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Odds of dying in a car crash have declined

Due to the increased safety measures set in place by the newer model vehicles, your chances of dying in a car crash have drastically decreased over the years. Likewise, over the last three years, the chances of being in a fatal crash in a newer model car or light truck fell by a third. In addition, below are the nine car models that had zero deaths per million due to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

  • Audi A4
  • Honda Odyssey minivan
  • Kia Sorento SUV
  • Lexus RX 350 SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV
  • Subaru
  • Toyota Highlander SUV
  • Toyota Sequoia SUV
  • Volvo XC90 SUV

It was also noted that the poor economy has declined the amount of drivers on the road as well, which has helped the totals; overall the totals are a huge improvement. Much of the credit is due to improved electronic stability control, which has decreased the amount of rollover crashes. The improvement of side air bags and structural changes to vehicles with stronger occupant compartments have helped out drastically as well. Overall with the amount of improved technologies over 7,700 drivers lives were saved in 2012 when compared to cars built in the 1980's.

The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, understand that your family's safety is a top priority, and should be represented as such. The firm has a proven track record in successfully handling and settling countless motor vehicle accident claims, and will fight vehemently to get you the compensation you deserve. Please call today to schedule a free consultation.

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