Getting into a car accident can leave you with more than just a damaged car. You can also end up with tickets, fines, and lawsuits. If you have a lawsuit, either threatened or filed against you, you need to make sure that you have some help. The best way to get help is to hire an attorney specializing in traffic cases. They can help you with the lawsuit and could help you in traffic court with your tickets and fines. Hiring an attorney to help you comes with several benefits.
One part of any lawsuit is negotiation. The other side will negotiate with you to try and get you to accept a lower settlement if they are paying you money or to get a larger settlement if you're supposed to pay them. Negotiations can lag and take a long time. Not only that, the attorneys on the other side will use the law against you. If you don't have your own attorney, you can end up in a worse place than you should be. Having your own attorney can mean shorter negotiation times. It can also mean a better settlement for you.
Less Court Time
If the negotiations don't work and no accord can be reached between the two sides, you will have to go to court. It's not the best solution for anyone because it is more expensive, will last longer, and no one can ever predict what the judge will do or say. But, having an attorney on your side can shorten your court time. That's because your attorney will be familiar with all the protocols of court, as well as comfortable with traffic law. Those two things will make your case smoother, getting you out of court faster.
Make Your Case
Before anything happens, your attorney is going to make sure that you actually have a case. They will ask you for your statements about the accident and any witness information you may have. If your attorney doesn't think you have a case, they are likely to pass on helping you. If they are helping you, then they think that you have a case and a good chance to win. Getting into a car accident can leave you in pain and without transportation. You may also end up in a legal fight. If that happens, hire an attorney who specializes in automotive and traffic law.
For more information, contact a car accident lawyer near you.