According to the CDC, the risk of vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group.
Teenagers can sometimes think dangerous situations are not dangerous by simply failing to recognize the severity of a particular hazard. Errors in making good split-second decisions also raise the chance a Syracuse teen will be the cause of a vehicle crash.
If a teen or adult is caught driving while drunk or high on drugs, that teen or adult could face stiff criminal penalties. Weekend and nighttime car crashes in Syracuse can sometimes involve teenage and young adult drivers who are drunk and/or high.
If you see a “rear end” crash on a Syracuse street, there is a possibility someone was texting. Parents should make it a point to tell their teenage driver that if they cause even a minor accident due to using their smartphone while driving, other motorists can be seriously injured.
Have you suffered serious physical injuries due to a teen’s reckless or negligent driving? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced car accident attorney today to schedule a free, consultation appointment.