Perhaps in the most unsurprising news of the year, California drivers have been named the worst in the United States. The results, which came from an annual study conducted by QuoteWizard, reiterate the importance of safe driving and avoiding drinking, texting, or otherwise engaging in negligent driving behaviors while behind the wheel. Indeed, the results came after sampling data on accidents, fatalities, DUIs, speeding tickets and citations collection. An increase in citations and DUIs moved California up to the number 1 spot from number 2 the year before. What’s more, California also set the worst standard in the United States for DUIs.
According to the study, five California cities round out the top 10 cities with the worst drivers: Sacramento, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles and Bakersfield. After California, some of the worst drivers live in Minnesota, Utah, South Carolina and Washington. Where are the best drivers in the country? Rhode Island.
I’ve Been Injured By One of California’s Terrible Drivers!
- Remain at the scene. If you have been injured don’t attempt to move and wait for help to arrive.
- Obtain prompt medical attention for your injuries. Some injuries do not show up immediately and it is important to be checked out by a health professional.
- Collect pertinent information from the other driver(s) and any witnesses, and take photos of the scene.
- File a police report.
- Inform your insurance company about the auto accident.
- Reach out to an experienced Woodland Hills accident lawyer.
Financial Recovery for Accident Victims
If you were injured by another driver’s negligence, you can file a claim for damages and potentially recover financial compensation for your injuries. You can seek monetary recovery for:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- hospital bills
- pain and suffering
And more. For a complete list of what is recoverable after an auto accident in Woodland Hills, contact experienced accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for a free, no obligation consultation.