Teen drivers need to be given the opportunity to build experience behind the wheel. Yet in entrusting them with the chance to develop that experience, parents or others that provide them with vehicles also may need to accept the fact that their inexperience (combined with their relative lack of maturity) may make them more susceptible to causing (or being involved in) a car accident. Studies have indeed shown that teen drivers are more likely to engage in those actions that can contribute to car crashes, such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving at odd hours of the night.
When such actions lead to losing control of a vehicle, the results are often devastating. Such results have already been seen in an accident that recently occurred in Santiago Canyon. A total of five local teens were traveling in a car during the early morning hours when the vehicle lost control and ran into a tree. Three passengers were rushed to local hospitals with major injuries, A fourth was also taken for care after sustaining similarly serious injuries who later died. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene. Authorities are still investigating what might have caused him to lose control while driving.
One might think that in cases such as this (where the driver was killed), subsequent legal action is impossible. Yet those accident victims that need compensation may be forced to seek it from a driver’s estate. Such action typically arises from need rather than a sense of vindictiveness, yet whatever the reason, those seeking might be wise to enlist the services of an experienced attorney.