Driving without a license is never advisable, but sometimes it happens. Maybe you were in a hurry for work and left it on the kitchen counter. Perhaps you never got a driver’s license but had a very important appointment that you had to drive to. Your license expired last week, and you haven’t had a chance to get to the DMV to renew it. There are many reasons why you might not have your license when you drive, and not having one might worry you more in the event of an accident.
Driving without a license and getting into an accident that wasn’t your fault doesn’t automatically make you responsible for the accident. Just because you didn’t have your license doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. At Joey Gilbert Law we want to inform our clients that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may still seek compensation.
We know getting into an accident is never easy. While the accident itself happens in just seconds, the effects that come after can last for years. You might have lasting injuries and bills, and without a license, you might worry that these consequences will be worse.
But, not having a license when an accident occurs is separate from the accident. While you may still be cited or face fines from not having a license, if the accident wasn’t your fault, you could have a claim. Consulting with a Personal Injury attorney in the aftermath of such an accident is always highly recommended. You and your attorney will be able to sort out how you may get compensated even without a license.
Our Personal Injury attorneys will help you sort out all the important insurance and legal related issues so we can make sure you are covered. This might include the type of car you were driving, the insurance that the car is covered under, and the owner of the vehicle. It is important to get all the legal details in order so we can make sure the other driver’s insurance pays for damages.
It is advisable after a non-licensed accident to try and obtain your driver’s license. If you have one but do not have it on you, it can be as simple and showing you do have a license. If you never had a license or if that license was expired, getting a new one can help your case with both insurance companies and the court. Getting one before your court date may deter them from using your lack of license against you since it shows you are a competent driver.
The Personal Injury attorneys at Joey Gilbert Law in Reno will always work with you to find the best solution for your case. We have helped thousands of clients through their personal injury cases, and we will bring that experience to your case. If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, we will help you get the compensation you deserve, even if you didn’t have your license. For a free consultation from Reno’s hardest hitting law firm, call (775) 210-1501.