Auto Accidents and Teenagers

Although teens have historically been known for having the highest percentage of accidents in their age group, as motorists they share all the rights of older drivers. The involvement of teens in auto accidents does not automatically mean they are at fault. If your teen has been in an auto accident, it may be in his or her best interest to speak with an attorney immediately.

Many attorneys will recommend that your teen write down as much as he or she can remember about the accident while it is still fresh on the mind. Although it may have been an upsetting incident, having the event written down may help later if the other driver tries to sue over the accident.

This can also be useful if the court determines that the other driver was at fault for the car accident, and your teenager’s insurance is not enough to cover the medical bills for his or her injuries. The other driver’s insurance company may require a statement which they will review and may try to find loopholes in to keep from paying for additional medical care.

If your teenager has been involved in an auto accident in Lee County, Fort Myers, or Cape Coral, Florida, please contact Lusk, Drasites, Tolisano & Smith, P.A., and find out how to help your teen recover.