Getting your driver license is a time-honored tradition, a rite of passage for most teens in America. It signifies the beginning of true freedom. Once you obtain your license, the world is yours to explore. We’ve all had that vision of ourselves driving down the highway, top down, going wherever the open road takes you. But as you get older and you have kids, you dread the day your child passes their driving exam and obtains their license. Now, there are a whole new set of problems for you to worry about – namely, insurance premiums, maintenance of the vehicle, and of course, car accidents.
Teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to be in a car accident. As a parent, obtaining a compassionate car accident attorney is key in representing them, especially when going after the compensation they deserve for their ordeal. Getting into a wreck can be a nightmare, but for a new driver, it can be downright traumatic, scaring some drivers away from driving either temporarily or for good. Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA has been handling delicate cases like this in Florida for years. They understand the stress being in a car accident causes, not just mentally, but physically, emotionally and financially. Putting your child in their hands after a car wreck is one of the best decisions you can make for them.
Unlike veteran drivers, teens are more likely to misjudge a hazardous situation, or not recognize it at all. Their split-second thinking of how to deal with what is thrown at them may cause them to make errors a more experienced driver ordinarily would not make.
Teen drivers are also more likely to speed and misjudge the space they need in order to pass another vehicle on the road. More often than not this causes a fender bender a lot of headache for the parents.
Many motor vehicle accidents involving teens occur between 3 p.m. and midnight, with the weekend being the most active.
Nowadays, teenagers are always on social media, tweeting or snapping or posting their every move. Engaging in this behavior while driving can prove to be fatal, as we have all read about or seen on the news.
Most teenagers think they are invincible and cannot die, so they intentionally partake in risky behavior (i.e. drinking and driving, drag racing, not wearing seatbelt, etc.).
If your teen has been in an accident, you need a compassionate personal injury attorney who can deal with the situation with care and conviction. Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA has an outstanding record for representing their clients to the fullest and ensuring they receive what they are legally entitled to. Give them a call for a free consultation and let them put you in the best position to be successful. Contact them today and get your plan in motion for you and your teen driver.