Is it a possibility that new technologies increase safety as well as injuries in car accidents? This contradiction may not seem possible, but it comes down to how we each adapt our driving behaviors to all forms of technology. Many innovations have increased our ability to safely operate our vehicle and avoid issues which could have caused a car accident in the past.
Blind spot warning systems now provide additional protection when a car or object is in our blind spot. Blind spots are one of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle and are often a cause associated with injury accidents. Back up cameras help to avoid hitting an obstacle or pedestrian when backing. Increased headlight technology is making it easier to see farther down the road as well as hazards such as wildlife just off the shoulder. Many new vehicles are incorporating warnings when a driver begins to cross out of their lane.
Unfortunately, technology can also lead to distracted driving and a car accident resulting in injuries. An American is injured in a car accident every 2 minutes. Every 30 minutes someone across the United States loses their life in a fatal car accident due to distracted driving or driver impairment. Distracted driving due to the use of a cell phone for incoming calls, texting, accessing social media, GPS or other internet access has increasingly become a leading cause of car accidents in Louisville and across Kentucky.
While technologies increase safety as well as injuries in car accidents the ultimate impact of technology comes down to each of us who drive. The proper implementation and use of technology can and does save lives. However, taking your eyes off of the road to check interior information displays or a cell phone increases your risk of an injury accident.
If you or someone you love is injured in a motor vehicle accident we invite you to contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 to speak with one of our experienced personally injury attorneys for a free consultation. Learn how we will help to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.