How Vehicle Safety Ratings Work - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

How Vehicle Safety Ratings Work

November 13, 2013 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
How Vehicle Safety Ratings Work

Though consumers value a vehicles looks, horsepower and comfort, one of the more important aspects of the car-buying process is considering the vehicles safety. Knowing that the car you drive will keep you and your loved ones safe in the event of a crash gives drivers peace of mind, but how do consumers know which cars are safe enough for their families? Vehicle safety ratings inform consumers of a cars ability to protect them in an accident, where certain vehicles lack safety features or where they excel at providing protection. In some cases, a vehicle may have a defect or deficiency that the consumer is unaware of because it was given a high safety rating, and if that consumer is injured or killed in an accident, they may have a claim for personal injury. The personal injury lawyers at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy believe that victims of auto accidents deserve protection and aggressive representation in a court of law. Our compassionate and skilled attorneys will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients, and because we work on a contingency fee basis you owe us nothing unless we return a successful verdict or settlement for you. To find out how we can help, simply fill out the Free Case Evaluation form located on the top of this page, on the right side. It is 100% FREE, there is no obligation and it is completely confidential.

What Do Vehicle Safety Ratings Mean?

Under federal law, every car on the market in the United States must meet certain safety criteria, but beyond these standards the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers a rating system to give a definite stamp of approval to specific car models. Each year, the vehicles projected to have the highest sales are selected by the NHTSA to undergo a battery of tests that examine the efficacy of its safety features, structure, brakes, and other areas of the vehicle meant to prevent a crash or lessen its severity. A star rating of one through five stars is applied according to the results of the tests, and consumers can easily determine where the vehicle has safety issues or excels. If you were injured in a car collision, seeking medical attention is always the most important priority. Afterward, contact an auto wreck law firm with experience in vehicle collisions to guide you through the litigation process.

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The car accident attorneys at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy are here to defend your rights, and we know that the moments after an accident can be some of the most frustrating and frightening ones, depending on so many factors. Let us put our reputation of success to work for you. Call (877) 288-3241 today to discuss the details of your case with our legal staff, confidentially and 100% free. Don't suffer in silence, let experienced and compassionate litigators help you and your loved ones get the justice that you deserve, and hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.