Car Accidents & Teen Drivers: Top 4 Causes of Accidents Caused By Teens (Pt. 2)
May 19, 2014
Concluding Car Accidents & Teen Drivers: Top 4 Causes of Accidents Caused By Teens, here we continue to look at the common, yet preventable, causes of car accidents caused by teen drivers. If you are involved in a traffic accidents caused by any of the factors discussed in this two-part blog, contact Beaverton Car Accident Attorney Linda Weimar to find out the best way to move forward to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.
Cause 3: Violating traffic laws
Unfortunately, the failure to comply with basic traffic laws is all-too-often the cause of car accidents that involve inexperienced teen drivers. While some cases of these accidents are associated with teen drivers simply not being experienced enough to notice traffic signs and signals, in other cases, these motorists:
- Are distracted by other passengers in their vehicles and/or their cellphones and, consequently, miss important visual cues that cause them to violate traffic laws
- Simply choose to violate traffic laws by, for instance, running red lights, failing to yield the right-of-way to other motorists, speeding, etc.
Regardless of whether the failure to comply with traffic laws is intentional, when it leads to car accidents, these drivers can be held accountable for compensating accident victims for their injuries and damages.
Cause 4: Drunk driving
More than 500 lives could be saved every year if teen drivers did not drive when they were drunk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). What may be nearly as distressing as the fact that drunk driving by teen drivers is entirely preventable is the fact that all states have a Zero Tolerance policy of teen driver intoxication – yet, teen drivers still make the reckless choice to drive after drinking alcohol.
While various campaigns – including the NHTSA’s 5 to Drive campaign – are aimed at deterring drunk driving among teen motorists, for victims of car accidents caused by these reckless driving choices, there can be recourse to compensation and justice by pursing car accident lawsuits.
Beaverton Car Accidents Attorney at the Weimar Law Offices
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, Beaverton Car Accidents Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and to holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless behaviors.
This means that we can always be relied on to provide compassionate support to our clients while aggressively pursuing their rights to compensation for their injuries and losses. It also means that our clients can trust us to answer all of their questions, keep them informed at every stage of their case and work relentlessly to help them attain the compensation and justice they deserve.
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