If you or a loved one were involved in a teen driver accident in Savannah, Georgia, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to assist you. A Savannah teen driver accident lawyer from our firm may be able to coordinate the insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit in your case. This may include handling all communications, deadlines, and paperwork on your behalf.
Whether you were hurt by a teen driver in a car accident, or if you are the parent of a teenage driver injured by another party’s negligence, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help. Please contact us at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team. We may be able to represent on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments required.
The Risks of Teen Driving
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the incidence rate of vehicle crashes for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 is higher than any other age group. In 2017, this teenage age group had nearly 300,000 members treated for car accident injuries in emergency rooms, as well as 2,364 fatalities, according to the CDC.
The CDC goes on to identify the following at-risk groups for teen driving accidents:
- Male teenage drivers
- Teen drivers with teenage passengers in the car
- New teen drivers, including 16-year-olds and those within the first few months of possessing a license
- Teen drivers who speed
- Teen drivers who drink alcohol before operating their vehicle
The CDC also reported an increase in teen driver accidents at night and during the weekends.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA), driver distraction is an issue of serious concern for teen drivers. Distractions such as phone usage, eating, drinking, interacting with other passengers, and adjusting vehicle or device controls can all lead to accidents.
Distractions can cause a teen driver to drift out of their lane or fail to react to changes in traffic patterns or hazards on the road ahead. Taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds to check a message or to speak to someone can lead to an accident with significant injuries, the NHTSA reports.
For a free legal consultation with a teen driver accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Liability in a Teen Driving Accident
Liability in a car accident case typically comes down to identify the driver whose negligence caused the accident. This can be something as straightforward as a violation of traffic law, such as:
- Illegal lane change
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield
- And more
In some cases, a non-driver party could have liability for an accident as well. This may include:
- A negligent municipality that causes an accident by allowing a road hazard such as uneven lane surfaces or a lack of adequate signage to persist.
- A negligent mechanic who causes an accident by failing to properly install or maintain a car safety system, such as the brakes.
- A negligent component manufacturer that releases a defective product that creates an accident, such as a defective tire.
A Savannah teen driver accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident and identify the liable party when we represent you. We can also gather evidence to demonstrate the at-fault party’s liability, such as:
- Photos or videos from the accident scene
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Police reports
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
To learn more about teen driver accidents, your rights, and how we may be able to help you, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your case and answer your questions as part of this free, no-obligation consultation.
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Car Accident Damages and Claims
Based on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be able to file a claim for:
- Medical treatment costs
- Lost income or lost time from work
- Vehicle and/or property damage
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can examine your damages and assign a value to them when we represent you.
Once we have built your teen driver accident case, we can file a personal injury claim with the responsible party’s insurance company and engage them in settlement negotiations. If they refuse to make you a fair settlement offer, we can bring your case to trial and defend your rights before a judge or jury.
The Statute of Limitations on Your Case
Keep in mind that the time you have to file a lawsuit is limited. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, there is a general two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Georgia. Waiting too long and allowing this time limit to expire before taking legal action could mean that your case gets dismissed.
Some circumstances could alter the deadlines in a car accident case. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help file your case within the appropriate time limits when we represent you. To learn more about the specific deadlines that apply to your case, call us today.
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If you qualify, a Savannah teen driver accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can manage your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Our firm will be available to answer your questions and keep you updated during this process.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your teenage driver accident case with a member of our team, please call (404) 888-8888 today. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers represents clients on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we do not collect attorney fees unless and until our clients recover compensation via a settlement offer or court awards. No up-front payments are required in this arrangement.