With so many new technological features in cars these days, it’s hard to stop and investigate each new feature to understand its advantages and limitations. Automatic braking has been a popular addition to newer vehicles, and drivers have come to trust automatic braking and other advanced driver assistance systems. For some drivers, automatic braking can feel more dangerous rather than safer.
Advanced driver assistance systems are generally designed to “detect” something could go wrong (such as, a hazard in the road) and then react to it if the driver cannot (by braking). These systems are designed to make drivers safer by speeding up the reaction time if a collision is imminent.
Recent complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that automatic braking might not be a foolproof solution. Some complaints alleged that the car’s automatic brakes activated when there was no other object or danger present, resulting in spin-outs and other traffic accidents. Other complaints said that the brakes malfunctioned or functioned improperly when danger was present.
Driver assistance systems are designed for safety. If you’ve been harmed by one of these systems, seek the help of an experienced injury attorney. As a car accident lawyer with more than 38 years of experience, I have the expertise you’ll need if you’ve been injured by a driver assistance system. Don’t let an insurance agent tell you not to seek legal advice if you’ve been in a car accident caused by in-vehicle driver assistance systems.
Car accidents can result in complex insurance and legal claims. You need someone on your side after a car crash who can represent your interests, so that you can focus on your family and your well-being. I have the resources and the expertise to make sure you and your family get the justice you deserve.
While technological advances can make our lives safer and easier, it’s important to remember that there is no substitute for an alert, aware driver. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident caused by driver assistance systems installed in your car, call me at 877-944-4373 and I’ll Make Them Pay!®