Car Accidents Involving Teenaged Drivers

Brockton Teenaged Driver Car Accident Insurance Claims Lawyers

Teen driver textingAccording to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, in 2004 (the last year for which complete figures are available) there were about 120,000 teenaged drivers in the state. Of this group of 16-, 17- and 18-year olds, a whopping 22,000 were involved in car crashes, accounting for almost 50 fatalities. In other words, about one in six teenaged drivers can be expected to get into a car accident, and teen drivers are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents than older drivers.

You can probably guess the reasons that teen drivers pose such a menace on Massachusetts’ roads and highways. Not only are teenagers less experienced in heavy traffic or hazardous road conditions, but they’re more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors like speeding, texting, talking on cell phones, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. In addition, teens as a group are less likely to use seat belts, and are more likely to drive with suspended licenses or no licenses at all, which helps  to account for their higher fatality rate.

Call For Your Free Consultation With An Experienced Teenage Driver Car Accident Victim Attorney

If you are involved in an accident caused by a teenaged driver—whether as a fellow driver, a pedestrian, or a property owner—the team at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan can help you to recover damages. In many cases, parents have not exercised due care to prevent their teenagers from driving unsafely (for example, knowingly lending their car to a teen without a license, or allowing that teen to drive to a party where they suspect alcohol is being served). If a teen procures drinks at a bar or restaurant, you may also be able to hold the establishment’s owner responsible for any ensuing car accident.

No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our Boston Car Accident Lawyers to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step towards getting fair compensation for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Boston Personal Injury Attorneys assist auto / car accident victims throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Braintree, Rockland, Hanover, Duxbury,Whitman, Middleborough, Raynham, Mansfield, Avon, Canton, Stoughton and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk, Bristol, Massachusetts.

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