Surprising Statistics About Teen Auto Injuries
4/19/2012Just as different age demographics are known to be more or less likely to be in auto accidents, certain groups are considered more or less likely to suffer injury and even certain types of injuries when involved in those accidents. Here are just a few facts about auto injuries and their commonality among teenagers:
• In 2008 alone, 3,678 fatalities of 15 to 19 year olds resulted from auto accidents. Accidents resulting in teen injury dwarfs this statistic, measuring 326,000.
• 55% of fatalities resulted from drivers or passengers not wearing a seat belt.
• Where older drivers become more likely to incur injuries to the torso, severe injuries to teenage drivers are disproportionately injuries to the head and neck.
• 2 out of every 3 teen auto fatalities are males
• 10.2% of high school students report rarely or never wearing a seat belt when someone else is driving
Such statistics, however, should not be taken as holding teens accountable in all accidents in which they are involved. That same inexperience can leave them unable to effectively respond and defend themselves from the errors of others. If your teenager is the victim of an accident, they may be subjected to undue scrutiny and blame due to their age.
Their interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. To provide for their representation, contact Dover Law Firm so that we can begin the process of getting them back on the road to recovery.
Category: Auto/Truck Wreck
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