- March 29, 2023
- In accidents
For many people in California, taking their driver’s test is an exciting yet nerve-wracking day. You’re thinking about all the rules and laws you’ve learned and hoping you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your future driver’s license. But often the nerves may make you miss a small detail which could cause an accident with another driver on the road. What happens, then? Do you automatically fail? Who pays for the accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident during your driving test, you will have lots of questions regarding your next steps. You should have an attorney on your side to help you navigate the days and weeks ahead. Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates can help you with any questions. Call us at 888-848-5084 or contact us online.
Who Is Liable?
The first question many people ask after they are involved in an accident is: who is liable and responsible for the damage caused? This question usually determines who will pay to fix the damage caused. If you did not cause the accident, it is important that you are not determined to be liable for the damages caused. If you caused the crash, you would likely be found liable. If you were a victim of the crash, you would likely not be liable.
What Happens If I’m Liable?
If you are deemed liable for the car accident during your driver’s test, the insurance of the car you are using will likely cover you during the accident. Since you are not a licensed driver yet, it is likely not your vehicle but the vehicle of a friend or family member you are using; therefore, their insurance will be the one you rely on to pay for the damages caused.
There is also a very good chance that if you cause an accident during your driving test, you will likely not pass the test. Especially if the accident is of the size that there will be an insurance claim stemming from the crash. It is important to still follow all protocols of a car accident if you are involved in one during your test. You will want to call for law enforcement, remain on the scene, gather contact information from everyone involved, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
What Will The DMV Say?
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will likely make you take your driving test again. They likely will not care what happened on your first test if you pass on your second attempt. If you do not pass when you try again due to another accident, it may lead to concern.
California Car Accident Attorney
If you are involved in a car crash while taking a driving test, it can be extra overwhelming as compared to an everyday car accident. You will likely have to deal with additional steps from the DMV to get your license and with your insurance company.
We are here for you to help you through the additional steps. If you or a loved one has been impacted and involved in a car crash, call Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates at 888-848-5084 today, or contact us online.
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