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Every day, traffic crashes kill at least seven teens while injuring hundreds of others (source: CDC). That makes motor vehicle accidents a leading cause of death and injury for teenagers. And, tragically, most teen driver accidents are caused by preventable, careless actions on the roads.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we have seen how devastating teen driver crashes can be, and we know how to help victims recover and seek justice when it matters most. For more than two decades, our teen driver accident attorneys have been devoted to providing strategic, thoughtful representation to folks just like you, fighting to secure the maximum recoveries and the best possible resolutions.
That’s why we’re known as leading car accident attorneys in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can trust our team when it’s time to figure out your legal options, file a case, and navigate the road to justice.
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Despite driver’s education, license testing, and graduated driver’s license programs, there’s no denying that teens are the least experienced motorists on the roads. That means teen drivers tend to make far more judgment errors than more experienced drivers, particularly when it comes to overlooking the dangers in a given situation.
Teen motorists, more than drivers of any other age group, are typically most prone to distraction behind the wheel. That’s especially true when it comes to cellphone use and texting while driving. Even without cellphones, however, teen drivers can be vulnerable to distractions from other teen passengers. In fact, putting just one teen passenger in the car with a teen motorist can triple the risk of a wreck. With two or more teen passengers, the risks of teen driver accidents surge much higher.
When compared to more experienced motorists, teen drivers are far more likely to speed and leave shorter following distances between their vehicles and the ones in front of them. Additionally, teen drivers tend to speed more when other teen passengers are in their vehicles. That’s often due to distraction, peer pressure to speed, or a driver showing off to passengers.
Every state has some type of zero tolerance law prohibiting teens from having any alcohol in their systems when they’re driving. While violating those laws can result in criminal drunk driving charges, it can also lead to horrific wrecks. In fact, even when looking at BACs of 0.05 to 0.07 (which is below the legal limit for of-age drivers), teen drivers have a much greater risk of getting into a crash than adult drivers with the same BACs do. In other words, alcohol can be far more impairing and lead to much greater crash risks for teen motorists when compared to adult drivers.
Reckless motorists may speed, tailgate, blow through red lights, and improperly change lanes. Those and other risky actions behind the wheel can easily cause aggressive drivers to hit others from the side, especially when there’s more traffic on the roads.
teen drivers and passengers are less likely to buckle up behind the wheel. That means they’re creating unnecessary risks for themselves because, in a crash, seatbelts can reduce the risk of serious and deadly injuries by 45% to 65% (source: NHTSA).
When all those risks meet the real world — including other negligent motorists, poor road conditions, faulty vehicle equipment, and/or unpredictable weather — there can be far greater chances of teen driver car accidents.
the numbers don’t speak to the lasting trauma and deep pain the victims of just one crash can suffer. What can help the victims of teen driver crashes is the team at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
We have vast experience in and an unwavering commitment to helping the victims of teen driver car accidents, no matter how challenging their case may be. Whether you know who’s at fault — and even if you think you’re eligible to recover — you can get important, confidential answers and advice from Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in a free, no-obligation consultation.
After a crash involving a teen driver, the sooner you get answers about your options and how to move forward, the better. That’s because you don’t have a lot of time to file a claim — and you may only have one chance to get it right. Make sure your case is presented in the best possible light, so you can set it up for an optimal outcome. Make sure you have Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers on your side.
Known for excellence, client-focused service, and an outstanding record of success, we are proud to offer the same quality of representation and service we would expect if we were in your shoes. Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.