Car Color & Crash Risk

Did you know that car color and crash risk are interrelated? Your car color can increase your odds of a motor vehicle accident. If you were in a car accident, you may be entitled to damages for your losses.

Our Tampa personal injury lawyers have been assisting accident victims in Tampa, Florida, since 1992. Catania & Catania, P.A. have recovered over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. 

We are committed, aggressive, and diligent car accident attorneys who fight for our client’s best interests. With 120 years of combined legal experience, you can trust that we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle any size of personal injury case.

If you need an attorney to help you with a car accident claim, contact our Tampa law office online or call us at (813) 222-8545 to schedule your free consultation with one of our Tampa personal injury lawyers. 

How Our Tampa Car Accident Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident 

Catania & Catania, P.A. have been in Tampa, FL, for over 28 years. We are dedicated to fighting for fair and just compensation for our clients. 

We understand how insurance companies work because we used to defend them. Now, we use our knowledge to help accident victims get the money they deserve.

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

  • Offer you our No win, No fee Guarantee – We accept cases on a contingency fee basis
  • Investigate how your car accident occurred to gather evidence proving fault and liability
  • Gather evidence proving you sustained serious injuries to meet the serious injury threshold for suing the other driver
  • File all insurance claims and lawsuits 
  • Aggressively negotiate a settlement for damages
  • Keep you informed of the progress of your case and promptly address your concerns and questions

Do not wait too long to contact our office to schedule your free case review with a Tampa car accident attorney. Call now to speak with someone 24/7. You may also chat with us online.

How Does Car Color Impact Crash Risk?

What car color do you believe has the worst crash record? Some people believe that driving a red car increases the risk of a car accident. However, if you guessed red, you are incorrect. 

Can the color of your car have an impact on your crash risk? At least one study seems to support the theory that color and crash risk are related.

According to researchers from Monash University, black vehicles had the highest risk of being in a car crash compared to white vehicles. White cars had the lowest crash risk of all car colors because they were highly visible on the road. 

Driving a black car increased your risk of a crash by 12 percent compared to white cars. Grey cars and silver cars also had a higher risk of being involved in a car wreck than white vehicles. Grey and silver cars blend into the landscape, making it more difficult to spot the car on the road. 

Blue cars and red cars were easy to spot on roads and had just a seven percent higher crash risk than white cars. 

What Are Common Causes of Tampa Car Accidents?

The color of your car may or may or may not be a factor in the cause of your car accident. 

However, factors that commonly contribute to the causes of Tampa car crashes include:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Speed and reckless driving
  • Impaired driving (drugs or alcohol)
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Drowsy driving
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Improper lane changes 
  • Distracted driving

One of the first steps in filing a personal injury lawsuit is determining how the car crash occurred. You must be able to prove that the other driver caused the collision if you want to recover compensation for your injuries. 

Common Types of Injuries Caused by Tampa Bay Car Crashes

The types of injuries caused by car wrecks vary from minor aches and pains to life-threatening conditions. 

Common car accident injuries include:

The cost of treating car accident injuries can be overwhelming. Many car accident victims do not have the money to pay for medical care, personal care, and therapy. In addition, they may be out of work because of the car crash, which only makes paying the medical bills much more difficult. 

Who is Liable for Damages Caused by a Car Accident in Tampa?

If another person caused your car accident, that person could be financially liable for your damages. 

You may recover compensation for your economic damages, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Travel expenses
  • Therapies
  • Personal care
  • Medications and medical equipment

Additionally, you could also recover compensation for your non-economic damages, or “pain & suffering damages.” Physical pain, impairments, emotional distress, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life are just a few of the non-economic damages recoverable after a car wreck.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Tampa Car Accident Lawyers

If you were involved in an accident, you might assume that you can only collect PIP insurance benefits. However, Florida’s no-fault insurance laws permit you to sue the at-fault driver if you sustained serious injuries.

Contact Catania & Catania, P.A. to discuss if you have a personal injury claim. Call now for your free case evaluation with a Tampa Bay personal injury lawyer.