Getting a driver’s license is an American rite of passage. It is a time of great independence that comes with responsibility and risks. If this responsibility is not taken seriously and handled correctly, there is a lot at stake. Some young drivers, unfortunately, learn this the hard way. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that teens between the ages of 15-19 represented 6.5 percent of the United States population. However, drivers in this age bracket represented approximately $13.1 billion, nearly 8 percent of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries. If your teen was recently injured in an accident or you were injured in an accident with a teen driver, now is the time to get help from qualified Santa Ana car accident lawyers.
Every driver faces risks when they get behind the wheel of a car. For teens, these risks are unique and sometimes even higher. Today’s teens face risks that previous generations did not encounter. These risks include:
The government, parents, and teens can all work together to decrease these risks. Teens should receive extensive driver training both on and off the road. Parents can drive with their teens, make changes to reduce the distractions, and have serious discussions about these risks. In 1997, California passed a mandatory graduated teen driving license program. More needs to be done to prevent accidents involving teen drivers. However, skilled Santa Ana car accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your injuries if you were in an accident caused by a teen driver.
No matter who causes your car accident, they are frightening. They can leave substantial pain and financial burdens in their wake. Recovering from your physical, emotional, and financial injuries can be difficult, but legal help is available. Schedule your car accident case consultation today with Santa Ana car accident attorneys at Hess & Nghiem. Call (657) 333-5726 or connect with us online.
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