For drivers, a 15-passenger van has been shown to be safer. However, for occupants, the same isn't true. Those who are passengers in a 15-passenger van are more at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, between the years 2005 and 2009, there were 33 driver deaths (which is less than half the death rate for drivers of cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups).
However, for the occupants of 15-passenger vans, there were more deaths when compared to passengers of all other types of vehicles. One factor is that there are usually more passengers in this type of vehicle, so when there is an accident, there are more people who are at risk.
No matter what type of vehicle you drive or ride in, the chance exists that someone else will act in a careless or reckless manner and cause an auto accident in Kentucky. If this is the case and you have been seriously injured, then you should learn what your rights are and how you can best protect them.
Consulting with an attorney should be your next step. An attorney can evaluate your case carefully and determine if you have a legitimate claim worth filing.
Contacting a Jefferson County Accident Attorney
An accident attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your auto accident claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.