Representing Individuals Injured in Teen Driver Car Accidents
Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of car accidents involving teen drivers. When a teenage driver is at fault in a car accident, the case should be viewed slightly differently than other car accident lawsuits. There are unique aspects that must be considered.
At the law firm of Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys have experience handling claims stemming from teen drivers and car accident injuries in Ohio. We have more than 30 years of experience representing clients just like you in a variety of motor vehicle accidents. If your car accident was caused by a teenage driver, reach out to our experienced team of lawyers to help you handle your personal injury claim.
The cause of most wrecks involving teen drivers and car accident injuries includes:
- Texting accidents: Teens appear to never put their phones down these days, including while they drive. Texting while driving causes the driver to take his or her eyes off the road, which greatly increases the risk of causing a motor vehicle accident. Your lawyer needs to subpoena the at-fault driver’s cellphone records.
- Distracted driving: Aside from the use of cellphones while driving, teens are often distracted by other factors including the radio, eating while driving, or having other teens as passengers. Your lawyer needs to effectively question the at-fault driver during depositions and trial to determine what distractions could have caused the car accident.
- Inexperienced driving: Teens have little experience driving, which also leads them to make poor choices while driving. Whether they are unsure of how to merge, what steps to take on wet or icy roads, or how to act while driving at night, a teen’s inexperience is a leading cause of teen driver car accidents. Your lawyer should review the at-fault driver’s accident history and traffic record in every case.
One of our personal injury attorneys will perform a full investigation of your accident to determine the cause of your injuries and establish liability. We will then use the information we gather to seek full compensation on your behalf.
Contact Us About Your Teenage-Driving-Caused Car Accident in Ohio
If you or a loved one was hit by a teen driver, seek experienced legal counsel immediately. Contact our Ohio personal injury law firm for a consultation by calling 513-496-0134. With offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and the surrounding areas of southwest Ohio.