What happens if you were not at-fault for a car accident but you had an expired license?
I got into an auto accident that, through pictures and the police report, was proven to be the 17 year-old other driver's fault. My license has been expired for over 2 years, but I have current insurance and registration. I was ticketed for the expired license, and my totaled car towed. It has been 2 weeks since the accident and the other driver's insurance company is saying that they still have not spoken to the 17 year-old driver via his parents. I did go and obtain my license 2 days after the accident. I told the other insurance company that I just want my car fixed. I do have a court appearance next month. What can I expect to happen in court?
What is the court appearance for? Your tickets? Are you worried that because you were driving without a license? Well, relax. Driving without a license is not what is known as an "indicia of negligence" in a car accident case. In other words, it is not admissible evidence to prove that you were in any way negligent in driving the car. So here is what I think that you need to do: go and have a free consultation with an attorney that specializes in car accident cases. Discuss the matter with him or as to the claim for your property damage. Ask about court but I gather what you will be hit with is a fine for the expired license and that is it. Good luck.