SOURCE: The Beltz Law Firm

February 20, 2013 11:16 ET

Texas Driver Agrees to Settle $62,000 in Toll Fees

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - The Beltz Law Firm, a Dallas-based law firm specializing in traffic ticket cases, personal injuries and criminal law, has announced pending settlements involving toll charges and fees levied by the NTTA (North Texas Tollway Authority) against several clients, one of which involved a whopping $62,857 in charges and fees. The amount has been negotiated down to a fraction of what was owed and the firm has also reached a settlement in another case involving an amount totaling nearly $30,000.

These recent settlement offers highlight the growing problem of excessive penalties and fees administered by the NTTA, which are often exponentially higher than the original amounts owed for toll violations.

"We're seeing an alarming trend where North Texas drivers are getting hit with collection notices demanding payment for toll violations that are hundreds of percent higher than what they are actually responsible for," said Jeffrey Beltz, founder and partner of The Beltz Law Firm.

"These accounts are then sent to collection attorneys who often intimidate individuals into paying these exorbitant fees," he added.

Beltz says he is not advocating drivers avert their responsibility as toll payers, but would like to see excessive NTTA penalties and fees reigned in through legislative efforts.

"This affects countless North Texas drivers and should be addressed going forward," he said. "Reasonable penalties for outstanding toll violations are one thing, but we're seeing a lot of these types of cases, which should be concerning for all Texas drivers."

The most recent Beltz Law settlement offers are as follows:

Alleged Amount Owed: $62,857.73
Settlement Offer: $8,687.93 (tolls plus $2,800.00 attorney's fees plaintiff) due within 2 years
Attorney's Fees: $1,500.00 paid to Beltz Law Firm
Total Spent by client: $10,187.93
Total Saved: $52,669.80

Alleged Amount Owed: $29,652.69
Settlement Offer: $3,592.69 (tolls plus $1500.00 attorney's fees plaintiff) due within 12 months
Attorney's Fees: $1,500.00 paid to Beltz Law Firm
Total Spent by client: $5,092.69
Total Saved: $24,560.00

For more information, contact The Beltz Law Firm at 214-321-4105 or visit http://www.BeltzLaw.com .

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The three areas that have forged the backbone of The Beltz Law Firm are Personal Injury Law, Criminal Law, and Traffic Law. The attorneys at the firm are committed to helping those who have been wrongfully accused or have been injured.

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