When young people are hurt in car accidents, entire communities can feel upset by the events. Of course, the families of the young ones involved in the car crash and the injured individuals themselves will undoubtedly feel the greatest impacts. Even if a teen driver causes an accident that results in the injury of another person, personal injury claims could still be filed.
It was recently reported that a crash in Connecticut involved a 16-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger. Apparently the two boys had left a team meeting for football and were in the vehicle when the driver failed to keep the car on the road. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree, trapping both teens inside.
Emergency crews were able to extricate the boys from the wreckage and transported them from the scene for medical treatment. The driver reportedly suffered multiple fractures, and the passenger suffered a head injury that rendered him unconscious. At the time of the report, the younger boy was being treated at the intensive care unit. Authorities were continuing to investigate, and they were looking to determine whether high speed may have contributed to the incident.
Though the driver of the vehicle involved in this Connecticut car crash was a young teen, the family of the passenger could still pursue legal action. A personal injury claim could be filed against the driver's parents, the owner of the vehicle or other parties considered liable in the injury-causing incident. If the passenger's family would like to pursue compensation for medical bills and other damages, they may wish to gain more information on this option.
Source: nhregister.com, "Car hits tree in Wallingford, 2 Sheehan football players seriously injured", Brian Zahn, March 16, 2018