Regardless of how defensively you drive, it is impossible to control the actions of other motorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 people die in car crashes for every 100,000 Americans. You should never become complacent while driving, but if you are injured by a negligent motorist, then an injury lawyer may be able to help.
Car accidents often involve steep medical bills, and some victims cannot return to work. If you were in a collision with a reckless driver in Georgia, then contact a Marietta car accident attorney from the Piedmont Injury Law
An injury lawyer from our firm can evaluate your accident, gather evidence and negotiate for a fair settlement. Call us today at 678-909-0770 to schedule a consultation.
In the meantime, read on to learn the top three vehicle safety features for preventing accidents and injuries:
- Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-lock brakes have been so successful that they are now standard in the majority of new vehicles. They can prevent your wheels from locking if you brake suddenly or too hard.
Without anti-lock brakes, you may lose control of your vehicle. A car that has ABS controls the brakes for you, allowing you to brake suddenly without skidding.
Airbags have saved countless lives. New vehicles can detect frontal impact as it occurs, and they deploy airbags in an effort to prevent drivers and passengers from hitting their heads on windshields, dashboards or steering wheels.
Although airbags are standard in most new vehicles, you must follow the safety instructions of the manufacturer. For example, they can injure children younger than 12 years old. Young kids should never sit in the front seat unless the airbags have been deactivated.
Seatbelts are compulsory in most states. Every driver and passenger should wear a seatbelt – no matter how short the distance you are travelling.
All new cars come with seatbelts, but not all of them are effective. Make sure you choose a car that has seatbelts with adjustable upper anchors. They should also retract so they tighten around you when you put them on.
Every seat in your car should have effective seatbelts, with full shoulder and lap belts. Additionally, ask the dealer if the seatbelts contain force limiters. These will reduce the pressure across your shoulder and chest in an accident or if you have to brake suddenly.
Unfortunately, there is no way to control the actions of other drivers. Even with the best safety features, some accidents are unavoidable.
If you were injured in a collision that a negligent driver caused, then contact a Marietta injury lawyer from the Piedmont Injury Law. Ken Crosson is a member of the Cobb County Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the bars of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Our office is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at 678-909-0770 to schedule a consultation.