If you have a driver’s license from Texas and someone calls you or sends you a letter threatening to suspend your driver’s license due to a car accident, it is very likely that it will already happen, but it is quite possible that it is the one who does. The threat actually does not understand the rules as they apply in Texas. Only the Texas Department of Public Safety can suspend your driver’s license (DPS doesn’t contact people to inform them of a suspended suspension, they will send written notice). What an individual, insurance company, or solutions company can do is request that your license be suspended according to Chapter 601 of the Texas Transportation Act, and there are a lot of exceptions and rules that must be followed (it is noted that if you do not have a license, the appropriate request will prevent you from obtaining A license, and the suspension should affect your registration as well).
If the person calling you is an insurance company or solutions company, they probably know how to stop you, and you should not be sued. You can lose the license, the registration, and the ability to obtain a license even if you are not sued. If you get sued for a car accident and lose, you lose licensing and registration privileges until you pay 99% of the time. Anyway, the inappropriate commentary of a Texas driver’s license is what this article is about, so here are some requirements that your case must meet in order for your license to be in real danger: The Texas Financial Liability and Safety Act has strict rules regarding ability to obtain On an individual driver’s license pending for violating the law, here it is in the layman’s terms:
1. The accident must have occurred on a public highway, road, or road (such as an alley) as defined in the Texas Rules.
2. A person must file an accident report, whether he is a police officer or a party involved in the accident.
3. There must be a “reasonable possibility” that you were wrong (such as the police who mentioned in the report that you raised someone, or that there were witnesses against you). This is the hardest part, because there are many factors that can indicate the error.
4. There must be bodily injury (any amount) or damages to an apparent limit of $ 1,000.00.
5. If you are the owner of the car, you must have allowed the use of the car either by saying that the driver can use it, or by making it clear through your actions that it is okay.
Bear in mind that the rules I am quoting only apply to Texas and violations of the Fiscal Liability Act. If all of these factors apply to you, your license will likely be suspended if the party threatening to take action follows the appropriate rules (in Texas) to request the suspension. Now, what can you do to protect yourself? Are there gaps? My best answer is “kind of.” If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in an accident it is probably your fault, and if you do not have insurance or any other way to comply with financial liability law, then you have few options. here they are:
1. Pay for the damages.
2. Most companies will take less than they ask if you can pay a lump sum, so if you have little money, try to make a settlement for less than the amount of the alleged damage.
3. Make a payment arrangement with your insurance company, solutions company, or person threatening you (it must be a written agreement accepted by the state in order to properly protect your license).
4. The struggle over who was the fault of the accident. In order to do this, you must follow the rules for requesting a hearing when you receive your first notice of suspension (it is also advised to make sure that the Department of Public Safety has your correct address as it will use the address in your driver’s license for all notices and you have a time limit to request a hearing).
5. If you are the owner of the vehicle that was involved in the accident, and the person who smashed your car does not have permission to use your vehicle, then fight about that (again, you have to use the rules of hearing combat).
6. Always make sure that you have researched all possible avenues of insurance. Sometimes you can be covered and not even aware of it (as if you were a full-time college student with insurance for your parents).
If you (as the owner) or your driver were not financially responsible at the time of a “faulty” accident, the above things are largely the only things you can do to avoid suspension outside of hiring an attorney. So, be careful about assuming your license cannot be suspended due to a car accident (if you are not insured). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried explaining this to people and they simply didn’t believe me, so they ended up holding the license, and then had to call me to negotiate their license or risk the consequences. If you are arrested and do not have a valid license, you can be transferred to prison. Perhaps the best (and right) thing is to have a payment plan in place to protect your driving privileges.