Recent Massachusetts Intersection Crash Involving Teen Driver Highlights the Importance of Driver Awareness

Although accidents can happen in virtually any scenario on the roadway, some types of accidents are more common than others. One example is accidents in intersections, especially if one of the drivers is not paying attention, and accidents involving teen drivers who lack experience behind the wheel. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident attorneys proudly assist residents of Massachusetts with determining whether they are entitled to compensation from a careless driver who caused them to suffer painful injuries.

According to a recent news report, a two-vehicle crash that happened last month left one man seriously injured. The accident happened at the intersection of Morton and Canterbury streets near Franklin Park and took place during a very busy time of day, 6 pm. According to the Massachusetts State Police, debris was scattered all over the road at the site of the accident. One of the drivers was hauling cargo including wooden boards. The other driver involved in the crash was 19 years old.

Some of the risks involved with intersection accidents include serious injuries if the vehicles involved T-bone or collide head-on. In this accident, the vehicles were very badly damaged due to a head-on collision, according to the police report. If one of the drivers was not paying attention and engaging in distracted driving activities like texting or talking on the phone, then he or she would be liable for the injuries that the other driver suffered. Because the flow of traffic changes rapidly in an intersection, drivers must use caution when entering to ensure that they have the right-of-way.

Teen drivers pose a threat due to their lack of experience behind the wheel. In some cases, teen drivers are also likely to engage in distracted driving, which can include talking to friends, adjusting the radio, or simply not paying enough attention to the changing road conditions ahead. There are also certain restrictions that may apply to the driver’s license if he or she is a new driver. New drivers under the age of 18 may not have a passenger in the vehicle during the first six months of their time driving, for example. If the teen involved in the accident is a minor, his or her parents can be named in the lawsuit as the minor’s guardian.

The debris on the road is also worth noting in this accident. If the driver did not load the cargo in a prudent and careful manner, then he or she may be to blame. The poorly loaded cargo may have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle either due to the shifting weight or because the driver noticed the cargo falling and was distracted. A competent Boston car accident lawyer can help you ensure that you pursue compensation from every possible avenue to cover your medical expenses and damages.

At Mass Injury Group, we know how confusing and overwhelming injury accident victims often feel after a car accident resulting in serious injuries. The disruption to your life can be long-lasting and severe, including being unable to go to work and having to seek continued medical treatment. Our seasoned team of legal professionals offers a free consultation to discuss your situation and whether we can assist you. Call us now at 617-263-0060 or contact us online to get started.