Safer Driving Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer
We are fortunate enough to have vehicles that are manufactured with advanced technologies to help keep up safe while behind the wheel. Although these technologies do not completely eliminate the risk of accidents on the road, there are several notable technological advances to vehicles that can make driving on the road a whole lot safer.
We by no means want to tell you that owning a vehicle with any of these advancements will eliminate the risk that you’ll be in an accident, but any personal injury lawyer at our law firm will tell you that they may certainly increase your safety and the safety of your passengers while on the road.
Technologies for Safer Driving
Many vehicles today are manufactured with backup camera features which allow the driver to see more clearly what is behind their vehicle while they are backing out of a parking space, driveway, or similar area. Your personal injury lawyer may have worked on a case that involved a pedestrian accident that could have been avoided with a backup camera and they surely help drivers see and avoiding hitting small pedestrians, such as children, even when they may be in a blind spot.
Both automatic and adaptive headlights ensure that the driver always has the best visibility possible, even while driving through heavy snowstorms, dark, unlit roads, or through tunnels. Any personal injury lawyer will tell you that limited visibility is one of the leading causes of car accidents, so owning a vehicle with automatic or adaptive lights may help prevent low-visibility related car accidents.
Blind Spot Monitors
Blind spot monitors are extremely advantageous while driving in a rural, suburban, or urban area, as well as on a freeway. We’ve all attempted to change lanes without realizing that a car was actually in our blind spot. It can be a scary thing and your personal injury lawyer has most likely dealt with accident cases that were caused by this! Fortunately, many vehicles today feature blind spot monitors that will interrupt you with some kind of alarm before you hit a vehicle that is out of your line of sight while driving.
Lane Departure Warning Systems
Lane departure warning systems are similar to blind spot monitors, in that they will interrupt you with some type of alarm (either visual or aural) in the event that you begin to drift outside of your lane. This technology can help prevent many accidents in a variety of situations!
Still Had an Accident? A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Even with these safety features, accidents still happen. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, a Tolbert Beadle personal injury lawyer is ready to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the compensation you are rightfully owed.
Call the law firm of Tolbert Beadle today to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Don’t delay!