Teen Finally Convicted in Connection with Accident Injuries
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 19-year-old girl was accused and arrested after her connection with a
car accident that happened in 2014. The teen was accused of causing the accident that
severely injured her passenger after leaving a graduation party in June
2014. She allegedly was speeding and lost control of the car resulting
in the passenger needing to amputate her leg. Blood evidence showed that
the accused driver was under the influence at the time of the accident.
The victim and her mother approached a local TV station when their case
had not been sent for prosecution by local authorities. Shortly after
the media report two felony charges, intoxication assault, and aggravated
assault, were given to the teen driver.
Over 240,000 teen drivers are treated in emergency rooms every year. Sadly,
distractions count for 58% of teen crashes. Distractions can come from
other passengers in the car, cell phones, and electronics or even outside
the vehicle. Alarmingly, distracted teen driving can be a risk to all
on the roadways and cause severe injuries. It is always important to discuss
distracted driving with all teens and emphasize staying alert at all times.
Injuries that occur as a result of car accidents can result in many obstacles,
mentally, physically, and financially. Always call a personal injury attorney
if you have been injured in an accident. A qualified attorney is essential
in helping you get the care and compensation that you deserve.
Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, is a St. Louis-based firm with dedicated
attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases. Our team strives to
help clients by providing constant communication and dedication to each
case. We will work diligently to help you get the case fairly settled.
If you have been a victim of a car accident, please
call today for a no-obligation consultation.