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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.

One Northbrook Corporate Center

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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Attention PA and NJ drivers Meet a distracted driving accident victim

Many of us have read in the news about a distracted driving accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. But how many of you personally know someone who has been in a serious car crash caused by someone texting while driving?

Meet Amanda Kloehr. A 24-year-old Enola, Pennsylvania, resident, she almost died when she slammed her car into the back of a tractor-trailer in June 2008. During a recent talk at Central Penn College in Summerdale, where Kloehr is a student, she told fellow classmates there about her distracted driving car accident.

“I do not remember the impact at all,” Kloehr told ABC 27 News. “I was distracted. I had my GPS and my cell phone.”

Kloehr’s face hit a forklift on the back of the trailer. “I had completely crushed the right side of my face,” she said. “The eye socket was crushed. The cheek, the jaw was fractured in four places.”

When Kloehr’s mother found out about the accident, she raced to the

hospital. When she first saw her daughter, Tina Wright didn’t recognize her.

“My knees buckled,” Wright said. “I wanted to feel her heartbeat to make sure she was still alive.”

What’s worse, the accident happened on Wright’s birthday. “I can’t imagine anything harder then putting my birthday on her tombstone, ” Wright recalled. “Thank God she is alive.”

Driver distraction was a factor in 11 percent of the 30,797 fatal accidents nationwide in 2009, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Don’t become another statistic. Stay focused and stay safe.

At the Flager & Associates law firm, our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to working with people injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Distract driving accidents can be very frustrating. If the driver had been paying attention, none of this would have happened.

After an accident, you have many legal options available to you. Allow us to help you decide the best strategy for you, including whether to file a Pennsylvania auto accident lawsuit.

Amanda Kloehr got her life back on track after her distracted driving accident. Contact a Pennsylvania auto accident attorney who will work tirelessly to do the same for you. Contact Flager & Associates, Suite 280, 1210 Northbrook Drive, 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.

Flager & Associates