Teen Drivers Cause the Most Injuries and Fatalities
A study conducted by the AAA Foundation has shed light on the dangers of teen driving. In fact, the study revealed that almost two-thirds of car accident injuries and fatalities occurring with a teen driver at the wheel affect someone other than the driver. No other group of drivers has as high of a crash rate, and the people most likely to get hurt seem to include everyone but the one at fault.
Summer Months Mean More Teen Drivers
If you though driving was dangerous during the school year, summertime ups the ante with more teen drivers resulting in summer being the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. More than half of injuries caused by accidents with a teen driver are individuals in the other car. Statistic on fatality victims in teen driver accidents are also shocking:
• 30% – someone in another car
• 27% – passengers in the teen’s car
• 10% – non-motorists including pedestrians and people on bicycles
Why Are Teen Drivers So Dangerous?
Besides the lack of experience driving, teens are also frequently distracted by smartphones. Whether someone is sending a text or trying to catch a Pokémon, distracted driving can result in an injury or death very quickly. Other activities that can distract a driver include conversations with other passengers, applying makeup, smoking, eating, and more.
If You’ve Been in an Accident, We Can Help
Injuries and fatalities in car accidents, especially when someone else is at fault, can result in the payment of damages that include:
• Medical expenses
• Missed work or loss of ability to work
• Pain and suffering
The Petrov Law Firm has experienced personal injury lawyers to help you deal with insurance companies regardless of how the accident occurred. We work with medical professionals to ensure that you can get your injuries cared for fast, and we have experience investigating claims to ensure that you receive all of the compensation that you are due.
Contact us today at 619-344-0360 to learn more.