I was on the edge of the line when I was about to turn left to the gasoline station when a bicycle suddenly came so quick I even didn't see him . the traffic light is red I didn't know where he came from he tried to evade me by going to the gas station. he was driving in the sidewalk when I hit him he slide down there in the pavement with bruises in the side of her chin. he was lying down there for a minutes when a man and I help him get up from the ground. he talk to me in hispanic asking me if I speak spanish too. .. the policewomen assured me im fine she said he may not be appear in court coz hes illeal immigrant.can they charged the insurance of the owner of the car for this? coz' I was working wid him that time asking me to use his car for moving the clients for another apartment. just recently a received a notice from a lawyer's lien telling me to call their office to discuss the matter . the problem is I don't have money to pay for them and even to retain an attorney . I don't have stable job right now just off and on. pls give me some advice thnx I appreciate it much..
This is not something that you would normally "go to jail" for. The exception would be if you were charged with a criminal violation, such as reckless driving and had a prior criminal record. If charged with a crime you need to hire an attorney. If the bike rider makes a claim against you you must immediately turn it over to your insurance company.
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From your description, this sounds like an unfortunate accident, not a criminal matter. If the police officer told you that she doesn't consider the matter criminal, then you shouldn't be worried at this time.
However, if there is some element you are leaving out, such as driving under the influence or if you actually intended to hit the person, then charges may be pressed. If this is the case, then please do not reveal any information on this website and seek the advice of an attorney immediately.
Additionally, keep in mind that the person may bring a civil lawsuit against you for monetary damages, but this will not result in you being jailed.
Report this to your auto carrier and retain a traffic lawyer.
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