There Are Still Unlicensed Drivers On The Road

Just because you’ve done the right thing and paid for your insurance and gone through all the right steps to be a responsible driver, doesn’t meant that everyone else on the road has done the same thing. There is still a chance that you can get into an accident with a driver that does not carry a license with them or any form of insurance. If this happens, it can be nerve wracking and a long process. Having help can get you out of a very messy situation and back on the road.

Why No License?

In order for a person to have their driver’s license revoked, they have to have done something illegal behind the wheel that was seen as a threat to other drivers. Sometimes this means that they have no respect for the punishment dealt to them, and they will keep driving anyway. Unfortunately for you, that means that they are more likely to cause an accident. There really isn’t a foolproof way to keep people from driving a car.

How Many Accidents Are Caused By Unlicensed Drivers?

AAA just did a study that revealed that one in every five traffic accidents happen with an unlicensed driver. That is a staggering statistic! 28% of these accidents happened with a driver that has been in trouble 3 or more times. Unfortunately there is no way to keep someone physically out of a car, only the ability to take away their permission to drive. Not everyone listens to the rules and obeys.

What To Do

If you find yourself involved in an accident and the driver has no license, be sure to ask for their personal contact information. If they do not give it, be sure to grab the plate number on the car they are driving and a physical description of the driver. This can help assist police later in figuring out who was involved in the accident. After you speak to the police, get help from a personal injury lawyer right away. You will want to talk with someone while the details are fresh in your mind in order to provide the best facts possible.

If you have been in an accident with an unlicensed driver, call The St. Pete Lawyer. Our office can help you fight your way to getting what you deserve for your accident, and covering any of your medical expenses. You shouldn’t have to suffer and pay higher insurance rates because someone else didn’t follow the rules. Give us a call as soon as possible so we can help you with your case.