DOES MN HAVE MORE BAD DRIVING DISTRACTED LAWYERS?
Minnesota recently came out poorly in a study of bad driving. According to online auto insurance marketplace QuoteWizard, the Land of 10,000 Lakes was 6th worst in its list of bad driving states.
The insurer looked at data behind accidents and fatalities, as well as driving infractions such as speeding, DWIs and traffic citations. That put Minnesota in 6th place on a per capita basis, although this is better than last year, when the state was the 2nd worst in the country.
According to the website where we saw this article, it’s not clear whether QuoteWizard takes into account, at least when it comes to accident numbers, the fact that the state is covered in ice for a considerable chunk of the year. However, nearby Michigan had the best drivers in 2018, so maybe there really is a problem with Minnesota drivers.
The report has come out the same week that Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety released a report about the number of texting-while driving citations issued last year. There were 9,545 tickets handed out in Minnesota last year, a 30 percent rise on the year before and more than 450 percent more than in 2012.
Our car accident lawyers cannot tell you if distracted driving or bad driving is a bigger problem in Minnesota compared to other states, although we do see many of these cases every year. What we can do, is help you if you have been in a crash that was not your fault. Whether you are an injured passenger, or a driver whose car was hit by a distracted driver, you are welcome to call us for a free consultation with an experienced attorney. Our attorneys will make sure you are treated fairly and receive the compensation you are entitled to from the insurance companies.