Teenage drivers are among the highest risk group for auto accidents in California. When an inexperienced youth operates a vehicle, they risk injuring themselves, passengers, and other motorists on the road. If you have been injured in an accident involving a teenage driver, our Sacramento car accident attorney at Elliot Reiner, APLC can help. Our lead attorney has more than 28 years of experience in personal injury law and understands how to effectively evaluate all aspects of a teen driver accident case.
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Teenage drivers are likely to engage in risky driving behaviors and are at the greatest risk for accidents within their first 6 months on the road. Any accident has the potential for serious injury and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), auto accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 in California.
Teenage drivers are more likely to make driving mistakes, such as:
In California, a person under the age of 18 must normally have the consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to acquire a driver’s license. The parent may then become liable for car accidents and injuries directly caused by their teen on the road. A parent can also be liable for negligent entrustment if a teenager with past transgressions involving drugs or alcohol causes an accident while impaired.
Inexperience and immaturity do not negate liability for auto accidents and many teens who are behind the wheel may simply not be ready for the responsibility of driving. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a teen driver, contact our Sacramento car accident attorney at Elliot Reiner, APLC as soon as possible. Our lead attorney comes highly rated by past clients and can fight to maximize your claim.
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