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Teen Driving Accidents

Teen Driving Car Accident Lawyers in Maryland

Teenagers & Distracted Minors Involved in Car Crashes

Parents are smart to be concerned about their teenagers’ safety behind the wheel. Teenage drivers are inexperienced drivers almost by definition, making them more susceptible to dangerous distractions like eating, talking on the phone, text messaging, or putting on makeup while driving. Teen driving accident statistics consistently show that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 15 and 20. And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, crashes in 2007 involving teen drivers killed 4,476 people who were not the drivers themselves, including pedestrians, people in other vehicles, and the teens’ passengers.

Contact Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC at (301) 812-4777 for a free consultation if you or your child was injured in a teen driving accident. Our Maryland teenage driver accident attorneys can help you.

Drunk Driving & Teenage Driver Accidents

Unfortunately, drunk driving is an especially serious problem for teenage drivers. According to statistics from the NHTSA, 31% of teenaged drivers killed in crashes in 2007 had at least some alcohol in their blood; 26% had a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Alcohol involvement also drives up the chances that teenagers will speed and forget to use seatbelts. And NHTSA statistics show that the severity of the crash rises when the teen driver had been drinking, with teen alcohol involvement in 23% of fatal crashes involving teens, but only 4% of injury crashes and 3% of property damage only crashes.

Who Is Liable?

In many cases, a teenager who is killed or seriously injured in a crash was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another teen. When this happens, the driver and his or her family may be legally liable for the results, even when the victims voluntarily got into the car. Drivers are legally responsible for the bad decisions they make, even if the victims happen to be friends or peer group members. However, Maryland teens may have limited chances to recover damages if a court believes they were even partly responsible for their own injuries, which is why you should always consult a Maryland teen driving accident attorney about your case.

Car crashes involving teens are often very serious, causing wrongful deaths, brain injuries, spinal injuries, and severe burns. That’s a heavy burden for someone of any age, but it is especially challenging when the victim was a young adult with a whole life ahead.

Contact Alpert Schreyer Poe Today

If you or someone you love was involved in a teen driving accident that you believe was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should contact a Maryland car accident lawyer at Alpert Schreyer as soon as possible to discuss a car accident lawsuit. A legal claim can allow victims of teen driving accidents to win money for medical care and other financial costs, as well as compensation for a wrongful death, permanent disability, physical pain, and emotional suffering.

Alpert Schreyer Poe is an aggressive, experienced personal injury law firm serving clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

To set up a free case evaluation, please contact us online as soon as possible or call us at (301) 812-4777.

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