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Audi A6With a list price from $46,200 to $70,900, the 2016 Audi A6 midsize luxury sedan received the top “good” rating on all IIHS crash tests. Even on the small overlap test, which simulates hitting a tree or pole with the front corner of your vehicle, the engineers praised the A6 for protecting its test dummy driver. Although some of it is optional, the crash prevention technology on the A6 includes automatic braking and adaptive cruise control that maintains a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you by using radar.
Chevrolet TraxIntroduced just this year by GM, the Trax is part of the newest group of very small subcompact SUVs. It lists from $20,120 to $26,530 and also received the “good” mark on al IIHS crash tests. The engineers applauded the knee airbag for preventing leg and foot injuries, and the side airbag for protecting the driver’s head in a side collision. The standard rearview camera helps avoid accidents while backing up. Further Reading: Snow Tire Study Bill Signed by Colorado Governor
Buick EncoreAkin to the Chevrolet Trax from GM and listing from $24,065 to $30,935, the Encore received all top ratings in IIHS crash tests. Engineers were pleased with the way the front and side curtain airbags worked together to protect the test dummy during the small overlap front test.
Kia SorentoWith a list price from $24,900 to $43,100, this midsize SUV was completely redesigned for 2016. The Sorento, too, scored a top-rated “good” on all IIHS tests. Its roof strength was especially impressive, scoring highly on the rollover test in which the roof is required to withstand four times the vehicle’s weight before crumbling.
Nissan SentraThe only compact car on the list, the Sentra lists from $16,480 to $20,760. Like the others, it earned top ratings across the board on crash tests. In particular, the engineers noted that the side airbags protected the heads of both the driver and front passenger in the side crash test.
Contact Our Denver Car Accident LawyersWhen another driver’s recklessness causes your injury, you need an experienced Denver personal injury attorney on your side. Contact the Denver Law Firm of John R. Fuller, P.C. today at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation. We can help you obtain the money you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving is commonplace with one-third of all car accidents involving some type of cell phone use. The Council calculates that talking on a cell phone is responsible for about 21 percent of traffic accidents, while texting accounts for another 6 to 16 percent.
Potholes form progressively and can vary in size and shape. They are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has seeped into the ground under the road surface. The water expands when frozen and contracts when it thaws. This cycle causes stress and fatigue of the road surface.
City employees are currently working overtime to tackle the greater-than-average number of potholes on Denver roads. In the morning, crews receive a list of known sites to repair. Once those jobs have been completed, the crews spend the remainder of their shifts driving the streets in search of more potholes to fix.
Motorists can report potholes by calling 311.
Dangers of Potholes
Potholes are more than just a nuisance, they can cause damage to your vehicle and cause accidents resulting in serious injury or death.
Potholes put an enormous strain on your vehicle’s suspension and shocks. This can cause expensive damage to your vehicle necessitating an emergency trip to your mechanic or body shop. In fact, an encounter with a sizable pothole can have the same impact as an accident at a speed of 35 mph.
In addition to damaging to your vehicle, potholes can also cause accidents. If a pothole is deep enough, it can cause a motorist to lose control of their vehicle. Additionally, wheels can become entrenched in the pothole, causing a vehicle to spin or roll over.
Rear end collisions can also occur when a driver stops suddenly to avoid a pothole, not giving the motorist behind him ample time to stop. Other types of accidents can occur when a driver swerves to dodge a pothole, only to sideswipe a vehicle in the adjacent lane.
Potholes can also be dangerous to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The unexpected drop experienced when hitting a pothole on a motorcycle can cause the bike to turnover, resulting in catastrophic injuries.
Pedestrians may step in the potholes causing them to fall and be injured.
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If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in Denver, you need an experienced Denver personal injury lawyer in your corner. Denver personal injury lawyer John R. Fuller can help you obtain the money you need to recover after a devastating accident. Contact the Denver Law Firm of John R. Fuller, P.C. today at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation.