Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013
Responding to a recent Allstate Insurance report revealing that drivers in nation’s capital face an increased likelihood to be involved in a traffic accident, Washington D.C. auto accident attorney Mike Slocumb of the Slocumb Law Firm said it’s important for drivers to be mindful of basic driving safety tips.
The Washington Post (“All your suspicions confirmed: Washington has nation’s worst drivers,” August 28), reported that Allstate Insurance – which insures about ten percent of drivers across the country – used claims data compiled over a span of two years in ranking the likelihood of a car accident occurring in 200 of America’s largest cities. Washington, D.C., was the most dangerous for drivers, according to the report.
“What we’ve seen with Allstate’s study is a realistic glimpse into the frequency that car accidents occur in our nation’s capital and surrounding cities. On the heels on this news, it’s more important than ever for our drivers to keep safe driving habits in mind,” said Slocumb, who represents victims of negligence and families who have lost loved ones in accidents. “This report should be a wakeup call for all drivers in the D.C. area.”
According to the Washington Post, this is the 6th year in a row that Washington, D.C. ranked last on the list. Drivers in the capital are over twice as likely to get in a traffic accident compared to the national average. Furthermore, Baltimore drivers were found to be 86% more likely to be involved in a traffic accident, according to the report.
The Washington Post reported that 92.4% of District drivers used seat belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Studies show that buckling up reduces the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
“Unfortunately, the cause behind many car accidents is driver negligence. A driver could be distracted by his or her cell phone. The driver could be sending a text message, or might be preoccupied by the radio. Drivers who are in a rush might try to squeeze through a yellow light. Some drivers might even choose to drive under the influence of alcohol,” said Slocumb, a lawyer serving Washington, D.C. “We know how devastating car accidents can be on individuals and their families. That’s why we fight aggressively to help victims obtain compensation and closure after a serious car accident.”
About the Mike Slocumb Law Firm
Fighting on behalf of personal injury victims in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Georgia and Alabama, the Mike Slocumb Law Firm works tirelessly to pursue compensation for those who have been injured in a variety of accidents. In addition to handling car accident claims, the firm handles cases involving medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, nursing home negligence and other types of personal injuries. Slocumb and his team of experienced attorneys work for clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning accident victims don’t pay until they win.
For more information about the legal options available to families in Alabama, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Georgia, call (800) WIN-WIN-1 for a free case consultation.
The Washington, D.C. office for the Mike Slocumb Law Firm is located at 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C., 20001