Plano Teen Driving Accident Lawyer
Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage, but teen drivers can pose a risk on the road - to themselves and others. Teenagers are not as experienced as other drivers, and they may not be as knowledgeable about navigating highways or handling stressful driving situations. Teen drivers might also be more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors.
If you or a loved one suffered personal injury due to the actions of a teen driver, or your teen driver suffered injuries in an accident, contact a Plano car accident attorney at the Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. today.
Teen Drivers and Texting While Driving
Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. Teenagers have grown up with smartphones, and checking texts and social media is second nature to them. Unfortunately, this leads to many crashes because teen drivers are distracted by their phones or watches.
If you were injured because a teen driver was distracted, you should seek legal representation to help prove liability for the crash.
Other Risky Driving Behaviors Engaged In By Teenage Drivers
Teenage drivers are more likely to drive at excessive speeds, and motor vehicle accidents caused by speeding vehicles are extremely dangerous. Sometimes, teens can even be convinced to engage in illegal street racing. This puts teenage drivers themselves at risk of serious bodily injury while street racing, and an unsuspecting driver can also be struck by a car engaged in a street race.
Alcohol and drugs are also common factors in motor vehicle accidents caused by teenage drivers. Many young drivers do not understand how much their minds and bodies change after being exposed to drugs and alcohol. These teenagers may experiment with substances and then attempt to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possibly causing a serious accident.
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries
If a teen driver was at fault for your accident, you will likely need to file an insurance claim against the auto insurance policy of the teen’s parents. The insurance process can be complex and overwhelming, and you want the right legal team handling your claim. Insurance companies often try to place blame on accident victims, and our law firm will fight to prove liability on the part of the inexperienced driver, as well as prove the full amount of damages you deserve.
After you receive medical attention and have a diagnosis and treatment plan for your injuries, your next step should be to contact an attorney. Case evaluations are free, so you have nothing to lose by seeking assistance today.
A Plano Teen Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered serious bodily injuries during a motor vehicle accident caused by a teenage driver, do not wait to contact the Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. today. A skilled car accident lawyer can help you determine whether you have a claim and the value of your losses. Contact our office today for help.