Mullen & Mullen: The Deadliest Vehicles To Drive In The US
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX recently published an article on their website that aims to explore new information regarding the deadliest vehicles on the road today. The firm hopes that this insight will help their community understand which vehicles offer a better standard of safety and which fail to meet their expectations.
The article takes a look at data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), helpfully summarized in turn by ValuePenguin (a financial service). This data covers a number of cars, trucks and SUVs, revealing which are more likely to result in fatalities when they are involved in accidents.
Taking the top of the list as the most dangerous pick-up truck as well as the most dangerous vehicle overall is the Ford F-Series. In their article, Mullen & Mullen states that the, “F-150 accounts for 65% of all the fatalities caused by all F-Series pickups (which includes the F-250 and F-350).” This is notable for the fact that it is also the most popular truck in the US, selling just under a million units in 2018 alone. While this context is significant when considering why it is involved in so many crashes in the first place, Mullen & Mullen also points out that the F-Series was identified as the deadliest vehicle in nearly every state, including Texas.
The Honda Accord is an extremely popular vehicle as well, and this may similarly contribute to how many crashes this sedan is involved in. However, NHTSA data reveals it was involved in just over 5,000 fatal crashes in the studied period, which may give some buyers pause when considering it for their next purchase. However, their alternative choices may not fare much better in that respect — the data also shows that the Toyota Camry and Honda Civic are also among the 20 deadliest vehicles in the United States.
Mullen & Mullen clarifies, “The Honda Accord’s deadliness isn’t too far ahead of the Toyota Camry’s, however. Accords had about .65 occupants killed per crash, compared to the Camry’s .59 rate.” Sedans show a far higher likelihood to be involved in a fatal car crash in the NHTSA’s data, particularly if they were made between 2003 - 2008. Following this period, safety standards took a dramatic change for the better, and this is reflected in the fact that successive years show these vehicles being involved in fewer fatal accidents.
On the other hand, many will already know that motorcycle accidents have an incredibly high likelihood of ending in the loss of life. However, they may not be aware of just how likely this is — NHTSA data shows that either the driver or passenger of a motorcycle will die in almost every crash as the fatality rate here is .98. Fortunately, there is one type of vehicle that is known to be the safest: the minivan. According to the data, these vehicles have the lowest number of fatalities per crash of all vehicle types at .51.
Mullen & Mullen is committed to giving their community all the information they need to make informed choices, and this is emblematic of the approach they take with their clients as well. As leading personal injury attorneys who take immense pride in their ability to work alongside their clients in every case, they believe a solid grasp of a particular situation should not be restricted to the experts. As a result, clients may expect the firm to carefully explain every detail they need to make the right decisions in their case. Given that Mullen & Mullen does not take a fee unless they win their client’s case, this makes them an excellent choice for those who seek aggressive, affordable and conscientious legal representation in Texas. Notably, Mullen & Mullen also has satellite locations in Plano, Frisco and Fort Wort.
Those interested in reading the firm’s new article are welcome to browse their official website. The website also offers additional details regarding the specific services they offer and the various advantages a client stands to gain by entrusting their case to the attorneys at Mullen & Mullen. More resources published by the Mullen and Mullen Law Firm found at the media page here.
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