TOPIC: Re:Car Crash in Las Vegas - Do I need a lawyer ?
Re:Car Crash in Las Vegas - Do I need a lawyer ?
5 years 4 months ago #266
Indiana State has a special site that offers
public access to courts and advice
and is administered by the Indiana Division of State Court Administration. It was set up so that the public would have easy access to the information they need and be able to obtain as much information online.
I dozed off behind the wheel and bumped the car next to me. Damages totaled about $2000. Should I hire a local attorney or just represent myself in court? I'm a resident of NC, so I'm also curious if the points will come back to my record in NC? I also don't live far from the place of the accident, and I'm currently unemployed, so traveling to represent myself isn't a burden. I'm also not sure how to plea? Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! BTW, does anyone have any idea how much the fines are for wreckless driving versus careless driving.
GET A LAWYER. With a $2,000 accident, the other driver & passengers may decide that they have medical injury claim. Once, you are convicted, you are liable for civil damages that they will sue you for. Fight it now. Fight it hard. Will you insurance company help with the legal fight? Ask them? Read you policy with the fine print. Even without the civil law suit, you will have record that will show up on future employment or criminal record background search. You cannot negotiate with the prosecutor, but your lawyer can. Make sure that you or you insurance company has agreed to make full restitution before this goes to trial. By the way, when you posted your question on the internet, you admitted fault by stating that you dozed off. Lawyers will advise you to be careful what you say.
This site is a special site that offers public access to and is administered by the
Indiana Division of State Court Administration
. It was set up so that the public would have easy access to the information they need and be able to obtain as much information online.
Curious to know how this was settled. You shouldn’t have posted anything incriminating online and should always ask an attorney what you should and shouldn’t do. You don’t want to get a criminal record from this car crash and only a lawyer can help with that. Representing yourself my sound good as you’re saving some money but it’s far better to invest that money in a good lawyer.
I’ve had a similar problem in the past and getting a lawyer was the best thing I could do. I wasn’t thinking straight and needed some guidance on how to proceed. Everything turned out fine because I had someone that does this for a living, has experience and knows what to do and when to do it. You can find good lawyers for a good price and if you want you can even do a background check on specific lawyers just to make sure they are the real deal.