What will happen if I drive a car without liability insurance and I am in a car accident?

What will happen if I drive a car without liability insurance and I am in a car accident? | Syracuse, NY MCV Law

We have discussed in this blog what you should do if there is going to be a lapse in your car liability insurance. However, do you know what will happen if you are in a car accident and you are driving a car without liability insurance?

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If you are in a car accident while driving a car without liability insurance, your driver’s license and vehicle registration will be revoked for at least one year. If someone else is driving your uninsured vehicle and is in a car crash and is convicted of operating without insurance, your license and registration will still be revoked for at least one year.

In addition, to get your license back after revocation, you will have to pay the DMV an additional civil penalty of $750. Furthermore, there may be a high traffic court fine for driving without insurance or allowing someone else to drive your uninsured vehicle.

Of course, the other major concern is that you may be personally liable for any damages that occurred if your vehicle is in an accident and there is no insurance. In addition, you will not have an insurance company to retain a lawyer to represent you in any lawsuits that are filed against you for any personal injuries and property damages that occurred. Certainly, if this occurs, it is highly recommended that you retain your own lawyer to represent your interests.

Therefore, it is very important that you keep your liability insurance up to date.

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