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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.
Tort liability in personal injury cases is most often based on acts of negligence, but there are exceptions. Sometimes the responsible party is held to the strict liability tort standard, meaning that a finding of negligence or malicious intent is not required. The most common types of strict liability tort cases are based on: Product […]
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 […]