Are Pittsburgh Drivers The Worst In The Nation?

Posted By: SSF Law Firm
Posted In:Car Accident
Posted On: November 16 , 2018

We know that driving around this city can be tough, but that is what it is like in all major cities, right? Are Pittsburgh drivers worse than drivers anywhere else?

Well, according to the Allstate 2018 Americans Best Drivers Report, Pittsburgh drivers are ranked 171 out of 200. Maybe not last, but certainly not in a good spot on the list.

According to KDKA, the study looked at “car crash frequency, population density, and rain and snow.” They say that our drivers will be in an accident, on average, every 6.8 years.

So, the report tells us what we already know – driving around this city can be a nightmare and it can be dangerous. Do you know where to turn if you are injured in a vehicle accident?

If you need a Pittsburgh car accident attorney, you can count on the trusted team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to help you get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.

The Numbers Are In

We all know there are dangers when we go out each day, but we need to see the real numbers. For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were more than 128,000 vehicle accidents. Out of those, there were:

  • 80,612 injuries
  • 1,137 fatalities

We want to note that there were over 4,000 serious injuries reported. These include:

  • Spinal cord injuries (possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe internal organ damage
  • Amputations

All of the above injuries require extensive medical treatment and likely long-term rehabilitation. Often, an accident victim is left with a permanent disability that requires long-term medical care.

Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?

What if you are unable to return to work and earn an income to support your family?

Why They Happen

The state DOT tracks how often driver errors cause crashes and here are the top 8 reasons:

  1. Speeding
  2. Distracted drivers
  3. Improper turns
  4. Drunk drivers (responsible for 26% of traffic-related fatalities)
  5. Proceeding without clearance
  6. Tailgating
  7. Careless passing
  8. Drowsy drivers

That list is filled with driver negligence. These mistakes should not happen. Did you know that 85-90% of all traffic crashes involve some sort of driver error?

Regardless of how a driver’s negligence contributes to a crash, they should be held accountable for their actions, both criminally and financially.

What You Can Do Now

We know that it can be confusing in the aftermath of an accident, especially if you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we want to help. Our knowledgeable team is ready to get to work on securing the compensation you need for your accident-related medical costs, lost income if you are unable to work, as well as pain and suffering damages.

We do not think that you should be in financial jeopardy because of another person’s mistake. When you need a Pittsburgh car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-98-TWINS(89467).

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