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Get Legal Help from a Traffic Lawyer 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 lawyer who can provide defence for a moving traffic violation, advise you on  the most effective strategies for resolving the matter, and advocate for you before the court.

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:

Auto Accidents
  • Reckless Driving
  • Bodily Harm or Personal Injury
Traffic Tickets
  • Speeding Ticket
  • DUI / DWI
  • Failure to stop at a Red Light
Driver’s License
  • Driving with a Suspended License

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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 province, 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 with a copy of the ticket as soon as possible to preserve your rights and receive the necessary counsel.

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Potential Impact of Traffic Tickets

Traffic offences can not only carry significant fines and costs, but they can also impact your driving record. More serious offences 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.

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

Josh M.
LegalShield Member
I was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago and I thought it would be a good idea to run a few things by a lawyer. [My provider lawyer] called me back within the time frame promised and was very helpful. I expected to be rushed through the discussion and pressured for further counsel at additional cost; however, that was not the case at all! We walked through a response strategy to the insurance company and he gave me some things to watch out for in my discussions with them. As a result of the excellent advice received, I was able to prove to the insurance company that I was not at fault and now thousands of dollars of work on my truck is getting fixed free of charge to me! Thank you LegalShield!

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