How it went down:
-427/Gardiner Junction, left passing lane was slowly moving (~10-20km/h)
-Middle lane was empty, did my checks and thought it was safe to merge into the other lane
-Accelerated full throttle, got to around 50-60km/h before I got hit from behind, rear quarter panel damage
Basically it came down to making a bad decision from what I thought was enough clearance to merge to it actually not being enough. Officer charged me with an unsafe lane change. I am in the process of getting full disclosure for the case. I am fighting the ticket.
For a ticket like this, is it worth it to get a paralegal to fight the ticket or should I try to negotiate with the justice of peace to lower the charge? What are my chances of getting the charge and demerit points dropped? I don't care about the fine.
Any advice on if I decide to fight the ticket myself?
You may be best consulting with a paralegal if youÃ¢Â€Â™re planning on fighting the charge. Might be able to show you did your due diligence prior to changing lanes, even though a collision was the end result.