Monday, September 19, 2011

Baltimore Area Drivers Are the Worst in the Country

No wonder our Maryland personal injury law firm is so busy. We have hundreds automobile accident victims call us each month. Where do they all come from? Well a recent study may shed some light on why my desk is surrounded by Maryland automobile accident case files. Allstate Insurance released its annual "America's Best Driver" report ranking the largest U.S. cities based on the number of auto accidents. For the second year in a row Baltimore City held the same rank, 192 out of 193. 193 being the worst.

In contrast, America's safest driving city is Fort Collins, Colorado, with drivers averaging around fourteen years between automobile accidents. In Fort Collins, drivers are 28 percent less likely to be involved in an automobile accident than the national average. In Baltimore, drivers are almost 89 percent more likely to be involved in an automobile accident than the national average. Baltimore drivers average about five years between car accidents.

So the obvious question is where are the worst drivers? Our neighbors to the south boast that title. Washington, D.C. has the worst drivers in the country. Lucky for Portner & Shure we also practice in Washington, D.C.; our experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers and Washington, D.C. auto accident attorneys are like roofers in Southern Florida during hurricane season. There is no shortage of clients who need help because they have been injured by a negligent driver. Our responsibility as Baltimore auto accident lawyers and Washington, D.C. accident injury attorneys is to protect our clients' rights against the insurance companies who, to often, take advantage of the innocent victim.