KTVB News reports that more than 4,000 teens have died in car crashes throughout the past five summers. Police and first responders know that summer marks the 100 most dangerous days of the year.
It’s the time when teens are out of school and learning to drive. Couple that with a rising rate of texting while driving, and the summer months can be dangerous for all drivers. Teens, in particular, are 26 percent more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident during summer break.
When people think of teen driving accidents, cellphone use often comes to mind, but the problem gets more complicated. Older, more experienced drivers are able to filter out many common diversions, but not all teens have developed these skills. For instance, having several passengers talking and shouting in a car isn’t necessarily dangerous for an adult driver, but teens are likely to become distracted.
If you are looking for an accident lawyer in Meridian, call us. At the Law Office of Johnson & Lundgreen, P.C., we have more than 40 years of experience helping clients take distracted drivers to court. You can count on our expertise throughout the trial or settlement negotiations. To schedule a consultation with an accident attorney from our office, call us at 208-376-5256.
Texting Is Still a Problem Among Teenage Drivers
Of course, texting plays a major role in teen accident statistics. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, one in four teens text every time they get behind the wheel. It’s no surprise, then, that drivers younger than 20 are the age group most likely to be involved in a distracted-driving car accident.
Many teens say they have a hard time not taking their phones out when they hear an alert or feel it buzz. In the Internet age, teens have a distinct fear of missing what’s happening on social networks, and it often leads to crashes.
Two People Die in Rollover Car Accident in Idaho
Texting is not the only form of negligent driving, and teens aren’t the only ones at risk. Idaho is full of mountains and winding roads that have caused more than a few accidents.
Speeding around dangerous mountain-pass roads is just as negligent as looking at a text on the highway. The Republic reports that a driver took one of these curves too fast and rolled her vehicle. Two of the people in the car died at the scene; the other two are in hospitals with serious injuries.
If you are planning to file a civil lawsuit after a car accident with a reckless driver this summer, call us. At the Law Office of Johnson & Lundgreen, P.C. in Meridian, we help our clients seek compensation by gathering evidence to support their claims and negotiating with insurance companies. To speak with an accident lawyer about your injuries and find out if filing a lawsuit is a smart decision, call us at 208-376-5256.