According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of around 33,000 Americans die in a car accident each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study that shows auto collisions represent the most common cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 54. The usual suspects of the causes of car accidents include speeding, distracted driving, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Although drivers receive much of the publicity for causing vehicle collisions, another culprit is a defective or poorly designed car that places both drivers and passengers in harm’s way.
The deadliest vehicles for car accidents share many of the same design defects. Some of the issues that plague the deadliest vehicles for car accidents include rollovers, malfunctioning tires, and inadequate braking systems. Smaller cars also play a role in the number of deaths caused by auto accidents. A study released in 2021 by Value Penguin Insurance reviewed the car accident data presented by the NHTSA from 2013 through 2018. The study turned up a few surprises, including data that demonstrated one of the most popular vehicles was involved in nearly 11,000 deadly car crashes during the five-year period of the study.
Whether you were involved in an accident caused by a defective motor vehicle or the negligence of another driver, you should contact one of the auto collision attorneys from Morgan & Morgan to determine how to proceed with your case. If a defective vehicle caused you harm, one of our lawyers who specializes in litigating product liability cases will review the evidence you provide. Since 1988, Morgan & Morgan has recovered more than $10 billion in compensation for our clients.
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