Driving Without a License is not a Smart Move Says Manchester Personal Injury Lawyer
Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2012 - Driving without a license is one of the dumber moves someone can make. If that is compounded by driving recklessly, the consequences can be serious.
“I’ve never yet figured out what makes people do really dumb stunts behind the wheel of a vehicle. You’d think they would have some consideration for others. If you want to drive like an idiot and wrap yourself around a tree, and it’s just you, that’s one thing. It’s quite another to take three others out of action at the same time for your stupidity. This case is a classic example of a real winner,” offered Charlie Donahue, a Nashua injury lawyer and medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire.
Police will be pressing charges in this case against a man who managed to create a horrendous accident. He crashed into a vehicle in an intersection, sheered a utility pole in half, toppled the power lines and badly injured himself and three others.
“Mr. Bright Guy”, a 24-year-old man, was behind the wheel of a car without a driver’s license. This is because he was suspended, and he ought not to have been driving in the first place. Operating the car recklessly and with excessive speed were the cited causes for the wreck. The scene was a mass of various emergency vehicles and electric company trucks repairing the damage.
The four in the completely totaled car were listed in serious condition as they arrived at various local hospitals. EMS crews were able to get them there relatively quickly. “The three passengers riding along with this less than safe individual may not have known he had a suspended license. However, if they did, it may make getting damages in a personal injury case a tad more difficult,” explained Donahue. “The reason for that is they knowingly got into a car with someone who was not licensed to drive, and thus may be regarded by a jury as partly responsible for their injuries.”
Cases like this are not easy, as many of the details are typically viewed subjectively by the person who caused the accident. They will not readily admit they were driving without a license, were speeding, were reckless and seriously hurt three other innocent people. “In this instance, the police will likely press criminal charges first. Personal injury lawsuits may come later, and are civil, not criminal in nature, which means a different standard of proof is involved,” Donahue said.
“If you have been in a car accident and have sustained serious injuries, don’t waste time wondering what to do. Get on the phone and find a skilled personal injury lawyer. If you call me, I’m here for you,” he added.
Donahue Law Firm
143 West St.
Keene, NH 03431
Call: (603) 357-2363
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