I was in a car accident

Asked about 5 years ago - Saint Louis, MO

I had no insurance, the people I hit are now saying they got hurt. I had a laywer take care of the ticket but he wont do anything else and wants me to call the people who i hits lawyer. What should I do? Do I need another lawyer?

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes. Defending a personal injury lawsuit on your own can be a real problem for the layperson. It would be recommended for you to have a lawyer, especially since you were uninsured at the time of the crash. Indeed, many judges will ask you when you appear for case calls whether you have a lawyer or not. Many judges will recommend, as do I, that you retain a lawyer to defend such a civil lawsuit.

    You might find my Legal Guide helpful "Ethics: Yes I Need a Lawyer!"

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/ethics-yes...

    Check with a MO lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

    Good luck to you. I am in Chicago.

    God bless.

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  2. Howard Robert Roitman

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . You need a lawyer!!!! Don't call the other lawyer. You may, and likely will say something that will make it worse. Don't post about this.

    Even if you pay a Lawyer $300. just to make the call and brief you don't do it your self.

    If you can afford it get a lawyer for the whole case. You did good having a lawyer handle the ticket.

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