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Things to Keep in Mind If Your Teen Has Gotten an Accident Ticket

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IL defense lawyerIt is the news you have been dreading since you first handed over a set of car keys to your teenage driver: he or she has been in a traffic accident. While it is no surprise that teenage drivers often are involved in car accidents, parents are usually upset and worried when they hear the news.

After treating any injuries that may have been sustained, parents might next have to handle any legal repercussions being faced by their teenage driver. If your child is considered at fault or partially at fault in the accident, he or she may have received a traffic ticket.

When helping your child in the aftermath of a traffic accident where they were at fault, it is helpful to keep the following things in mind:

  • Identify the risky behavior. It is important to have an honest conversation with your child about what was happening in the moments before the accident. Was the child looking at a cell phone? Was the child playing loud music? Was the child speeding? Were there other people in the car causing a distraction? It is critical to understand what caused the accident so that can be prevented in the future. Try not to get upset during this conversation so that your child can feel like they are in a safe space and can be honest with you.
  • Set new rules. If you feel like taking a certain step would have prevented an accident, you can set new rules for your child. Such rules could be: no driving at night, only driving between home and school, no radio in the car and no passengers. Children and teens need boundaries, so even if your child seems upset by new rules, they are to his or her benefit.
  • You may need legal help. Depending on the severity of the accident and the traffic ticket, your child may be helped by an attorney. Often times there are arguments that can be made so that the traffic ticket will ultimately be wiped from your child’s driving record after your child completes certain steps.

Contact a DuPage County Teen Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Your teen has a lifetime of driving ahead of them, and hiring an attorney can mean that they can move forward in the best way possible. Courts may be receptive to creative solutions or options you might not be aware of that can be presented fully by an attorney.

The skilled Western Springs traffic ticket attorney at Myers Law LLC has represented many teens and helped them bring their traffic cases to a close. Our office can be reached at 844-984-3529 (844-9-THE-LAW).




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