Did you know that between 2016 and 2020, 169 young drivers lost their lives in crashes on Nevada roads?1 As summer approaches, Nevada drivers must be extra cautious because the summer months have historically been the deadliest on our roadways. This period, spanning from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is commonly called the 100 Deadliest Days due to the alarming increase in fatal crashes during this time.
What Can I Do to Keep My Teen Safe on the Roads?
You've probably spent the last 15 years protecting your children from all sorts of danger, but now you're facing the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car.
Before your teen hits the road, here are a few tips to keep your teen safe:
- Talk with your teenager about the dangers associated with drug and alcohol consumption. Emphasize the illegality of consuming alcohol or drugs like marijuana before age 21 and the severe risks of driving while under the influence.
- Set a positive example as a responsible driver, considering your child looks up to you. Make a habit of practicing safe driving techniques, including, but not limited to, avoiding any driving distractions through texting or other cell phone use.
- Foster open lines of communication with your teenager, ensuring they feel comfortable approaching you. Be supportive and approachable, encouraging them to discuss any concerns or questions.
What Should I Do If My Teen is in a Crash?
No parent should have to imagine their child being involved in a severe car crash, but unfortunately, it's a reality that many families are forced to face. If your teen has been in a collision, their safety and well-being should be the top priority. Even if they don't appear to be injured, it's essential to have a thorough medical evaluation as some injuries may not be immediately apparent and delays in obtaining necessary care can have negative consequences.
In addition to seeking medical care, it's essential to consider the legal aspects of the situation. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney can provide invaluable guidance and support during this challenging time. Along with helping you understand your rights and options as a family and finding good medical care, a trusted legal advocate will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Since 1985, our highly qualified car crash attorneys have been helping injured victims and their families recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to. For a free consultation and to learn more about how our Firm can assist you, please call us today at 702-800-0000.