Houston Car Accident Attorney for Teenage Driving Accident
A recent National Safety Council report gives some eye-opening facts. It states that the crash rate for a sixteen-year-old driver is twice that of eighteen or nineteen-year-old and four times that of older drivers. In addition, the Council reports that the leading cause of teen fatalities is teen driving crashes. Many causes can be given for these remarkable statistics. An improperly educated driver of any age is going to cause more accidents. Add to that the lack of experience and presence of mind that comes with youth and the sometimes reckless behavior of certain teens and it is not all that surprising that these statistics are what they are. No matter what the cause is, if you or someone close to you has been injured in a teen driving accident, you should contact a Houston car accident lawyer at our firm today. It is possible that you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. If you or your teen feels you are being unfairly accused of causing an accident, we can also assist you to prevent an injustice. The lawyers at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry have over 114 years of combined experience and practice and we are well-qualified to consult with you.
Teen Driving Accident Causes
There are a great many reasons that teens get into more accidents. The general categories are inexperience or lack of sufficient training, unsafe driving and distracted driving. Unsafe driving can include speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making risky turns, ignoring road signs and, of course, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Distracted driving is unsafe driving and is normally caused by cell phone use while driving or just not paying attention to the factors of safe driving. Whatever the causes, we strongly urge you to consult with an experienced car accident attorney in Houston if you or your teen has been injured in a teenage driving accident.
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