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News 10 reported that crash tests are not the only way to see if the car you want to buy is a safe pick. Crash tests give an excellent apples to apples comparison, however are not always a good indicator of how vehicles hold up in every crash scenario. For example, crash tests are only comparable with like sized vehicles, such as a Honda Accord and a Nissan Sentra. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, HLDI, comparing the frequency of personal injury claims on vehicles gives prospective owners a better picture of safety. The medical costs associated with these personal injury claims paint an excellent picture of how well a vehicle protects it occupants. The higher the claim frequency, the more dangerous the vehicle appears to be.
The Top 10 cars that have highest personal injury claim frequency include small cars and cars with performance engines:
The HLDI also warns consumers about insurance premiums. If you are concerned about insurance premiums, this type of information may heavily impact your next vehicle purchase. For instance, a car that is considered to be more dangerous may cost more to insure. Many factors play a role in the cost of your insurance; such as, the type of car you own, age, driving record and place of residence. Getting injured in an automobile crash can be physically, emotionally and financially stressful. If it happens to you, you will need an experienced and professional lawyer to help alleviate these stresses for you.
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 […]
Commencing July 1, 2018, a California DUI law will go into effect making it illegal for drivers with a blood alcohol content level of .04 percent or higher to operate a vehicle that carries a passenger for hire. “Passenger for hire” is a legal definition meaning “a passenger for whom consideration is contributed as a […]