Fault in a Learner’s Permit Auto Accident
When you are injured in an auto accident caused by a driver holding a learner’s permit, your ability to file a claim depends on several details. Factors to be considered include:
- Was the inexperienced driver being supervised by an adult licensed driver?
- Did the inexperienced driver take possession of the vehicle and drive alone without the vehicle owner’s knowledge?
- Did the vehicle owner allow the inexperienced driver to drive alone?
- Do you have uninsured motorist coverage?
To properly navigate a case involving teens and auto accidents, attorney Barszcz and his staff will review the details of your case and determine appropriate next steps.
In some situations, parents of a driver with a learner’s permit may have acted negligently and indirectly caused the auto accident. If a parent allows a child with a learner’s permit to drive the car, without the parent in the car, then the parent has essentially given permission to an inexperienced driver to operate a motor vehicle.
If the driver was in the car with a licensed adult, then the driver will be treated as though he or she had a driver’s license – the learner’s permit does not release a driver from all accountability; however, the inexperienced driver may or may not have been negligent when the car accident was caused.
What to do if you are Injured by an Inexperienced Driver
If you were injured in a car accident and someone else was at fault, you are entitled to be compensated for the harm the negligent driver has caused to you. Recovering compensation in these types of accidents is highly dependent on the details of your case. The only way to know whether you can pursue compensation for your injury-related expenses is to seek the counsel of an experienced accident attorney.
To learn more about your options after being injured in an auto accident in Orlando, Florida, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation.