Summer is a favorite season for many people, but students in particular have reason to find it especially enjoyable. With school being out for 3 months and warm summer temperatures, most teens are spending their days driving to somewhere like the beach or to a friends house. With the increase of teens on the road summertime fatal accident numbers jump to staggering heights.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data shows that summer months are the most dangerous for teens.
On average, 422 teens nationwide are killed in car wrecks during the summer months, which is an average of 140/month for the 3 months of summer break. That number is shocking given that only 363 teens die in car accidents during the other nine months of the year, which equates to an average 40 teens each month. During those summer vacations an additional 100 teens are involved in fatal accidents.
The reasons why are not difficult to determine — teens often stay out later in the summer and are more often traveling in groups. Moreover, teens are considerably less experienced drivers than adults. In more recent years, the danger has been compounded by young people’s cell phone use while driving, and last year marked the first increase in teen driving deaths after eight years of declines.
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If you have suffered injury from a vehicle accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. We investigate the accident records or scene in order to interview key witnesses and document evidence before it has been destroyed or removed. We’ll review your medical records and evaluate your long-term prognosis to assess the amount of damages that your injury warrants. We’ll determine whether an out-of-court settlement or trial is the best strategy to obtain maximum benefits for you or your family. We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling 877-BICE-877 or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a vehicle accident attorney. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf