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If I was in a car accident with no damage to either car and it was just a soft hit even though it was my fault can she sue me?

no dents no injuries nothing major we did a police report I receive a second careless driving ticket my first one was 6/18/12. the officer said he sees nothing wrong with neither cars and it was just a soft hit nothing major and we both exchange information. and if I just pay the ticket before court will it go on my record or and do I have to go to court still

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After all these answers that are just guesses, would you like the opinion of a real lawyer (me)? In order for her to sue you there must be some kind of damages, either to the car and/or to her. No damages, no case. If there is no damage to the car and she wasn't hurt, she cannot successfully sue.

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So what about the ticket?
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That's between you and the city or county that issued it. You have a choice between accepting it or fighting it. You didn't say what the offense technically was, but if you feel you didn't do that, and if you can find witnesses who can back you up, you might contest it--but of course you could still lose. You do not say what state you are in, but here in California there is a third choice (provided you haven't done it in 18 months): pay the ticket and go to traffic school. Our DMV keeps two lists of tickets, the A list and the B. The insurance companies are only allowed to see the A list. If you successfully complete traffic school, your ticket is placed on the B list and your insurance company will never know it happened. This is a good option if you have a weak case, since while you have to pay the ticket and school fee, it will not affect your insurance. Check into whether this option is available to you. Good luck!
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Arkansas and for careless driving
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And what if I just pay the ticket off this my second careless driving ticket in three months. So if I just pay it before court do I have to go to court and will it show on my record
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Since. I am not familiar with Arkansas law I cannot answer this question further. You will need to consult local help on this, as state's laws and procedures vary. Good luck!
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Thanks sir
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Generally, the ticket has the information you need. You can plead guilty and pay it, in which case you should not have to go to court. If you want to contest the ticket, you need to show up in court prepared to testify (dress nice). If you just pay it you have pled guilty and it will be on your record. I don't know if a minor charge like careless driving will affect your insurance or add points, in PA it doesn't.
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I don't think the woman would sue you if nothing is wrong.

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I don't know but I sure hope not. If there's no damage you obviously don't have to pay for repairs or whatever. If you do that's crap.

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If it was your fault the other driver can still sue you. It will go on your record. Having 2 within a short period of time will also cause your insurance to go up drastically.

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If she sues you, it's a false sue, because she has nothing to sue you for, but since you said you received a second careless driving ticket, then just pay it, and it's over with =) So don't worry about the sue, she can't do it, because you never dealt any damage to her car.

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Anyone can sue for anything.
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It all depends how and where

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Most likely nothing will happen as far as the accident. If you pay the fine you'll still get points against you but you don't have to go to court unless you want to fight the ticket.Careless or reckless driving can be either 1 or 2 points against you-but you'll have to go by the law of the state that it occured

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Do you mean she is suing you, or you're just wondering if she can? Seems like anyone can file a suit against anyone for all sorts of silly reasons, but that doesn't mean it'll go anywhere.
Getting a police report done was good. Exchanging contact information was good. If there's no damage to either people or property, you should be okay on this.
But 2 careless driving tickets in 3 months time? Not so good. One of these times, there will be some damage done if you don't start paying more attention.

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I will thanks. :-)
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I don't know what they other driver would sue for. If there are no damages in injury there is no costs they have incurred. Unless for some reason there is mental anguish.

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Yes because it was still endangerment :(

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Your bigger problem will be keeping your license and paying future insurance.

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Yes, the other driver can sue you. But, if you have full coverage or at fault insurance then your insurance company will deal with the matter. Not you personally. The burden of proof to show that there's an injury is totally upon the other driver. Even though no structural damage is present on the car, a soft bump can cause you to jar your neck or even pull a muscle when the impact is from the rear. The other driver can always pay several visits to the doctor then file a claim with your insurance company. They have 2yrs to do so. A lot of insurance companies consider this a "nuisance" claim which can be worth $250 to $2000.

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You are asking 2 different questions. If you got a ticket you have to pay it. If the woman was injured she can sue you for her medical bills.

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