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Worst states for senior car accidents

Senior care website The Senior List has compiled a list of the best and worst states when it comes to car crashes involving drivers 65 and older. Arizona residents should know that their state fell into neither the top 10 nor the bottom 10. All the same, it is important to know the danger that senior drivers can pose, especially if they choose to ignore the signs that they are unfit to be behind the wheel.

These signs can include experiencing diminished hearing and vision, having trouble keeping up with what people say, reacting slowly and having motor impairment. Seniors, understandably, can be reluctant to let go of the freedom that a license gives them. There are nearly 42 million seniors with a driver's license in the U.S., which comes to nearly a fifth of the total driving population. This represents a 60% jump compared to 1999.

In spite of an overall decrease in traffic fatalities, senior citizens are being more involved in fatal crashes. The Senior List found that Florida, Texas and California saw the highest numbers of these fatal crashes whereas New Hampshire, South Dakota and Delaware saw the lowest. The more populous states saw higher numbers, naturally, but states like Tennessee, which had the eighth highest number, did not fit the trend.

Seniors are just as prone as everyone else to distracted driving, drowsy driving and other forms of negligence. If negligence is behind an accident, victims may want to see a lawyer about seeking reimbursement for their losses, which could range from past and future medical costs to lost wages and pain and suffering. With a lawyer, victims may be able to pursue an injury claim with the defendant's auto insurance company. They might strive for a settlement out of court before considering litigation.

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