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An accident is defined as "an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury". This means it can happen to just about anybody. Whether you are the victim of an accident or are the cause of it, an attorney consultation is always a good idea.
If you are the victim of an auto accident, there are certain deadlines that must be met or a recovery can be barred. Treatment must be sought within a short time after an accident or compensation may be lost. Also, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain period of time or the courts will not hear the case.
Speaking with an attorney is the best way to find out about those deadlines.
If you are the cause of an accident; that most likely means that you received the traffic citation. Just because you were cited with a ticket does not mean that you have to agree and pay it. The officer who issued the citation may not have all the information necessary to prove the case. He may have been biased because the other party was injured and they felt sorry for them. An attorney can help you tell your side of the story so that the Judge (who will make any final decisions about your guilt) understands.
There may also be technical reasons to have the ticket thrown out. Did the officer charge the correct offense, did he meet all his deadlines and was the ticket brought to trial within the correct amount of time. These are some of the reasons that the ticket can get tossed.
It can't hurt to talk to an attorney before making any final decisions.
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