Car accidents are the leading cause of injury death for 15-19 year old children in the United States.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / CDC Vital Signs: Child Injury (2009 statistics)
Teenagers and Driving – Automobile accident claims
Sometimes teenagers are UNFAIRLY blamed for an auto accident. There is a tendency to blame teenagers for doing something wrong whenever they are involved in a crash.
Sometimes the police don’t listen to what the teenager says.
Sometimes the teenager doesn’t know how to communicate the truth of what happened. Being hurt, they just don’t get the chance to share their side of the story.
Being charged for causing a car accident can have big consequences for a teenager.
It is important to have an attorney on your side early in the process
I represent teens who have been injured in a car accident due to the fault of another.
But sometimes fault is not crystal clear at the start of a legal claim.
Gathering evidence, interviewing eyewitnesses, talking to the investigating officers – all of that needs to happen in the days and weeks immediately after the crash.
The insurance company for the at-fault driver will have their investigators and lawyers working already – your child needs to have a lawyer to level the playing field.
If your teenage child has been seriously hurt in a car crash, text or call me before you talk to the insurance company.
I have been representing children in auto accident cases for over 24 years. My office is located in Conyers, Georgia and I meet with clients all over metro Atlanta (hospital, home visits, wherever is best for you). The best way to reach me is by text or voice at Six-Seven-Eight 358-2564.