You received the reminders in the mail to take action right away. What is the harm of driving a few days without a current driver’s license you thought at the time? You will get it done when you have the time to get it done. Unfortunately, not getting it done before the expiration date has gotten you into considerable legal trouble. A car accident has exposed the fact that you do not have a valid driver’s license and an expired license might negatively impact your car accident case.
Driving without having a valid driver’s license is against the law, which means that just by getting pulled over for a traffic violation, you can face fines and/or penalties for breaking state law. Things get much more complicated if you get involved in a car accident with an expired driver’s license. What if you sustained one or more injuries and the law enforcement agency investigating the crash has determined the other party caused the accident? Does driving without a currently valid license automatically disqualify you from receiving just compensation for your injuries?
Regardless of the status of your driver’s license, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney after getting involved in a vehicle collision. The lawyer that you choose to work with conducts a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the crash and then discovers if another party should assume legal liability for causing you harm. If you got involved in a car accident with an expired driver’s license, the car accident lawyer handling your case determines if the lack of a driver’s license hurts your chances to gain approval of an insurance claim, as well as receive a favorable ruling after filing a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages.
Since 1988, the team of personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan has helped clients receive the compensation they deserve for sustaining one or more injuries as a result of an auto crash. We have recovered more than $14 billion in monetary damages from the filing of personal injury lawsuits, with a large percentage of the compensation coming from vehicle collision cases. If an expired driver’s license has complicated the filing of an insurance claim and if applicable, the filing of a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages, one of our highly-rated litigators helps you interpret state law to determine your eligibility to receive compensation for covering financial losses.
To find out the status of a car accident case with an expired driver’s license, schedule a free case evaluation with one of the personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan.