The Safest Cars Of 2022
No matter which kind of vehicle you are driving, preventing collisions requires constant vigilance. Car insurance companies apportion fault for collision based on many actions that each driver took or did not take in the moments or hours leading up to the accident. As long as your car is roadworthy, then the make and model of the car have no bearing on how much money the insurance companies award you. A drunk driver in a brand-new Volvo is much more likely to cause an accident than a sober driver in a jalopy held together by duct tape. The only way a car affects the award of damages after the accident is if the car had a manufacturer’s defect and the manufacturer did not notify owners of the defective model to bring it to the dealership for repair of the defect. Driving a car that is better at avoiding collisions and at protecting against serious injury in the event of a crash does, however, make a difference in your chances of emerging from a collision without serious injuries. No matter what kind of car you were driving, a Jacksonville car accident lawyer can make it easier to get the money you need to pay your accident-related medical bills.
Top Safety Picks of 2022
Every year, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) chooses the safest models of cars and other personal vehicles of the year. Its criteria for safety ratings include roof strength, front crash prevention technology, and quality of headlights, among other factors. These are some the cars it chose as the safest ones on the road in 2022:
- Among small cars, IIHS recommends the Honda Civic 4-door hatchback and 4-door sedan. Other highly recommended small cars were the Mazda 3, both hatchback and sedan models, the Subaru BRZ 2-door hatchback, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Toyota Corolla, Toyota GR86, and Volkswagen Golf.
- Among midsize cars, IIHS recommends the Honda Accord, Kia K5, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, and Toyota Camry. With the exception of the Subaru Outback, all of the most highly rated midsize cars are 4-door sedans.
- The most highly rated large cars are the Kia Stinger, Audi A6, Audi A7, Genesis G70, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Volvo S90, and Volvo V90.
- According to IIHS, the safest small SUVs are the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Bronco Sport, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Tucson, and Toyota RAV4.
Even if you spare no expense to buy the safest car on the market, and even if you use the utmost caution when driving, car accidents can happen to anyone. Insurance companies do not go out of their way to pay you a fair settlement, so if you anticipate having costly medical bills after a car accident, it is never too soon to contact a lawyer.
Contact Douglas & Douglas About Car Accident Cases
A North Florida personal injury lawyer can help you if you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, despite going out of your way to be safe. Contact Douglas & Douglas in Jacksonville, Florida for a free consultation.