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Study Finds that Small, Used Cars Are the Most Dangerous When it Comes to Fatality Rates

Depending on the severity, auto accidents can have catastrophic consequences. These accidents can happen for a number of reasons, ranging from driver negligence to a defective car part. If you were harmed in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or error, you should consult a trustworthy Miami car accident attorney who can preserve your legal rights. We will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your accident and assist you in pursuing the maximum possible compensation following a crash.

A recent study from iSeeCars, a used car search site, found that passenger deaths from car accidents are more likely to happen in some vehicles than others. Using fatal accident reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for automobiles in the model years of 2013-2017, as well as data on 25 million used cars in the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System, the report found that small cars and sports cars are the deadliest on the road.  In fact, deaths occur two to four times more often in certain sports cars and small vehicles. One possible reason for this may be the lack of active safety features in these vehicles.

The study ranked a list of automobiles with the greatest number of occupant deaths per billion miles driven. Mitsubishi Mirage topped the list at 10.8, followed by the Chevrolet Corvette (9.8), Honda Fit (7.7), Kia Forte (7.4), and Chevrolet Spark (7.2), with the average for all automobiles being 2.6. A total of 14 models had death rates that were twice the average or above.

The vast majority of car accidents in Florida are caused by driver negligence. Negligence is a failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damages or injuries to another person. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent or sensible person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances. In order to win a negligence case, the plaintiff has the burden of proving that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty of care, and that the defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the accident and resulting harm.

Once a plaintiff has established fault, he or she can potentially recover a range of compensation for things like medical bills, lost income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, disability, property damage, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a car crash, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages, such as the decedent’s medical expenses, funeral costs, burial expenses, your loss of companionship, and other damages based on your relationship with the victim.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our seasoned Miami car accident attorneys can explore your case and help you file a claim against the at-fault party. With years of experience, we know how to protect your rights in settlement negotiations and at trial. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.