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Car Color & Crash Risk

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Car Color & Crash Risk - Article Written by M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers

Many people choose the color of their car based on personal preference in Los Angeles, CA. However, research indicates that the color of your car could affect your chance of being involved in an accident. The fact remains that all car colors have a risk of being involved in a traffic accident. 

The Los Angeles car accident lawyers of M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience handling accident claims. We have recovered over $400 million for our clients in verdicts and settlements. 

Our dedication and skills have resulted in our top-rated injury attorneys being named in the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country by The National Trial Lawyers. Our law firm has also received the Avvo Client Choice Award for excellent client service.

Contact us or call (877) 300-4535 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney. Let’s discuss how we can help you get the money you deserve after a car accident. 

How Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After a Car Accident

How Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After a Car Accident

The color of your car will not factor into the amount of money you receive for damages after a car wreck. To recover compensation, you must prove the other driver caused the crash. You need an experienced, skilled legal team to gather evidence proving causation and fault to establish liability

At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we have the resources and experience to conduct accident investigations. We handle all aspects of your claim while you focus on healing from your injuries. 

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Perform an independent investigation to identify the cause of the accident
  • Identify the factors contributing to the crash and the parties responsible for causing the collision
  • Confirm insurance coverage and file insurance claims
  • Hire and work with expert witnesses and accident reconstructionists, as necessary
  • Document your damages to calculate the correct value for your personal injury claim
  • Aggressively negotiate with the insurance provider to obtain the full value of your damages
  • File a personal injury lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement amount

We understand that you have experienced a traumatic event. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation available for your case without adding more stress as you continue to recover. 

Call our law office to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced car accident attorney in Los Angeles, California.

Color and Crash Risk – What Are the Most Dangerous Colors for Cars?

According to the Vehicle Colour Study by Monash University Research Centre, black was the most dangerous color when studying the association between color and crash risk. Black vehicles had a 12% higher crash risk than the safest car color, white. 

Other vehicles that had higher crash risks compared to white vehicles include:

  • Grey cars (11%)
  • Silver vehicles (10%)
  • Blue vehicles (7%)
  • Red cars (7%)

A reason for the higher crash risk for black vehicles is that they can be more difficult to see. A black car is more likely to blend into the background of the road, especially at night. Silver cars and grey cars can also be difficult to see, especially in poor weather conditions.

Light blue cars might blend in with the daytime sky. Dark blue cars blend into the dart at night, much like black vehicles. Red vehicles are often associated with high risks of car accidents, but the color is not as difficult to see as black, blue, silver, and grey.

Color and Crash Risk – What Are the Safest Colors for Cars?

White ranked as the safest car color. They stand out in traffic and against the vehicle’s surroundings. 

Likewise, beige and yellow cars have low crash risks because they stand out against the background. Other “safe” car colors include orange cars and gold cars. 

Being a “safe” color means that the car colors had a lower crash risk than the “dangerous” car colors listed above.

Green cars are in the middle. A green vehicle does not appear to increase or decrease the risk of being involved in a car crash. The risk can depend on the landscape and environment.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Los Angeles

The most common cause of car crashes is driver errors and negligence. Dangerous driving behaviors that can lead to a car wreck include:

When a driver causes a car accident, the driver can be liable for economic and non-economic damages. However, you have the burden of proving negligence before you can recover money for an accident claim. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you gather evidence to prove the at-fault driver is liable for your damages. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers

We are here to help you. Please reach out to our office online or by phone to speak with a knowledgeable member of our legal team. It does not cost you anything to meet with a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to learn about your legal options for filing a claim for damages after a car accident.