Teen Car Accidents
When teens get their license it is an exciting time in their lives. Driving a car for the first time is liberating, allowing teens more freedom and independence. However, driving can be dangerous, and inexperienced drivers are at a higher risk than any other age group of being involved in an accident. At Pallegar Law, the Englewood teen car accident lawyers are ready to help you. We represent clients in Englewood who have been involved in car accidents and we offer assistance to our clients in getting the compensation they are entitled to.
Drivers age 16 through 19 are three times more likely to be involved in an accident that resulted in a fatality than other drivers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that in 2017 there were 45,213 teen driver crashes throughout the state. Factors that contribute to teen driving accidents include distracted driving, over confidence, and lack of experience.
Parents should inform their children about the risks of driving and the potential outcomes of reckless driving behavior. If your teen is involved in an accident, you should contact an Englewood teen car accident attorney at Pallegar Law. As the parent of a teen driver, you could bear the financial consequences of the accident. If another driver was injured and files a claim against your teen, you will likely be held responsible for any expenses or insurance premiums that result from the case. When you signed the form allowing your teen to obtain their license, you agreed to take financial responsibility for their accident.
If you were injured in an accident involving a teen driver, you can hold that driver accountable if they were engaging in reckless behavior. At any age drivers can be held responsible for accidents that resulted from careless actions on the road. Your Englewood teen car accident lawyer must prove the negligence of the other driver involved. To prove negligence, the victim needs to demonstrate that they were owed a duty of care and that the other driver breached that duty. It must be proven that the breach caused the injuries and damaged that resulted from the accident. Your Englewood teen accident lawyer from Pallegar Law will work hard to prove this negligence. When an individual obtains a driver’s license, they are agreeing to act reasonably on the road.
If you were injured in an accident and can prove negligence of the other driver involved, you could be eligible to receive compensation for property damage, medical costs, and lost wages. Collisions that involve teens are more likely to result in a death. If a fatality resulted from your accident, you could file a wrongful death claim to seek damages for expenses. Involving funeral services and/or other expenses associated with the death.Contact an Englewood Car Accident Attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A.
If you or someone you know was injured in an accident because of another driver’s failure to take proper care, you should contact an Englewood accident attorney 941-893-5816 right away to discuss your case. Call now for your free consultation.