Those who try to be economical by owning a small car may be compromising their safety. New study shows 1 out of 2 small cars perform poorly in new front crash tests. Our car accident lawyers in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn recently received new reports of 2013 crash tests and explain the results below:
Considering buying or leasing a 2013 vehicle? One of the most important things you should consider are safety features and ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new study focused on vehicles' performances in a high-speed crash. The tests show that structural changes in vehicle design that have developed in the new line of models have not been favorable for crash performance. Some airbags did not deploy, others did not deploy as intended, and crash dummies suffered spinal and head trauma.
2013 cars with "poor" crash ratings include:
- Kia Soul
- Kia Forte (2014)
- Nissan Sentra
However, the new small vehicles unfavorable test results were actually better than small SUV crash test performances. SUVs also have a higher risk of rollover accidents. Regardless of the safety ratings of your vehicle, even a minor accident can cause long-term injuries. How will you be compensated for time away from work? Caring for your family members who rely on you? Your medical bills? Meet with a North Carolina car accident lawyer to learn about the damages that the negligent party is responsible for. Plus, car damage affects case value - watch the video above to learn more and contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation.