What Cars Are Considered The Most Dangerous?
When shopping around for a car, there are many different factors that go into making your final decision. When it’s time to choose, it is common to consider aspects such as a car’s fuel economy and miles on the odometer. However, you must not forget one important element: safety.
If you drive a vehicle deemed poorly equipped and dangerous by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), you could be more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident that could have been prevented had the car been safer.
According to the IIHS, here are the 10 most dangerous vehicles in America:
- Ford Mustang GT Coupe (2015-18)
- Kia Rio (2015-18)
- Nissan Versa (2015-19)
- Kia Forte (2015-18)
- Hyundai Elantra (2011-16)
- Fiat 500 (2012-19)
- Nissan Versa Note (2016-19)
- Chevrolet Sonic (2012-2020)
- Hyundai Accent (2012-2017)
- Ford Fiesta (2014-2019)
What Do The Most Dangerous Cars Have in Common?
It’s highly beneficial to note that one similarity that all of these cars have in common is that they are all smaller cars. Though small cars tend to have more agility and take up less space on the road, they are and remain a significant contributor to car accident fatalities. They continue to make up not just the top 10, but the top 20 most dangerous vehicles in the nation.
On the flip side, there are no “mini” vehicles in the list of the safest vehicles in the IIHS’s Status Report. This is because smaller vehicles can have a poor response to the impact of a collision, and provide minimal protection to drivers and passengers in the event of an accident, when compared to other models. Of course, many different circumstances factor into the overall severity of an accident, but this is important to keep in mind.
Compassionate and Experienced Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys
Even when safety is your top priority in buying and owning a car, the unthinkable can still happen.
In a matter of seconds, your whole life, and the lives of your family members, can be turned upside down. If you are seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligence of the other driver, you need full compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Unfortunately, many people accept offers from insurance companies without being aware that the settlement won’t remotely cover all of your expenses. At The Goss Law Firm, we know what a fair settlement is, and we will investigate your claim to determine what you truly deserve to recover.
You shouldn’t have to go through this alone. We are here to help guide you through this difficult time to move forward after the accident.
Contact The Goss Law Firm today by filling out and submitting a contact form on our website or calling our office at 816-888-5000 for a free legal consultation.