Preparing for a Car Accident before you even purchase your car is the ultimate safety measure. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) publishes a report of the safest vehicles in categories ranging from Minicars up to SUV’s with many categories in between. Factors used to determine rankings include (1) how crashworthy a vehicle is – meaning if the vehicle is involved in a crash does it protect the people inside (2) how well the vehicle can avoid or mitigate the effects of a crash. Vehicles are tested for front impact, side impact, roof strength, head restraints and other areas. The website contains photos and videos from the vehicle tests. Results are recorded as Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor. Some insurance rates will be lower for vehicles that have higher crash ratings. The website will even let a user search for specific vehicles by Make, Model and Year to see the results for vehicles that they already own or are thinking about purchasing.

If you are thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, The Altman Law Firm recommends that you visit the IIHS website to do some homework. A few minutes spent before you purchase a vehicle could completely change your mind regarding the vehicle you want to purchase. Additionally, spend some time determining what type of insurance you want/need to purchase. Our recent Post What Type of Car Insurance Should I Buy in Florida? by Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Jeffrey S. Altman may assist you in learning different types of insurance available to the average Florida motorist.

The Altman Law Firm is not an insurance agency. However, we have been representing Car Accident victims that have suffered Catastrophic Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Wrongful Death since 1998. As a courtesy to the community, The Altman Law Firm offers a free, in person, review of Florida Automobile Insurance Policies in effort to explain what coverage is required in Florida and what coverage the Best Personal Injury Lawyers recommend their clients carry. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Jeffrey S. Altman, please call 305-373-3730 or email him at Our office is conveniently located in Miami just minutes away from Miami Shores, North Miami, North Miami Beach, South Beach and Aventura. Also, we invite you to explore our website at The Altman Law Firm.  Drive Safely!