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In a recent story, USA Today attempted to discover a few reasons why teenagers are more likely to be involved in fatal car accidents. The news was not encouraging for teens in the South: eight of the 10 states with the highest fatal crash-involvement rates were found to be in the South.

There are a few different theories as to why this might be. Southern highway safety officials believe that law enforcement may be more relaxed in their states, and that drivers who speed or drive under the influence are more likely to get away with it. In addition, there are plenty of unlit rural roads that are unfamiliar to young drivers.

Another factor is the vehicles the teenagers are driving. Many parents are providing their children with access to SUVs or pickup trucks, both of which tend to have extremely low safety rollover ratings (some as low as two stars out of five). If these vehicles are hit on the side, they are more likely to roll over and cause serious injury.

All of these concerns are compounded by the same risks facing teens in other states: inexperience, distractions, lack of seat belts, and the potential to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the teens drive at night, their risk increases even more.

Our Houston car accident lawyers have seen far too many parents suffer the loss of a child in Texas car accidents. While nothing can ever replace that loss, our attorneys can provide closure for your case and seek compensation from anyone responsible for your family member’s injuries.

For a free consultation on your Houston car wreck case, call Vujasinovic & Beckcom today (877) 724-7800 or fill out our online contact form.
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