we were involved in a one-vehicle accident recently where we were driving in a Very heavy rain on a highway (speed limit 60); sp. limit was 50 in that zone due to construction (they were stripping the road and the surface was uneven).
We were going 30-35mph; low visibility; the car hit a puddle (road conditions), started hydroplaning, spinned a few times , hit a metal rail guard on the right , and flipped on its side.
--We were all sober, wore seat belts, used extreme precautions, and sustained minor soft tissue injuries (no med. attention).
--The car is being declared a total loss.
--No other car involvement/ property damage.
--The metal guard rail has a dent (about 3 ft long?)
We were cited for a "failure to control vehicle".
The question: given all circumstances, is it possible to fight this ticket ? (we can pay the fine...) in order to avoid 2 points on the CLEAN CDL license.. to keep it off the record somehow.. We're being punished enough with the insurance deductible and the car loss..and insurance rates going up.. Do we have strong evidence of NOT being careless? (construction, driving below limit, weather..)
Thanks so much for any advice...