Teen Car Accidents and Parent Concerns

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Nov 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

One in three teenager deaths are caused by a car accident. The factors, which contribute to teen driving accidents, include:

  • Not Recognizing Hazardous Situations: A teens inability to recognize a hazardous situation resulting from a lack of driving experience;
  • Speeding: Speeding and not allowing enough room between vehicles and the presence of a male teenage passenger increases the likelihood of risky or reckless behavior;
  • Drinking: In 2005, among male drivers ages 16 to 19 who were involved in fatal accidents, 37% of those were speeding and 26% had been drinking.
  • Not Using Seatbelts: Teenage drivers have the lowest rate of seat belt use. In one report it was determined that 10% of high school students surveyed in 2005 reported rarely or never wearing a seat belt while riding as a passenger.
  • Drinking: In 2008, nearly three quarters of all teenage drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents had been drinking and not wearing a seat belt.
  • Day of the Week and Time Of Day: In 2008, one half of all teenage motor vehicle deaths occurred between 3 pm and midnight and 56% occurred on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

You have two main concerns when your child in involved in an accident or is injured: improving your child's physical and emotional condition as quickly as possible and holding the responsible party accountable and maximizing the amount of money you can collect. We can provide you with answers to many of your questions and we will give you practical strategies to use in obtaining better medical care for your child. We are available to help answer your questions so you can concentrate on getting your child well.

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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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