Student Driver Car Accidents In Buffalo, New York

Student Driver Car Accident Lawyers, in Buffalo, New York

The Tenacious Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Represents Individuals Who Have Been Injured in Car Accidents in Buffalo, New York, and the Greater New York Area.

People in car laughing A statistic on teen drivers from the Centers for Disease Control found that, in a single recent year, 2,500 teens were fatally injured in car accidents, and 285,000 were admitted to emergency rooms for treatment. Compared to drivers over the age of 20, student drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash. When it comes to teaching teens how to drive a car, a great deal of responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the parents, guardians, and teachers whose job it is to help teens become safe drivers. Instilling good driving habits from the outset can help to lower the chances of accidents occurring further down the road and help to safeguard the lives of our loved ones.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, is well acquainted with the often-calamitous effects of personal injury. He has represented countless clients over the years, attaining over $175,000,000 in successful wins for his personal injury clients. If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Buffalo, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Risk Factors for Student Drivers

Learning to drive for the first time can be a hair-raising experience for both the student and the teacher. For many young drivers climbing behind the wheel can be stressful, particularly in those first few weeks on the road. Inexperience is one of the main causes of student driver accidents. Most are encountering situations that are totally new to them, and as such, may freeze up in a crisis or even misjudge the level of danger in a situation. Additionally, factors that can contribute to student driver accidents include:

  1. Negligent Driving: Cellphone use, texting, and even the presence of other friends in the car can be distracting to a driver, and as a result, the driver might not pay sufficient attention to the road.
  2. Speeding: Driving at excessive speeds, coupled with a lack of experience on the road, can easily lead to an accident.
  3. Seatbelt Usage: Roughly half of the total fatalities among teen drivers are on account of a failure to use seatbelts. The personal injury that can result from not wearing a seatbelt more than justifies their use.
  4. Alcohol Consumption: Drinking is an unfortunately common practice among teens, particularly those between the ages of 18 and 20 who are attending college for the first time. Alcohol impairs an individual’s decision-making abilities and reaction time, which can lead to poor choices while behind the wheel.



Student Driver Accidents

A motor vehicle accident involving a student driver is very similar to any other accident. In the event that an accident was the fault of a student driver, the auto insurance policy of the vehicle operated by the student could be responsible for covering the costs of the damages. If you are bringing a case against a student driver, you will need to determine whether it was the student’s negligence or negligence on the part of the accompanying driving instructor that led to the accident. In such situations, it is highly recommended that you seek out the expert legal advice of a personal injury attorney, as they will be able to best advise you in your case. A personal injury attorney is in charge of collecting evidence and interviews to help you build your case, and their assistance can remove some of the burden involved in arguing a claim.

Parents and Driver’s Education teachers are responsible for educating their students on safe driving practices. Whether a new or experienced driver, safety should be a top priority, and the rules of the road should be observed. For as long as they hold a learner’s permit, student drivers are not permitted to operate motor vehicles without the supervision of another legal driver over the age of 21. Even after they have successfully passed their road test, new drivers have to obey certain restrictions for the first six months. These restrictions include not driving alone after midnight and having no more than one additional passenger under the age of 20 unless they are an immediate family member or accompanied by an adult.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has been helping car accident victims throughout Buffalo, New York, for over a decade. In that time, it has championed countless personal injury claims. If you are looking for a team of dedicated, hardworking, and skilled lawyers to represent you, the Dietrich Law Firm, P.C., is your top choice. For more information on how we might best represent you, call us today for your free consultation at 716-839-3939 or contact us online.

Are Student Drivers Covered Under an Auto Insurance Policy?

Student with driving teacher One of the most common questions regarding student drivers is whether or not they need to be added to an auto insurance policy. Parents do not need to add their children to their car insurance policy while they hold a driver’s permit. A learning driver will automatically be covered by the auto insurance policy of the vehicle they are operating because that vehicle is being used with the owner’s permission. As a parent, you have the option of adding your teen to your auto insurance policy, but that is up to your discretion. At the very least, it is recommended that you inform your auto insurance company in the event that a student driver will be using your vehicle. They will be able to advise you as to whether or not it is prudent to add that driver to your policy.

Once a student driver successfully passes their driver’s license exam, they will need to be added to the auto insurance policy of the vehicle they most frequently use. A new driver can be added to an existing auto insurance policy provided they are related to the policyholder or reside in the same household. If a new driver has their own vehicle, independent of their parents, they will need to purchase their own auto insurance policy.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows that the safety of you and your loved ones is a top priority. It is his mission to ensure that you receive proper representation in your car accident claim and that you obtain the highest compensation possible for your injuries. Our team of Buffalo, New York car accident attorneys is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached at 716-839-3939 or online.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, 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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