Bellingham Teenage Driving Car Accidents
The dreaded phone call: “Hi mom/dad, I’ve been in an accident and crashed the car!” In Bellingham, your teenage driver is more likely to have a car accident at the beginning of their driving experience than at any other time in their driving life. Washington has put restrictions on new teenage driver preventing them from driving alone between 1am -5 am for the first year. Also, no passengers under 20 for their first six months of driving and only 3 passengers under the age 20 for the second six months. There requirements to keep in mind when choosing a driver education course. On-line and parent-taught traffic safety education are not approved Washington State. Learn more at the DOL website.
If you are in an accident with a teenager in Bellingham or anywhere in Whatcom County, we can often make a claim under their parent's auto insurance. If there is no insurance, you will be covered by uninsured motorist coverage (UIM) unless you rejected this coverage on your auto policy. A personal injury lawyer who specializes in auto accident cases can help you with your case.