Q: I was involved in an accident, a trooper wrote up a ticket and gave me a court date. The other party has an attorney...
I was pulling out of my driveway and didnt see the car coming to my Left due to fog. I tied to gun it but they tried going into the left lane. We collided and totaled both vehicles. No one was injured. About 5 officers were on the scene but supposedly a trooper needed to be there as well. He wrote me up a ticket for failure to yield and gave me a court date as well. I had stopped but just didnt see them. I later found out that the other individual hired an attorney. I was in an accident years before where the other party was at fault but none of this occurred to them. What should i do?
A: Contact your insurance agent or your insurance company (your insurance ID card or policy has a number to report accidents) and let them know about your accident, if you haven't done so already. Make sure you get the claim number. Let them know of the attorney's name and information if you know it. If an attorney contacts you about the accident, give him/her the claim number and the name of the insurance company, and ask them to refer any further contact to the company. Also let your insurance company the attorney contacted you.
Randy Bryan Ligh agrees with this answer
A: Following up on attorney Bryan's excellent answer, and in regards to your traffic citation, at a minimum please consult with a traffic ticket attorney or 2 and see what recommendations they have---depending on the prosecuting authority, it is possible you might be able to get your citation dismissed upon a showing of restitution.. Good luck.
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