Get Legal Help from a Traffic Attorney for Auto Accidents & Traffic Tickets
Whether you’re dealing with a minor fender bender or a major moving traffic violation, access to legal help is important.
A LegalShield personal legal plan can give you access to a provider attorney who can provide defense for a moving traffic violation, advise you on the most effective strategies for resolving the matter, and advocate for you before the court.
Legal Protection for Traffic Violations
Whether it’s an issue related to an auto accident, your driver’s license, motor vehicle record, or moving traffic violations, an experienced traffic lawyer can provide invaluable legal protection. Here are just a few of the common issues that traffic attorneys handle:
Accident and Traffic Ticket Lawyers Understand the Legal System
Working with an experienced traffic ticket attorney can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of any auto-related incident.
How an Attorney Can Help You with your Traffic Ticket
LegalShield’s small monthly membership fee allows you to access legal help that can make a big difference. While traffic laws can vary by state, moving traffic violations that can impact your motor vehicle record can include speeding, failure to yield, and stop sign violations. More serious traffic violations that can even carry the possibility of jail time include hit-and-run and reckless driving. Non-moving violations generally include parking tickets and defective equipment on your vehicle. Before you ever just pay a ticket or seek to represent yourself, you have the right to seek advice and assistance from an attorney. If you are a LegalShield member, you should contact your provider law firm and provide them a copy of the ticket as soon as possible to preserve your rights and receive the necessary counsel.
Potential Impact of Traffic Tickets
Traffic offenses can not only carry significant fines and costs, but they can also impact your driving record. More serious offenses may even impact your driving privileges and carry the possibility of jail time, and for those operating a commercial motor vehicle, can result in the loss of your commercial driver’s license and subsequently your job. Having a provider attorney represent you can help lower the stress of handling the matter on your own. While a traffic attorney may not be able to get the fines and costs reduced, they may be able to advocate for you to minimize the impact of a traffic ticket on your motor vehicle record. An attorney can advise a client as to their options and represent them before the court.
If you are involved in an accident, including incidents involving reckless driving or DUI/DWI, you have the right to seek advice and representation from an attorney. If you are a LegalShield member and involved in an accident, there is 24/7 emergency access for covered legal emergencies including automobile accidents that result in bodily harm or personal injury. Even if you are not injured, an attorney can help you with issues related to your property damage claim for your car. If your vehicle is damaged but can be repaired, it may still lower the value of the vehicle. An insurance company will normally not offer to pay for these additional damages, and the accident can result in increased insurance premiums if you are found at fault. Finally, if it can’t be repaired or the cost to repair is substantial, it may be considered a total loss.
It is important to understand your options, whether you can seek damages, and how a rental car or loss of use of your car needs to be addressed. Knowing your rights and having access to a provider attorney in these situations can help you save time, stress, and allow you to seek all potential damages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instead of paying an attorney by the hour, you pay a small monthly fee (starting at $24.95) and have access to an independent attorney that will provide a variety of legal services without a hefty legal bill. Services like consultation with an attorney, document review, drafting of debt collection letters and defense at civil trials are included as standard benefits. Using the plan just once can save you thousands of dollars.
Using the plan is as simple as signing up and contacting our team. Once you’re a member, customer support will connect you with an independent attorney in your area who specializes in the specific legal issue with which you need help. you can download our mobile app to quickly access your legal benefits and member perks anytime.
You can use your plan as soon as your membership application is reviewed and your account is set up. The review process takes 12 to 24 hours (or less) from the moment you purchase your plan (on regular business days). Once accepted, you can be in contact with an attorney in 4 hours or less and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.
No traffic lawyer can guarantee what a prosecutor or judge will decide. That said, attorneys experienced in representing clients in traffic court understand the local law and the potential impact a moving traffic violation can have on a motor vehicle record or even driving privileges. An attorney can advise a client as to their options and represent them before the court. Our personal legal plan provides access to a provider attorney who can defend you for a moving traffic violation, advise as to the most effective strategies for resolving the matter, and advocate for the member before the court.
The average attorney in the US charges between $150 - $400 per hour. Whether you’re using just a few hours of services a year or looking to tackle multiple legal issues, a LegalShield membership can save you thousands of dollars on legal fees as well as considerable stress over trying to handle things yourself. The attorneys in our network often help our members recover thousands of dollars of damages or avoid thousands of dollars in fees over what they would have experienced had they tried to resolve the legal issue themselves. Every member and usage situation is different, but when used correctly, your membership can easily save significant amounts of money, and offers member perks with participating partners..
Our Personal Plan is really a family plan. You, your spouse or partner and your dependents living at home are covered under one membership.
There is more information about this on the Personal Plan Coverage & Pricing Page
If attorneys charge hundreds of dollars an hour, how can I receive hours and hours of legal services, document preparation and trial defense, plus retailer discounts, for such a small fee? The answer is actually pretty simple.
We have 4.1 million members most of whom do not need legal help each month. As such, the fees we collect allow us to pay the law firms monthly to provide services to the members that do need it and still make a profit. You save. You get protected. The attorneys and LegalShield make a fair profit. It’s a win win all the way around.
In the case of some minor offenses, you might find it easier and more expedient to pay a traffic ticket rather than trying to contest it. However, some tickets come with more than a minor financial penalty: the fine may be significant, and the charge involved may come with points on your record that could result in the loss of your personal or commercial drivers’ licence plus increase in car insurance bills. In assessing how to handle a ticket, talk with an attorney to review your current driving record as well as the costs and benefits of taking your case to traffic court.