According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. drivers aged 16 to 19 have the highest traffic violation and crash rate, compared to any other age group. In a recent accident that took place in southeastern Missouri, an 18-year-old driver allegedly entered the path of another vehicle, causing a crash.
According to reports, the 18-year-old collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe, which caused the Tahoe to T-bone the 18-year-old’s vehicle. Both parties sustained injuries; the 18-year-old suffered serious injuries and the driver of the Tahoe received moderate injuries. Both were treated at an area hospital. The driver of the Tahoe was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident, but it is unknown if the 18-year-old driver was wearing a seatbelt.
In addition to physical and emotional pain, car accident injuries can also bring on many financial challenges. Whether the injuries are minor or critical, hospital fees can easily add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars. The cause of this accident is unknown, however, if an investigation reveals that the 18-year-old was negligent in any way when the accident occurred, the driver of the Tahoe may choose to file a personal injury suit.
Personal injury suits may help cover things like hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages related to the injuries. For those who have been injured in an accident and wish to file a lawsuit, it can be helpful to write down what happened during after the accident, as it may be used as evidence to determine which driver was at fault.
For victims who have been hurt in an auto accident, there are options available to help ease the financial burden if another driver is found to be at fault. No one should have to suffer financially for an accident that is out of one’s control.
Source: KFVS, “18-year-old injured in car crash near Malden,” James Long, June 27, 2014