In the evolving landscape of automotive technology, electric cars (EVs) are becoming increasingly prominent. But amidst their rise, a crucial question lingers: Are electric cars safer than their gasoline counterparts?
A Shift in the Automotive World
Much like the tragic car accident in South Philadelphia on July 8th, 2023, which claimed two lives and injured three others, every automotive incident prompts us to scrutinize vehicle safety more closely. As car accidents remain a leading cause of death, especially among teenagers and young adults, the potential safety advantages of electric cars become a topic of significant interest.
Electric Cars: A Safer Alternative?
The answer to the electric versus gasoline car safety debate isn’t straightforward. However, several factors suggest that EVs could be inherently safer. Unlike gasoline cars, EVs have a lower center of gravity, reducing the risk of rollovers – a common and often fatal type of accident. Additionally, the absence of a large gasoline engine allows for more crumple zone space, potentially offering better impact absorption in collisions.
Preventable Risks: A Common Thread
Regardless of the type of vehicle, the vast majority of car accidents are preventable. Adhering to safety guidelines like wearing seatbelts, obeying speed limits, and avoiding distractions like phone use while driving, is paramount in reducing accident risks.
Financial and Legal Implications
Driving safely, whether in an electric or gasoline car, has financial and legal benefits. Maintaining a clean driving record can lead to lower car insurance premiums, and adherence to traffic laws helps avoid fines or license suspensions.
While electric cars show promise in certain safety aspects, the overarching principle of safe driving remains universal. Simple practices such as using turn signals correctly, being cautious at intersections, and preparing for unexpected events like potholes or sudden stops are critical safety measures for all drivers.
How can Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman help with an accident with a gas or electric vehicle?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, regardless of whether the vehicle is gas or electric, Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman can help you get the compensation you need to recover. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain fair settlements and verdicts.
We will work tirelessly to investigate your accident, identify all responsible parties, and pursue all available legal remedies on your behalf. We will also keep you informed of your case’s progress every step of the way and answer any questions you may have.