Will I get more money if they do not have a license? How? 16 Answers as of August 31, 2015

Would I be able to get more money from a lawsuit if the other person did not have a license? If a lawyer did it?

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Pius Joseph A Professional Law Corp. | Pius Joseph
If the other party is not a commercial driver you may not be able to use lack of license in court . A lawyer can obtain more value to the case if you are injured and have a credible claim. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/8/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
The answers are No and Yes. It may be easier to prove the fault of the other driver if s/he was unlicensed, but it does not raise the value of any settlement or judgment, which must be based on your injuries and losses. Lawyers with experience in personal injury work are usually worth the investment. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 5/8/2015
Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
If they do not have a license, you need to be worried about if they had permission to use the car or had insurance on the car. If not you may have a difficult time recovering any of the damages you suffered. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/8/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Already posted and answered.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/8/2015
The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C.
The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C. | Russell Gregory
That certainly increases the other driver?s level of fault. How bad is the injury, and what?s the insurance coverage amount?
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/8/2015
    Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
    Get a lawyer. You obviously do not have a clue.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/8/2015
    John Russo | John Russo
    That would be a no.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    Law Offices of Robert Burns
    Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
    Will I get more money if they do not have a license? Yes, but only if you seek punitive/exemplary damages or irritate the decisionmaker towards the other driver.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
    An independent study showed that you will do better with a lawyer. Lack of license doesn?t add value to the case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/8/2015
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    You should have a lawyer to get your largest recovery. We know how too properly build a case and the insurance companies pay a small fraction to non lawyers because they know you could not handle a lawsuit yourselves.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 5/8/2015
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates | Barry Rabovsky
    It would be helpful to know what happened in your case to see if the failure of the other person to have a license would increase the value. In many cases, if you hire an accident attorney you can get more after the attorney is paid than you would have gotten on your own. Also, there is generally a free consultation.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/7/2015
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
    No, the fact they had no license is irrelevant, generally speaking. However, the fact they didn't have one could come into play on a negligent entrustment claim, depending on the facts and circumstances. Consider consulting an experienced injury lawyer. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 5/7/2015
    Lloyd H. Thomas III P.C. | Lloyd H. Thomas III
    Failure to have a license would rarely increase the value of a claim. Having a lawyer would usually increase the value of a claim (if they know what they are doing). Of course, you will have to pay their fees, which are normally one third of the settlement.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/7/2015
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    No, the measure of damages is according to how injured you are, not whether the other party had a licence to do whatever it was he was doing that caused you to be injured. Technically speaking, if the lawyer did not have a licence, then he was practicing law without a licence and was therefore not really a lawyer, but the same principle applies.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/7/2015
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    No. The case is based on your damages. If intoxicated you could get more damages.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 5/7/2015
    Geneva Yourse | Geneva Yourse
    Please provide more information. Do you mean a driver's license, a contractor's license, a professional's license? Generally, you recovery is based on the amount of negligence of the other side. In some instances, the lack of a license can be evidence of negligence. I would need more information to give you a better answer.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 5/7/2015
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