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Motor Vehicle Safety Ratings

As consumers are attempting to select the next vehicle that they will purchase, one of the foremost concerns in the minds of many is the protection that a new car or truck will offer them in the event of an accident. Though there is no way to guarantee the protection of a vehicle’s occupants, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has developed an array of tests and a rating system to help assess the comparative effectiveness of vehicle designs and safety features. Each year they release their ratings to the public, but buyers often review them without understanding how the conclusions are reached regarding a particular automobile.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a negligent driver or a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your losses. Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about the merits of a legal action in your case.

Understanding IIHS Safety Tests

Though there are many common threads connecting automobile accidents, the specific details of each collision will vary considerably. Given this degree of uniqueness, it would be impossible for any safety tests to account for every crash. But the IIHS has settled on a set of tests that are intended to simulate some of the most common accidents and impacts. These tests include:

  • 40 MPH frontal offset crash tests
  • Side crash tests
  • Rollover ratings based upon roof strength
  • Rear crash protection and head restraint ratings
  • Front and rear full-width bumper impacts at 6 MPH
  • Front and rear corner bumper impacts at 3 MPH

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