Car accidents involving teenage drivers happen for various reasons and the consequences are often severe. Teen drivers are much more likely to be in accidents, and these accidents are often the result of reckless driving on behalf of the teenager behind the wheel. Teen driving accidents can leave victims with serious injuries, and sometimes recovering compensation from the negligent party can be a difficult and overwhelming task. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident with a teenage driver, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for your damages.
Contact us at Studinski Law, LLC to speak with a lawyer about your options after being in a serious car accident. Call us today at (715) 343-2850.
Teenage drivers may have little experience driving on roads and highways, thus they are in more accidents than the average person. In fact, teens are four times more likely to be in a car wreck than older drivers. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, teen driving involves car accidents that result in over 5,000 injuries per year in Wisconsin car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the state. Teens often begin driving by themselves with only days or weeks of driving experience, and often times they neglect to carefully follow safety practices.
Our accident attorneys understand that each accident case is unique and often results from various factors including:
The state of Wisconsin recognizes that new drivers can be dangerous due to their lack of experience, and therefore graduated licenses have been put in place for teens. These laws allow for teens to get their licenses in three stages. However, this does not apply to new drivers over the age of 18.
The three stages for young teen drivers are:
If you are the victim of a teen car accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation from the negligent driver. In addition to being required to have insurance coverage, the teen driver is required by Wisconsin law to have a sponsor if driving with a license or permit while under the age of 18. There are a few exceptions to this requirement, such as cases where the teen does not have a living parent. When a parent or guardian signs up to be the sponsor of a teen driver, they verify the following:
Your teen driving accident lawyer will be able to seek damages for you from the teen driver as well as any sponsor. To help you recover compensation for your injuries, we will negotiate with insurance companies and assist you in seeking a fair outcome to help with your recovery. We have helped many Wisconsin families recover damages after suffering a serious car accident, and we are ready to help you during this difficult time as well.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed after a car accident. You may have mounting medical bills and a reduced income from taking time off work to recover. We have years of experience helping clients after they have suffered injuries in a car wreck, and we can help you seek compensation if you or a loved one has been in a teen-related accident.
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