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Can I hold parents liable if a teen causes a collision?

Teenage drivers statistically pose a relatively high risk on the road. This is first and foremost because they are inexperienced at driving and at the most, they will have been on the road for just a few short years. Teenagers may also be more vulnerable to peer pressure, meaning that they may be easily convinced to drink and drive or to have many friends in the car who are under the influence. They may also be less risk-averse than the general population.

If you were involved in a collision and the other driver was a teen, you may want to take legal action to hold them liable. But if you can show that they were at fault, you may be able to explore other options for gaining back damages. The following is an overview of why you may be able to hold the parents of a teen liable for the accident.

Obtaining damages after an injury on a vacation property

When you go on vacation, it's common to have the highest expectations for the trip you are taking. You have rented a luxury home, the weather forecast looks good, and you have taken time off work to enjoy your time to the maximum. You have the right to expect that the property you have rented is reasonably safe for both you and the other guests you bring along, including your children.

If you or one of your loved ones became injured in the rental home on your vacation because the property was in disrepair, you may feel as though the vacation dream that you were looking forward to for months has turned into a nightmare.

Defending yourself after a bar fight

The consumption of alcohol combined with an unpleasant interaction with another person can lead to a toxic situation. Tensions can run high, and you may become fearful of being harmed even before any fists are swung.

If you are facing charges of assault after being involved in a bar fight, it is important that you understand how to successfully defend yourself. The following are some potential defenses that are used against these kinds of charges:

What are the causes of felony DUIs?

Most DUI charges result in the temporary revocation of a person's driver's license and a fine. While all DUI charges are serious, not all of them lead to jail time or a felony. However, if a driver engages in certain aggravating factors when driving while intoxicated, they could face a felony and a significant amount of time in jail.

The following is an overview of some of the most common reasons why drivers are charged with a felony DUI in the United States.

Considerations for a wrongful death lawsuit

If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, you'll need to take some time to process what has happened and to grieve. Grief is not a linear process, and there will be days when you'll feel angry, resentful, or even numb. It is important that you take the time to heal from your loss and seek professional guidance for the sake of your mental health.

If you believe that another person's negligent actions were responsible for your loved one's death, you probably want to take action to hold them responsible. You can do this by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The following are some considerations to make before doing so.

Rehabilitation from a traumatic amputation is a long process

When you woke up the day of the accident, you probably thought it would progress just like any other day. You had no idea that your life was about to change forever.

It only took a few seconds for the crash to occur, but you will feel its effects for the rest of your life because you suffered a traumatic amputation. Now, you will spend months, if not years learning to live without a limb.

Why aren't teens better drivers?

Older generations sometimes like to complain about younger generations, and teens often feel stereotyped. They feel like they get unfairly criticized for their decisions, life choices, music preferences, entertainment options and much more.

When people complain about teens not being good drivers, though, it's not just a stereotype. It's true. The statistics back it up. It's unfair for teens to ignore that criticism just because they feel like they're being targeted. As long as the stats show that they need improvement, it's fair to point that out.

Know what factors impact criminal sentencing

A person who is facing a criminal charge has a few possible ways of resolving the matter. Many people choose to work out a plea deal with the prosecution. Others plead guilty and throw themselves on the mercy of the court. Some take their case to trial. There are many things that the defense might consider during the process of making this decision. One of these is the sentence that the person is facing.

When a person is convicted of a crime, the court will need to determine what sentence to hand down. The prosecution may recommend one, but there are several factors that the court has to look at when deciding exactly what sentence is appropriate for the case. It's a violation of the person's constitutional rights to have a punishment that's overly harsh.

Claiming compensation after a distracted driving crash

Being involved in a car wreck can turn a nice day into a nightmare. Unfortunately, many individuals have to deal with this event just because someone didn't give their full attention to driving. Distracted drivers can slam into other vehicles, which can cause serious injuries.

For a person who's involved in a crash, the journey toward returning to their full abilities might be long. They will often need medical care after the crash, but this might not be immediately evident. It is fully possible that they might not notice the need for medical help until a few days after the crash.

Who is liable for injuries suffered at the beach?

South Carolina is home to one of the most popular beaches in the American South. Each summer, Myrtle Beach draws people from near and far to its shores for fun and relaxation under the sun. Although beaches are relatively safe for the most part, sometimes the unexpected happens, leaving victims nursing a serious injury or illness.

Many things can happen to harm you at the beach. You can be hurt by algae blooms containing toxic substances or water contaminated with sewage. Severe injuries to the spinal cord or extremities can occur from swimming in areas with dangerous waves breaking on the shore. Shark bites can also occur, though rarely, and you can probably imagine how that type of injury can feel.

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