Depending on the state, there can be a higher chance of being in a car crash due to a myriad of factors. A report from Allstate Insurance examined the 200 biggest cities in the U.S. and determined which had the best and worst drivers. This was good and bad news for Missouri.
There were three cities in Missouri that wound up on the list. In Springfield, it was found that drivers made an insurance claim once every 10.3 years. This is slightly above the national average and was high enough to rank 23rd on the list. Kansas City was also a safer city, coming in at 32nd. However, St. Louis was far lower at 143rd. On average in St. Louis, drivers make claims once every seven years.
Another study that was referenced found that texting and driving was a major problem in the state, as nearly 50 percent of teens surveyed admitted that they texted while driving
While other states were found to be far more dangerous than Missouri, the numbers should be troubling considering the litany of issues that can spark a car crash. The factors cited in this study are just some of the reasons for a car accident. One thing is certain: regardless of the cause, people who are injured or lose a loved one in a car accident can face medical expenses, lost income, lost companionship and more. A law firm experienced in car accidents can examine the circumstances of the accident and formulate a strategy to seek compensation.