Car accidents can be harrowing and traumatic situations, even under the mildest of conditions. Getting into an accident with a driver in an unregistered vehicle can cause an even bigger headache.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re in a collision with a driver in an unregistered vehicle:
You Do Nothing Differently
Regardless of whether the other driver’s vehicle is registered, the process after getting into a collision remains the same. Be sure to collect all necessary documentation, including the following information from the other driver:
- Driver’s license
- Phone number
- Insurance identification
Registration Doesn’t Affect Liability
No matter if the other driver’s vehicle is registered, the driver at fault for the collision will remain the same. The other driver isn’t automatically responsible for the wreck just because their vehicle registration isn’t up to date.
The Driver May Not Have Insurance
If the driver is operating a vehicle that isn’t registered, chances are, the driver doesn’t have auto insurance. This is one reason why carrying uninsured motorist coverage is so important. You’ll want to make sure you’ll be able to recover damages if such an unfortunate event should occur.
The Driver May Receive a Citation
Because it is unlawful to operate an unregistered vehicle, the driver may receive a citation if law enforcement officers come to the scene to investigate the collision.
If you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Our attorney, Paul A. Shapiro, is highly skilled in car accident personal injury law and has helped many other people in similar situations. Let our team see if we can help you, too. Don’t delay—contact our office with your case right away.
Call Shapiro Law Firm, P.A. today at (850) 629-7226 for a free consultation.