Injuries From Car Wreck

According to the Insurance Research Council the lighter the vehicle the likelihood of sustaining greater injuries increases.

IRC estimated that the average personal injury claim payment in wrecks involving lighter-weight vehicles was 14.3 percent higher than the personal injury claim in wrecks involving heavy vehicles.

Accordingly, as gas prices rise, drivers are more apt to choose lighter vehicles due to the fuel efficiency, resulting in an increase of personal injury claims arising from car wrecks.