Northbrook Unlicensed Driver Accident Attorney

While all driving accidents can result in injuries, unlicensed driver accidents can have devastating consequences, leaving victims with serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and emotional trauma. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an unlicensed driver, it’s essential to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation. As a trusted Northbrook attorney specializing in personal injury cases, we’re here to help you navigate the complexities of your case and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact Stein & Shulman today for help with your case. 

About Unlicensed Driver Accidents

Unlicensed drivers pose a significant risk on the roadways, as they may lack the necessary skills and training to operate a vehicle safely. Accidents involving unlicensed drivers can occur for various reasons, including:

  • Lack of driver education or training
  • Suspended or revoked driver’s licenses
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless or negligent behavior behind the wheel

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by an unlicensed driver, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

Legal Options for Victims

As a victim of an unlicensed driver accident, you have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Our experienced legal team can help you explore your options and determine the best course of action for your case. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident, gather evidence to support your claim, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.

In cases where the unlicensed driver was operating a vehicle owned by another party, such as a friend or family member, you may also have grounds for a lawsuit against the vehicle owner for negligent entrustment.

Negligent entrustment is a legal concept that arises when an individual or entity (the entrustor) provides another person (the entrustee) with a dangerous instrumentality, such as a vehicle, knowing that the person is likely to use it in a manner that poses a risk to others. This legal theory is most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents but can apply to other situations involving potentially dangerous items or equipment.

Key Elements of Negligent Entrustment

To establish a claim of negligent entrustment, the plaintiff typically must prove the following elements:

  1. Entrustment: The defendant entrusted a dangerous instrumentality to another person.
  2. Incompetence or Recklessness: The person entrusted was incompetent, reckless, or unfit to use the instrumentality.
  3. Knowledge: The defendant knew or should have known about the incompetence, recklessness, or unfitness of the person entrusted.
  4. Causation: The incompetence or recklessness of the person entrusted caused harm to the plaintiff.
  5. Damages: The plaintiff suffered actual damages as a result of the incident.

Why Choose Us?

  • Experience: With years of experience handling personal injury cases in Northbrook, we have the knowledge and expertise to navigate even the most complex legal matters.
  • Dedication: We are committed to providing personalized attention and compassionate representation to each of our clients. Your case is our top priority, and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and interests.
  • Results: Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have helped countless accident victims recover the compensation they need to rebuild their lives and move forward after a traumatic experience.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been injured in an accident with an unlicensed driver, don’t wait to seek legal help. 

At Stein & Shulman, LLC, we understand how devastating the injuries caused by car accidents can be. Contact our Northbrook personal injury lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. We will listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide the guidance and support you need to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries. Let us be your advocate in the fight for justice.

We help clients in Northbrook & the surrounding areas including Schaumberg, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Lake County, Will County, and McHenry County.