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Smaller Vehicles are More Dangerous in Accidents

by Jared Staver in Auto Accidents

When shopping for a vehicle, safety should be your top priority. Although features such as airbags, a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring, and an anti-theft security system all contribute to the safety of a vehicle, paying attention to its size is also crucial when it comes to evaluating its safety. Believe it or not, smaller vehicles are more dangerous in accidents, making SUVs, trucks, and larger vehicles a safer option.
At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we have represented countless clients who have been hurt in smaller vehicle accidents. If you’ve been injured or lost a family member in a smaller vehicle accident that was caused by another’s negligence, contact a car injury lawyer today at (312) 236-2900 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Findings

Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) published a study that involved fatal car crash data from 2012 to 2015. The results of the study proved that some of the smallest vehicles on the market have the highest fatality rates. Out of all of the models investigated in the study, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio have the worst driver death rates.
The good news is that the study found that there were 11 models with no driver fatalities in these three years. These models include several SUVs such as the Mazda CX-9, Jeep Cherokee, and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The BMW 535, Lexus CT 200h, and Audi A6 are three luxury models that were also included in the list of 11 vehicles where no drivers were killed in accidents.
While this study does not explain the factors involved in all fatal accidents, it does validate that the size of vehicles is important. Therefore, if you’d like a safe vehicle, understand that small cars rank among the deadliest for drivers and investing in a larger model is typically a smart move.

How Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help in Small Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve sustained an injury or lost a loved one in a small vehicle accident that was not your fault, a lawyer at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. is an invaluable resource. They will investigate your case to determine its true cause and identify all responsible parties. Once all liable parties are established, an attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Call a Lawyer at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Today

By seeking experienced legal representation from a lawyer at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., you can increase your chances of obtaining a fair and full recovery and removing some of the financial burden that your accident may have caused.

Call us today at (312) 236-2900 or contact us online for a free consultation.