Tennessee Celebrates Teen Driver Safety Week

According to the National Safety Council, June 12-18, 2011, was Teen Driver Safety Week.  The week was part of National Safety Month, held each June to “educate and encourage safe behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.  In the United States, car accidents kill more teenagers each year than homicide, suicide, and unintentional drug overdose combined.  To encourage safe teen driving, the National Safety Council offered a safety guide and two online classes to parents.  The safety guide gave parents advice on how to prepare their teenagers for independent driving, including a written parent-teen driving agreement that defines driving rules and restrictions.  One of the online classes taught parents how to reinforce basic driving and decision-making skills.  The second online class taught parents how to work with their teenagers to encourage safe driving, such as having a conversation about the causes of motor vehicle accidents.

The risk of a teenager being involved in a car accident is at its highest point during his or her first year of driving.  But, like anything else, teenagers become better drivers by learning safety precautions, practicing driving with their parents, and gradually being exposed to higher-risk situations.  The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) support Teen Driver Safety Week and encourage all parents and teens to work together to keep our roads and highways as safe as possible.  When a teenager causes a car accident, he can seriously injure himself in addition to others.  If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, NST Law can help fight for you to recover damages to compensate you for lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, medical bills, and permanent injuries.  To prove these damages, your NST lawyer can utilize the services of industry experts.  For example, medical experts can accurately document past medical bills and forecast future medical expenses.  In addition, vocational economists can look at a person’s occupation, years of experience, skills, and work environment to compute future lost wages and diminished earning potential.  Finally, psychologists can help determine to what extent a victim suffered emotionally and mentally as a result of being involved in the car accident.  If your case goes to trial, your NST lawyer can arrange for experts to testify to the extent of your injuries and suffering.  To speak to a Memphis auto accident attorney at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that aggressively pursues damages on behalf of victims of car accidents throughout Shelby County and Tennessee.  Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing clients with severe and debilitating injuries, so you can trust we have the knowledge and resources to effectively handle your case.  Call NST Law today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation with an experienced Tennessee auto accident lawyer.

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