You should talk to your attorney - every claim is different.
If you have 40k in medical bills and 4k in lost wages, you have a significant claim. Other issues include you specific injuries, time for recovery, if you are still in pain, etc.
It's hard to value your claim based on your description alone because so many factors are in play. For example, your recovery could be limited due to low insurance policy limits. Discuss these issues with your attorney and ask him/her for a copy of the...
The best answer to your question is: It depends.
It all depends on your injuries. If you are not injured, you do not have much of a claim. If, however, you have something like a torn rotator cuff that requires surgery, you could have a fairly large claim.
The less serious your injuries, the quicker it will be to resolve your claim. The more serious, the longer it will take.
You should seek the medical treatment you need for your injuries. You should also consult with a personal...
If you are going to hire a lawyer, you should do it sooner rather than later. A retained lawyer (compared to an appointed one) can help you deal with issues at the MVD.
If you decide not to hire a lawyer, you can request a court appointed lawyer at the arraignment and they will provide one for you if your income is low enough. Many court appointed lawyers are excellent, however they tend to be busier than private attorneys. A court appointed lawyer may have many more clients than a private...
It is highly unlikely they will seek jail time, however, you will have to pay a fine. The Prosecutor may offer you a plea to civil speeding instead of criminal, but that does not always happen.
You may want to consult with an attorney in your area - especially if the prosecutor does not give you a plea to the civil speeding.
There are several potential charges at play here. The first two that come to mind are Criminal Damage and leaving the scene of an accident.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a class 2 misdemeanor. Criminal Damage varies in severity based on the amount of the damage.
There are also civil consequences of these actions. The student can be sued for the damage caused to the property (the bus and the car).
The student should probably consult with a criminal defense...
It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the facts of your case. You should retain an attorney to help you with these charges. The attorney can try to negotiate a favorable plea with the prosecutor.
If you cannot afford an attorney, you can get a public defender or court appointed lawyer.
Typically, you can work out a plea for something less that the original charges.
You can settle without a lawyer, but it may not be advisable. It sounds like you may have some significant injuries. I recommend consulting with a personal injury lawyer in your area before you try to settle the case on your own. Most lawyers offer free initial consultations so you can meet with the lawyer before you try to settle your case.
There are often many issues in these cases, even though they may seem straight forward at first. It is best you talk to a lawyer to make sure you fully...
You should post this question in the CA section instead of AZ. It is up to the CA court to decide where and how you can complete the required courses.
If you had an attorney to represent you for your CA DUI, you should contact him or her. You may have to file a motion with the CA court to request that the court accept the AZ equivalent of their programs.
Ronald Zack, PLC
That is not true. While the law did change, it did not change to just 48 hours in jail.
If the person's BAC is .15 to .20, the statute allows for a judge to suspend all by 9 days of the 30 day sentence.
You can read the statute in the link below.