16-Year-Old Lambert High School Student Charged in Connection to Car Collision on February 17, 2011; Victims May Have Personal Injury Claim Against Teen
A 16-year-old Lambert High School student has been charged for failure to yield and violating his class D driver's license as a consequence of a car collision on February 17, 2011 that left two injured. News reports indicate that the Lambert High School student was driving his 1999 Jeep Wrangler east on Windermere Parkway when he turned left on Melody Mizer Lane and into the path of a BMW driven by Halyna Ivaskic, 45 of Alpharetta. His passenger, Paige Allison Wheeler, 18, was critically injured in the incident.
Given the teens apparent fault in causing this car accident, he may be held civilly liable for the injuries that he caused to the victims of this collision. The victims may elect pursue a claim against the teen and her insurance carrier for the medical expenses that they have incurred, as well as the pain and suffering that they have experienced. Because of the multiple parties involved in this incident, it is important that the injured victims retain legal representation without delay so as to protect their individual interests. Failure to act quickly may result in a circumstance where there is little or no insurance coverage remaining to properly compensate all injured parties.
Our law firm has represented hundreds upon hundreds of Clients who have been seriously injured in car accidents such as this one, and we have too often seen the value of a case sacrificed for failure of the injured victims to timely secure legal representation. We wish a quick recovery to the victims of this accident, and we offer our legal support if needed.