Austin Teenage Car Accident Lawyer
Teens in Texas have to go above and beyond the requirements for adults who get a driver’s license. They have to meet special requirements, including completing the Graduated Driver’s License Program. Even so, they are still inexperienced drivers simply because they have not been driving long enough to gain the experience that most adults have behind the wheel.
Whether it was a teen who caused an accident or a teen who was hit by someone else who was at fault, it can’t hurt to consult an Austin teenager car accident lawyer. If nothing else, automobile insurance for teenagers is high enough without an accident on record. If it was not their fault, our lawyers can also help figure out who should be held responsible for the accident.
Teen Liability in Car Accidents
When it comes to meeting insurance requirements, teens are no different than adults. While they may have their own insurance policy, but they are usually listed under a policy belonging to their parents as this is generally the most inexpensive route. Whenever teens are at fault in an accident, their insurance will cover the damages just as it would as if an adult were at fault.
Teens as Victims
When a teen driver is in an accident and not at fault, the health insurance of his or her parents should cover the expense of treatment for any injuries. This would also be the case when the accident was the teen’s fault; the difference is that the insurance would later recover the costs from the insurance held by the party at fault.
Special Medical Needs of Teens
Depending on the age and growth system of the teen, there may be more serious injuries than there would be with adults after a car accident. Teens who are not yet done growing may have injured their growth plates, which can lead to abnormal growth of the bones. Being so young and inexperienced, they are also more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and should seek treatment accordingly.
Complications in Teenager Car Accidents
A teen driver is probably already anxious enough about being in an accident. On the other hand, teens are known for not always paying attention when they drive and for being distracted by things like cell phones and passengers. Our experienced Austin teenager car accident lawyers will understand their fears and be able to explain things so that the teen knows exactly what is going on and what to expect from here on out.
In the event that a teen driver is responsible for an accident, we can make sure you still receive any compensation you deserve. There are a number of circumstances and details that may be involved, and you will need an experienced car accident lawyer to help.
Experienced Car Accident Lawyers at Colley & Colley, LLP
If you or a teenager you know has been involved in a car accident, our lawyers at Colley & Colley, LLP can navigate the process for you and make sure the right person is held responsible. Contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-844-325-9290 for a free case evaluation.