- Personal Injury Lawyer
- Case Settlements
Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases their IIHS Top Safety Picks after the cars are graded on several metrics. Chosen vehicles are proven to provide excellent protection in the event of a car accident. For 2013 models, the Top Safety Pick+ award went to 13 vehicles, with 117 additional cars earning Top Safety Pick praise.
In order to receive the prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, cars must undergo testing that includes:
Each test provides different real life crash scenarios and measures potential damage to both the driver and passengers, including; head on collision, corner collision, side collision, rear collision and rollover. Injury measures include looking at the crash test dummies’ head/neck, chest, leg/foot as well as measuring the amount of safe space.
The tested cars are assigned a score of good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on passenger safety performance. Of the five tests that are performed, the winning cars earned good ratings in at least 4 of out 5 tests with no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Sacramento car accident attorney Frank D Penney suggests that you research any vehicle’s safety rating before making a purchase, and trusts the expertise of the IIHS.
This years top safety list includes mid sized vehicles, both moderately priced and luxury:
According to the IIHS, car accident figures have steadily been going down since 1975. Vehicle manufacturers have greatly increased safety features and passenger restraint devices. Accident prevention is the best thing that you can do for your family, and the vehicle you drive has a lot to do with it. If you find yourself in need of legal advice, or are unsure of your rights as a vehicle passenger, contact car accident attorney Frank Penney today.
A negligence-based lawsuit against a school can have unique complications, depending on the type of institution it is. Overall, teachers, school administrators, and other staff have a “duty of care,” meaning they must take reasonable steps to avoid and prevent circumstances likely to cause personal injury to a student. Some reasons you might want to […]
In February of this year, a bill was introduced by Assembly Member Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) that would have it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in “motorcycle profiling.” The successful passing of this bill likely would have had a significant impact on future California motorcycle accident cases. Co-authored by Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-South San […]
Laws about whether or not you can file a lawsuit against a school vary from state to state. In California you certainly can, but first you must file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of injury. School districts are government entities and as such are protected by what is known as […]