Accidents Caused by Teen Drivers
Teen drivers cause accidents for several reasons. Whether it is inexperience or distracted driving, it is important for those injured in a collision to recognize that they are not suing the teen who was responsible for the collision, but getting the compensation they need and deserve from the insurance company covering his or her vehicle. Teen accidents can cause mixed feelings for all those involved in the incident, but whether it is punishment or pity, understanding that victims deserve compensation is the most important thing.
Our job as legal representatives is to ensure that our clients are taken care of. The attorneys at Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP aim to secure the compensation our clients need to cover their medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more than 25 years, our lawyers have served personal injury clients throughout Northern California. Call our firm today at (916) 774-7200 to discuss the options available for you and your family with one of our experienced lawyers.
Recognizing The Realities
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and drivers aged 16 to 19 have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group. Often, this is attributed to a teen driver’s inexperience. A teen driver does not have the experience to instinctively deal with sudden situations, to be able to both drive and carry on conversations safely or to have the practical wisdom to make good decisions.
Teens are also more likely to get distracted while driving — whether it is their friends in the car or texting on their cellphones, distracted driving is often a contributing factor to teen accidents.
The state of California has recognized the dangers posed by texting teen drivers, so it is illegal for a teen to use any communication device while driving during the first year after he or she has received a driver’s license. This does not mean that every teen is following this law — and this is one of many areas our firm will investigate after you bring your case to us.
Call Now For Compassionate And Proactive Representation
Teen driver accidents can be complex, especially because a minor is involved. If you were hit by a negligent teen driver, either because that driver was texting, talking on a cellphone or not paying attention, you need an attorney committed to compassionate advocacy. Send us an email or call us at (916) 774-7200 today to get all your questions answered, or schedule a free consultation at our Roseville or Sacramento offices.