I have been corresponding with one attorney I found on Avvo from my home state of N.C. But I'm requesting a few more legal opinions.
Last year, I was involved in a traffic accident
. I was attempting to make a left turn. I saw the motorcycle ( who had the right of way ) coming. I honestly thought he was traveling slower than he actually was. Right as I made the left turn, the motorcycle crashed into my passenger side. The couple on the motorcycle sustained injuries. Not life threatening. But fairly serious.
I was charged with an unsafe movement. My court case has been postponed several times. Every time I go to court, the DA asks me how much cash I've brought with me. The DA tells me that the maximum she can ask for is a $740 penalty. And that's what she's going to ask for, the maximum. Previously, I haven't been able to gather that much money at one time. I am disabled and only draw disability. The DA actually said to me, " pawn something ". Plus, I was informed by the DA that because the couple on the motorcycle sustained serious injuries ,that I would not be " allowed " the option of court appointed representation
. Twice, when I have appeared in court, I have shown the DA a letter from my auto insurance
company stating the claim had been settled. But the DA keeps telling me that my insurance
company paid out the maximum I was covered for. But that my maximum comes nowhere near the amount of medical bills the injured couple has incurred and are continuing to incur.
So, next week, I will appear in court hopefully my final time. I have gathered the $740 that the DA told me to prepare for. And she also says I could be facing a temporary license suspension. I feel absolutely horrible that people were hurt. And I realize the accident was my fault. But the $740 is killing me financially. And as far as the possible license suspension, I live in a very rural area with three children who depend on me for transportation
. Not to mention, myself being disabled, I have ongoing medical appointments. I do not know what I would do without my license.
Could I use a Prayer For Judgement with this case?