While it is likely understood that new drivers in San Antonio need to be given the chance to develop their skills, such comprehension may not make dealing with the added risk that they present to others any easier. It also may come as little solace to those that they may injure in accidents. While accident victims may understand that there was no ill intent involved on the part of a new driver (or the people that were trying to teach him or her to drive), they may be left with little choice but to pursue compensation in order to cover their accident expenses.
Sadly, oftentimes those expenses are more than financial. Such appears to be case in an accident that recently occurred in Frisco. A teen driver (who had his learners’ permit) was behind the wheel when he mistook the brake for the accelerator and crashed into a crowd in front of a daycare center. Both the teen and his father (who was in the car with him) escaped injury, yet were still terribly shaken up in the accident. That may be due to the fact that five children and one adult were injured in the crash. All five of the children were taken to a medical center in Dallas, were one was listed as being in critical condition.
When car accidents occur, the hope is that the insurance of the responsible driver will cover much of the accident expenses. Even in cases were a new driver may not have yet been added to a vehicle owner’s policy, coverage should still be extended. In cases where it is not, one may want to work with an attorney to find out why (and appeal such a decision, if necessary).
Source: ABC News “5 children injured as car crashes into daycare in Texas” Osborne, Mark, Sept. 29, 2017