According to a study reported by Forbes, the Mitsubishi Mirage topped the list of deadliest cars on the road. The following were the other cars on the list:
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Honda Fit
- Kia Forte
- Chevrolet Spark
- Subaru BRZ
- Nissan 370Z
- Nissan Versa
- Kia Rio
- Dodge Challenger
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Kia Soul
- Hyundai Veloster Turbo
- Nissan Versa Note
This study of which car gets into the deadliest accidents was based on an analysis of data from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System that pertained to model year 2013-2017 cars. Many of these listed vehicles are small models that may not protect occupants as well as larger models. For many drivers, the safety of a car is important for their family members, so it might help to keep this list in mind when searching for a new ride.
Ultimately, the causes of car accidents are more about the behavior of the driver than what model of car they are driving. If a driver acts negligently and causes a car accident, they could be liable for the injuries or deaths they cause to innocent drivers or pedestrians.
Different Causes of Car Accidents
The cars involved in the deadliest accidents usually lacked high crash test scores and safety features beyond the basics. Although these factors can certainly impact the safety of a car, many driver actions or environmental concerns can result and play a large role in injuries and fatalities. Some common causes of a car accident include:
- Breaking a traffic law: this can include anything from speeding, failure to yield, running a red light or stop sign, not using turn signals, and more.
- Distracted driving: this includes any behavior that takes a driver’s eyes or attention off the road or their hands off the wheel. Common examples including texting, eating, grooming, or using in-car entertainment systems.
- Driving condition: some drivers do not always adjust their driving to the road conditions, such as speeding during heavy rain or driving without lights on at night.
- Drunk or impaired driving: any time a driver is drunk or impaired when driving, their ability to safely drive can be significantly reduced.
- Driver demographics: inexperienced drivers may be more prone to accidents because of their lack of road knowledge and experience.
- Improper vehicle loading or weight: state regulations limit vehicle loads and weights. Not following these regulations increases the risk of an accident, such as the vehicle tipping over. Objects may also fall off a vehicle and enter the road if not properly secured.
If the driver who caused your accident behaved negligently, you may be entitled to collect compensation from them for your injuries in a personal injury lawsuit. If a loved one passed due to a car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for their loss.
Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car accident injuries often vary based on the nature and severity of the accident. No matter what car gets into the most accidents, the most common injuries include:
- Cuts or burns
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
It is important to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible after your accident. Some of these common injuries may present subtle or delayed symptoms. Do not assume that your injuries are minor and will improve after a few days. It is always best for a doctor to check you as they have the experience to detect more serious issues.
Also, beyond diagnosing your injuries, a doctor may be able to create a medical record linking your injuries to the accident. This could be useful when the time comes to file a claim with an insurance company or a lawsuit in court.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
If you are the victim of a car accident, or if a loved one passed in a car accident, a personal injury lawyer may be able to defend your right to compensation. While you concentrate on recovering from your injuries, a lawyer may be able to:
- Answer your questions, discuss possible outcomes, and provide legal advice.
- Gather and preserve evidence of driver liability.
- Request evidence from other parties and enter negotiations on your behalf.
- Collect witness statements and police statements.
- Gather medical reports and other evidence of your damages, including your financial and non-financial losses.
- File all documents on time according to your local statute of limitations.
- Communicate with insurance companies and lawyers on your behalf.
If an insurance company is not willing to make you a fair settlement offer, a personal injury lawyer may be able to take the case to court.
Contact the Morris Bart Law Office Today
It is not always easy to collect evidence, contact insurance companies, navigate the systems, and gather documents to support your claim while you are also concentrating on recovering from injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one. Fortunately, you are not alone in your fight for compensation.
The Morris Bart law firm represents thousands of car accident victims in personal injury cases in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas. We may be able to negotiate a settlement offer or secure awards in court on your behalf when you hire us to represent you. Call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis, so there are no upfront costs required. If you hire us, we do not receive payment until you successfully recover compensation at the end of your case.
For a free consultation, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (800) 537-8185.