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Latest Research Reveals That Teens Still Face Fatal Consequences While Driving, Attorney Michael J. Gopin Urges Safer Behaviors for Young Motorists

Apr 3 2013 12:00AM



EL PASO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/13 -- According to personal injury attorney Michael J. Gopin, new drivers always face higher risks when operating a vehicle on the road. While he believes that these circumstances should prompt greater attention from young drivers, a new study reveals that auto accidents still remain the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. A recent article from a local NBC News affiliate reveals, "Recent fatal accidents in Texas and in Warren, Ohio, have served as horrific reminders of the perils of teen driving."

As a resident and attorney based in El Paso, Texas, the string of incidents has caused concern of certain significance among Gopin and his associates at the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin. The article details the incidents and notes, "In Hamilton County, nine youth drivers were killed and 1,830 injured between January 2012 and February 2013. During that same time period, nine youth drivers were killed and 574 injured in Butler County. In Warren County, nine more drivers were killed and 385 were hurt."

For Gopin, these latest statistics and another incident in Texas -- in which five teens were killed in a "fiery collision with [a] truck" -- are particularly sobering. He explains, "While many parents would like to believe that with the right training and the most secure vehicles teens are relatively safe on the road. However, these numbers reveal the important truth that youth must be more aware and more prepared when it comes to driving safety."

While the recent string of auto fatalities in Ohio and Texas has raised concern, the NBC News article reveals some positive news. It states, "Despite the recent increase, overall teen driving deaths are significantly lower than they were a decade ago, when teen drivers traveled with fewer state-imposed restrictions, including limits on driving with teen passengers and driving at night."

As an attorney who represents those involved in harmful accidents, Michael J. Gopin concludes, "The fact that new laws have decreased auto accident deaths among teens shows just how much the legal system can improve safety when addressed correctly."


Founder of the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, Michael J. Gopin is an attorney who provides support and representation to clients throughout El Paso, Texas, and surrounding areas. The legal team that Michael J. Gopin has developed offers an accumulated 20 years of experience in the field and focuses on cases in the area of personal injury law. As such, the team takes on clients who are involved in legal situations regarding dangerous drugs, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents and more. Michael J. Gopin encourages anyone who is involved in a legal challenge to call upon the support and representation of a qualified and dependable legal professional.

Source: Marketwire

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