Many teenagers may not own the vehicles that they drive. More often, those vehicles are owned by their parents, and the teens are allowed to drive them. As a result, if a teenager is involved in an injury-causing car accident, it is possible that the owner or owners of the vehicle could potentially be held liable for the incident if seriously injured parties wish to seek compensation.
Such action may be taken after a recent accident in Georgia. It was reported that a 17-year-old girl was driving an SUV when she attempted to make a turn. Unfortunately, the turn caused the SUV to travel into the path of a box truck, which collided with the driver’s side of the SUV. The collision caused the truck to swerve into oncoming traffic and crash into another vehicle. The driver of the truck and third vehicle both stated that the driver of the SUV failed to stop at a stop sign.
The situation led to the driver of the SUV suffering critical injuries, and it is uncertain whether she will recover. The drivers of the truck and third vehicle as well as two other passengers were transported to area hospitals due to suffering injuries. There were no details of the types of injuries that they suffered.
As the injured parties work to recover from their injuries, they may also be interested in possible legal action that they may be able to take relating to the Georgia car accident. If the SUV involved in the crash belonged to the driver’s parents or another party, it is possible that personal injury claims could potentially be filed against the vehicle owner. Further information on filing claims in such a manner may help interested parties who are hoping to seek compensation.
Source: times-herald.com, “5 injured, 1 critically in Grantville crash”, Wes Mayer, June 11, 2015