In California, drivers are required to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle. Driving without a license is against the law. Even though California law enforcement is letting up on certain punishments like impounding your car, you may still be fined and cited for the offense.
It’s important to have a license for your own safety and the safety of others. However, if you are hurt in a car accident caused by another driver, you can still be reimbursed for your injuries.
Driving without a driver’s license is not the same as driving with a suspended license. Whether you don’t have your license on you, or haven’t qualified for a driver’s license in the past, the consequences are still different.
If you are involved in a traffic collision and do not have a valid license, you will be fined or cited, but it does not affect liability. For instance, if the other driver is clearly at fault, not having a license at the time of your accident won’t suddenly place you liable. You can still seek treatment for your injuries, and pursue reimbursement through that driver’s car insurance company.
If you were driving on a suspended or revoked license, you could face paying large fines or even go to jail. This is because your privileges have been revoked for a crime like drunk driving, or maybe you have a medical condition that makes it dangerous for you to drive.
Sort out the details related to your auto accident. Unlicensed drivers commonly drive other people’s vehicles.
If you are unlicensed and involved in a car accident you will need to provide the following information.
|• Insurance Information||Obtain the contact and insurance information of the other vehicle owner|
|• Home Address and Contact Details||Police officers on the scene, and any insurance companies involved, need to know how to get ahold of you|
To avoid the hassle of further complications, provide the information above as accurately as possible. Driving without a license is dangerous, especially if you have not received drivers’ training. If you do drive, make sure the vehicle is insured in yours, or another party’s, name. If you cause an accident while you are uninsured, you may be putting your family at serious financial risk.
Whatever the circumstances, if you have been hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, you have the right to make a full recovery. Our experienced attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky can help. We will answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Call us for a free case review at 1-800-881-2021. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help.