A teen driver is entitled to all the rights of the road, the rights of safe travel, and the rights of insurance coverage and protection that every other driver on the road has. Are you the parent of a teen driver who was injured in a car accident? Was the car your teen was driving damaged or destroyed by the at-fault driver? Are you ready to hold the driver who caused the accident responsible for the injuries and property damage your teen driver sustained?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, a Birmingham lawyer may be able to help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for your teen’s accident-related expenses. As soon as you have made sure your teen driver has received the medical attention they need, immediately contact a local Birmingham teen driving accident lawyer. Call the Morris Bart law firm at (205) 380-4158 today to speak to a member of our team on behalf of your teen driver.
How You Can Help Your Teen Driver After a Car Accident
The last call any parent wants to get is one telling them their teen driver has been injured in a car accident. When you do get that call, it is important that you keep your wits about you. A cool head and clear thinking can ensure you take the right steps toward helping your teen driver recover from a car accident.
If your teen calls you first, instruct them to hang up and call police and emergency medical teams immediately. Your teen driver should cooperate fully with the police investigating the accident and provide them with their driver’s license and insurance information.
Your teen may have bruises and scars that might not be immediately visible or internal injuries that require medical care. Even if they do not feel physically injured, your teen driver should accept any medical care they are offered and should see a physician for a thorough examination as soon as possible after an accident.
After your teen has been treated by a healthcare professional, call a Birmingham teen driving accident lawyer who can help your teen pursue the financial compensation they may be entitled to receive. Connect your teen driver to a local lawyer by calling the Morris Bart law office at (205) 380-4158 today.
Protect Your Teen Driver with PIP Insurance
While personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is not mandatory in Alabama, it can be a good idea for your family. PIP insurance will cover your teen driver, any licensed driver, or any passenger in your car at the time of the accident. Because Alabama is a no-fault state, if your teen driver is involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, PIP coverage will provide them with the following financial coverage in the immediate aftermath of an accident:
- Reasonable coverage for accident-related medical expenses
- Medically necessary physical, emotional, and occupational therapy
- Reimbursement for income lost during accident recovery
Your teen driver might also be entitled to other coverage through your PIP policy. Make sure your teen driver knows where their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance card are located at all times.
Speak to your insurance agent about the best coverage options for your teen driver when you add them to your insurance policy. Do not allow your teen driver to get behind the wheel of a car that is not covered by insurance. Speak to a Birmingham teen driving accident lawyer about the financial recovery options your teen driver has after a car accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Teen Driving Accident lawyer serving Birmingham, call 800-537-8185
Set Non-Negotiable Rules for Your Teen Driver
More teen drivers die from involvement in car accidents than from any other cause. Speak to your teen driver about the importance of following the graduated licensing program for teens set by the Alabama Department of Public Health. You should also discuss and set firm rules in place to safeguard them when they are behind the wheel of any vehicle. Insist that your teen driver does not:
- Initiate or answer phone calls while driving
- Read or respond to text messages while driving
- Read or engage in social media while driving
- Eat food or drink beverages while driving
- Forget to wear their seat belt on any car trip, no matter how short
If you are a teen driver who adhered to all these rules and was injured when another car collided with yours, you may be able to collect financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Get immediate medical attention, talk to your parents, then consult with a Birmingham teen driving accident lawyer by calling the Morris Bart law firm at (205) 380-4158 . Share as many details as you can remember about the accident you were involved in with the lawyer who is fighting for your compensation.
Teach Your Teen Driver That Driving Is a Serious Responsibility
Most teens look forward to getting their permit and then their driver’s license. For parents, driving is often a means to an end–it gets them from one location to another. For teens, driving is often fun and exciting and a representation of freedom.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,364 teen drivers were killed in car accidents in 2017. That same year, more than 300,000 teen drivers were injured in car accidents. Teen drivers need to understand how serious driving is, how much focus and concentration it takes, and how important it is to avoid driving while distracted.
Your Teen Driver May Be Entitled to a Cash Settlement
Teens have their entire future in front of them. When your teen driver is injured in a car accident, their future can be temporarily or permanently altered. Your teen driver might require extensive and costly medical treatments and long periods of rehabilitation.
A teen driver who is not at-fault in an accident should have their accident-related expenses covered. You can help your teen driver receive the financial payout they may deserve from the driver who collided with their car. Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (205) 380-4158 for your free case evaluation.
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