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Why car accidents are more likely at a young age

Some statistics indicate that it is more likely for drivers to get into serious car accidents when they are young. For example, you can track the fatal accident statistics to see how they play out across various age groups. Drivers who are in their teens are disproportionately likely to be involved in these fatal crashes, when compared to older drivers.

The main reason for this discrepancy is that teen drivers are relatively inexperienced. They may have gone through an official driver’s training course, practiced with their parents and passed all of their tests. But they still have not spent nearly as many hours on the road as an older driver, who may have years of experience.

Inexperience leads to mistakes

With anything that someone is trying to learn how to do, inexperience increases the odds of a mistake. This is true if they are trying to play a new sport, learn to play a new instrument or carry out complex math equations. Young people are constantly learning new things, and they grow proficient in these skills through practice and experience.

But with driving in particular, this experience can be dangerous for others. A mistake made by a teenager can have severe ramifications when they’re behind the wheel, potentially injuring people in other vehicles or even costing lives on the road.

There’s no way to avoid this issue – teens will always have less experience – so it is important for those who have been injured to understand exactly what legal rights they have to seek financial compensation. This can help to pay for medical bills, lost wages and more.