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by Jeff Rasansky - November 20, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

If you have a teenager who’s ready to start driving, you’re probably looking at some pretty fantastical insurance rates to cover them. The reason for this is simply that teenage drivers constitute a much higher risk than older drivers. They are inexperienced, they’re more prone to taking risks and, because of those factors, they tend to get in more wrecks. There are some programs out there that will reward younger drivers for good habits, however.

Rewards Programs 

DrvingschoolThere are some insurance companies that reward teenagers for having good driving habits. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to be paying lower rates for them right away but, if they stay out of trouble and they keep a clean driving record, their rates will drop a bit, making them more affordable. It’s a great way to make certain that you’re not paying too much simply because somebody who drives your car is young, particularly if they’re a very responsible and intelligent driver. You may want to talk to an insurance agent to see if some companies offer programs that might be a good option for your child. If you have a driver who is of college age and they are buying their own insurance, make certain that you do a little bit of work to help them find a good company. There are plenty of insurance companies that are going to solicit drivers of this age with low-cost plans that really don’t offer anything other than the minimum level of coverage. Because college-age people generally don’t have a lot of money to spare, losing their vehicle and not having a way to get compensated for it is likely to be a disaster and one that may affect their ability to perform in school because of losing their transportation.

If You Have Problems
Sometimes, if you go with a low cost insurance carrier, you will end up with problems when you try to file a claim. If you do end up with these problems, you may want to contact an auto accident lawyer in Dallas to see if you have legal options. They can work with you and, if you find a good car accident lawyer, they may be able to establish that it wasn’t even your child’s fault that the wreck took place. Unfortunately, people tend to look at younger drivers right away when an accident happens, even if it wasn’t their fault and even if they’ve been an excellent driver up until that point.
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