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Cities with most car accidents in 2019 ranked in new report

The transportation nonprofit Go Safe Labs has released a report on car accident numbers and rates in 2019. Researchers, after analyzing some 2 million collisions occurring from 2018 to 2019, have come up with a list of the 10 worst cities for accidents. California residents may not be surprised to hear that Los Angeles made the list. It came in third with 19,660 crashes.

In all, 953,630 crashes took place in the U.S. in 2019 -- a 6.8% increase from 2018. At No. 1 was Houston with 22,188 accidents, followed by Charlotte, N.C., with 21,818 crashes. Texas saw two other cities, Austin and Dallas, rank fourth and fifth with 16,635 and 14,685 crashes, respectively. Raleigh saw 12,846 crashes, which was actually 25.5% fewer crashes than in 2018. The list ended with Oklahoma City, Baton Rouge, La., Nashville and Phoenix.

Researchers also produced a list of the 10 most accident-prone regions in the U.S. These 10 "hotspots" are not located in any of the cities mentioned above. Curiously enough, the city of Greenville, S.C., was featured three times on the list, including in the No. 1 position (the Pelham Road Exit on Interstate 85). Three other locations were either in or around New York. The remaining were in Columbia, S.C.; Portland, Ore.; Minneapolis; and Miami.

Many of the nation's car collisions are caused by negligence. If one incurs an injury as a result of another party's negligence, they may be able to file a claim against the applicable insurance company, but it may be wise to hire a lawyer before starting. With legal representation, a victim may achieve a fair amount in damages to cover medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages and more. The lawyer may even bring in investigators to help strengthen the case.

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