Allstate, one of the most popular automobile insurance companies in the United States, has worked in conjunction with America’s Best Drivers to rank the 200 largest cities in America by collision frequency. The study used nationwide telematics data and focused on the number of times that drivers experience hard-braking occurrences and then combined that data with insurance claims.
The study, which ranked Austin, Texas, as the 160th safest city in which to drive, also reported that American drivers average 19 hard-braking events for every 1,000 miles driven. Finally, Allstate found that drivers experience one collision every 10.57 years.
Those facts come together to create a much-needed area of legal representation under the umbrella of motor vehicle accidents, which can be caused by drunkenness or impairment; sparked by distraction; and involve accidents of low speed, high speed, rollovers, and more.
While distracted driving has become as much, if not more, of an epidemic on our roadways as driving while impaired, studies like Allstate’s indicates that other factors can contribute to an accident. Something completely inadvertent that causes you or another driver to have to hit the brakes with excessive force can put you in a position where legal recourse is your only option.
If you or a friend or family member have gotten into a crash, you may need to discuss finding a lawyer who can do more than simply help you obtain the funds needed to repair a vehicle. Depending on the accident’s severity, you may need to pursue reimbursement for lost wages and medical bills.
A lawyer may sit down with you and discuss the details of your MVA, including going over photographs from the scene of the crash, details of the police report and witness statements. At that point, he or she can work along with you to help you recoup the money that you need.
Source: Allstate.com, “2019 Top U.S. Cities,” Accessed July 17, 2020