Q: Should I attend the virtual hearing myself or hire a lawyer?
The ticket was careless driving. I hit a railing and my friend was injured. Now I am contacting my insurance company. I don't know what this hearing is about. If I say something wrong at the hearing, will I take all the responsibility for this accident and then the insurance will not pay the bill. Should I hire a lawyer for this hearing? thx
A: Calling an attorney to discuss your concerns is probably a good way to spend some time. It can help address concerns about an experience that is unfamiliar and which will be new. But I would hasten to add before making your choice of attorney, you ought to give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision.
A: I always recommend that anyone that has a ticket with a mandatory court appearance hire a lawyer as you face up to 15 days in jail and up to a $200.00 fine. Now although the jail part is not likely to happen in most cases, it could in your case as someone is claiming an injury in your case. If the judge doesn't want to impose jail he/she could in place of jail suspend your license, which for most people could be a job ending event. Thus, I suggest hiring a good traffic ticket lawyer as you already know the victim in this matter is taking this matter seriously and so should you. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation during normal business hours, I suggest that you set one up to learn who we can help you.
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