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States with the Best and Worst Drivers

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We have all been frustrated by other drivers’ poor driving skills. In 2017, more than 37,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents. The recent release of the 2019 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws indicated that every single state has laws that need to be implemented to ensure maximum driver safety. Although, some bad drivers may not be cured by stricter traffic laws. Have you traveled through a state and thought they had the worst drivers? A recent article compared data to rank states from worst to best drivers.

Worst States

The three states with the worst drivers are Maine, South Carolina, and Nebraska. While Maine and Nebraska both have issues with a large increase in traffic citations from 2016 to 2017. Omaha, Nebraska has also claimed the title for worst drivers in the country as another study has shown. On the other hand, South Carolina‘s poor rank is due to a large increase in DUIs. Almost half of all fatal crashes in South Carolina involved an impaired driver.

Best States

The top three states with the best drivers include Michigan, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Michigan and Oklahoma drivers are in the top because of their decrease in speeding, citations, and fatalities last year. Unlike South Carolina, Mississippi saw a decrease in DUIs, fatal crashes, and speeding. Still Mississippi has an issue with buckling up, half of the state’s fatal car crashes had riders or drivers with unbuckled seatbelts.

Being a bad driver can be dangerous, frustrate others on the road, and cause an increase in insurance rates. In the states with the worst drivers, insurance rates are likely to be high. Even if you are a great driver, those surrounding bad drivers create a higher risk of an auto accident. Insurance companies base their offered rates off drivers in the same area. However, if you are one of the bad drivers, try to be careful and follow all traffic laws.

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If a motor vehicle—car, truck, bus—hurt you in an accident, an experienced lawyer can help you recover all of the compensation to which the law entitles you. Email The Law Office of William W. Hurst or call us today at (317) 636-0808 for a free consultation.

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney