If you’re caught speeding or if another driver crashes into your car, there are many ways that the cost of a traffic ticket can impact your estate.
Car accidents happen, and it’s your responsibility to take care of the damage. However, if you’re involved in an accident and have a traffic ticket on top of it, that can increase your insurance costs and even impact your estate after death. Here’s how:
Speeding Tickets and Traffic Violations Can be Expensive
The first thing to know is that it’s important to know how your insurance coverage works. If you were driving without insurance at the time of an accident and someone else was injured as a result of your negligence, then they could sue for damages.
In this case, even if their medical bills were paid by Medicare or Medicaid (public programs), they would still be able to sue for additional money from any assets owned by the person who caused them harm–including any money left over after paying off any debts owed by that person and his or her family members via probate court proceedings following death.
Another possibility is if someone else was driving without insurance coverage when their vehicle crashed into yours; this scenario would likely result in similar types of lawsuits against those involved in order recover losses from uninsured motorists’ funds (UMF).
An Accident Can Impact Your Estate
Even if you don’t receive a traffic ticket, an accident can still impact your estate. Injuries are common in car accidents, and they can be costly to treat. If you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and the driver who hit you does not have insurance coverage or enough money for damages, then it is likely that the other party’s insurance company will sue them after paying out any applicable claims made by their own policyholders.
This means that any money awarded from such lawsuits goes into what’s called a judgment fund at court–and there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to collect any additional funds from this source (or even use it).
How to Handle a Traffic Ticket
It is important to understand that you must handle the ticket in a timely manner. Most traffic tickets will give you instructions on how to pay the fine, and failing to follow those instructions can result in additional penalties being added to your original fine.
For example, if you fail to appear in court when required or ignore letters from law enforcement agencies about your case, there may be an arrest warrant issued for your arrest. If this happens while driving on Nevada roads with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear (FTA), then it will be considered a misdemeanor offense with penalties including fines up $1,000 or up 10 days imprisonment–or both!
What if You Die Before Paying a Traffic Ticket?
If you die before paying the ticket, the court will send a notice to your estate. The court will then pursue payment from your estate if it has not already been paid by someone else. If there is only one person named on the traffic ticket who has died, then it’s possible that no one else will be pursued for payment by the court because there are no other individuals who could legally take responsibility for paying off this debt.
Considering Hiring an Attorney
If you’re involved in a car accident, consider hiring a lawyer to represent you. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve and avoid going to court. They also have experience with this process and can guide you through the paperwork and other legal steps involved in getting your case resolved quickly and efficiently.
If you have to take time off work, it could hurt your finances. The more time you miss, the more money you lose. If you’re forced to take several days off work and can’t pay a traffic ticket on time, then a warrant may be issued for your arrest. This will make future payments even harder as well–and if this happens multiple times over years or decades? That could mean trouble with employment and other legal issues later down the road.
Traffic tickets can greatly impact your life, so it’s important to know what steps you can take to protect yourself before they happen. If you get a ticket or are involved in an accident, contact us today! We will help guide you through the process and make sure everything goes smoothly for your family after death.
We at The Bourassa Law Group are here to manage all your legal troubles in the state of Nevada. Call us at (800)870-8910 and talk to our legal resource for directions.
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