Accidents Involving a Teenage Driver

If you have been hit by a teen driver, or if your teenager was injured or killed due to their friend’s negligence, we can help.

Teenage drivers, specifically 16-19 year olds, have a significantly higher risk of being involved in a car accident than any other age groups. In fact, a teen driver is nearly four times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than a driver that is 20 years or older.

The law offices of Zappettini and Bradley have more than 25 combined years of experience representing car accident victims in the Sacramento area. We understand how the age and experience of the driver can impact a case.

If you or a loved one has been hit by a teen driver or if your teenage daughter or son was a passenger that was injured or killed because of a friend’s negligent driving, we can help you.

Car Accidents and Inexperienced Drivers

There is a reason you cannot rent a car under age 21, and why teen insurance premiums are more expensive. Teenages simply do not have the behind-the-wheel experience that older, more mature drivers do. Teens also tend to have poorer judgement (again, experienced-based) and poorer impulse control. All of these factors, when combined with the amount of technological distractions around today, make for a higher rate of teen driver accidents.

Research has determined that teen drivers are more likely to become distracted by mobile devices or friends, and that they are more likely to speed. Adolescent drivers are also very susceptible accidents caused by driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other substances.

Due to the tendency of teen drivers to illegally use mobile devices while driving, our attorneys make sure to evaluate cell phone records and witness accounts at the time of the incident.

The sad reality of these accidents is that teens can kill or injure themselves, they also risk hurting or killing other drivers or pedestrians as well.

Teen Auto Accidents and Liability

Every driver in California must have car insurance with a specific amount of coverage. While the majority of teens are covered by their parents insurance policy, the parents themselves will likely not be liable for injuries or damage resulting from an accident caused by their teenager.

An experienced Sacramento car accident attorney can help you determine who is liable for any injures you suffer due to a teen drivers negligent or reckless driving.

Contact a Sacramento-Area Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident caused by a negligent teen driver, or if your son or daughter was a passenger that was injured or killed because of a teens’s negligent driving, contact law offices of Zappettini and Bradley.

Call us today at (916) 457-5022 or fill out our online contact form to request a Free Consultation. Our Sacramento-based law firm is dedicated to getting the maximum compensation for injury victims in Northern California. After a serious injury or the loss of a loved one in a car accident, you need to know that someone is on your side, protecting your rights and presenting an effective case to the insurance company. Without a strong advocate, you may not receive the financial compensation you need and deserve after being hit by a teen driver.