We’ve all seen them: teenage driver who’ve just got their license and who think they are invisible. They drive at speed, swerve in and out of traffic, and send text messages while behind the wheel. Make no mistake - young and inexperienced teen drivers are frequently the cause of serious Dallas-Fort Worth car accidents which result in expensive property damage, severe bodily injuries, and – in some cases – death.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a crash which was caused by a teenage motorist, it is a good idea to consult with a board certified Fort Worth car wreck lawyer in order to make a successful claim for compensation. Even though it might be obvious that the reckless teen driver was the one at-fault, recovering maximum justice is often not so easy – unless you have an experienced attorney on your side.
Finding Liable Insurance
Many times, teenage drivers do not have the best insurance – or sometimes they don’t have any at all. In these situations, you need to have an expert lawyer do some investigating to find out what other insurance policies are available. Maybe the teen is still covered on their parent’s policy – or maybe they were driving someone else’s car at the time of the crash, which would make the vehicle owner’s insurance liable too. It may also be possible to recover additional compensation against your own auto insurance policy on top of any liability insurance which is available to you.
Making a Claim Against a Friend
Frequently, those injured in car wrecks caused by teenage drivers are friends of the teenager at-fault. Dangerous drivers don’t just pose a risk to other road users – they also jeopardize the safety of the reckless driver themselves – and anyone else in their vehicle. Although no-one wants to have to “sue” their friend, if you have been hurt in a wreck where your friend was the driver at-fault, you probably have no other option. Emergency medical treatment is very expensive. However, it is very important to remember that making an insurance claim does not harm your friend – it is their insurance company who will pay, not your friend themself (or their partent).
Call For a Free Consultation
For more information on your legal rights concerning car accident injury claims against a teenage driver, please call the Anderson Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation with a board certified personal injury and wrongful death attorney. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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