Many people mistakenly believe that if you are injured by a negligent minor driver, you aren’t going to be able to pursue damages with a lawsuit. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, even minor drivers are held to the same legal requirements – “duty of care” – as other drivers on the road. It doesn’t matter how old the person is at the time of the accident. They’re responsible for what they do behind the wheel of a car. If ANY licensed driver, even a new 16 year old driver drives recklessly and injures you, you can file a lawsuit against that person’s legal guardian or parent and then pursue the maximum amount of compensation allowed to you by law.
It’s natural for older drivers to make this mistake. We sometimes think of minor drivers are somehow being more vulnerable or under a different set of rules as other drivers. Not so. If someone is a licensed driver and they break the rules of the road, they’re liable for the damage that they cause. Since some minors aren’t able to support themselves financially, it’s natural for the law to allow a victim to file a lawsuit against the parents instead.
That’s exactly what you can do. If a minor driver injured you or caused the death of a loved one because of negligent driving, you can file a lawsuit against the parents. We’ve been helping injured drivers and surviving family members get the compensation they deserve when a minor driver breaks the rules of the road. These cases can sometimes seem more overwhelming at first because no one likes to see a young person suffer too much for mistakes that they might not have made when they were older. However, you would be surprised at how many “adult” errors minors make on the road.
There are some minors who drive drunk, text and drive, and drive recklessly to the detriment of their fellow drivers. Sometimes someone even loses their life because of these accidents. We’re here to seek justice against even minor drivers who behave this way on the road. If the young person doesn’t learn that their behavior has consequences right now, they might repeat the mistake later in life. No matter what caused the minor to break the rules of the road, it’s important for you to contact a lawyer and let us handle your case.
Because of the fact that minors don’t usually support themselves, we’ll pursue compensation from the parents of the minor. This might seem unfair to some but it’s the only way to get YOUR needs taken care of, and after an injurious accident, you’re the person that needs to look out for yourself the most. It’s our job to help you do that. Don’t let a minor get away with negligent driving. Turn to our team of dedicated, knowledgeable lawyers to take on your case and get you money for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages, among many other things that you might need compensation for.
Car accidents involving minors are just as serious as car accidents involving any other age of negligent driver. They all have devastating results for victims. Without lawsuits, some of these drivers would continue to behave in a negligent way on the road. Even negligent drivers who haven’t killed someone haven’t done so YET. If you let this one error go, even if it’s a minor, the person might face even steeper penalties down the road. Don’t let that happen! Contact our offices today and put your case in good hands.
We’ve been working on car accident cases for decades now and we know exactly how to make sure that you win your claim. When you call us, we’ll set up a completely free consultation that will help us know whether you have a strong case. If you do, we’ll take on your case completely free of charge UNTIL you win. We only get paid if you win. That is an important part of our promise to our clients, and we fully believe that it’s the best way to do things. We want justice for you. Call us or write to us today and set up your consultation.