Even a single-vehicle accident can lead to personal injury and wrongful death claims. When one person is driving others, it’s expected that they will be cautious. If they are not supposed to be driving or are not being safe, then others could get hurt.
Take, for example, this sad case involving the deaths of two teens that took place at around 2:30 a.m. One young driver was driving their friends when they suddenly went off the right side of the road. The vehicle hit a tree before continuing down an embankment and entering into a wooded area to the side of the road.
Two 16-year-old teens were killed in the crash, while three others, two 16 and one 14, were hospitalized with serious injuries. One of the minors was Lifestarted to CCM in Hartford due to their condition. These students of Litchfield were not related. Authorities are still trying to determine if the driver was legally able to be driving with four other teens in their vehicle at the time of the collision.
When someone’s negligence or errors causes a collision that takes lives or causes injuries, it’s important that they’re held accountable. Fortunately, many young drivers do have insurance, which helps cover those who are harmed when they’re hurt in a crash.
As someone who has been involved in a collision with a teen, it’s important to take the time to put together your claim. Though they may be young, it is still their responsibility to be safe on the roads to protect themselves and others. A personal injury claim can help you seek the compensation you need moving forward.