Spokane teen driver accident attorneys know that young and inexperienced drivers are among the riskiest drivers on the road when it comes to accidents and injuries. According to the Washington Department of Transportation, in 2018, young drivers were involved in 688 fatal and serious injury accidents in the state and 22 of those accidents occurred in Spokane. Young drivers are at a high automobile accident risk for a number of reasons including their inexperience, lack of skill, and lack of caution when it comes to driving, but there are a lot of other common factors in young driver car accidents as well.
When it comes to young and inexperienced drivers, there are many common behaviors and factors that are involved in their accidents including those listed below.
When teenagers cause automobile accidents, their insurance is typically on the hook for resulting injuries and damages, but when alcohol is involved, there may be other parties who are responsible for the injuries and damages as well. The state of Washington recognizes that minors are already at a heightened risk for car accidents and alcohol consumption certainly elevates that risk. Under Washington law, people who sell, serve, or otherwise provide alcohol to minors who are subsequently involved in an accident may be liable for injuries and damages sustained by other people involved in the accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident with a young driver, contact a Spokane teen driver accident attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC to schedule a consultation. Our car accident attorneys are experienced insurance company negotiators and trial attorneys and they will fight for a full and fair recovery for you and your family.