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Minneapolis Car Accident Statistics

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Minneapolis Car Accident Statistics

According to statistics, Minneapolis can be ranked in the bottom third of cities for driver safety. In other words, Minneapolis is one of the more dangerous cities to drive in. It has a score on par with places notorious for bad traffic, like Houston, Pittsburgh, and San Diego.

Minneapolis car accidents injure or kill thousands of people every year. Even when the accident victims survive their crashes, they could have temporary or permanent disabilities that leave them unable to earn a living or care for themselves and their families.

If you’ve sustained injuries in a crash in Minnesota, don’t hesitate to contact the Minneapolis law offices of Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at (800) 292-1979.  

How Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help After a Car Accident in Minneapolis, MN

How Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help After a Car Accident in Minneapolis, MN

Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys was founded in 1979 to serve accident victims in Minneapolis, Minnesota after they suffer injuries due to others’ actions. Our Minneapolis car accident lawyers at Hennepin County have decades of combined legal experience standing up to at-fault parties and insurers on behalf of our firm’s clients.

Services that Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys provides to all clients include:

  • A free initial case review
  • Objective, straightforward legal advice and guidance
  • Settlement negotiations with the goal of getting top value
  • Representation at trial, if necessary

A car accident can traumatize you physically, mentally, and financially. To discuss the compensation you can seek for your car accident injuries, contact Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation.

How Many Car Crashes Happen in Minneapolis?

If you run a query on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s MNCrash Dashboard, you’ll find that the Minneapolis area had 17,880 total car accidents in 2023. And, so far in 2024 (as of mid-March), there have already been 3,007 crashes.

Based on these figures, there are about 49 crashes daily in Minneapolis and throughout Hennepin County on average.

Minneapolis Car Crash Statistics

The MNCrash Dashboard breaks down these Minneapolis car accident statistics further, and we’ll cover a few of the primary categories below.

Crash Times

Minneapolis car accidents did not happen uniformly over time. The most dangerous months to drive in 2023 were June and October. Over 18% of Minneapolis crashes happened in those two months, according to the MNCrash Dashboard.

The MNCrash Dashboard also shows that the most dangerous time of the week to drive in Minneapolis was on Fridays. Meanwhile, the safest day of the week to drive was Sunday.

Most crashes happened during the afternoon commute. Accidents began to climb at about 2 p.m. and peaked between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The hours with the lowest number of crashes in 2023 fell between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Injuries and Deaths

Based on statistics from the latest available Minneapolis Vizion Zero Annual Report, there were 22 fatal crashes (leading to 23 fatalities) and 184 serious injury crashes in the city in 2022.

Causes of Car Accidents

Despite the harsh winters in Minneapolis, the vast majority of crashes in 2023 took place in clear weather, with 12,913 in total. Around 1,000 took place in rainy or snowy weather.

Like in many other cities, the most common cause of car accidents in Minneapolis continues to be driver error. Some common driver errors that contribute to Minneapolis car accidents include:

An area of particular concern is intoxicated driving. With widely available alternatives like rideshare apps and taxis, the number of people who drive while intoxicated should be dropping. But the numbers have been slowly and steadily rising in recent years.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety estimates that one out of seven Minnesota residents has a DWI on their driving record. Predictably, the most common time for a drunk driving accident to happen is summer weekends between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Minneapolis Auto Accident Lawyers

After a car crash, you may face massive medical bills and a significantly diminished quality of life. Visit our Minneapolis office for a free consultation with a Minneapolis Auto Accident Lawyer to discuss your car accident injuries and the compensation you can pursue.

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