Car accidents are the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2019, approximately 258,000 people between ages 13 and 19 were treated in hospitals for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, and 2,400 were killed. It is frightening to think that, on average, seven teenagers die in motor vehicle crashes per day.
The teen drivers most at risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash are those who drive with other teen passengers, newly-licensed teenagers, and male drivers between the ages of 16 to 19. As teen driver injury attorneys, Kirakosian Law has helped hundreds of families and handled many cases involving collisions that teenage drivers caused.
A wreck involving a teenage driver could lead to high medical expenses. In some cases, the driver’s parents could be held responsible for their teen driver if they are sued for damages beyond what is covered in their auto insurance policy.