I was injured in a car accident, but my driver's license was suspended when it happened. Do I still have a case?


In most car wreck situations, the fact that your driver's license was suspended (or maybe you did not even have a driver's license) will not prevent you from making a claim to recover for your injuries.  There are two main points I want you to understand on this issue.

First, if the wreck was clearly the fault of the other person - perhaps they rear ended you, or ran a stop sign or red light and caused the crash - then the fact that you did not have a valid driver's license likely will not be considered at all.  This is because your lack of a driver's license has nothing to do with the fact that someone else crashed in to you.

Second, if fault for your wreck is not clear, the fact that you were driving without a license may come in to the case.  However, this fact alone does not bar you from bringing your claim.  You can still bring your claim, only, whoever is deciding the case may be able to consider your lack of a license.

If you have any questions on this issue, please contact us.

Vuk Stevan Vujasinovic
Experienced Injury Lawyer. First Generation American. Life-Long Texan. Husband. Father.