Students who are just learning to drive and using their driving permit don’t expect to be in a Hollywood car crash, but it does happen. When it does, it can cause additional complications for any claim. It can also affect a student driver’s future prospects if they’re seriously injured.
If your teen driver has been in a car accident, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Hollywood car accident lawyer. Let’s talk about how much financial recovery you can seek and ways we may be able to protect your rights. As a family-based law firm with a father-son attorney team, Flaxman Law Group understands how a serious car accident can impact families and we work hard to help your family during life’s most challenging times.
Who Is Liable When a Student Driver is in a Hollywood Car Accident?
A learner driver is usually covered by their own insurance or their parents’ policy. In a car accident where the student driver was at fault, this policy will usually cover the costs.
However, in many cases a new or student driver will be blamed for a crash, even if they didn’t cause it. Since learner drivers don’t have a lot of experience with collisions, they may accept whatever another driver tells them at the scene. That’s why it’s so important for parents with teen drivers to explain what their children should do at the accident scene:
- Get medical help for yourself or anyone else who is injured.
- Do not talk about what happened or may have caused the accident.
- Do not say “I’m sorry,” because this can be used against you.
- Exchange insurance information with the other driver.
- Take lots of pictures of the car, your injuries, and the surrounding area.
Review what to do frequently and encourage your child to call you immediately if they’ve been in a car accident so you can report the crash together and so you can make sure your child gets a prompt medical evaluation.
If your child has been in a car accident, contact a Hollywood car accident attorney to make sure your child isn’t blamed for an accident they didn’t cause and to make sure your family can seek financial damages for any injuries or losses caused by an at-fault driver.
The student driver isn’t the only possible liable party. If the accident happened during a driving lesson, the driving instructor may be at least partly liable. The instructor is there to act to prevent an accident, if needed.
In addition, road design, mechanical defects, and other causes could have contributed to the accident. A through investigation can help reveal more answers.
What Happens After the Collision?
Hopefully, a student driver has been added to a parent’s policy or has their own coverage. If they don’t, they may be an uninsured driver. In that case, the other driver’s policy may cover their damages.
In the event that an accident occurs during a driving test, the situation can be even more complicated, because a student driver may have borrowed a car from their parents, friends, or driving school. The insurance company of the car’s owners may cover the accident.
After a crash, the most important thing is to protect your child’s health. Getting any compensation you may be entitled to can ensure that you can pay for quality medical care so your child can get back behind the wheel. Working with a Hollywood car accident lawyer can ensure you don’t miss opportunities to seek rightful financial recovery.
You can reach a Hollywood car accident attorney today by reaching out to Flaxman Law Group. Our family-based team has already recovered over $100 million on behalf of injured people just like you, and as a family we understand how devastating car crashes can be for families. It’s why we always treat you with dignity and respect. Contact us today to speak to a Hollywood car accident attorney about your potential case.