Omaha Personal Injury Lawyer Warns Nebraska: Study Shows Teen Drivers Pose Risks

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October was Teen Driver Safety month, but the need to stress driving safety to teenagers doesn’t end there, a personal injury lawyer in Omaha, Matthew G. Miller, warns.

Teen drivers are among some of the most dangerous on the streets, according to a recent study performed for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Surprisingly, however, teen drivers are reported to be statistically safer drivers than both Millennial and Generation X drivers. Given that 69.3 percent of teen drivers admitted to dangerous driving habits, according to the report, it remains critical for parents of teen drivers to continue to emphasize the importance of driving safely. “What most parents don’t realize is that teens start learning to drive long before they get their permits,” Matthew G. Miller, a personal injury lawyer in Omaha with Matthew G. Miller, PC, LLO says. “Children mimic the habits and actions of their parents. This statement holds true even in the car. If you wear a seat belt, they will too. If you look at your phone while you drive, they will do the same.”

Most insurance companies recommend that a parent monitor their teen’s driving for at least the first year after receiving their license. Make sure they adhere to best driving practices and retain everything they learned. “Something as simple as paying attention and understanding new traffic patterns can save a life,” remarks attorney Miller, who fights for car accident and truck accident victims in Omaha, Nebraska. “As new roads are built and road construction takes place in and around Omaha, roads that were once familiar become foreign again. It is something we as adults face, but most of us have decades of driving experience. Teens do not have that backlog of driving exposure to reference so they sometimes make rash decisions that lead to injuries.”

According to the study, teens have more weather-related crashes than any other age group. This is likely because they learned to drive in warmer seasons and have less experience driving in inclement weather conditions. The first time teen drivers encounter snow or ice, they may not know how to safely approach these treacherous conditions.

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“Teens are typically cautious when they first start driving, which keeps them alert and less prone to automobile accidents. Parents need to be aware of their child’s habits once they have been driving on their own for about three months. This is typically when new drivers start feeling more comfortable on the road and begin to take risks, such as driving faster, and being distracted by their phones and other devices,” personal injury attorney Miller warns.

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About Matthew G. Miller

A lifelong resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Matthew G. Miller has over 30 years of experience as a personal injury attorney. Educated at Creighton University School of Law, in Omaha, Nebraska, attorney Miller has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America and one of “Omaha’s Top Lawyers” by Omaha Magazine.

Matthew Miller is known for his legal skills and ethics under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. Having worked on both sides of many personal injury cases, Matthew G. Miller has a unique perspective and understanding of the legal system and processes. His personal injury law firm in Omaha, NE focuses on auto accidents, personal injury, animal bites, construction accidents, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death cases.


Matthew G. Miller, PC, LLO

9290 W. Dodge Rd #100

Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: (402) 558-4900

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