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TEENS AND AUTO ACCIDENTS

The likelihood of a teen dying in an auto accident is four times as high as any other age group. Most of these accidents occur on a weekend evening and about half involve alcohol. These are frightening figures to other drivers and to loved ones who worry endlessly over the safety and judgment of these young drivers.

Florida teen auto accident attorney, Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., has unfortunately seen the devastating results of serious accidents involving young drivers. For more than 24 years, Mr. Barszcz has compassionately and aggressively represented the victims of horrendous accidents.  He has settled thousands of cases and won multi-million dollar trials on behalf of his clients.

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When the stakes are high, EVERY MOVE MATTERS.

Most Common Reasons Teen Accidents Occur

Typical teenage behavior often involves inexperienced judgment and risk taking when dealing with everyday distractions that may arise while they are driving. Males and newly licensed teens are at the greatest risk for this. Such distractions may include:

Teen Accident Prevention

The best methods of preventing teen auto accidents include enforcement of mandatory seat belt use, not allowing them to drive after dark until they become seasoned drivers and open lines of communication about the dangers of speeding and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Other practices that should be prohibited are cell phone use while driving and having other teens in the vehicle with them. These are all preventive measures that can be taken to keep teen drivers safe and to reduce the risks to passengers of other vehicles sharing the roads.

The involvement in a serious or deadly accident can change the rest of a young driver’s life, especially if they are responsible for the injuries or death of another person. The harsh reality of such consequences pales in comparison to the injuries or death of a loved one that family and friends of the victim experience as a result of a teen driver’s negligence or lack of experience.

Click here to learn more about Auto Accidents with Drivers holding a Learner’s Permit.

If you or someone you love is a teen driver, please take the precautions necessary to prevent them from becoming another statistic. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a teen driver, please contact the law office of Florida teen car accident attorney, Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., for a free consultation.

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