The cars of today have a lot more to offer you than their older predecessors. New safety features like side air bags and improved crumple zones help prevent serious injury and wrongful death in many car accidents.
New cars are also more fuel efficient. In today’s economy, it is important for cars to get more than 15 miles-per-gallon (mpg) of gas.
As car accident attorneys, we believe this program help start getting newer, safer cars on the road. While the price tag of a new car is sometimes intimidating for consumers, the benefits of this government “Cash for Clunkers” program could change the minds of some people that believe they cannot afford new cars.
In case you do not know already, the “Cash for Clunkers” program offers you a $3,500 rebate towards a new more fuel-efficient car (at least 22 mpg) if your current automobile gets less than 18 mpg. If your new car gets at least 10 mpg more than the trade-in, then the rebate grows to $4,500. The “Cash for Clunkers” rebate is then taken off the total price of the new car, after manufacturer discounts and incentives are given.
The government reimburses the dealers directly, who then must show proof that the “clunkers” have been taken off the road permanently and that they are not replacing them with cars that have design defects.
Car dealers are expecting an increase in sales as consumers will be taking advantage of these rebates to buy new cars — whose improved safety features can help prevent car accident injuries like whiplash or spinal cord injuries (i.e. paraplegia & quadriplegia), which require a lot of expensive medical treatments.
As car accident attorneys, we urge anyone who can use this program to possibly purhcase a new car with added safety features. By doing so, you will be helping the environment as well as your wallet the next time you go to the gas station to fuel up.
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SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines