Do you need a specialist lawyer to sort out your motoring related issues?
Driving is something that practically everyone does. The majority of the time your journeys go smoothly. You arrive at your destination without incident. However, things can and do go wrong. Sadly, the more miles you drive the more likely you are to have an accident or experience another sort of motoring mishap.
When that happens, it is important that you seek the right type of legal advice. Below are a few examples of vehicle-related incidents you could be involved in including a little guidance to help you to choose the right type of lawyer to help you deal with things properly.
Incidents involving commercial vehicles
If you run trucks as part of your business activities or hire a truck to move house you may need to seek specialist advice if you have an accident. Truck accident lawyers have an in-depth understanding of commercial vehicle law, which other types of motoring lawyers do not. For example, they fully understand the driver’s hour’s regulations. So, if you have an accident and are accused of not complying with those rules they will be able to help you to prove that this was not the case.
In the UK, the list of motoring offences that could leave you with points on your licence is a long one. You can see the current list here.
It does not take much to rack up the 12 points that could lead to your losing your licence. So, you need to be very careful when you get accused of a traffic violation that can attract points.
Fortunately, there are motoring lawyers out there that have an in-depth understanding of how the law works. Of course, if there is evidence that you have committed the offence you are going to be sanctioned in some way. But, you may be able to avoid having points added to your licence. For example, by paying a fine and agreeing to take a special driving course.
A personal injury lawyer
If you are injured in a traffic accident you should be entitled to compensation. Most of the time the system runs smoothly and you will eventually receive some sort of payment. However, this is not always the case. On occasion, the other party will go to extreme measures to dispute your claim.
In that situation, you may be able to benefit from the services of a personal injury lawyer. He or she will be able to examine and hopefully strengthen your case and secure a better level of compensation for you.
A consumer rights lawyer
If you are unlucky enough to end up buying a vehicle that is not fit for purpose, you should be fully compensated. Sometimes the garage or private individual you bought it from will comply with the law. But, some just won’t. That is when a lawyer that has experience of dealing with consumer law disputes can prove invaluable. For a relatively small fee, they can help you to get all or most of your money back.