When you get into a car accident it may be found to be your fault. If you are at fault for your car accident, there are several things that could end up happening. Those things can range from traffic tickets to jail time, depending on why the accident happened and the results of the accident. If you are facing some of those consequences, you will need to have some professional help.
If your accident was your fault, you are open to lawsuits from the other driver's insurance company as well as the other driver. The other insurance company is going to want to recover some of the money that they had to pay out to the other driver, and they will seek to get that money from you. The other driver can come after you with a personal injury lawsuit to get money for their pain and suffering, as well as any ongoing medical expenses.
If you are facing a lawsuit in connection with your car accident the professional you need is a lawyer who specializes in both personal injury lawsuits and vehicular law. There are a lot of things that go into civil laws that a lawyer who is involved in criminal law wouldn't be familiar with. Most lawyers don't handle both criminal and civil law, so make sure that you check into their specialty.
Criminal consequences can be something as relatively minor as a traffic ticket to jail time. If you were driving under the influence, you can face fines and jail time. If you have been accused of a DUI, you need to contact a lawyer who handles these cases. Your defense lawyer may be able to get your charges reduced. For example, they may be able to show that the machine that you used for the breathalyzer test needed re-calibrated. A machine that is registering wrong may read too high, causing your results to be more serious than they should have been.
Again, make sure that the lawyer you deal with specializes in this particular field of law. There are a lot of ins and outs to vehicular law. It could be very easy for a lawyer who doesn't know what they are doing to make a mistake that could turn very costly for you. The lawyer isn't going to have to deal with the consequences, you are, so you want to make sure that they know what they are doing.
If you have been in an automobile accident and it's your fault, then you need to make sure that you have professional help, from people like Herbert E. Maxey Jr., PC, so that you are protected.