Rochester, New York, Car Accidents Caused By Teens Driving Under The Influence

Teenage Drunk Driving Accidents in Rochester

Jed Dietrich, Esq. Is Recognized as A New York Super Lawyer. If You Sustained Injuries in An Accident Caused by a Teenage Drunk Driver in or Around Rochester, The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Could Help Secure the Compensation You Need to Recover from Your Injuries.

Person driving Teenagers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in automobile accidents. After all: learning to drive can be difficult. However, inexperience is not the only reason young motorists are involved in crashes. Numerous scientific studies have shown that adolescents are inclined to partake in high-risk behaviors. When teenagers make particularly bad decisions, like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they endanger themselves and everyone around them.

While every automobile accident has the potential to cause devastating and even life-changing injuries, drunk driving crashes are particularly dangerous. Teenagers who are under the influence of alcohol may exhibit impaired reflexes and poor judgment. If they are unable to think clearly or react to unexpected obstacles, they could cause crashes.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a drunken teenage driver, you could find yourself saddled with crippling medical debt, the inability to work, and an uncertain road to recovery. Jed Dietrich, Esq., is dedicated to providing his clients across Rochester and Western New York with the highest level of personal injury service. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s hardworking team of attorneys knows what it takes to prove to an insurance adjuster, a judge, or a jury that your injuries merit significant compensation. Since founding the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq., has secured more than $175 million in damages. Our attorneys could help you, too. Jed Dietrich, Esq., believes that nobody should have to pay the price for a teenager’s poor decision. Please call Jed Dietrich, Esq., at 585-939-3939 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.

Teenage Drivers and Alcohol Abuse

Everyone who has been a teenager knows that young people do not always make the best decisions. Unfortunately, the follies of youth all too often go beyond simple mistakes. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that:

  1. Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of death for teenagers;
  2. Teens aged between 16 and 19 are three times as likely as adults to be involved in fatal crashes; and
  3. The risk of being involved in a serious accident is considerably higher for teens with limited driving experience.

When alcohol is combined with inexperience, the results can be disastrous:

  1. An estimated 1 out of every 10 high school teenagers drink and drive;
  2. Teenagers who drink and drive are more likely to cause and be involved in accidents than adults who drink and drive; and
  3. Approximately 20% of teenagers involved in fatal car crashes have a Blood Alcohol Content level above the legal limit for adults.

Everybody has heard that drunk driving is deadly. However, people of all ages continue to drink and drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that just under a third of all fatal automobile accidents involve intoxicated motorists.

While not every car crash involving a teenage driver ends in death, many still have tragic outcomes. A collision could induce serious injury, chronic disability, and lifelong trauma.

Although no amount of money compensates for a life ruined by an alcohol-induced accident, New York State law allows the victims of drunk drivers to pursue recompense for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. could help you or a loved one recover your losses. Please send us a message online or call us at 585-939-3939 to schedule your free consultation.




The Importance of Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Person driving and drinking If you have been injured by a teenage drunk driver, the at-fault motorist may have already been apprehended by law enforcement. If the police find evidence that they were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, they could face criminal charges. However, even if the criminal justice system holds the teenager responsible for their wrongdoing, a successful prosecution is no guarantee that you will be reimbursed for your medical expenses. Unfortunately, the costs associated with a drunk driving accident are often immense.

The National Safety Council estimates that the average drunk driving accident could incur expenses of:

  1. $88,500 for a debilitating or incapacitating injury;
  2. $25,600 for a non-incapacitating injury; and
  3. $21,000 for suspected or possible injuries.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has the experience necessary to secure a fair settlement—one that covers not only your existing medical bills but also your anticipated expenses and other losses, too. However, you have to act fast: while New York law entitles the victims of drunk driving to compensatory damages, the state also has a strict statute of limitations. If you wait too long to take action, the court could automatically dismiss your claim, even if you have a seemingly open-and-shut case. Do not lose your chance at justice: call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 585-939-3939 today.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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