Teen Car Accidents
The MVA does not put out teen car accident statistics to frighten the public, but rather to assure that parents and drivers throughout Maryland are aware of the risks of teen driver accidents, and are educated on how to prevent or mitigate these accidents. There are a variety of reasons why young drivers in Maryland are more prone to causing or being involved in an injury accident. The MVA reports that the leading causes of young driver car accidents in Maryland are not paying attention, driving too fast, following too closely, and failing to yield. As drivers in Maryland ourselves, we also can use our common sense to understand that young drivers are more likely to text and talk on cell phones while driving, and more often drive with multiple people in their cars. Despite the fact that the Maryland legislature has made it illegal to talk and text on cell phones while driving, many people ignore this law, especially teen drivers. Parents should set a positive example for their young drivers in an effort to reduce the risk of Maryland teen car accidents by always wearing their seat belt and keeping their hands away from their cell phones while driving.
Even with proper education and enhanced awareness, teen car accidents in Baltimore, and throughout Maryland will continue to be a frightening reality. The fact is that young drivers are less experienced, and will not be able to recognize dangerous driving situations as quickly as older drivers. The Maryland teen car accident lawyers at The Herbst Firm will handle your injury claim with compassion and empathy. Our lawyers will assure that you are informed each step of the way, and that you receive the compensation to be able to put the injury accident behind you. If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury involving a teen or young driver car accident, contact a Baltimore injury lawyer anytime, 24 hours a day at 410-207-2598.