Teen Drivers and Summer Safety

Teen Drivers and Summer Safety

As Louisiana readers know, summer sees an increased number of drivers for many reasons. From vacationing families to kids who have just gotten out of school, there are more people on the road than at any other time of year. This leads to an increased chance of vehicle accidents, for many people, particularly teen drivers, and following that, the potential need to consult a car accident lawyer.

Teen drivers, more so than any other age demographic, are prone to distracted driving. While this commonly involves texting, talking on the phone or using social media, distracted driving encompasses many other types of dangerous behaviors. One of the most dangerous scenarios for young drivers is being behind the wheel with multiple passengers in the vehicle.

With a passenger in the car, a teen faces a significantly higher risk of being involved in a car accident. In fact, having a passenger in the car increases the risk of a fatal car accident by at least 44 percent. These statistics are staggering and sobering, reminding parents that it is critical to teach, model and enforce safe driving habits with their children. A lack of responsibility in teaching safe driving habits to teenagers could lead to dangerous accidents and the need to retain a car accident lawyer. It is safer for every Louisiana motorist when teens are prohibited from having passengers in their vehicles.

When a teen driver causes a car accident that leaves other people injured, parents could be named as liable parties in a personal injury claim. A case evaluation can determine what legal options are available to an injured victim or a grieving family. It is wise to learn about specific options by seeking the counsel of an experienced lawyer, such as the team of personal injury lawyers at Boyer, Hebert, Abels & Angelle, as soon as possible after an accident. Call 337-354-2437 to learn about your options in such a case.