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I was in a 3 car collision on I35 on July 5,2017. The

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Hello, I was in a 3 car collision on I35 on July 5,2017. The traffic was bumper to bumper at approx 4 pm. I was hit from behind by a flatbed truck and it drove my car into the car in front of me. I have had my car repaired and the car in front had no damage. She had a tire on the back and I hit the tire which wrecked my the front of my car. The man who hit my car has now pled not guilty to the violation he received and has requested a jury trial. I received a subpoena to appear as a witness. It was continued and now I have received another subpoena to be a witness. My question is if he is claiming that he is not guilty, who is?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Austin, Texas, I live in Kyle, and the car is 2012 Subaru Outback.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I have a police report and my car has been repaired. The man who hit me got a citation at the site of the accident.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

When I got the first subpoena I emailed the prosecutor's clerk and she said I was not required to attend but than the case would probably be dismissed. I had said that I would attend but they continued the case. As I said before, now I have received another subpoena and I do not want to attend. Can I do that?

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Traffic Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Traffic Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Of course he caused the accident.

Unfortunately, it is not really legally relevant to his case who else might be guilty instead of him. You have stumbled in to the subtlety of the differentiation between cause and legal guilt.

In other words, it does not really matter in the court if he caused the accident. The real issue is can the state prove the charge in the citation. He is demanding, for now, that they prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That does not mean he will not eventually reach a plea agreement. His attorney is just looking to leverage the not guilty plea and jury demand for negotiation purposes.

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Traffic Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

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If you can resolve the problem (it is usually just a matter of confirming with your bank or credit card that the charge is authorized) I look forward to speaking with you.

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The site is not showing any change. So, I can not call you. I am happy to continue online if you want. Otherwise, you need to contact customer care.

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I do not see anything indicating a call request was accepted by any Expert here. So, your account has not been charged.

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