Teen Car Accidents
For most teens, getting a driver's license is a rite of passage and also a chance to enjoy independence and freedom. Unfortunately, car accidents are also a leading cause of death and serious injury for teens. Each year, traffic accidents occur in Miami involving teen drivers. These crashes result in head injuries, fractures, and other serious injuries or even fatalities. Teen drivers need to take driver courses in order to get licensed. However, new drivers often do not have the experience of older drivers and this puts them at risk of accidents. Studies have shown that teen drivers may take more risks when compared with adult drivers and do have a higher accident rate when compared with older drivers.
The Flaxman Law Group legal team has more than 25 years of experience working with car collision survivors. The legal team has seen firsthand how devastating the financial and emotional impact of car accidents can be. It is why the Flaxman Law Group has worked on behalf of thousands of car accident and personal injury victims, recovering more than $25 million dollars for victims of vehicle collisions and other accidents.
Preventing teen vehicle crashes
If you have a teen driver, there are many things you can do to help prevent your teen from being involved in a car accident:
1) Get your teen driver adequate training. Consider paying for additional defensive driver training or one-on-one driving lessons with a driving instructor.
2) Set a good example by driving well yourself.
3) Set rules about safe driving. Make sure that your teen knows to avoid distracted driving, drunk driving, and other reckless behaviors. Limit the number of passengers your teen is allowed to have in the car - studies have shown that teen drivers with multiple teen passengers are at a higher risk of an accident when compared with drivers with no passengers.
What to do if your teen is injured in a car accident in Miami
If your teen is injured in a traffic accident despite your best efforts, your first priority will be to get them medical attention. Even if your teen does not appear to be seriously injured, have them visit a doctor or a clinic. Some serious injuries do not present symptoms right away. Many head injury patients in Miami, for example, may have no obvious symptoms at first, even if they are seriously injured.
Once immediate medical concerns have been taken care of, consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami to find about your rights and options. Even if you are not sure you want to pursue a legal case, you will want to consult with an attorney. Your teen may need medical treatment and may incur other expenses. They may need counseling to deal with the accident, for example, or may need private tutoring or at-home classes in order to make up for schoolwork missed. Pursuing fair compensation can ensure that you have the money to help your teen when they need assistance.
If someone's negligent driving has caused the injuries your teen has sustained, they can be held liable under Florida law for the injuries. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm. We have worked with thousands of families affected by car collisions and other accidents. Our compassionate legal staff has more than 25 years of experience with personal injury cases as well as access to resources to help pursue a claim. The Flaxman Law Group is pleased to be able to offer free initial consultations for all new clients. If you or a family member have sustained an injury in Miami or in any surrounding community, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation.