What Happens If a Driver with a Suspended License Causes a Car Accident?

Passenger Injured in a Car AccidentPeople can have their driver’s licenses suspended for all kinds of reasons. In some cases, if the state has a points system and a driver gets too many points for traffic violations within a certain amount of time, his or her license can be suspended. In other situations, a driver may have been pulled over for one major violation, such as driving without insurance or driving while intoxicated, and had his or her license suspended for that reason. However, no matter the reason, a person with a suspended license has no business being behind the wheel.

Recently, The Union Democrat published an article about a woman who was driving with a suspended license who caused a head-on collision. Reportedly, she was on probation for starting the Willow Fire in Calaveras County and driving under the influence (DUI) without a license. She was injured in the crash and as of this writing, was in critical but stable condition at University of California, Davis, Medical Center. She will reportedly be cited for driving without a license.

How Injury Lawyers Help Car Accident Victims and Their Families

Following a car wreck, your life can be turned upside down. The last thing you want to be worrying about is pursuing a legal claim. Instead, you just want to concentrate on healing and being there for your family. Therefore, it may be best for you to speak with a car accident lawyer in the aftermath of your auto crash. An attorney can carry the burden of handling your legal claim, including holding those at fault for your pain and suffering accountable and securing the financial help you need for hospital bills, loss of income, rehabilitation costs, damage to your vehicle and physical therapy.

When the Modesto personal injury lawyers at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin, take you on as a client, we focus on carrying the burden of protecting your legal rights and bring those who did you harm to justice, so you can concentrate on healing and getting your life back on track.