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Illinois Ranked 11th Best State for Drivers

by Jared Staver in Auto Accidents

Driving a vehicle is both costly and time-consuming. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), every year Americans spend 12 complete days or 17,600 minutes in their cars and an average of $8,558 on car ownership and operation. Spending so much time in a car greatly increases the chances of having a car accident in Chicago.

If you have been injured in a car wreck in Chicago, it’s vital to consult the lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. immediately. We can thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled.

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How Illinois Ranks For Drivers

Bankrate recently conducted a study to determine the best and worst states for drivers. Researchers used certain criteria to capture the full experience of driving in each state. The criteria includes average commute times, average annual car insurance costs, average annual spend on gas, the average cost to repair a car, car theft rate relative to population, and vehicle deaths relative to miles driven. Each state received a score of 0 to 10 for each of the criteria. Criteria scores were then added up to create an overall score with a 60 as the maximum.

Illinois was ranked the 11th best state for drivers with its overall score of 40.8. Here is a closer look at the breakdown of this score:

  • Commute time (in minutes): 28.8
  • Insurance cost (annual): $810
  • Fuel spending (annual): $956
  • Average cost of a repair: $372
  • Car thefts per 100K people: 137.3
  • Car fatalities per 100M miles driven: 0.9

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If you have been injured in a Chicago car accident, you are likely overwhelmed and unsure of what measures to take in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. That’s where the lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. come in. We will work on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery without worrying about insurance companies, costly medical bills, and lost wages.

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