When Your Teenager Gets In A Car Accident
Teenage drivers are not experienced drivers. As a result, some of them drive recklessly and make poor decisions regarding cell phone use, texting, drinking and driving, or speeding.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman, we investigate car accidents involving teenage drivers to determine if a teen was speeding, talking on a cell phone, or driving recklessly. Since the amount you share in an accident in the state of New Jersey can affect how much you are eligible to recover in damages, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands how to investigate car accidents. Our office works with accident reconstructionists while interviewing eyewitnesses, recovering traffic camera video if available, and checking cell phone records when necessary. We determine how and why an accident happened and hold teen drivers responsible for their negligence.
Don’t let an insurer blame you for the mistakes or reckless driving of a teenager – contact attorney Jeffrey I. Amtman today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Injuries and Car Accidents caused by Teen Drivers
The Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman represents people suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to teenage drivers:
- Head injuries
- Severe concussion
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
Modified Negligence In The State Of New Jersey
In the state of New Jersey, if the court finds you are 51% or more at fault in a car accident, you’re not eligible to recover damages. Even if you are less than 51% at fault, the amount you can recover in damages will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. For example, if you suffered $100,000 in damages but are deemed 40% at fault, you can only recover $60,000. Insurance companies will try and shift as much fault onto you as possible in the hopes of reducing the amount they have to pay in claims. That’s why our office investigates teen car accidents. We expose reckless and careless driving on the part of teens that injures are clients.
Understanding The Cost Of A Teen Car Accident
In order to ensure our clients recover damages proportional to their injuries, we work closely with medical economists and life care planners. We take into consideration the cost of hospitalization, medical equipment, physical therapy, surgery, and lost wages. To learn how we can help you, contact teen car accident attorney Jeffrey I. Amtman today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.