When vehicles collide, the injuries can be serious, life threatening and many times – deadly.

An average of 102 people are killed each day in motor vehicle crashes – one every 14 minutes. According to the NHTSA, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of five and 34.

They estimate that traffic fatalities rose 14 percent in the first of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014. Serious injuries went up 30 percent. Nearly 19,000 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in the first half of 2015, and 2.2 million people were seriously injured. These results would make 2015 the most deadly year for drivers since 2007.

Client vehicle after accident

Client vehicle after accident

A person must use reasonable care in driving a vehicle. Drivers must keep a lookout for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles. They must also control the speed and movement of their vehicles. The failure to use reasonable care in driving a vehicle is negligence”. CACI 700

While both drivers and pedestrians must be aware that motor vehicles can cause serious injuries, drivers must use more care than pedestrians.” CACI 710

Statistics Indicate that Teens Crash Because They Are Inexperienced Drivers. Teen drivers are not statistics; they are someone’s child.

Contrary to popular belief, teens crash most often because they are inexperienced. They struggle judging gaps in traffic, driving the right speed for conditions and turning safely, among other things.

Teenage Driver, 5 to Drive

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If you are injured in a car accident, an attorney who is experienced in handling personal injury claims can help you get the compensation you deserve.