If you’re at fault for the motor vehicle collision, you face a double-edged sword: your insurance premiums can go up because of the at-fault claim AND you can suffer another surcharge (increase) because your driving record shows a ticket.
When the police issue you a traffic violation ticket as a result of a car accident you caused you are at risk for a double insurance premium increase. Your insurance carrier can, and often does, raise your insurance premiums for 5 years because the car accident was deemed to be your fault. The traffic ticket the police gave you creates another insurance premium increase when it goes on your driving record. That increase is for 3 years while the ticket shows on your driving record. Then your insurance premiums are pro-rated downward for another 3 years until you are returned to your original rating. NOW, suppose that car accident ticket is one of the high-surcharge offenses like Careless Driving or Follow Too Close or Fail to Stop at a Red Light. Those traffic tickets living on your driving record can cause catastrophic insurance premium increases.
Virtually every charge arising from a car accident is negotiable.
It has nothing to do with “getting off” and everything to do with saving you money! Getting a traffic accident charge reduced to the most minor offense available can literally save you thousands of dollars over the next three years with your insurance company.
If you know you didn't do anything wrong (police make mistakes all the time when it comes to car accident charges) then you want The Pointman to go to trial for you. If winning the trial is truly unlikely, we'll certainly tell you that.
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