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Car Accident - May 5th 2015, 02:43 PM

This past Thursday I got into a car accident and my car got totalled. I got stuck with the ticket because I wasn't paying attention. My dad wants me to fight the ticket but what good will it be if I know it was my fault? Its 2 points on my licsense and my insurance will go up.

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Re: Car Accident - May 5th 2015, 09:37 PM

I'm sorry to hear about the car accident, but I'm glad you're okay! Whether or not you fight the ticket is completely up to you. It can't hurt to fight it, but you know you weren't paying attention and you know you're at fault. Perhaps you can make a list to take note of the advantages and disadvantages of fighting the ticket. I wish you luck with whatever you decide to do!

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Re: Car Accident - May 6th 2015, 02:20 AM

Depending on what you told the officer it might not be worth it. I would just look into online driving school to get it off your record. The ticket shouldn't affect the insurance drastically. I think it raised mine like 20$/mo. when I lived in Michigan. Most of the time it's not worth fighting. It really depends on what you told the officer. Unfortunately it's too late, but most of the time in these cases it's better to just tell the officer you would like to exercise your right to remain silent. This way they can't really prove anything, and there is more hesitation in giving a citation.
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Re: Car Accident - May 7th 2015, 06:13 AM

If you don't want to fight it then I wouldn't. I got a speeding ticket and thought about fighting it but I knew I was in the wrong so I didn't it. I think if your heart isn't in to fighting it then you shouldn't waste your time. If your dad gives you are hard time about it tell him you just don't feel comfortable with it. Is your dad the one paying for the insurance? If he is then you might want to consider fighting it for his benefit. But, all in all you have to want to fight it I think.

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