What Happens If You Are Hit By An Unlicensed Driver In South Carolina

Driving without a license is not only illegal, but dangerous. When a car wreck is the result, the accident victim is left wondering what to do next – especially if the at-fault driver is uninsured as well as unlicensed.

If you have been involved in an accident with a unlicensed driver, contact David Taylor Law today to schedule your free consultation. Our team of attorneys, based right here in Myrtle Beach, can offer the trusted legal advice you need – and help you move forward with your accident claim.

Who Drives Without a License?

Millions of Americans get behind the wheel without a valid driver’s license each day, including:

  • Teenagers who are too young or have not completed the steps to obtain a valid license
  • Elderly drivers who failed their renewal exam
  • People with medical conditions that prevent them from getting a license
  • Drivers whose licenses have been revoked or suspended because of:
    • Conviction of DUI or criminal offenses
    • Too many points for committing moving violations
    • Failure to maintain auto insurance

Because there is often good reason why these drivers should not be on the road, it is no surprise that they are involved in one out of five fatal car wrecks, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety. Half of unlicensed drivers also attempt “hit and runs,” trying to flee the accident scene.

What Damages Can Car Accident Victims Recover?

Most insurance companies will not insure the vehicle of an unlicensed driver, leaving them on the hook for the injured person’s medical bills, vehicle damage, etc after a car wreck. In many cases, though, the at-fault driver lacks sufficient funds.

The good news is that the injured party’s Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage is designed to protect them in this particular situation. Trust David Taylor Law to handle all communication with your insurance company, working hard to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Your South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys

Our law firm is committed to helping Myrtle Beach, SC car accident victims get the justice they deserve – and the compensation they are entitled to. If you or a loved one were hit by an unlicensed driver in South Carolina, David Taylor Law is here to help. From wrongful death suits to hit and run accidents, our law firm has the resources and experience necessary to fight for you.

Our team will relentlessly pursue your injury claim, advocating for your rights every step of the way. To schedule your free consultation, get in touch with David Taylor Law today!

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