Receiving the privilege to legally drive as a teenager can be liberating, but it can also be dangerous. Each year, thousand of teens are injured and even killed in traffic accidents all across the state of Georgia, and many of these accidents could have been easily prevented. If you have a teen driver in your home, especially one who has just started driving, make sure you review this list of the most common traffic accidents for teens during the summer in Georgia with him or her:
Because teen drivers are often inexperienced with the mechanics and physics of a motor vehicle, excessive speeds are a major factor in traffic accidents during the summer months when teen drivers have more available schedules. It’s important for your teen to familiarize themself with how a vehicle responds to acceleration and braking under various conditions so that he or she understands that speed can cause accidents. Your teen should also be taught about safe braking times and distances in order to avoid an accident.
Along with speed, peer pressure is another common cause of teen drivers getting into accidents during the summer months. In many cases, new teen drivers may be encouraged by friends to take part is dangerous activities, including racing and reckless driving. These activities lead to accidents, so make sure that your teen understands the rules of the road and sticks with them despite peer pressure.
Many teens like to stay out as late as they are allowed during the summer months, attending parties, going to movies and simply driving around with friends. Unfortunately, many of these same teens do not have a firm grasp on their bodies’ ability to stay alert and attentive, and this can lead to tired driving. Studies have shown that driving while very tired can be the same as intoxicated driving, and this can lead to accidents. Your teen needs to understand that if he or she feels too tired to drive, you need to be alerted so that you can come pick your teen up.
If Your Teen is Injured
Regardless of the circumstances, if your teen is injured due to a vehicle accident in the Atlanta region, you need to contact personal injury attorney Eric J. Hertz, of the Hertz Law Firm. Eric J. Hertz helps victims who have been injured in all types of accidents, including vehicles accidents. Whether your teen has been charged in his or her injury accident or not, you can still seek compensation for damages, including physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional injuries, property damage and more.
Don’t Wait until It’s Too Late
In the state of Georgia, you only have a limited time to file a personal injury claim after a vehicle accident, so contact the Hertz Law Firm today. Eric J. Hertz and his staff can provide you with a free consultation, expert legal representation in court and a chance to receive the compensation you and your family deserve. Call 404-577-8111.