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Is Arizona one of the most dangerous states for hit-and-runs?

| Apr 22, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Getting involved in a hit-and-run accident can be devastating in ways that are different from other types of accidents. Not only may you or a loved one have serious injuries, but you also experience the injustice of the other driver fleeing the scene. Even when the police catch them, it makes the accident feel far less like an involuntary event and far more like a malicious crash, knowing that they chose to run.

So, is this a serious risk you face driving in Arizona? Is it one of the more dangerous states for hit-and-run accidents?

There is some good news: According to a report that came out just last year, Arizona did not make it into the top ten. Those states are:

  1. New Mexico
  2. Nevada
  3. Florida
  4. Tennessee
  5. Texas
  6. California
  7. South Carolina
  8. Louisiana
  9. Connecticut
  10. Alaska

That said, the report specifically notes that the Southern and Western United States are the most dangerous regions, as that’s where most of these states are situated. For whatever reason, it is clear from the statistics that most hit-and-run accidents happen in these areas.

That means you do need to watch out for hit-and-run crashes in Arizona, which sits squarely in the danger zone. You also want to be very conscious of the risk when driving into neighboring states, as odds are that your accident risk may rise when you cross the border.

If you do get hit and suffer serious injuries — or a loved one does — then you should review all of your legal options with an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney.

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