Yes, if you were injured in a car accident that another driver caused, you can still pursue a claim for personal injury even though you were driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license. The fact that your license was not valid at the time of the accident does not prevent you from seeking compensation from the at-fault driver. Do not let an insurance adjuster tell you otherwise.
If you are involved in an accident while driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, you will likely receive a citation for breaking the law. However, you will not be cited for causing the accident unless you caused the accident to happen. It does not matter whether your license was valid or suspended at the time of the accident to determine who was at fault. The only driver at fault for causing an accident is the driver who causes the accident.
For example, if you are driving a car with a suspended license and you are rear-ended while at a red light, the driver who rear-ended your vehicle will be at-fault. It does not matter that you did not have a valid driver’s license at the time. However, you will likely still receive a citation for driving with a suspended license even though the accident was not your fault.
Will My Suspended License Affect the Value of My Personal Injury Claim?
No, it will not. The value of your claim will not be reduced because you were driving without a valid driver’s license. The value of your claim depends on numerous factors, but the validity of your license is not one of those factors.
Will Insurance Cover the Accident if my License Was Suspended?
Yes, your insurance company will still provide coverage if you are involved in an accident while driving with a suspended license so long as the policy is still in good standing. However, auto insurance companies will typically cancel, suspend, or refuse to renew your insurance coverage once they learn that your driver’s license has been suspended.
Additionally, the other driver’s insurance company is still required to provide insurance coverage regardless of whether your license was valid, revoked, or suspended.
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At Prosper Shaked Accident Injury Attorneys PA, we have represented numerous clients involved in accidents while driving with suspended licenses. We find that many individuals don’t even realize that they can still pursue a personal injury case following an accident where they received a citation for a suspended or invalid driver’s license. Most people assume they were at fault for the accident because they were driving with a suspended license. We have proven time and time again that is not the case. The only thing that matters is how the accident happened. We offer free consultations and second opinions for individuals who already have an attorney. Most importantly, you don’t pay us unless and until we win your case. For a free consultation, call (305) 694-2676 to speak with Prosper Shaked today.