Allstate Insurance reports that Chicago is among the most dangerous places in the nation when it comes to the risk of being involved in a traffic accident.
If injured in a collision, we strongly urge you to consult with a Chicago car accident lawyer so that your rights can be fully protected. You should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
The Sun-Times reports the number of serious and fatal Chicago car accidents was enough to rank the city 167th safest out of 200 U.S. cities.
Though that is slightly better than the 170th place ranking last year, the study still found that the average Chicago driver is involved in an accident every 7.6 years. Chicago scored worse than major U.S. cities like Atlanta, Houston and New York but better than Los Angeles and Dallas.
Drivers in Chicago were 32.3 percent more likely to be involved in an accident than the national average.
Washington D.C. was the worst city in the nation, with the average driver reporting an accident every 5.1 years. The best city was Fort Collins, Colo., where drivers went an average of about 14.5 years without reporting an accident.
FOX Chicago reported that Naperville cane in at number 133, while Rockford placed 38.
“For the sixth year, Allstate is releasing the Allstate America’s Best Driver’s Report to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on safe driving,” said Mike Roche, senior vice president, Allstate’s Claim Organization. “Human error is the biggest cause of accidents. It is vital for us to educate drivers across the country on the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel.”
Safe Driving Tips offered with the study include:
-Be Aware of Road Conditions
-Maintain a safe following distance
-Avoid Road Rage by allowing plenty of time to reach your destination and not engaging in aggressive driving habits.
-Properly maintain your vehicle
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in the Chicago area, contact Abels & Annes offers for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call (866) 99-ABELS. There is no fee unless you win.