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Car accidents involving teens raise concern

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2018 | Firm News

Louisiana parents are likely a bundle of nerves as their teens become old enough to obtain a drivers licence. They hope that teens are able to recall what they have learned about safe driving and seat belt use as teens venture out on their own. Statistically, teen drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in car accidents, reflected by the fact that auto insurance companies often charge a higher premium for policies that cover teen drivers. 

Recently, a Louisiana teen was driving and lost control. Unfortunately he was not wearing a seat belt at the time the crash occurred. The truck rolled off the roadway and crashed into a nearby house. He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. 

The vehicle also contained a passenger, also a male teenager. The passenger suffered serious injuries as a result of his friend’s inability to maintain control of the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation, and police note that they have sent samples to the lab to determine if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

When car accidents cause injury or death to innocent victims, legal action may be an option. Victims and their families may want to consider hiring an experienced attorney to help them through the process. Medical bills, insurance matters and other situations following a crash may seem overwhelming, but an attorney can help take care of the legal aspects as they attempt to heal from the physical and emotional injuries they have suffered.