Getting into an accident whether it was your fault or not is always an inconvenience. Remembering to stay calm and knowing how to react to the situation can make the process of filing a claim and documenting damages a little less stressful.
Immediately following an accident, it’s most important that you remain calm and don’t state whether or not you believe the accident to have been your fault.
Take a moment to determine if you, any of your passengers or anyone else in the other vehicle/vehicles has been injured. If you or someone else has been injured, call 911 immediately. If no one has been injured, you should still call the police so that there is a record of the accident; that will make filing a claim with your insurance company that much easier.
Take pictures of both the scene of the accident and of your vehicle so that you have images to document the crash and any damages done. Your insurance company may ask to see these images and it can provide evidence for a stronger case against the other driver.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, don’t settle for an insurance company settlement that won’t provide you with full financial coverage for your injuries. Call us. We will fight on your behalf and do everything we can to get you the settlement you deserve.
Although it happens to most of us at some point, receiving a traffic ticket can lead to expenses and inconvenience at the very least. Whether you’ve received a ticket before or this is your first time, our experienced attorneys can help you make the best of the situation.
Traffic Violations in New York State
Depending on the severity of the traffic ticket and the number of previous offenses, you’re probably looking at increased insurance rates, points on your license, a high fine, and time spent in court to argue your case.
For most people, this isn’t the first time receiving a traffic ticket, so another minor or major violation can lead to exorbitant insurance rate hikes and even a revoked license. Serious offenses, like unlicensed driving, committing three misdemeanor traffic violations in 18 months, or ignoring a ticket can lead to a revoked license.
In New York, serious driving offenses can lead to high fines, vehicle confiscation, and even imprisonment. No matter your situation, it’s vital to consult a legal professional for help.
Fighting for Your Case
Everyone has different circumstances surrounding their situation. An experienced lawyer can look at your situation and provide help to get the ticket dismissed or plead it to a lesser offense. Whether you were speeding, running a red light, driving without a seatbelt, driving while using a cell phone, or committing another driving violation, a traffic lawyer may be able to help you:
- Save you time not having to go to court.
- Decrease the cost of your ticket or fine.
- Lower the cost of your insurance.
- Avoid imprisonment.
- Prevent the revocation of your license or vehicle.
If you’ve been issued a traffic ticket, don’t delay; call us at Sarles Frey & Joseph. We have years of experience with cases just like yours in Buffalo and throughout Western New York, and we’re prepared to help you achieve the most favorable outcome.
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Call the experienced lawyers at Sarles, Frey & Joseph at 716-427-6609 to get a free consultation about your case today.