What Happens In An Accident Without A License Or Registration?

We would like to think that everyone on the road is responsible. We hope that other drivers carry insurance. The law requires that drivers have a driver's license and a registration card with them while driving. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. People are sometimes irresponsible and don't have proper proof of license and registration while driving.

If you've been injured in an accident where the other driver did not have a license or registration, call the experienced Illinois attorneys at Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., at 630-517-3279 or 888-349-0695 for a free consultation to discuss your case.

What Should I Do After An Accident Without A License Or Registration

The most important thing you can do after any accident to help prove your injury case is to seek medical help right away. This could mean going to an emergency room, if needed, urgent care or your regular doctor.

In addition to that, there are several things you should do after any accident where the other party does not have a license or registration, including:

  1. Call the police to report the accident. In addition to writing a police report, the officers may cite the other driver for not carrying this required documentation. And any citation against the other party will strengthen your case that they were negligent.
  2. Do not leave the scene. And try and make sure the other party does not leave the scene, as well.
  3. Get contact information. Get any identifying information from the other party and any witnesses to the accident.
  4. Keep track of details. This especially includes details about the other vehicle such as the license plate, make, model and color of the vehicle.
  5. Report the accident. Contact your own insurance company as soon as possible. You may have insurance such as uninsured motorist coverage that might be used if the other party turns out to be uninsured.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., assists clients who have been injured in a vehicle accident where the other party did not have a license or registration. We offer a free consultation to discuss your injury case. Call us in Wheaton at 630-517-3279 or 888-349-0695 to make your appointment. You may also email our law firm if that is more convenient for scheduling your consultation. Let our experienced lawyers help in your case.