Teen Driver Accidents In Los Angeles
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 2,400 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 were killed in motor vehicle accidents during 2019. That same year, about 258,000 teens were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. The CDC also states that drivers in this age group are three times as likely as drivers in their 20s or older to be involved in a fatal car accident.
At Omega Law Group Injury & Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles, our experienced personal injury team will fight for the compensation you deserve if you were injured in an accident caused by a teen driver.
Parental Liability In Teen Driver Accidents
Drivers who are under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form that allows them to drive. Signing this form means that parents must assume liability for accidents caused by their teen drivers. Parental liability ends when the child turns 18 or if the parent withdraws consent. If parental consent is withdrawn, the teen would immediately lose all driving privileges.
Pursuing Damages In A Teen Driver Accident
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a teen driver, you can possibly hold the parents accountable by filing a personal injury claim. You can rely on our experienced team to assist you with this process.
Below are some examples of negligence in teen driver accident cases:
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Not obeying traffic signals