According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for roughly one-third of all automobile crashes. Rear-end collisions carry a high risk of spine, neck, and brain injuries for victims. In an effort to prevent collisions, many automakers are offering crash-prevention technology in the newest models of cars. Despite cutting-edge technology and numerous safety features, roughly 2.35 million Americans sustain accident-related injuries each year. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another party, you should consult a personal injury attorney to learn about your legal options.
How Does Crash-Prevention Technology Work?
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers whose cars feature crash-prevention technology are 78% less likely to be involved in an auto accident. Crash-prevention technology includes several different features, including:
- Rearview cameras
- Rearview parking sensors
- Rear automatic emergency braking
- Rear cross-traffic warnings
- Lane change or blind side warnings
- Forward collision indicators
Safety Features Alone Cannot Stop Car Accidents
Although crash-prevention technology can help to reduce the likelihood of a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, it cannot completely eliminate the possibility of a crash taking place. There are many reasons why accidents cannot be fully avoided, such as:...