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Being involved in a car crash is a traumatic event for anyone but can throw a teen driver into a state of panic. It is a great idea to begin preparing them for the proper way to handle a motor vehicle accident
Accidents Can Happen In All Weather Conditions
It is true that accidents occur more often during bad weather, but a serious car crash can happen at any time. Day or night. During any weather condition.
Staying observant and aware of other drivers should be a priority whenever your teen is operating a motor vehicle.
Shock Can Make You Overlook Personal Injuries
Traumatic events can make adrenaline flood the body. The added adrenaline can make it difficult to feel pain at that moment. Pain can set in hours or even days later.
Have your teen driver revisit how they are feeling for at least a week following a crash.
The Possible Dangers of an Irate Driver
Vehicles are being driven by all types of people with a wide range of personalities. Some people get agitated and irate for little reason. Adults have to learn to deal with all personality types, but your teen might struggle with another driver that is flying off the handle.
Makes sure they understand to not verbally engage with an angry driver. You never know what they are capable of.
Inexperience Does Not Automatically Equate With Fault
The most experienced driver on the road can have a bad day, make a mistake, and cause an accident. Inexperienced drivers are not automatically the reason behind a vehicle crash.
You can create a copy of a valuable teenage car accident guide to keep with them wherever they are driving.
Lack of Documenting Facts Can Cause Confusion
Information that is not documented at the time of a crash is easily lost in the excitement of the moment. Encourage your teen to write things down or use a voice recorder app on a smartphone to document details. Take as many pictures as possible and download them to a computer for safekeeping.
Contact an experienced law firm if your teen has been involved in a serious vehicle accident. Keeping them safe is the first priority, but exploring legal remedies when the accident is not their fault is a must.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.