Crash Avoidance Technology in Texas
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston car accident attorneys know that evolving vehicle technology is about more than updated GPS and entertainment systems. Most newly manufactured vehicles come equipped with crash avoidance technology to help limit the chances of being involved in a collision.
Crash avoidance technology uses advanced algorithms, sensors, and cameras to identify everything from animals and road hazards to bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles. Technology likes forward collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warnings, among others, are designed to help keep us safe, and are effectively reducing the number of Texas roadway injuries and fatalities when used properly.
Crash avoidance technology is designed to be used in conjunction with responsible human behavior, and never on its own. Relying on vehicle technology to stop before hitting the car in front of you, or correcting itself if you leave your lane while distracted, can leave you vulnerable to motor vehicle collisions.
What are the Risks Associated with Relying on Vehicle Technology?
Whether your vehicle is equipped with backup cameras, lane departure warning systems,
adaptive cruise control, advanced vehicle technology provides an added layer of safety for everyone on the road.
However, these additional features are not enough to remove the human oversight that is required to safely operate a vehicle. Although human error, or direct negligence, can lead to vehicle collisions throughout Texas, it is important to remember technology does not always function as it is intended.
Any driver who relies too heavily on adaptive vehicle technology rather than treating it as one of several driving tools to help keep them safe is putting themselves and everyone else on the road at risk for motor vehicle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life in a car accident caused by negligence or faulty technology, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.