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Worst Drivers in the US

Posted by: Jimmy De La Espriella
Category: Personal Injury Blogs

It comes to no surprise that car accidents in the USA are probably one of the deadliest in the world. Not only is the USA one of the most car infested countries in the world, but because of the sheer amount of cars, the US also has the most car accidents in the world.

Now, for the people that live in Miami, we know that our car accident numbers are big. In fact, to say that car accidents in Miami are a daily occurrence is not wrong. Everyday on the highway, or local streets, there is no doubt that there will be an accident there. 

But, surprisingly, Miami is NOT the worst city to drive in. In fact, Miami isn’t even the worst city to drive in Florida. 

So out of all the states and cities in the US, which city has the worst car accidents? 

The 3 Cities with the Most Car Accidents

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California comes in 3rd place, with the 3rd most car accidents in the USA. This shouldn’t come as a surprise though. Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the US (no debate). Not only do I have personal experience of being in LA, I have heard plenty of people tell me that LA traffic is much worse than Miami. 

Not only that, LA is considered the 5th fastest growing city in the USA, and with the growing population, the situation can only get worse. 

St. Louis, Missouri

Unlike Los Angeles, St. Louis does not have some insane traffic problem or a rapidly growing population. In fact, St. Louis is quite a nice city to be in. There is nothing outright horrible about St. Louis. 

The only factor that would affect the driving is the weather. The weather in St. Louis is the weather. Although not outrageously erratic or anything crazy extreme, St. Louis weather is still unforgiving in many situations.

Just in 2016 alone, Missouri sustained 940 deaths (that were directly related to car accidents) and 62 of them happened in St. Louis.

Columbus, Ohio

To top off this list of top 3 cities with the most car accidents, Columbus, Ohio tops the list. 

I know, I thought the same thing.

Why Columbus? Why wouldn’t LA be the #1 city? What about cities like New York City or Chicago? Maybe even Miami?

Well it’s actually because Columbus is also a fast growing city. Lots of people have been recorded moving into this city and there has been a large growth in the past 10 years. But beyond that, Columbus has one of the highest amounts of people that drive distracted. Distracted driving is actually by far the most common factor that causes car accidents. Texting and driving, calling and driving, even changing the music while you’re driving can be deemed as distracted driving. ANY act that takes your eyes off the road while you are driving, or diverts your attention from the road will be deemed as distracted driving.

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami for Car Accidents in Miami

A personal injury lawyer is someone that can provide legal guidance for your injuries that were caused by negligence from a distracted driver.

Negligent driving and distracted driving are the leading causes of car accidents in the USA, specifically Miami.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that caused severe injuries and feel like it was caused by negligent driving, give us a call. We can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. 

Personal injury lawyers in Miami start you off with a free consultation so we can hear your side of the story and see how we can help you.

From there, we will immediately start gathering evidence like medical bills and photos to build you a strong case.

Remember, we don’t win until YOU win.

Author: Jimmy De La Espriella