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Young and Inexperienced Drivers

Experienced Florida Car Accident Attorneys Representing Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Teenagers

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Teenagers Miami's roadways are too often the scenes of accidents caused by inexperienced drivers and teenagers. Due to their lack of experience, these drivers are more likely to make judgment errors that can lead to serious accidents and resulting injuries. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we understand the complexities these cases entail and have the experience to handle them with precision and care.

If you or someone you love has been affected by an accident caused by an inexperienced driver, it's essential to contact a Miami personal injury attorney at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada. Our seasoned attorneys are deeply committed to fighting for justice. As a South Florida law firm advocating for accident victims since 1976, our Miami car accident lawyers bring nearly 100 years of combined experience to your case. We are deeply committed to advocating for those harmed by the careless or aggressive driving of inexperienced drivers. Our team is equipped to offer the support and guidance needed to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, where your recovery from a damaging situation is our priority.

The Rate of Inexperienced and Teenage Driver Accidents in Florida

In Florida, accidents involving inexperienced and teenage drivers are alarmingly high, presenting severe public safety concerns. According to the most recent Florida data, teen drivers nationally were involved in approximately 1,035,811 crashes in 2020, leading to 4,405 fatalities and 319,335 serious injuries. Within Florida, home to over 800,000 registered teen drivers aged 15 to 19, there were 84,052 crashes involving this age group in the same year. These incidents resulted in 350 fatalities and 1,935 serious injuries. Notably, while drivers aged 16 and 17 typically have the highest crash rates nationally, in Florida, 18- and 19-year-olds are most likely to be involved in accidents.

Peer pressure significantly exacerbates the risk of accidents among teenagers. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that teens are two-and-a-half times more likely to engage in potentially risky behaviors when driving with a teenage peer than when driving alone. This likelihood triples when they travel with multiple passengers. Furthermore, safety belts, which are critical for preventing severe injuries and fatalities, were not worn in one-third of the cases where deaths and serious injuries involved teen drivers.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we recognize the unique challenges and risks associated with teenage driving. Our team is committed to supporting families affected by accidents involving young and inexperienced drivers. If you or someone you know has been impacted by such an accident, timely seeking experienced legal help is crucial.

Unique Issues in Car Accident Cases Involving Teenagers

Car accident cases involving teenage or inexperienced drivers in Florida present unique challenges. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we address these complexities with a thorough understanding of Florida law and a commitment to achieving justice for our clients as we have done over the last 45 years.

One of the primary issues is the high risk of negligent behaviors associated with young drivers, such as distracted driving, speeding, and non-compliance with traffic laws. Florida's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws aim to curb these behaviors by imposing specific restrictions on teenage drivers, including curfews and passenger limitations. However, violations of these provisions can significantly impact liability and compensation in accident cases.

Furthermore, Florida now operates under a modified comparative negligence system, where damages are allocated depending on each party's degree of fault. In accidents involving teenagers, their inexperience and potential recklessness often require detailed investigations to effectively prove their responsibility which is essential for the claims process, especially when trying to maximize the compensation for the victim.

Insurance coverage also poses a challenge. Teen drivers are typically covered under their parents' insurance policies, which can have varying coverage limits and stipulations. Navigating these insurance policies requires skilled legal representation to ensure that victims' claims are adequately addressed and compensated.

Speak With a Miami Injury Lawyer with Specific Experience Handling Accidents involving Teenage Drivers

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we are adept at handling the unique legal and practical challenges presented by accidents involving teenage drivers. We diligently work to protect victims' rights and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve for their physical and mental injuries and losses. If you have been impacted by an accident caused by a teenage or inexperienced driver, please contact us. We are here to provide the legal support you need to navigate this challenging time. Feel free to give us a call to learn more about the services we provide and to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at (877) 448-8585 or through our secure online contact form. Our attorneys are only paid if and when there is a successful claim resolution.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.