Under Georgia liability laws, you have a right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party if there is evidence linking their negligence to your injuries, even if the party that injured you was a teenage driver.
If you were injured in such an accident, a Norcross teen driver accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to defend your rights in settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, time missed at work, pain and suffering, and more.
To learn more in a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
Working with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on Your Case
A Norcross teen driver accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can offer legal assistance in many ways, including:
- Identifying all liable parties
- Collecting evidence to demonstrate liability
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gaining access to the police reports
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Building a case to support your claim for compensation
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Representing you on trial if necessary
Throughout this process, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can be available to answer your questions and update you on your case so that you can dedicate your time and energy to your recovery.
For a free legal consultation with a teen driver accidents lawyer serving Norcross, call (404) 888-8888
Causes of Teen Driver Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teenage drivers age 16-19 are at a greater risk of car accidents than drivers in any other age group. This may be due to:
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Lack of Experience
The lack of experience and skills to maneuver the car through busy roads and highways is among the common causes of crashes that involve teen drivers.
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Teens that lack experience may fail to understand their actions can endanger other road users. Teens may view driving as a sign of freedom and transition into adulthood, rather than a means of moving from one point to another with inherent risks.
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Some teen drivers fail to recognize the risk of distracted driving, and that moving their eyes off the road for a few seconds to text, change music, or answer a call is all that it can take to cause a car crash.
Teens frequently drive with friends in the car. Friends may put the teen behind the wheel under unnecessary pressure to drive faster, impulsively, and dangerously.
According to the CDC, car crashes are the number one cause of teenage death in the U.S. Furthermore, the CDC reports that in 2017, in 15% of the fatal car accidents for drivers age 16-20, the underage driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more.
Liability in Teen Driver Accidents
Just like any other motorist, a teenager behind the wheel must have a valid license and car insurance.
If a teenage driver is responsible for your accident, you can pursue their insurance company for compensation. If you fail to get a fair settlement offer from the teen’s auto insurance company, you can proceed to file a personal injury lawsuit.
In some cases, there may be other liable parties involved in the accident. This could be:
- A negligent mechanic
- A negligent car component manufacturer
- A negligent municipality or road crew who created, or failed to remove, a road hazard
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can look at the fact of your accident and determine who is liable for your injuries when we represent you. Our firm is prepared to take on any party that may be liable for your damages.
To discuss your case and your legal options for free with a representative of our firm, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
Recoverable Damages in Teen Driver Accident Claims
If you were a victim of a teen driver accident, the law allows you to pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages. Depending on the specifics of your case, these damages may include:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages and future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
When you work with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on your case, we can gather evidence of the value of your damages to present in settlement negotiations or on trial. This may include receipts for your medical care and vehicle repair estimates, as well as testimony from medical and occupational experts on the estimated future financial impact of your injuries.
The Statute of Limitations on Your Case
Keep in mind that there is a time limit for filing an injury claim in Georgia. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, Georgia generally gives you two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. After these two years pass, you may be disqualified from holding the at-fault party accountable via a lawsuit.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you understand what specific deadlines apply to your right to sue when you call our firm for a free consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get to work on your case.
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At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we understand that you may be dealing with injuries, medical appointments, and financial uncertainty after your accident. When you partner with a Norcross teen driver accident lawyer from our firm, you can focus on your recovery while we take over the legal work in your case.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 today for a free case evaluation with a member of our team. We work on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
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