While the idea of a “safe car accident” may seem a little ludicrous, the fact is not every auto accident results in death or even in injury. Many factors can contribute to your safety in a car accident, the same factors which can save your life in a collision:
- Car’s safety features
- Size of your vehicle versus other vehicles involved
- Location of your collision on the car
- Your actions at the time of the collision
- Wearing a seatbelt
While you may not be able to prepare for some of these factors, always wearing your seatbelt can significantly reduce your chances of being injured or killed in a car accident. The other factor you can plan for is the safety features and rating on the car you drive.
The question of what cars are safest in car accidents is one which is fortunately answered every year by a number of organizations, from consumer reporting agencies, to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), to Forbes magazine. Although each organization has a different way of comparing and rating auto safety, the results tend to be fairly similar.
If you have been injured in an auto accident and have questions about whether you should receive compensation for failed safety features on your car, please contact Lusk, Drasites, Tolisano & Smith, P.A., serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lee County, Florida.