Oxbridge Academy Prom Presentation

As prom season approaches, Oxbridge Academy took proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its students by hosting a comprehensive prom presentation. The event, held at the school premises, provided students with essential information and resources to make responsible choices and prioritize safety during this highly anticipated occasion.

The prom presentation at Oxbridge Academy encompassed a wide range of topics, including safe driving practices and alcohol awareness. Through engaging presentations and interactive discussions, students were equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate prom night safely and responsibly.

Oxbridge Academy’s prom presentation was a testament to the school’s commitment to the safety and well-being of its students. Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, Oxbridge Academy and Safety 4 Life are working together to create a safer and more supportive environment for all students.

Some Student Questions that came from this presentation:

What happens if you get in the crash, but you were not on your phone?

      Each crash has a unique set of facts and circumstances. The facts drive the decisions by law enforcement, and later a jury, regarding who is at fault for the accident. Depending on those individual facts, the driver will be considered fully at fault, partially at fault, or not at all at fault. If you are not on your phone, you have a better chance of being found not at fault. But, if you “rear-end” someone at a stoplight, you will likely be 100% at fault regardless of whether you are on your phone or not. The facts get murky if you are in a side impact / T-bone accident at an intersection. In that type of case each party often claims they had a green light. When that happens, we do an in-depth investigation and try to find intersection, parking lot security, ring doorbell, or car cameras as evidence of what really happened.  Many cars have cameras in them which capture loads of evidence.  So, each case is different. We also look for witnesses, which can be very helpful. But the more you pay attention to driving and only driving, the better off you are if another driver hits you.

      If you hit a car and the person in the car already has injuries, but you injure them more, do you still have to pay for all the medical expenses or just the ones caused by the crash?

      Awesome question. The answer is: YES, the defendant will pay for the “exacerbation” or increase in the pre-existing injury.  That is hard to figure out.  Most of the time a jury can’t distinguish the amount of damages in the old injury vs. the new exacerbation of the old injury. When that happens (which is always), the jury is instructed by the Judge to award the Plaintiff the full amount of damages for the entire injury if the evidence proves the accident caused at least the exacerbation. There is a standard instruction that the Judge reads to the Jury before they decide the case on this exact issue.

      When you turn 18, and you’re still paying for those medical expenses from the crash, do your parents still have to pay even though you’re an adult?

      Yes, if the injuries occurred while you were a minor. Once you are 18 you parents can escape liability by taking you off their insurance and NOT allowing you to drive their cars.  If you drive their car then they are still responsible. The only way to really escape liability is to have you leave the house, get off their insurance, and never drive their cars.

      About Safety 4 Life:

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