Teen drivers are one of the riskiest demographics of motorists. Due to their lack of experience on the road, they often lack the ability to respond to certain situations in a safe manner. Teen drivers also have a tendency to engage in unsafe driving practices like texting while driving, talking to passengers, surfing social media, or drunk driving. If you were involved in an accident with a teen driver, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages. A Raleigh car accident lawyer can assist you with evaluating your situation and determining whether you should pursue compensation.
Recently, a teen driver who was suspected of stealing a vehicle was apprehended when the vehicle crashed, and they attempted to flee. According to local reports, the car was still moving when the teen exited the vehicle and attempted to evade authorities. As he ran, the vehicle ended up striking him and causing him injuries. Police are still investigating the situation. Fortunately, no other pedestrians or motorists were injured as part of the incident.
If you were hurt in an accident involving a teen driver, you can bring a claim against them to recover compensation. If the teen is still a minor, their parent or guardian may be involved in the action as their legal representative. In the lawsuit, you will need to show that the teen driver failed to use reasonable care and skill at the time of the accident. Because a reasonable driver would not steal a vehicle and attempt to flee from the police, the recent news story is a good example of negligent driving.