Accidents Involving Teenage Drivers
Car accidents are caused by many different factors. As the population grows, accidents involving teenage drivers are happening more often. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are involved in more accidents each year than any other demographic. Additionally, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teen drivers. These accidents clearly result in significant injuries that can have a devastating effect on drivers and their families. As such, accidents involving teenage drivers often result in substantial medical bills, lost income, potential disability, death, and pain and suffering. The experienced attorneys at Slatter Law Firm will aggressively fight to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.
However, there are additional legal theories to hold the parents at-fault. For example, parents may be at-fault under the theory of negligent entrustment. For this claim, your accident attorney must establish that the parent(s) knew or should have known of the teenage driver’s history of DUIs or alcohol or drug issues; allowed the teenager to use the vehicle, and such alcohol or drug use caused or contributed to the accident. If these elements are established, the parents are at-fault for the accident and resulting injuries. In order to maximize your compensation under various legal doctrines, it is vitally important that you hire an experienced accident attorney.