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Teen drivers can cause fatal car wrecks

| Jun 20, 2019 | Personal Injury |

With school out for the summer, teens are going to be driving around more than most other times of the year. Unfortunately, this can be hazardous to other drivers because teens aren’t the safest drivers. Part of the reason they are unsafe is that they are inexperienced. They don’t have the skills needed to react to certain situations, which makes them dangerous.

The number of teens that are killed daily in car wrecks is more than the number of teens killed by suicide, homicide and cancer altogether. Almost two-thirds of the people killed by teen drivers aren’t the teen drivers themselves. Teens are three times more likely than others to be involved in a fatal crash.

Teens are more likely to be involved in an accident if they have another teen in the car or if they are driving at night. They are also less likely to wear a seat belt when they are in the vehicle, which also poses a significant danger, so safety belts must be a requirement for all trips. Parents should limit the number of passengers that teens can have with them, and they should try to limit the nighttime drives the teen takes.

Victims of crashes can face a tough road ahead. They may have catastrophic injuries. In some cases, fatalities occur. The victims who survive and the family members of the ones who perish might opt to seek compensation for the wreck. This can help reduce the financial damages that they have to deal with while attempting to shift the responsibility to the party who caused the crash.