Drivers may believe that they are safer when operating one of the 11 luxury sedans on the market, but testing results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report that only two of the 2012 models are rated "Good" in all testing criteria, these being the Acura TL and the Volvo S60. The Acura TSX, Acura TSX Sport Wagon, the BMW 3 Series, and the Lincoln MKZ were rated "Marginal" for various manufacturing and design issues that could affect the driver's safety. The Infiniti G was rated Acceptable, The Audi A4, Mercedes C Class, Lexus ES350, and IS 250/350 were all rated "Poor." All vehicles were tested for structure and safety cage, head and neck, chest, hip and thigh as well as lower leg and foot protection in crash tests.
When you pay a premium price for your vehicle, not only for comfort but for safety for you and your family, it can come as a shock to realize that your vehicle is not highly rated in crash testing. Consumers should always research safety ratings before purchasing a vehicle. Safety is always a concern, and families with children should be alert to any potential dangers in structure before buying.
If you or your loved one has been injured in any vehicle accident, it could be that a vehicle design or system contributed to your injuries. It is worth investigating, and this can be undertaken by an injury law firm that is involved in auto accident injury claims. These claims are more complex than filing against an insurance company representing a negligent driver. It is advised that you contact a firm with experience in this area if you or a loved one has been seriously injured.
At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, the Stuart personal injury attorneys take action for the injured and their families in all types of car accident claims, including pursuing legal action against automakers when appropriate.