Car accidents are the number one killer of American teenagers, according to a new report titled “Teens in Cars
”. The study found that 2,439 teenagers died in car accidents on United States roads in 2012, killing more than both homicide and suicide.
56% of the teenagers killed were driving at the time; 44% of the victims were passengers. Greater than half of those that were killed were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
As the victim of an auto accident, you can benefit from consultation with an experienced lawyer who prioritizes your case with personal attention and focus. Car accidents caused by negligence or inattentive drivers are potentially very devastating. A negligent driver is more likely to cause an accident at a high speed because of decreased reaction time. Similarly, if a defective auto part or tire blowout is the cause of your accident, you might be caught by surprise with little time to react or even lose control of your vehicle.
Whenever the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another person, an action may be maintained to recover damages suffered as a result of the death. Actions for wrongful death may arise in a variety of settings. These cases include car, truck or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability and construction accidents. In Florida, the Wrongful Death Act creates a cause of action in the name of the personal representative of the estate of the decedent for the benefit of the "next of kin".
Car accidents are a common cause of personal injury. Their impact ranges from the inconvenience of property damage to serious injury or death. If you have suffered injury in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The circumstances surrounding the collision, the conduct of the drivers involved, the nature of the injury suffered and the available automobile insurance impact whether compensation is available. Our firm has the experience necessary to evaluate the issues of liability and damage, protect your rights and maximize the compensation you receive. Contact a Palm Beach Injury Lawyer
William E. Johnson is a preeminent trial lawyer with an established practice in West Palm Beach to serve clients in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. With offices based at CityPlace in the heart of West Palm Beach, Mr. Johnson serves those whose lives have been affected by personal injury or wrongful death throughout the state of Florida.