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Teenage Drivers and Negligence

As relatively new drivers, teenagers may not always handle their vehicles with the appropriate care. They may get involved in distractions such as texting behind the wheel or simply follow traffic rules less cautiously than they should. As a result, many serious collisions happen each year because of negligent driving by teenagers.

"All drivers, including teenagers, must comply with the rules of the road and uphold their legal duty of care to other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. If someone breaches this duty, and another person is hurt as a result, the careless driver may be held liable for the resulting damages." says Scott Donaldson, attorney.

Common examples of negligent behavior involving teenagers include:

  • Texting while driving;
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • Speeding or driving too fast for the weather or traffic conditions;
  • Disregarding traffic control devices, such as stop signs or red lights; or
  • Failing to yield the right of way.

If you have been injured in a car accident with a teenage driver, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation. The lawyers at Donaldson & Weston assist people in many areas of South Florida and will be glad to review your matter for no charge.

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