It seems like we all groan when we think about teenagers driving, but we were all there at one time in our lives. Perhaps that is why we are still so nervous thinking about it. We know that we may not have been as safe as we could have been while driving at that age.
At the Simpson Law Group, we are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of a younger driver. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve when you need a San Diego auto accident attorney.
Teenage drivers are not as safe as other drivers on the roadway. One day they will be, but their inexperience makes them riskier to be around. They do not yet know the importance of truly driving safely because they are overwhelmed with the freedom that driving affords them.
Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control tells us that, for their latest full reporting year, there were 2,433 teens killed and 292,742 injured. What we do not know is the exact numbers of fatalities in other age groups caused by their crashes, but it is likely comparable.
When we look at the total vehicle crash numbers for the latest reporting year in California, we know that there were more than 278,000 injuries.
In California, the rate of teenage driving fatalities is increasing.
As we stated, one of the main causes of teenage driving crashes is simply their inexperience. They do not know how to respond to certain situations and are more likely to forget certain rules of the road. However, some factors that affect adults when driving have an even bigger impact on teens.
Teenagers who drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol are going to cause crashes. Not only are they new at driving, but they certainly do not have a handle on drinking. There is zero tolerance in California when it comes to underage drinking and driving. The state dram shop and liquor laws have slowly dissolved over the years, but this is one case in which the person or people responsible for supplying minors alcohol can be held accountable.
Also, a major concern is teenagers driving while distracted. Perhaps no other group is more focus on their phones.
If you or someone your loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligence actions of a teenage driver, you may need to seek legal assistance. It is no secret that younger, more inexperienced drivers are more reckless behind the wheel. At the Simpson Law Group, we will investigate the circumstances of your crash and work to secure compensation for:
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