Ten Highest Ranked Vehicles for Causing Property Damage

Just like snowflakes, no auto accident is the same.  An accident involving a truck colliding with a sedan is always going to be different than a crash between two sedans.  This is because of the numerous factors that play a part in auto accidents.  These range from the speed at the time of the collision to the weight differences between the two vehicles.  Insure.com has released the top 10 vehicles that cause the most property damage:

  1. Ford F-250
  2. GMC Sierra 2500
  3. Ford F-350
  4. Ram 1500
  5. Infiniti QX80
  6. Dodge Durango
  7. Toyota Tundra
  8. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  9. Cadillac Escalade
  10. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Size Matters

If you haven’t noticed a trend in that list, all top 10 vehicles were either a large truck or a large SUV.  This is due to the bumper height differential between these large vehicles and that of other cars on the road.  The federal government has set minimum bumper performance requirements for passenger cars, but those regulations do not apply to vans, pickups or SUVs. Bumpers are designed to withstand impacts to protect the frame of the vehicle, while the areas above or below the bumpers are not. Collisions that involve differences in bumper height can also cause more severe injuries. 

Personal injury attorneys often use experts such as biomechanical engineers at trial to help explain these highly factual and complicated forces to a jury. Even in accidents with what appears to be little property damage, there can still be significant injuries to drivers and passengers.  While the insurance company will always fight this, the fact is that lack of property damage to the vehicle does not equate to lack of injuries. 

For more than 20 years LaBovick Law group has been representing people injured in automobile accidents. If you have been injured in an auto accident, call today to get the compensation you deserve.  

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