2023’s most dangerous cars
Car Accident - January 22, 2024
Let’s hope your vehicle isn’t on this Top 10 list
Unfortunately, car accidents are common on Chicago streets, but reckless drivers don’t always cause them. Sometimes, the car itself malfunctions. Although newer cars are designed with advanced safety features to reduce the chances of a collision, thousands of Chicagoans are still seriously injured in car crashes every year.
If you’re driving one of 2023’s most dangerous cars, your New Year’s Resolution may be to make a trade-in for something safer. And, if you’re hurt in a crash with one of the most dangerous cars of 2023, we can help you. Call (800) 985-1819 today for a free consultation with a Chicago car accident lawyer at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates.
1. 2023 Toyota Mirai
The eco-friendly Mirai has a zero-carbon footprint, a sleek design, and a luxurious interior.
Although it features advanced safety technology, like departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and forward-collision detection, its hydrogen fuel technology is still in the early stages of development. This beautiful car could be full of bugs because its technology is still evolving.
2. Honda Accord
The Honda Accord is one of the most popular sedans thanks to its practicality, fuel efficiency, and reliability. However, it has a much higher rate of deadly accidents than other cars in its class.
The car’s design, including crashworthiness and structure, doesn’t afford the same protection as other cars in its class. It also has a greater incidence of passenger compartment intrusion in a crash, so passengers suffer much more serious injuries than they would in other similar vehicles.
3. Toyota Yaris
A cute little starter car, this two-door hatchback is one of the deadliest vehicles in history, with nearly 100 deaths from 2005 to 2010.
Unintended acceleration was the primary contributor in many of these wrecks, but it was not the only issue the Yaris had. Wiring issues caused problems with airbag deployment, while the frame didn’t provide enough support for a driver in case of a crash.
The driver’s seat may move on its own while the car is in motion, and even the seat belt pads have been reported to catch fire.
4. Toyota Camry
Although the Camry is one of the most popular choices for a reliable, fuel-efficient vehicle, several models have had sudden, unintended acceleration issues. Toyota paid over $1.2 billion for allegedly covering up these issues.
5. Chevrolet Silverado
A Silverado is the go-to pickup for many people, meeting your needs for both work and play. With impressive power and a rugged design, it’s popular throughout Illinois. But, from 2018 to 2022, it’s been involved in more than 4.300 car accidents, and, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHSTA), the second-most likely vehicle to be in a deadly crash.
6. Dodge Ram Pickup
The Dodge Ram delivers plenty of horsepower for serious hauling and towing options, with plenty of space and legroom for passengers. Unfortunately, the 1500 pickup model has issues with the Takata airbags. Be careful which model Ram you buy.
7. Ford F-Series pickups
This popular pick-up truck makes the list due to its high center of gravity, making it more prone to tipping when turning corners or vulnerable to rollover accidents. Its weight can make a rollover collision more deadly, as the cab’s roof isn’t strong enough to support the weight of the truck.
If the truck flips, the roof could crumble, causing serious injuries or fatalities.
8. Mitsubishi Mirage
The Mirage may be a sporty choice for someone on a budget, but be careful. There have been more than 200 deaths for every one million registered vehicles. Its slow engine and poor handling could be contributing factors to its danger.
9. Ford Mustang
The iconic sports car has remained a popular staple for muscle car enthusiasts for the last six decades, but it’s also one of the deadliest, with 81 deaths for every million registered cars. The car’s high-speed capabilities may be one reason for the collisions.
10. BMW 3 Series coupes
The zippy little BMW3 is known for its premium features and solid performance. But some models have suspension issues, meaning the car can’t handle uneven pavement or even a bump in the road well, which could cause the driver to lose control.
Older models may also have problems with airbags exploding in a crash.
Have you been hurt in a crash due to a malfunctioning vehicle?
Whether you were the driver of the malfunctioning car or were struck by one, we can help. The Chicago defective product lawyers with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help you file a lawsuit against the driver who hit you and the manufacturer of the defective vehicle.
These are complex cases, but we have the resources and experience to handle them. Contact us today at (800) 985-1819 for a free consultation.