According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s National Poll on Children’s Health, while parents report that they place significant restrictions on their teenage drivers, the teens themselves tell a different story. Teenagers report that their parents do not restrict their driving as much as they might think. Since teenagers are the drivers who are at the highest risk for crashes, fatal or otherwise, parents need to rethink the restrictions that they place on their children in order to prevent unthinkable tragedies.
Although nine of out of 10 parents report that they place restrictions on their teen’s driving, only 81% of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 report that their parents place at least one driving-related limit on them. The most common types of limits include the following:
Furthermore, those parents who think that their children are “above-average” drivers are much less likely to place any limits on their teenage drivers. These parents constitute 32% of all parents. While parents are more likely to place limits on their teen’s cell phone usage while driving, they are much less likely to place limits about passengers and driving times or locations. In fact, as much as 25% of all parents report that they place no limits on teen passengers, nighttime driving, and highway driving.
The experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are here to help you and your loved ones through the aftermath of severe injuries that may impact your life on a permanent basis. No matter how grave the injuries or death of your loved one may be, we can look into the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim, evaluate your likelihood of recovery, and determine the best path to follow in any legal claims that you may have. We know how to build a strong case on your behalf against those who acted negligently in causing your injuries. Take a moment to contact our office today and schedule a free initial consultation about any potential claim that you or your loved one may have.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
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After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.