There are many different factors that can lead to a collision on the road, such as the use of mind-altering substances, poor weather conditions (fog, snow, ice, etc.) or driver fatigue. However, young people may be especially likely to find themselves in a motor vehicle collision because they do not have very much experience with driving or familiarity with roadways. Moreover, driving can be especially dangerous for those who are in driver’s ed and getting behind the wheel with very little experience. Whether you are a parent, a teen who is beginning to drive or you were struck by someone who was learning to drive, it is important to carefully consider your options if a motor vehicle collision occurred.
In driver’s education, there are many ways in which a young driver may cause an accident. For example, someone with very little experience driving may accidentally drive through an intersection even though they were supposed to come to a complete stop. Or, a young driver could drive through a red light, drive past a stop sign, veer off of the road or into another lane or cause a crash while attempting to pass another vehicle.
From broken bones to brain injuries and fatalities, the consequences of these crashes can shatter lives. There are many different factors to consider when it comes to traffic collisions, such as filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver. Please visit our section on car accidents if you are interested in reading more related to young drivers and auto crashes.