Although many people die and are seriously injured every year due to issues with car safety because of unsafe or poor design, or defective materials used in car production, the majority of car accident injuries are still caused by driver error. A June 16, 2015 article in USA Today points out that government statistics report that driver error accounts for 94% of crashes.
Active Car Safety Systems Help Prevent Driver Error Accidents
Considering these statistics, we can be grateful for new car safety features being implemented in newer vehicles, but we still need to be proactive in working on active safety features which can help prevent driver error.
Active car safety features that can help prevent driver error might include an active system like the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety. DUI drivers kill almost 10,000 people every year. Other active systems being worked on involve lane departure warning, forward collision warning, electronic stability control, and rearview video systems.
Even with the advent of newer safety features including active car safety systems, there are thousands of older cars on the roads that will be there for many years to come and do not have many of the newer safety technologies. So it can be expected that for the near future there are still going to be many vehicle accidents that are going to be caused by driver error such as, DUI, reckless driving, drowsy driving, speeding, poor judgement and more.
Personal Injury Attorneys Fight For You
Always check with a personal injury attorney about your accident injury claim because your attorney is on your side and will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve. The insurance company lawyers are there to help the insurance company pay out the least amount they can, so you need someone to have your back.
If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, the first thing you should do after getting immediate medical care is to get legal advice from an experienced car accident attorney. You have the right to get compensation for your medical bills, therapy, rehabilitation, lost wages, and more which can be quite costly and is often financially devastating for the average family.
Contact Joel Baskin Atlanta car accident attorney for a free initial consultation about your car accident or any type of personal injury including product liability. Joel serves the Atlanta area with offices in Cobb & Fulton counties.