Legal Advice for Traffic Accident

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 lawyer 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.

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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 lawyers handle:

Vehicle crash

Auto accidents

  • Reckless driving
  • Bodily harm or personal injury
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Traffic tickets

  • Speeding ticket
  • Failure to stop at a red light
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Driver's licenses

  • Driving with a suspended license

Accident and traffic ticket lawyers understand the legal system

Working with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of any auto-related incident.

How a lawyer 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 lawyer. 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 lawyer represent you can help lower the stress of handling the matter on your own. While a traffic lawyer 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.

A lawyer can advise a client as to their options and represent them before the court.

Auto accidents

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 a lawyer. 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, a lawyer 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’s 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 lawyer in these situations can help you save time, stress and allow you to seek all potential damages.

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How LegalShield works

Finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated or expensive. LegalShield puts the power of legal representation within reach of any individual, family, or business. We work hard to make it easy, simple, and affordable to get the legal help you need, when you need it.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a pre-paid legal plan and how does it work?

Instead of paying a lawyer by the hour, you pay a small fee (starting at $26.95/month) and have access to an independent lawyer that will provide a huge variety of legal services without a huge legal bill. Services like consultation with a lawyer, 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 literally 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 lawyer in your area who specializes in the specific legal issue with which you need help. Also, you can download our super-simple app to quickly access your legal benefits and member perks anytime.

How long after I join can I use the plan?

You can use your plan as soon as your membership application is reviewed and your account is set up. The review process takes 12-24 hours (or less) from the moment you purchase your plan (on regular business days). Once accepted, you can be in contact with a lawyer and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.

How much can I save with a membership?

The average lawyer in the U.S. charges between $150-$400 per hour. If you use your membership for even just a few hours a year you could easily save over $1,000. If you have a bunch of small legal issues or one rather complicated issue, you can easily save multiple thousands of dollars over hiring a lawyer directly. Not to mention the stress you’ll save by having a lawyer on call instead of trying to handle legal issues yourself. Also, the lawyers 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. Obviously, every member and usage situation is different, but when used correctly, your membership can easily save significant amounts of money. Not to mention savings from our member perks.