A recent report ranked the 200 largest U.S. cities in terms of how often, on average, their residents get into car crashes.
No Alaska city made the list, but as Anchorage car accident attorneys, we think it is important to keep up-to-date with news and information about things like this, so in the interest of keeping our readers similarly well-informed, we thought we'd write a post on it anyhow.
For its America's Best Drivers Report Allstate Insurance examined claims filed in 2011 and 2012 in 200 of the biggest U.S. cities. As far as we can tell, Allstate only used its own claims, and not those of other insurance companies, so this report probably is not scientific. Even so, it does seem to represent an interesting slice of data.
The report found that Fort Collins, Colorado, was the safest of the 200 cities, with residents there getting into a car accident only once every 14 years. Nationwide, the average is about once every 10 years.
Fort Collins was followed by Boise, Idaho; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Brownsville, Texas (near Corpus Christi); and Madison, Wisconsin.
The worst cities in the U.S., according to the report, were Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Providence, Rhode Island; Hialeah, Florida (near Miami) and Glendale, California (near Los Angeles).
Even though cities like Fairbanks, Juneau and Anchorage did not make this list, we're all too aware that devastating car, truck and motorcycle accidents happen here in Alaska all the time.
If you are ever involved in such an accident, you could contact us to explore your legal options.