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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    The best and worst vehicles for passenger injuries

    The best and worst vehicles for passenger injuries

    When it comes to accidents on the roads that have taken place in the last three years, you might be entitled to a road accident claim.

    In fact depending on which car you are in, it may just affect the likelihood of how much damage you may suffer inside a particular vehicle.

    Overview of passenger injuries

    At the end of the day the sheer mass of a bigger car will ultimately ensure that passengers are better protected from injuries they may sustain. In this way size does certainly matter and it is mainly to do with the laws of physics.

    This is because going bigger or supersize as far as a car is concerned plays a large role in road-related accidents. Some of the larger cars will ensure you don’t come worse off in a road accident thanks to the sheer weight of the vehicle. In addition, smaller cars are not only lighter but do not offer as much protection on impact when compared to a bigger version.

    Size matters

    Head on crashes, that may lead to a road traffic accident claim or significant passenger injuries, sometimes involve heavy vehicles that move the lighter vehicle backwards. This leads to far greater crash forces for those who are in a car that does not weigh much.

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    In this way it will decrease the speed and force experienced by those passengers in a larger car. Smaller cars are not well equipped to deal with the force of a road traffic accident whilst the particular crush space is limited. Therefore weight is a real benefit

    Best vehicles in a road traffic accident

    Some of the top rated vehicles helping protect passengers injured in a road traffic accident include:

    • GMC Sierra 1500
    • Porsche Cayenne
    • GMC Yukon, especially models such as the Denali and SLT.
    • GMC Sierra 2500 SLE

    The majority of models from the GMC stable offer plenty of safety due to their overall size.

    Worst models

    It seems that Italian design is not all what it’s cracked up to be on passenger wellbeing. Some of the models ranking poorly for passenger injuries feature:

    • Fiat 500 Lounge, C Lounge, Sport, Pop and CPop models.
    • Kia Rio 5
    • Toyota Corolla L
    • Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

    Identifying claim for a car crash is one of the many things Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with.

    Thanks to more than a decade of expertise in providing compensation advice, you can talk to one of their dedicated advisers over the phone in the strictest confidence.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 3, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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