Drivers are underprepared for automobile accidents, new survey finds

By | November 6, 2018

No one needs to be in a automobile accident, however they occur to nearly all of us. In line with a brand new survey from Esurance, 77 p.c of U.S. drivers have been in at the least one accident (which aligns nicely with earlier analysis displaying the common driver will likely be in three to four accidents in a lifetime).
The survey additionally discovered:
Drivers aren’t taking post-accident precautions to make sure their well-being.
Greater than half uncared for to file a police report or doc the harm.
Solely 42 p.c talked to the police after their incidents.
And, of respondents who suffered accidents in an accident, fewer than half (47 p.c) sought medical consideration.
And drivers are underprepared earlier than an accident even occurs.
75 p.c of drivers consider they’re nicely coated by insurance coverage however could have gaps since three out of four drivers expertise some out-of-pocket prices (and 16 p.c know they’ve protection gaps however select to take the chance).
Ideally nobody must be concerned in a collision, however since automobile accidents are nonetheless a truth of life, the I.I.I. has recommendation on steps to take after an accidents right here.