When considering property damage claims, one of the most costly types of rear-end collisions is a crash involving an SUV and a motor vehicle. Any Orlando rear-end accident can cause significant injuries that result in significant medical expenditures, wage loss, and other damages.
Any rear-end accident can also cause damage to involved vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at what types of rear-end accidents cause the most property damage and found that expenditures and losses were significantly higher when an SUV and vehicle were involved in a crash, as compared to when two passenger vehicles had an accident.
An experienced rear-end accident lawyer knows the driver who caused the rear-end collision should be responsible for paying the victim's losses and damages. This includes injury expenditures as well as the costs of property damage incurred due to the accident.
Property damage may not be covered by your own insurer if you were at fault for the accident unless you have collision coverage. If someone else caused your crash and your car was totaled or severely damaged as a result, you need to make sure you can prove the other driver was the one who caused the rear-end accident. If you can show the other driver was to blame, you can be compensated both for your injuries and for property losses.
Costs of Property Damage in SUV and Car Rear-End Crashes
Bankrate reported that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied the extent of property damage when a sports utility vehicle and a passenger vehicle were involved in a rear-end accident with the vehicles traveling at a speed of just 10 miles per hour.
The study found the most expensive of the rear-end crashes involving an SUV and a passenger car occurred when a Nissan Sentra and a Nissan Rogue collided. This was the most expensive car-to-car collision, with total damages of $7,444. The damage costs incurred were due to a crumpled bumper cover; damage to the rear body; damage to the trunk lid; and a radiator that was broken and rendered the Rogue unable to be operated.
The most expensive car-to-SUV crash involved a Toyota Corolla car colliding with a RAV4 SUV. This crash resulted in almost $10,000 in property damage to the two vehicles. The problem is that the bumper in the RAV4 is just a piece of sheet metal with a bumper cover over it. When the car hit the back bumper, the spare tire absorbed the brunt of the impact but had no ability to absorb crash energy. The car's hood, grille, air conditioner, and headlights were badly damaged and the SUV had its radiator support damaged and its rear tailgate and body panels crushed.
SUVs and cars are more likely to sustain serious property damage when a rear-end accident involves these two different vehicle types because the bumper on a car doesn't line up with the bumper on an SUV. If you are involved in a car crash with an SUV or a vehicle and you believe the other driver should cover your losses due to the rear-end collision, you should call a lawyer for help.
Central Florida accident victims and families who lost loved ones can contact Orlando personal injury attorney Richard B. Troutman by calling 866-434-5770 or visit http://www.richardtroutman.com. Serving Orlando, Winter Park, FL and surrounding areas.