An individual’s likelihood of suffering an auto theft can be affected by many things. One is what kinds of theft prevention steps they take. Another, as we touched on in a post a couple of months ago, is where they live. Yet another is what model of vehicle they own. Some automobile models have a particularly high number of thefts connected to them.
A recent National Insurance Crime Bureau report looked into what automobiles were stolen the most last year. The car model that topped the list for the U.S. overall was the 1996 Honda Accord.
However, this model was not the most commonly stolen vehicle here in Florida. Rather, the type of automobile that topped that state’s top ten list last year were 2006-model-year Ford full-size pickup trucks (these vehicles were third on the national list).
Why do you think the above-mentioned vehicles are so commonly the targets of thefts?
Whatever type of vehicle they own, when a person is the victim of an auto theft, insurance claims issues can be very impactful for them. Just as various circumstances can impact auto theft likelihood, lots of different circumstances of a theft could have impacts on what kind of issues a car owner could run into with an insurer when submitting a theft claim. So, many different things could potentially be the subject of a dispute between the victim of an auto theft and an insurer. Skilled attorneys can help auto theft victims stand up for their rights when such disputes arise.
Source: The Florida Times-Union, “Top 10 list of most stolen vehicles in nation, Florida released,” Bill Bortzfield, Aug. 19, 2016