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Why larger cars are preferable in an accident

As a general rule, Georgia drivers may be safer in a larger vehicle compared to a smaller one if they were ever to be in a collision. This is partially because smaller cars tend to weigh less, and it is partially because larger vehicles have larger front ends. The increased size of the front end means that it can absorb more of the impact from a collision. Therefore, the odds are lower that those sitting in the front of the vehicle will feel its full impact.

In a smaller car, passengers are more likely to feel the entire impact because the vehicle itself absorbs less of the impact. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, smaller vehicles have fatality rates that are twice as high as those for larger cars. This is despite the fact that all almost all types of vehicles are safer than they were in the past.

Those who have cars that fared well in crash tests may have a false sense of safety while on the road. In part, this is because such tests are relatively new. It is also because tests generally look to see how well a vehicle does in a collision with another vehicle of similar weight and size. It is also important to note that smaller vehicles tended to do better in tests involving crashes into stationary barriers as opposed to moving targets.

A person who is injured in an auto accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver might be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other amounts. Those who are in this situation might want to ask a lawyer for help in seeking a settlement from the at-fault driver's insurance company.

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