Athens Teenage Car Accidents
The City of Athens is home to one of the largest and greatest universities in the United States being The University of Georgia which is home to the Georgia Bulldogs football team. There are also several other colleges in the immediate locality of the City of Athens. The University of Georgia has long had a reputation of being a party school. The principal business of Athens surrounds all aspects of the college lifestyle.
The majority of the students attending The University of Georgia and the surrounding other colleges in the local area are teenagers. Therefore, the teenage environment surrounding college life social activities is ripe for teenage negligence such as car accidents. Statistical information shows that car accidents are higher among 16-19 year olds than any other age group which is the reason why insurance companies charge higher rates for teenage drivers according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The State of Georgia averages 250 teenage fatalities from vehicle crashes per year.
It is well known that one of the reasons for the higher percentage of teenager car accidents is that teenagers are more likely to underestimate dangerous situations and consequently are not able to react to them in a timely manner. Approximately 23% of teenage fatality car accidents involve teenage alcohol drinking according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most teenage drivers have other teenage passengers present with them in the car when a car accident occurs which increases the number of teenagers injured in automobile collisions.
Teenagers are more likely then other age groups to not be wearing seat belts at the time of a vehicle collision which increases the chance of injury. Statistical research has proven that wearing seat belts reduces vehicle collision related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of teenager deaths in the United States is motor vehicle collisions.
However, many car accidents involving teenage drivers or teenage passengers who are injured are not due to the fault of the teenage victim. These injured teenage victims need adequate representation to properly advise them of their rights and their entitlement to full and fair compensation for their collision related injuries. Here at Falanga & Chalker we have handled, and are currently handling cases representing injured teenage victims in the Athens and Clarke County, Georgia area.
Our Greensboro, Georgia office handles the Athens and Clarke County area and if an injured victim can not come to our Greensboro, Georgia office, then we have trained staff that can come to you. Our law firm handles nothing but personal injury cases and we have recovered more than $180,000,000.00 Dollars on behalf of injured victims. Please fill out the contact form on this web site and expert and experienced help will be on the way to assist you in your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Remember, insurance companies are not going to help you or compensate you for your personal injury losses without the help and assistance of a personal injury attorney who has a reputation and a proven track record in fighting with insurance companies to make sure that they treat you right. Falanga & Chalker is ready to fight for you on your behalf to get you every dollar that you are entitled to for your personal injury or wrongful death claim.