United States teenagers between ages 16 and 19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident, and motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in teenagers.
The main reason for these statistics is that teenage drivers lack experience. But additional distractions such as texting and poor driving behaviors like failing to obey speed limits or wear seat belts increase the likelihood of an accident.
Teenagers are also more prone to suffering serious injuries in car accidents than adults. Injuries include spinal injuries, neck and back injuries, head and brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, and broken bones.
If your teenager has been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek out the help of a personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney can help your child receive the compensation he or she deserves.