- Arlington Drivers Face Increased Crash Risk
- October 5, 2012 | Author: Jeffrey H. Rasansky
- Law Firm: Rasansky Law Firm - Dallas Office
If you're driving around Arlington, Texas, a release from Allstate insurance might give you cause to be a bit worried. Part of the "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report" gives information on which cities are more or less likely to be ones in which people get into car crashes. Arlington placed 171st on the list, with drivers being 35.4 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than are drivers on average.
The study takes into account the 200 largest cities in the United States and compares them to the national average for collisions. This study defines a collision as any auto accident resulting in a property damage claim. Of course, some of these collisions will also involve medical damage, as well.
Allstate qualifies the information by pointing out that they cover approximately 10 percent of the auto policies and United States. This does give them the ability to get statistically significant information from their own policies and to give a rough idea of how dangerous a given city might be.
Keep in mind that what Allstate defines as a crash could include anything from a minor fender bender to a head-on collision involving two semis. What's important to keep in mind, however, is that any one of these crashes would have cost the people involved in it financially, at least. Because of that, the information is important to Allstate and important to people on the whole. If you're driving around Arlington, expect to be at a somewhat higher risk of getting into a car wreck than people are in the rest of the country.
What Can You Do?
Unfortunately, there's little that you can do about statistics. Simply put, the number of filed claims that Allstate processed revealed this information and there's really nothing you can do about it except to be aware of it and to be careful. If you are involved in a car wreck, however, you can certainly contact and Arlington, Texas vehicle accident attorney and talk to them about the matter.
In cases where one driver was clearly negligent and that negligence led to the crash, it may be possible to get compensation from a jury or to get compensation from a settlement offer by the driver, if you have a particularly strong case. You'll need to talk to an attorney about the matter to determine whether or not filing a lawsuit against the driver would be worth your while.