Car Accidents are Leading Cause of Teenager Death

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Nov 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States which account for more than one in three deaths in this age group. In 2008, it was reported that nine teen drivers ages 16 to19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries.

On average, for every mile driven, it is estimated that teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than their older counterparts to get into an accident.

Those who are at an especially high risk for motor vehicle accidents, among teenage drivers, are:

• Males: In 2006, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 15 to 19 was almost twice as high as those of female drivers.

• Teen Passengers: Teen drivers are more likely to get into an accident if they have teen passengers. Additionally, this risk increases with the number of additional teen age passengers present.

• Teenagers Who Are Newly Licensed Drivers: Teenage drivers who are licensed within the first year also have an increased risk of being in a motor vehicle accident.

The insurance company of the person who caused your child's

car accident injuries has adjusters, investigators and lawyers working on your

case so they can determine how to pay you the least amount of money

possible. You need someone working for you. Do not wait until it's too late.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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