Florida Sees More Teen Car Accidents

According to studies, Florida is fifth in the country when it comes to teen car accident fatalities. Only California and Texas had more teen car crash fatalities, according to the most recent statistics.


If your teenage driver has been injured in a car collision in South Florida, the stakes are high. Your teen’s future academic performance and career prospects may be threatened by a serious injury, and your teen may need expensive medical care and therapy to heal from the car crash. For many families, it’s difficult to find the resources to pay for this support without filing a legal claim. To find out whether you may qualify, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Hollywood car accident claims attorney. Our boutique law firm can help you review your options and may be able to represent you if you have a claim.

What Contributes to High Car Accident Injuries Among Teens?

In addition to fatalities, Florida teens suffer serious car collision injuries, including scarring, emotional trauma, internal injuries, fractures, head injuries, and more. Some of the common reasons for serious and even fatal injuries include:

  • Lack of seatbelt use. According to some polls, 10% of Florida’s teen drivers admit to not wearing a seatbelt every time they drive. In a crash, this can mean teens are thrown from the car and sustain even more serious injuries, including life-threatening traumatic brain injuries.
  • Driver inexperience. Teen drivers are just at the start of their driving journey and still developing the habits they need for safe driving. This lack of experience can mean young drivers fail to take evasive actions which can reduce the risk of an accident.
  • Busy lifestyles. Young drivers may be juggling school, part-time work, hobbies, and more. This hectic timetable can mean they are sleeping less than they should and juggling multiple activities at once, which can put them at risk of fatigued driving and distracted driving crashes.
  • Speeding. Teen drivers are more like to speed, when compared with older motorists. The risk of speeding goes up when young drivers have young passengers in the car with them. Unfortunately, this habit can make crashes more likely as less experienced drivers lose control of the car and can make injuries worse, too, thanks to the momentum of the vehicle.

How Can Teen Drivers Stay Safer? 

If you’re a young driver and want to avoid car accidents, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of getting injured on the road:

  • Continue to learn good driving habits and take defensive driving classes if you can.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Monitor your speed.
  • Do a pre-drive prep, where you set your playlist, set up GPS, and put away any distractions so you can focus fully on driving.

If you’re a teen driver who’s been injured in a car crash or the parent of an injured teen driver, you can contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Florida car crash injury claims lawyer. Just call us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online with your questions. Our team can review your situation and help you understand whether you could have a claim. Flaxman Law Group is a family-based law firm, so we always treat you with care.

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