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Teen Car Accidents

Top Rated Teen Car Accident Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

Teen Car AccidentAccording to the New York State Department of Health, every day approximately 10 people are killed or seen in a hospital due to car crashes caused by a teen driver. Unfortunately, the risk of motor vehicle accidents among 16-to-19-year-olds is higher than any other age group. These younger drivers lack driving experience which, when coupled with any other collision-causing factor, is a recipe for trouble.

Car accidents involving a teenage driver can have far-reaching ramifications, regardless of the severity of the accident. If you, or a loved one, were injured as a result of being involved in a car accident with a teen driver the Buffalo, New York teen car accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to help. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to schedule your free consultation.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, will help you understand your rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. The goal of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the members of our community. We are here to help navigate the legal, medical and insurance matters for you so that all you need to focus on is what is most important, your recovery.

What Causes Teen Car Accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents are far more prominent among teen drivers, but why? Recent studies suggest that the decision-making area of the brain is still developing during the teen years. As such, even the most responsible teen driver is less likely to make a make an appropriate split-second decision than an adult driver. Below is a list of other common factors that contribute to teen car accidents:

  1. Distracted driving, including texting while driving and having multiple passengers in the vehicle;
  2. Driving after dark;
  3. Failing to adequately check blind spots;
  4. Failing to maintain a safe distance;
  5. Failing to wear seatbelts;
  6. Impaired driving;
  7. Lack of experience;
  8. Risk taking;
  9. Speeding; and
  10. Driving too fast for the conditions of the road.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, and our team of top rated Buffalo, New York teen car accident lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve after a car accident caused by a teen driver. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has practiced serious personal injury law for over 20 years, has tried more than 100 cases and has recovered over $150 Million in settlements and verdicts for his injured clients.

To find out how Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of car accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York can help you, contact us today at 716-839-3939. We work with our clients on a contingency basis which means that you do not pay us a dime unless we WIN for you.

WERE YOU INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY A TEENAGER’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR ELSEWHERE IN NEW YORK STATE?

CALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Licensing Requirements For Teen Drivers

In 2003, New York State implemented the Graduated License Law which was designed to place restrictions on teen drivers to help prevent some of the common factors that can lead to teen car accidents, mentioned above.

The Graduated License Law requires teen drivers to complete each of the following stages before they are considered fully licensed to drive in New York State:

Teen Car Accidents

While the Graduated License Law was implemented to prevent teen car accidents, they remain an unfortunate reality today. If you, or a loved one, were injured in a car accident involving a teen driver, you may have a right to be compensated for your injuries and losses. That is where the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team comes in. Let us help you. Do not delay, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 so that we can start fighting for your legal rights.

Determining Liability In Teen Car Accidents

Determining liability in a teen car accident can be complicated. In New York State, liability generally follows the car, which means that a parent who lends their vehicle to their teenage son or daughter could be held liable for any accident the child caused. According to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388(1), every owner of a vehicle shall be liable for death or injuries to person or property resulting from negligence of any person using or operating the same with the permission of the owner.

In New York State, adding your teenage son or daughter to your insurance policy will cause your premium to increase by approximately 176%. Many insurance companies offer incentives such as a good student discount or money off for taking a defensive driving course, so it is often still significantly cheaper to add a teenager on the existing policy than buying the teen a separate policy. Because of this, teenage drivers are usually covered under their parents’ or legal guardians’ insurance policies.

After a serious injury, your life may never be the same. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has an elite team of dedicated and dependable Buffalo, New York teen car accident lawyers who will help you overcome the obstacles that you are now faced with, through no fault of your own. We will advocate for you and your rights throughout the process to attempt to obtain you the compensation that you deserve.

Ever since its inception in 2005, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to be a leader in personal injury litigation in Western New York and beyond. Our team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking car accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York will provide you with the representation and legal guidance you need in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to schedule your free consultation.

WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A TEEN DRIVER IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

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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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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