Our Michigan auto accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. who represent car accident victims see the catastrophic outcomes of these collisions every day. Often times, the results of these collisions are catastrophic, even deadly. As part of our commitment and dedication to injury victims, we feel it is important that we share this report we recently came across revealing the best and worst vehicles for protecting passengers from injury in car accidents in 2013. The report is tailored by Insure.com.
Best Vehicles for Protecting Passengers
The top five motor vehicles that provide the best protection include:
- GMC Sierra 1500 (SLE, SLT and Work Truck)
- Porsche Cayenne
- GMC Yukon (Denali and SLT)
- GMC Terrain SLE1
Worst Vehicles For Protecting Passengers
The top five motor vehicles that provide the worst protection include:
- Fiat 500 (Lounge, CLounge, Sport, Pop, and CPop)
- Kia Rio 5 (LX and SX)
- Toyota Corolla L
- Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
- Mercedes-Benz CL600
Insure.com collected this information by analyzing insurance rates for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Medical Payments coverage that pays for injuries to passengers injured in a crash.
Passengers Rights After Injuries in a Michigan Car Accident
Passengers injured in an auto accident do have legal rights and fortunately, under Michigan law, may have several different types of claims they can make to compensate for their pain and suffering. Depending on how the collision took place, passengers may be eligible to file a claim against the negligent driver. Even if the driver of the car the passenger was riding in was considered negligent, the passenger may still be able to file a claim. In addition, the passenger may have a right to sue the car owner if the driver was not the owner of the vehicle, as well as a claim against the insurance company for no-fault benefits. No-fault benefits can include medical expense payment, wage loss benefits, attendant care services, and more. Even if the passenger did not have their own insurance, they still may be able to submit a claim for these benefits through either the driver or the owner of the car’s insurance company.
For more information about your rights as a passenger involved in a motor vehicle collision and to speak with one of our top rated Michigan car accident lawyers, call our award winning personal injury law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We have significant experience in these types of cases and a successful track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our clients. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation and learn your rights! We will represent you under our No Win No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.