In April, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a press release about the number one killer of teens: reckless, distracted, and intoxicated driving. Every fatality related to irresponsible driving is preventable. The CHP hopes to continue raising public awareness about the number one killer of teens throughout the year. If you or your teen is injured in southern California in an accident with a reckless, distracted, or intoxicated driver, take your case at once to an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney. You may be able to obtain compensation for your medical treatment and related expenses, but you’ll need a personal injury attorney’s help to win that compensation.
If you’re a parent, you should teach safe driving behavior from the very beginning, and Rule Number One must be “Absolutely No Alcohol or Texting.” You can teach safe driving whenever you drive with your children as passengers, long before they’re even old enough to drive. Teens mimic adults, so if you are a parent with a drinking or a substance abuse issue, seek help at once for yourself and for your child’s sake. California is a “zero tolerance” state when it comes to teens and drinking. That means that any driver under the age of 21 with any measurable level of alcohol in the blood can be arrested and charged with DUI.
If your teen drinks and drives, or if your teen texts and drives, his or her license will probably be revoked – and that’s if your teen is lucky. Drinking and driving, or texting and driving, puts your child’s life literally at risk. Teach your teen defensive driving too, or enroll your teen in a safe driving class. Even if you teach your teen properly, other parents haven’t, so if you’re injured in an accident with a distracted, texting, or intoxicated driver – of any age – discuss your case and your options with an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney as quickly as possible.