Young People in Car Accidents

Please don't text and drive!

Please don’t text and drive!

Young People Are Particularly Prone to Car Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that a person is admitted to a hospital for car-accident related injuries every 10 seconds. This means that in less time than it takes you to wash your hands, at least one person will arrive at an emergency room after being involved in a collision.

Young people seem to be the most susceptible segment of the population when it comes to these types of incidents. Teens and young adults may make up an estimated 14 percent of the population, but they account for 28 percent of the costs associated with motor vehicle accidents every year. Why are young adults so at risk when it comes to car accidents?

A number of factors are probably at play. Inexperience is certainly among them. Young drivers just haven’t spent as much time behind the wheel. This makes their judgment less reliable. Moreover, their skills are not as finely honed as those of an older driver. Teens and young adults also fall prey to feelings of invincibility. Sometimes they aren’t as good at making connections between cause and effect. This leads them to take chances that an older person would recognize as being too risky.

If you are a young adult or the parent of a teen who has been injured in a collision, then you need a Nevada car accident attorney to help you.