If I Don’t Have a Drivers License Can I Still Recover Money From a Car Accident?

The short answer: YES! You still can recover money if you were not at fault in the car accident – even without a drivers license. Yes, you can still recover damages (money/$$$) in a personal injury case related to a car accident even if you do not have a drivers license.

How Come?

Well, because compensation in accidents is largely determined by a legal concept known as “negligence“. Negligence refers to the failure of an individual or party to take reasonable care when they are responsible for the safety of another person or property. In Florida, having a valid driver’s license is not a requirement for establishing someone else’s negligence. Even if you don’t have a driver’s license, as long as it can be established that it was the other’s person who was negligent in their actions and caused your injuries, you may be able to recover damages from them.

Think about it this way: if a pedestrian is crossing the street when the red “DO NOT WALK” sign is flashing, can the cars just run over the pedestrian? I mean, after all, the pedestrian was perhaps breaking the law and jaywalking. The answer is: of course not. It doesn’t matter what that pedestrian is doing, a person driving a car is never allowed to run someone over.

Like not having a license and getting into an accident — just because you did not have a valid license does not mean the person who carelessly merged into your lane & hit your car should get away with it. Can you get a ticket if the police show up, absolutely. But it does not change the fact that if you were not at fault in the accident you can still get paid for the other person’s negligence.

So What Should I Do?

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence – even if you didn’t have a valid drivers license, don’t delay in seeking justice. Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at VCM Law Group today and get the help you need to receive compensation for your injuries. Don’t let someone else get away with their negligent actions just because you didn’t have a license — take action now! Call 786-361-6887 or email at info@vcmlawgroup.com.