While getting a driver’s license is an exciting milestone and one of the first steps toward adulthood, teen crashes are far too common. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics, each year 963,000 teen motor vehicle accidents occur and close to 3,000 of those crashes result in a fatality.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In 2017, a total of 3,255 teen drivers age 15-19 were involved in a fatal crash and 2,525 teens were killed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Young drivers pose a great risk to themselves and others on the road. They are far more likely than other drivers to be involved in a car accident due to several factors. The Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC offer this infographic that outlines the major factors that contribute to teen drivers being involved in or causing a car accident.
Whether you were injured by a teen driver or your teen driver was involved in a car accident, contact the experienced Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC. Our legal team understands how terrifying a car accident can be and you may be unsure of what to do next. We will thoroughly investigate and evaluate all crash evidence, explain your legal rights, help you through each step of the legal process, and work to help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to. Call us at 302-888-1221 or contact us online today for a free legal consultation.