Connecticut Auto Accidents More Likely If Your Driver Has ADHD

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

A recent study published by JAMA Pediatrics shows that teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 36% more likely to get into a Connecticut auto accident than their peers.

Previous studies have included a smaller sample size that relied on teen and parent reporting, but this study utilized electronic medical records between 2004 and 2014 of 18,500 teens with 2,500 of them having ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines the condition with difficulty concentrating, controlling impulsive behaviors, and being overly active. It cannot be cured but symptoms can be managed.

This study also found that those with ADHD are less likely to get their driver’s license at a younger age and get it as they progress into adulthood.

If you or your loved one was involved in a Connecticut auto accident, contact our office. Our team of experienced attorneys will work to protect your interests.

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