The road is wet, the traffic light turns yellow, you brake hard, lose control of your car and hit something. By the time you come to your senses again, the police are already there and issuing you a traffic ticket due to the car accident. Being involved in a Car Accident can be traumatizing enough, and some are left shocked to believe that they have received a traffic ticket on top of that by the responding law enforcement officer. To many individuals, they are already feeling bad enough about their error, and are knowingly aware that they will be stuck paying for and dealing with repairing the damages to their vehicle as well as the increased insurance rates. At its core, law enforcement writes tickets at the scene of a car collision because they have evidence that a traffic infraction was committed (say, by running a red light). A police officer also is aware that the police report and any tickets issued for a car accident will have an impact on how much each driver’s insurance company will end up paying for the property damage and injuries if any were inflicted.
Anytime you receive a Traffic Ticket due to an accident, you could face points on your license, increase in insurance rates, and open yourself up to lawsuits by someone you hit.
What Do I Do if I Receive a Traffic Ticket due to a Car Accident?
Many people receive these types of tickets and simply pay them, or worse, ignore them. Paying any Ticket results in a guilty plea. You are, in effect, telling the court that you are guilty of the accident. By doing this, you are putting yourself at a major disadvantage. Do not plead guilty. Do not pay the fine. Your best bet is to contact an attorney as soon as you receive your traffic ticket due to the accident.
What Can a Lawyer Do for Me That I Can’t?
An attorney can guide you through the best tailored solution for you. For example, there may be defenses to the Ticket based on the way the ticket was written or defenses available based on how the accident occurred. Many people assume that if they received a ticket, they are automatically guilty. This is not the case. A lawyer can help you either negotiate a favorable deal, or beat the case outright.
If you find yourself receiving a traffic ticket due to a car accident, call an experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today. The goal of any attorney is to help you keep your license. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and can help you navigate the legal system. Call us today.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.