Younger drivers have better reflexes and are able to react quickly to changes in road conditions and traffic. However, they also are statistically proven to take more risks while driving and they don’t have the experience that an older driver does. This can make them prone to reckless driving that result in car accidents. Hinkle Law Offices can help if you’ve been involved in a teen car accident.
Why Do Teens Have More Car Accidents?
It’s a fact that teenagers with their own care are twice as likely to be involved in an accident than if they share a vehicle with their parents. And 16 to 19 year olds are three times more likely than older drivers to be in a fatal crash. Teen car accidents happen and they happen very often.
Teenagers don’t have the life experience to know how to handle different situations on the road. Due to their brain chemistry, they’re also more likely to engage in risky behavior and take chances with reckless driving that an older driver wouldn’t consider. The combination of the two factors leads to accidents that are very often fatal, for both the teenager and the other vehicle’s driver and passengers.
What Should I Do?
Because of the age of many teen drivers, the legal responsibility for the accident can be difficult to discern. If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with a teen driver, Hinkle Law Offices can help. We’ll gather the facts and fight for your legal rights. You don’t have to navigate the legal system to find out whom to hold responsible for a teen car accident that’s caused you injury. Contact us today and we’ll start with a free case evaluation to do that for you.