A 2010 report from Allstate Insurance Company confirms what many Las Vegas visitors and residents may have already suspected: Las Vegas is home to some of the worst drivers in the nation. According to the company’s annual America’s Best Driver’s Report, Las Vegas ranked 144 out of 200 large U.S. cities as having some of the most accident-prone drivers. Las Vegas drivers were found to be 21 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash. To put it another way, 2010 statistics indicated that every Las Vegas driver would be involved in an accident once every 8.3 years. Although the Allstate report is a bit limited – it defines a car crash as any collision involving property damage and is based only on claims filed by Allstate customers – the general conclusion has been reached by other studies: Las Vegas drivers are more at risk of being involved in a car crash.
Las Vegas drivers injured in a car crash need a knowledgeable and dedicated advocate to help them recover compensation for their injuries and losses. The Ladah Law Firm, PLLC is experienced in car crash litigation and committed to helping those injured in Las Vegas car crashes recover the damages they deserve. Contact our Las Vegas car accident lawyers at (702) 252-0055 right away.
Visitors to Las Vegas may wonder what these statistics mean to them personally (they may also wonder how it is that there are not more car crashes in Las Vegas!). After all, these statistics are taken from the habits of Las Vegas drivers only. While these statistics are indeed a commentary on the driving habits of Las Vegas residents, these statistics also mean that visitors, tourists and residents – anyone who uses Las Vegas’ roads and highways – is at an increased risk of being involved in a car crash.
It is not just residents who are to blame for Las Vegas’ bad reputation when it comes to driving. Another report suggested that visitors who drive in Las Vegas and are unfamiliar with the city’s roads likely contribute to the number of insurance claims that are filed each year.
Statistics and research that breaks down the causes of car crashes is difficult to obtain; however, there are several common causes for car crashes in general. These include:
There is a silver lining to Allstate’s report. Las Vegas is slowly climbing and becoming a safer city in which to drive. Specifically, Allstate’s report ranked Las Vegas 153 out of 200 in its 2009 report. This means that there are fewer insurance claims being filed by Las Vegas drivers. While the Allstate report does not indicate why this trend is improving, there could be several culprits:
Las Vegas is by no means a safe city in which to drive – car crashes do happen at a greater rate than the rest of the nation. When you or a loved one is injured in such a crash, contact the Las Vegas car & motorcycle accident lawyers at the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC for help. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us at (702) 252-0055 to take advantage of a free initial case evaluation.