Likelihood of Being in a Car Accident
Being that a majority of my practice as a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney involves helping people that have been involved in a West Palm Beach car accident; I was not surprised to read a recent study that was issued by a major insurance company. The company went on to rank each major city in the United States in terms of the safety of that cities roads and the likelihood of being involved in a car accident.
Anyone who commutes or has even driven in Broward or Dade counties will probably be able to verify that these statistics are very accurate and reflect the dangers of driving in these areas. South Florida counties remain statistically above the national average.
Someone driving in Miami will have a 59.4% higher chance of being involved in a car accident than the national average. With the stats showing that the same driver will be involved in a car crash every 6.3 years. Fort Lauderdale did a little better with an average driver there being involved in a Fort Lauderdale automobile accident every 8 years. This number is 25.1% higher than the national average of 10.28 years.
This is a very scary statistic and one that should not be taken lightly. With that amount of automobile accidents it is imperative that we all use great caution while being behind the wheel. Other things that can help us stay safe is to make sure we are always wearing our seat belts and to have 100% of our focus on the roads. There are countless studies and reports that show just how dangerous it is to drive while distracted. If you have been injured in a car accident call our West Palm Beach car accident attorney today.