The debate over safety on the road continues in West Palm Beach. While some people think they are safer in a truck, others believe that passenger cars are safer. Our truck accident attorneys know that the truth of the matter is complicated because there are so many factors involved in any motor vehicle accident.
Trucks vs. Cars—Tradeoffs
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, smaller vehicles have less mass and structure to absorb the physical forces of a crash. Passenger cars are therefore more likely to take the brunt of an accident if a larger vehicle is involved. While there are more fatalities every year for occupants of passenger cars, it is likely because passenger cars make up the largest segment of vehicles on the road.
On the other hand, pickup trucks and SUVs are more likely to be in single-vehicle crashes and are more likely to roll over.
Any passenger vehicle is no match for a large truck or semi. In crashes involving tractor-trailers or commercial trucks, the smaller the vehicle, the greater the likelihood of catastrophic injury or death.
For your free consultation about your Florida truck accident case, call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 to speak with an experienced accident lawyer. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas of Florida.