Know Some Statistics and Facts About Teen Driver Car Accidents
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Know Some Statistics and Facts About Teen Driver Car Accidents

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Car Accident

November 30 2018

Whether you have kids or not, you are undoubtedly worried about teenage drivers. We often hear about how dangerous they can be because they are so inexperienced. Add in alcohol and the situation become much worse.

At the Simpson Law Group, we are ready to help you if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident when teenage drivers are involved.

Maybe you were injured due to a teenage driver.

Maybe you are a parent whose child has been in a wreck.

No matter what the case is, our knowledgeable and experienced legal team is ready to help. When you need a car accident attorney in San Diego, we are here for you.

The Numbers

Teenage drivers have a bad reputation. Let’s face it, they are relatively inexperienced when it comes to the rules of the roadways. Here are some things the Centers for Disease Control tells us:

  • In the latest reporting year, nearly 2,500 teenagers in the US (ages 16-19) were killed in traffic accidents.
  • In that same year, the same age range suffered 292,742 injuries and was treated in the ER.

Some of the problems spill over to other drivers on the roadway because:

  • Teenage drivers are more likely to underestimate dangerous situations on the roadways.
  • They are more likely to speed and they give less distance between their vehicle and other vehicles around them.
  • Teens have a lower seat belt use rate.
  • Drinking affects younger people differently than older drivers when it comes to accidents.

For male drivers aged 15 to 20 involved in fatal crashes:

  • 32% were speeding at the time of the crash.
  • 21% had been drinking.

What This Means

If you are hit by a teenage driver who was at fault, remember that you were that age once. Mistakes are made. First, ensure that you are medically okay, then check on everyone else. Make sure the police are called. Chances are, the teen will already be on the phone with a parent who will probably be on the way.

Let law enforcement get all of the information and get a copy of all reports. Make sure you see a doctor and get cleared medically.

If you are the parent of a teen who has been in an accident, make sure you get them to a doctor. Teenage bodies have not fully developed and injuries may not display themselves in the same way.

What You Can Do

Do not hesitate to secure legal assistance in the aftermath of an accident involving teenage drivers regardless of who is at fault. If your teenage child has been in a wreck or if you have been struck by a teenage driver, you may need the help of a skilled and compassionate attorney.

At the Simpson Law Group, we want to help you secure the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an accident. When you need a San Diego car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-236-9696 for a free consultation.

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