I know I am at fault.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: Being liable for tort damages is one thing. But the amount of damages is another. If you were sued then hire a competent attorney to represent you, to at least lessen the amount of damages. That judgment might follow you to Georgia.

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