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Mississippi tops the nation in car accidents

Driving is a privilege that many Mississippi residents enjoy. Every licensed driver is instructed to drive safely and obey the traffic laws of the state. When drivers neglect the rules of the road, tragic car accidents can sometimes occur. A new study revealed that the state of Mississippi has one of the highest car accident rates in the nation.

The website autocarinsurancecheap.com released the study. The discussion focused on how accident rates can affect car insurance rate quotes for individuals who reside in these states. Mississippi ranked as the state with the highest car accident rate and auto insurance rates in the United States. Drivers who have a safe vehicle and a clean driving history are more likely to receive a lower insurance rate quote. Individuals who drive sports cars tend to have higher insurance quotes due to the nature of their vehicles.

Beyond the cost of car insurance, negligent driving can cause serious injuries for car accident victims. The cost of treating these injuries may or may not be covered by an individual's health insurance. The time lost from work and lost salary can financially devastate a family.

Car accident victims may need to seek the help of an attorney. An accident attorney can determine if there is a valid legal claim and develop a strategy to recover the damages for pain and suffering. If long term care is needed, an attorney may be able to help the injured receive the compensation needed for their care throughout their life.

Source: Virtual-Strategy Magazine, "A list of states with the highest rates of car accidents," Feb. 2, 2015

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