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Teens have relatively little driving experience, and when this lack of experience is mixed with distracted or reckless driving, accidents are almost guaranteed. Teen driving accidents in Iberville Parish and the Plaquemine area can cause serious property damage, significant injuries, and even death. Anyone who has gotten hurt because of a teen driving incident should call an experienced car accident attorney for a consultation.

Our team could investigate your accident to determine liability and then argue your case for compensation in court. Alternatively, we could negotiate for a payout with the insurance companies on your behalf. Your goals and the facts of your case will help determine the best course of legal action.

Louisiana Laws Relating to Teen Driving

Under state law, drivers under age 17 have to complete a driver education course before they can get a driver’s license. Even with this requirement, though, teens are still inexperienced – especially compared to other drivers on the road.

Teens are also more prone to text while driving. This is why Louisiana prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from using a mobile phone under any circumstance while behind the wheel. Louisiana law also prohibits anyone from using a phone while driving in a school zone. All these laws could come into play in a teen driving accident and could imply liability in a subsequent personal injury action. An experienced Iberville Parish teen driving accident attorney could advise on the full range of applicable laws based on the facts of a case.

Proving Liability After a Teen Driving Wreck

An injured motorist must prove a teen driver’s liability in order to receive financial damages. This often means investigating the accident to determine who is at fault, which is a laborious process necessitating the experience and specialized knowledge our team could provide.

Our experienced Iberville Parish lawyers could investigate a teen driving accident on behalf of their client, handling tasks such as reviewing photo and video evidence, scrutinizing the police report and witness statements, consulting with experts, reading medical reports, recreating the accident, and researching related laws.

Damages Available to Injured Motorists

There are three types of damages available to personal injury plaintiffs in Louisiana: special, general, and punitive. Special damages cover quantifiable costs such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage (such as to a car). General damages cover more subjective losses like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages may be available in cases where the defendant was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It is important to do an accurate accounting of damages because it is not possible to ask for more after a judgment has been issued or a settlement agreement has been signed. A skilled lawyer serving Plaquemine and Iberville Parish could help provide an accurate estimate of damages in a specific teen driving accident case.

Call an Iberville Parish Teen Driving Accident Attorney Today

Quality representation could mean the difference between an outcome that puts you fully back on your feet and one that leaves you in the red. Our firm could investigate your case, handle all related communications, and see it through to its conclusion so you can rest easy and focus on healing. Contact an Iberville Parish teen driving accident lawyer from Tomeny | Best for a free consultation.

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