A recent study of crash volumes and accident totals across the country shows that total motor vehicle accidents in Raleigh have decreased by 25.5% since 2018. Over the same time period, total crashes for the United States as a whole increased by 6.8%.
Nevertheless, the same research ranks Raleigh sixth among the top 10 most dangerous cities in the nation for drivers in 2019. Over the course of the year, the city saw a total of 12,846 car, accidents according to the nationwide study.
The facts about Raleigh car accidents
Raleigh was one of two cities in North Carolina to make the top 10 list of the most dangerous cities. The other was Charlotte, with a total of 21,818 car accidents in 2019, ranked at number two. With 22,188 total accidents in 2019, the number-one most dangerous city in the United States, according to the study, was Houston, Texas.
The results of the study derived from over 1.8 million accident reports from cities around the country. Interestingly, another recent study ranked Raleigh and Charlotte as two of the most driver-friendly cities in the nation. The second study took more information into consideration. In addition to accident statistics, it also ranked cities according to factors such as commute times, gas prices and insurance rates.
Regardless of which study paints a more accurate portrait of the driving situation in these two North Carolina cities, the effects of a car accident can stay with a victim for decades. Those injured in a collision with another vehicle may wish to seek the advice of an attorney regarding available options to take legal action.
What can you do if you were hurt in a car accident?
You need knowledgeable legal help if you have serious injuries that were caused by a motor vehicle accident. One of the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, can help you get your deserved compensation and medical coverage for your injuries. We can answer your questions and help you determine your next steps in a free consultation.