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Traffic Accident Laws

Traffic Accident Laws were created by the Law Enforcement Authorities to set forth rules and regulations regarding the legal aspects of a traffic accident. It is important for an individual to know what legal steps they may need to take if they were every involved in a traffic accident. Therefore, it is necessary for individuals to have as much information about Traffic Accident Laws as possible. Given below are common questions about traffic accident laws that are answered by Experts.

What is a traffic accident?

According to traffic accident laws, a traffic accident is a collision of a vehicle with another vehicle, object or person.

What is the statute of limitations to file a suit in a traffic accident?

The statute of limitations in a traffic accident may vary from state to state in the United States. In some states like Virginia, the statute of limitations may be 2 years from the date of the accident to file a suit against the at fault driver in the accident.

Would a traffic accident case against an individual be dismissed if the other party in the accident did not appear in court?

In many situations, a traffic accident case may be dismissed if the other party in the accident did not appear in court on the day of the hearing. However, this may not always be the case. In some situations, the case will be re-scheduled.

Would it be considered a conflict of interest if a police officer was involved in a traffic accident and the corresponding local police department was involved in the investigation?

It may be considered to be a conflict of interest if a police officer was involved in a traffic accident and his/her own local police department did the investigation. However, the department may not have any legal obligation to transfer the accident case to another department. The law enforcement agency or state agency may get involved in the traffic accident investigation only if there is a death or a serious injury caused in the accident.

What is the statute of limitations to file a claim for property damage in an accident in California?

The statute of limitations to file a claim for property damage in an accident in California is 3 years from the day of the accident. The individual may file a claim against the at fault party’s insurance company before 3 years from the day of the accident.

How can an individual avoid getting points on their license in case of a traffic accident?

Traffic Accident Laws may differ from state to state in the United States. In some states like Florida, if the individual’s insurance pays all the claims of the other party in a traffic accident and gives the individual a notarized letter stating the same, they may request the judge to dismiss the case with court costs and let them take Florida Traffic School.

What is the penalty for driving a vehicle without liability insurance?

According to Traffic Accident Laws, it can be considered to be a class C misdemeanor if an individual drives a vehicle without legal insurance. If caught, the individual may be fined up to $500 for a first time offense. If the individual is caught more than once, then the fine will be not more than $1000 for every offense and sometimes the individual’s license may also be suspended for a period of no more than 6 months.

Traffic Accident Laws cover a variety of aspects of Traffic Accidents. It is important for you to know these laws so that you can take the right action if you have been involved in a traffic accident. Not knowing what to do in an accident can also lead to further trouble sometimes. You can ask an Expert if you do not know much about traffic accident laws and need more information.

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