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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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Teens are more likely to be involved in car accidents than other drivers due to overconfidence and under experience. Often, they do not fully understand the dangers of driving and are easily sidetracked by phones and other distractions.

A car accident case plays out differently when the driver is under 18 because the police, the jury, and witnesses often have a prejudice younger drivers and assume that their lack of experience contributed and/or caused the wreck. If your teenaged son or daughter has been injured in an accident, contact a Gwinnett County teen driver accident lawyer for help.

When Can Teenagers Start Driving?

In Gwinnett County, as long as a teenager passes their driver’s exam, they can legally drive on their own at age 16. If they have their permit, they can drive at 15 as long as they are accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.

A person must be 14 years old to take driver’s education in Gwinnett County and 15 years old to obtain a learner’s permit. Once a person has their learner’s permit for a full year, they can obtain their license.

Common Fact Patterns of Teenaged Driving Accidents

Common fact patterns associated with teen driving accident scenarios may involve a teen having a slow reaction or being distracted by texting or calling, or messing with the radio or the temperature. Teens are also often inexperienced in terms of weather conditions. They may not keep a proper lookout or yield to oncoming traffic, especially during poor weather.

Teenaged drivers could also be injured as the result of another driver’s negligence. A new driver is just as likely to be in the wrong place at the wrong time as any other motorist. When a negligent driver causes an accident with a teenager, however, they may attempt to take advantage of the teen’s age and urge police or insurers to find the teenager at fault.

How to Prepare Your Kids

Parents can prevent their teen from becoming involved in a car accident by educating them through a professional driver’s education course. They should also ride with the teen and pay attention to how the teen drives, even after they have exchanged their permit for a full license. Parents should teach their kids how to drive on different roadways and different speed limits, walking them through the different conditions that the teen is going to be facing.

Hiring the Right Gwinnett County Teen Driver Accident Lawyer

If your teen has been injured in a car accident, families should look for an attorney who has handled similar cases before and understands the different nuances involved in a teen driving wreck case. The perceptions of the jury and judge, the perceptions of the insurance company, and the truthfulness of the teen drivers all play a role in a teen driver car accident claim. Sometimes, teen drivers are afraid of what their parents are going to say so they do not necessarily tell the truth about what happened to them.

An experienced attorney could double-check the facts and make sure to solidify their information with other sources such as the police, witnesses, videos, physical evidence, skid marks, and other evidence. Contact a Gwinnett County teen driver accident lawyer today for help.

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