Accident-prone lawyers

February 23, 2010
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You might expect taxi drivers and pizza delivery people to wreck their cars a lot. But lawyers and judges?

The Web site Insurance.com has ranked the most dangerous drivers by profession, and now you know who’s at the top. Forty-four percent of attorneys who received an insurance comparison quote through the site had made an accident claim in the past.

Right below lawyers and judges are financial professionals, and then government workers, bartenders and waiters.

The safest drivers are athletes and homemakers.

How does this strike you? It seems counterintuitive that lawyers, who spend their careers keeping others out of trouble, are most likely to get in accidents. Many of them are also risk-averse by nature.

Or, are they squeezing in as many billable hours as possible, even on the road?

Thoughts?

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  • not so counter intuitive really
    Sounds like a case of the common "crackberry" mixed with a little bit of ego and entitlement. Mix it all together and you get a bit of aggressive driving paired with distraction. But then again they can afford whatever insurance increases they incur. Homemakers do not generally have that luxury.
    • I trust Insurance Co reports
      Amazing, one more shot across the bow of their natural adversaries, and you buy it. Ask to see the raw data.
    • seriously
      Well said, and this from a former atty. namaste
    • Think about it
      Just because they've made more claims as a group doesn't mean they caused the accidents. It means they're more educated about the legal process and making claims against others' insurers.
    • what?
      What does filing insurance claims have to do with knowledge of the law? If there is an accident ... the claim is filed with the company or companies insuring the vehicle(s). I believe it is standard practice unless you A, don't have insurance, or B, don't want the claim to go to your insurance company for what ever various reason you might have.
    • Meaningless
      This information is meaningless, as it is only based on people who sought an insurance quote through their website. There is no reason to assume that people who request insurance quotes through insurance-dot-com are representative of the population at large.

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