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10 Most Accident Prone Cities in America

10 Most Accident Prone Cities In America

A car accident can be extremely devastating. The injuries sustained can severely impact your life and alter the way in which you live it. That is why speaking with skilled car accident lawyers in New Jersey is imperative following an accident

Accidents are not exclusive to just one location, they can happen anywhere. However, it does seem that in certain places in the country, car accidents are more prevalent. There are many reasons for this including the high volume of motorists in that area, road conditions, distracted driving and preventative laws, and speed limits and other road regulations.

MSN Money reported the findings of an Allstate research project in which they compiled accident information from the largest 200 cities in the U.S. Their findings were that in the following cities you have a 50 percent increased chance or greater of getting into a motor vehicle accident.

10) Alexandria, Virginia

Population: 150,006
Average Time Between Crashes: 6.4 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 55.9%

9) San Francisco, California

Population: 815,358
Average Time Between Crashes: 6.4 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 57.3%

8) Jersey City, New Jersey

Population: 242,503
Average Time Between Crashes: 6.4 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 57.5%

7) Hartford, Connecticut

Population: 124,060
Average Time Between Crashes: 6.3 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 59.6%

6) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Population: 1,547,297
Average Time Between Crashes: 6.2 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 60.2%

5) Providence, Rhode Island

Population: 171,909
Average Time Between Crashes: 6 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 66.7%

4) Newark, New Jersey

Population: 278,154
Average Time Between Crashes: 5.9 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 70.8%

3) Glendale, California

Population: 196,882
Average Time Between Crashes: 5.5 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 80.8%

2) Baltimore, Maryland

Population: 637,418
Average Time Between Crashes: 5.3 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 88.7%

1) Washington, D.C.

Population: 599,657
Average Time Between Crashes: 4.8 years
Increased Chance of Crash: 107.3%

Increase your safety in accident prone areas

If you live in one of these cities there are ways in which you can protect yourself from being involved in an accident:

  • Do not drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Do not drive distracted. Do not use cell phones or other handheld devices
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Report aggressive or unsafe driving to the police

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the New Jersey accident attorneys at Console & Associates P.C. are here to help. We will guide you through the sometimes complicated legal process of recovering the compensation you deserve. Set up your free consultation by calling (866) 778-5500 today.

Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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This article was professionally reviewed by Richard P Console Jr, an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Console has more than twenty years experience practicing personal injury law and successfully resolving vehicle accident claims on behalf of his clients.

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While this information was reviewed for accuracy, it should not be considered legal advice. Every claim is different. If you are thinking of pursuing a personal injury claim and have a question contact us directly. 

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