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Chicago Teen Driving Accident Attorney

Have you or someone you love been injured in a teen driving accident? Friend, Levinson & Turner Associates want to help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.

The risk of auto accidents is higher among teens ages 16-19, and they have a fatal car crash rate almost three times higher than drivers 20 years or older.

While graduated license programs and stronger laws limiting nighttime driving by age have reduced the number of fatal crashes and collision insurance claims, teenage drivers caused over 30,000 car accidents in Chicago last year.

Risky behaviors mixed with inexperience impair drivers with slower reaction times. As Chicago traffic fatalities continue to rise, knowing your rights is essential if you’ve been involved in a teen driving accident.

For 70 years, our skilled Chicago car accident attorneys have represented over 500 clients involved in teen driving accidents and catastrophic injuries.

At Friend, Levinson, and Turner, you can count on us to be on your side.

5 Factors that Impact Teen Driving Accidents

Among the nearly 30,000 teen driving accidents in 2020, there were five leading factors involved in many accidents. Despite stronger laws across Illinois, be aware that even the safest drivers can be victims of a teen driving accident.

Inexperience

Due to a lack of driving experience, teenagers are more likely to underestimate or not be able to recognize dangerous situations, thus adding additional danger to the roads.

Chicago implemented a graduated licensing program to provide younger drivers with more road experience before becoming fully licensed, but unpredictable weather conditions can lead to teen driving accidents.

Nighttime Driving

Almost half of all fatal teen driving accidents occur after 9 p.m. because of visibility difficulties at night, more dangerous driving conditions, and additional passengers.

Even the most experienced drivers struggle with nighttime driving, so be extra careful while on the road during the evening.

Seatbelts

56% of teenage drivers and passengers killed in teen driving accidents in 2020 were not wearing their seatbelts.

This is a consistent issue amongst young people as seat belt usage in the front seat amongst teens is consistently lower than among people 25 years old and up.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving continues to be an issue as more of our lives move into the digital space. Among U.S. high school students who drove, 39% texted or e-mailed while driving at least once in 2019.

While on the road, the best way to prevent a distracted driving accident is to keep your eyes on the road, pay attention to your surroundings, and put your phone away.

Alcohol

Statistics around teen driving and alcohol continue to be frightening. ​​In a recent survey of U.S. high school students who drove, 5.4% drove when they had been drinking alcohol at least once, which, combined with inexperience and distracted driving statistics, leads to an increased risk for a fatal teen driving accident.

Teen Driving Accident Statistics

  • 44% of motor vehicle crash deaths among teens ages 13–19 occurred between 9pm and 6am
  • Among teen drivers and passengers 16–19 years of age who were killed in car crashes in 2020, 56% were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash
  • 29% of drivers ages 15–20 who were killed in motor vehicle crashes had been drinking
  • In 2020, teenagers accounted for 7 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths.
  • In 2020, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death among 13- to 19-year-old females and one of the leading causes of death among 13- to 19-year-old males.

How FLT Law Works For You

Our number one goal at FLT Law is to always work for our clients. Together, we strive to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Gathering Evidence

Gathering evidence is always the first step in any auto-accident case. FLT Law believes in making sure we gather the evidence before and after leaving the accident scene.

Before leaving the scene, we make sure you have photographs and the names and contact information of witnesses and the other drivers.

In the hour post-accident, we work with you to ensure you have all of the necessary documentation to win your case.

Later on, FLT consults with experts in various fields to help build the most robust case possible.

Communicating with Insurance Companies

In the hours after an auto accident, we recommend allowing us to communicate with your insurance company.

Insurance companies often have their best interests in mind, aiming to trip you up or catch you in a mistake during one of the most vulnerable moments of your life. One slip-up could ruin your entire case.

That’s where FLT Law comes in. We only have your best interests in mind and want to protect your case as best we can.

Let FLT Law ensure that your rights are protected by handling the communication and negotiation with your insurance company.

Negotiating Settlement

Don’t settle for anything less than the best. FLT Law negotiates your settlement with the insurance companies to guarantee the highest settlement offer possible.

We know the right information to collect after your auto accident and how to use it to ensure you’re taken care of.

Whether it’s a simple negotiation or something more extensive like filing a personal injury lawsuit, FLT Law is here to stand alongside you every step of the way.

Let Us Fight For You.

Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law protects people from insurance company tactics that deny, delay or minimize compensation for injuries.

William Turner is a personal injury lawyer who will pursue insurance providers and others involved head-on.

Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law have handled thousands of car accident cases, and our in-depth knowledge of insurance companies and the legal system enables us to achieve favorable outcomes.

Our experienced attorneys work hard to protect your rights, pursue recovery from property damage and lost wages, help with medical bills, and take the pressure off you and your family while you concentrate on re-establishing your life post-injury.

For 70 years, FLT has protected injury victims by giving them a voice. Find your voice with a Friend, Levinson, Turner Law attorney today. If you need a Chicago car accident lawyer, look no further.

Working tirelessly, we obtain the compensation to which you are entitled and advise you before accepting a settlement.

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Types of Compensation

The average cost of a car accident in Illinois is over $25,000 up to $1,000,000, depending on the vehicle damage and injuries. Don’t get caught off guard without a qualified law attorney.

At FLT Law, you can trust us to work alongside you to get the settlement and compensation you deserve.

Vehicle Repair

Damaged vehicle? It doesn’t matter if your car is totaled or just scraped up; FLT Law makes sure you won’t have to pay for costly repairs and get a fair market value if your car is undrivable.

Pain and Suffering

Car accidents are painful, physically and mentally, and that’s why it’s crucial that you receive compensation for pain or mental suffering resulting from your vehicle accident.

Medical Bills

Medical bills are expensive, so FLT Law ensures you don’t have any extraneous costs, including emergency care, surgery, hospitalization, medication, assistive devices, and rehabilitation.

Lost Income

Any lost income resulting from a car accident is detrimental to you and your family. FLT Law makes sure you receive compensation for back-pay, missed time, and pay you’ve lost after a vehicular accident.

Contact Us

If you need assistance identifying who is at fault and owes you compensation, call Friend, Levinson, and Turner today.

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