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Car accident rates in Philadelphia higher than in many other cities

If you’re hoping to reduce your risk of ever getting into a car wreck, you might want to avoid driving in Philadelphia.

According to a recent study, Philadelphia drivers face a relatively high car accident risk compared to other U.S. cities. Philadelphia drivers get into an average of one accident every 6.1 years. You’d be better off driving in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where an individual driver averages one accident every 13.8 years, according to the 2012 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report. On average, the nation’s drivers are involved in one accident every 10 years.

Philadelphia car accident lawyers know that drivers can never have a zero risk of an accident – even in the safest city. But drivers can take steps to make the roads safer for everyone. The Best Drivers Report is a reminder about the importance of avoiding distractions like texting while driving and also staying sober behind the wheel to avoid drunk driving accidents. At Flager & Associates, we agree with the recommendations in the report: Drivers in big cities should allow plenty of time to get to their destination. Find out in advance if any events will impact traffic.  Stay alert and get directions ahead of time.

Allstate ranks Philadelphia 190 out of the 200 largest cities mentioned in the safe driving report. The report reveals that Philadelphia drivers are 64.1 percent more likely to be involved in an accident than the rest of the nation.

Deadly car accidents happen every day throughout the United States. More than 32,000 fatal car accidents are reported every year. It’s an alarming number, but the National Highway Transportation Administration says car crash fatalities are at the lowest level they’ve been since 1949. Drivers should review the following safety tips:

· Obey the speed limit

· Keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially children

· Know the rules of the road

· Keep a safe distance between your car and other vehicles

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. Call 1-215-953-5200 or visit www.flagerlaw.com . We understand how devastating a car accident can be. We know how quickly medical bills can pile up.  We realize that the insurance company typically will try to keep payments to a minimum. Level the playing field by connecting with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Philadelphia. Contact our offices today for a free consultation.

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1210 Northbrook Drive, Ste. 280

Trevose, PA 19053

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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How to avoid a rear-end crash in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Know the facts.

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Feb 2011
By: Flager & Associates

Every 12 seconds, a rear-end crash happens somewhere on a road in America. Each year, more than 2.5 million rear-end collisions take place nationwide, according to the National Safety Council. Busy highways and city streets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey can be especially prone to such accidents. What can you do to stay safe? Here’s some helpful hints for avoiding a rear-end crash.

• Leave enough space. Leave plenty of room between other vehicles. You need time to stop safely, especially if a driver stops for no apparent reason.

• Pay attention. Be especially aware of the driver directly in front of and behind you. Are they following too closely? Driving erratically? This can sometimes be a sign of drunk driving or someone texting while driving.

• Look for pedestrians. People on foot can be unpredictable. Many pedestrians use crosswalks. But sometimes, people, especially children, dart out unexpectedly into the road. Be prepared to stop.

• Monitor road conditions. The weather changes fast in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, especially in the winter. Clear roads can quickly become covered with ice or snow, making driving conditions extremely hazardous.

• Watch for stopped vehicles. It’s sometimes hard to tell from a distance if a car has stopped, especially vehicles parked on the shoulder of a road.

• Slow down. Just because other drivers might be traveling far beyond the speed limit doesn’t mean it’s safe to do so. Excessive speed often results in accidents. Speeding contributes to 30 percent of all traffic fatalities each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

What would you if you were injured in a rear-end collision? You need someone familiar with such complicated cases. You need someone knowledgeable about each state’s complex legal system. You need Flager & Associates.

People throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey know Flager & Associates as one of the country’s best car-accident law firms. When you choose Flager & Associates, you get a lawyer dedicated and determined to winning your rear-end crash case.

Don’t let a rear-end collision ruin your life. Fight back. Contact Flager & Associates.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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