Our Seattle Car Accident Attorneys Represent Teenage Drivers
Legal Help for Your Teen After a Car Accident
As parents, we do everything we can to make sure our children are safe. This is especially true once they begin to learn how to drive. We want to keep them away from any potential hazards or trouble found on the road. Sometimes it is simply out of our hands and accidents happen.
Fender benders and collisions can happen. If a teen driver in your family has been in an auto accident, you have a right to pursue legal action against the person at fault. Contact the Seattle injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. to discuss your options with an experienced legal professional. Call (425) 228-3860 or (888) 228-3860 and schedule a consultation.
For years, our firm has helped Seattle families, whose teenage son or daughter has been in a car accident recover damages owed to them, such as:
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Physical rehabilitation
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children between 15 - 20 years old. But, teenagers are not automatically at-fault for every accident they’re involved in. Insurance companies and authorities will be quick to place blame on a young driver, but it is not always true. There could be a number of reasons for a car crash an experienced personal injury attorney will look at.
Call our office today and arrange for a consultation to review your case. Your son or daughter has rights. The attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. will help you explore in detail.
Teenagers are three times more likely to be involved in an automobile crash than any other age group. Contact a Seattle car accident lawyer at (888) 228-3860 for help.
What if my Teenager Was Partially Responsible For The Collision?
In many automobile accident cases both drivers are at least partially responsible for the crash. In some instances, one driver may be more to blame than the other person. Washington state law gives a percentage of money awarded to the person injured depending on how much of the accident was their fault. This is known as comparative negligence. For example, if your son or daughter is involved in a Seattle car accident and is found to be at least 10% responsible for the crash, they would receive 90% of the total compensation. This percentage is determined by the judge of your case.
When Should I Contact Your Firm?
If you have questions concerning your son or daughter’s legal rights to get compensation for their injuries, contact one of our representatives as soon as possible. The attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. are patient, understanding and ready to defend your child’s interests in and out of the courtroom. For more information, call (425) 228-3860 today.
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