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Does Your Vehicle Have Updated Safety Features?


When considering a vehicle purchase, there are many things car buyers are looking for, depending on their wants and needs. Some want a certain look or color, others are craving a larger car or truck because of a growing family. Either way, it is a good idea to keep updated safety features in mind. After all, technology has come a long way in recent decades, and newer models have features that can reduce human error and help to avoid collisions.

Accidents in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa can happen in an instant, particularly if a driver makes an unwise decision or is distracted from the task of driving. If you or someone you care about was hurt in a Florida accident, discuss your damage compensation options with a legal professional as soon as possible.

Newer Vehicles Have a Range of Features

There are more safety features to protect car drivers and their passengers than ever, particularly in newer vehicles. Your car or truck could have adaptive headlights, backup cameras, and blind spot detection, for example.

Some other safety features include the following:

  • Anti-lock brakes. Modern breaks have an anti-lock function that assists in reducing skidding and allowing a vehicle operator to maintain control. The first auto brakes applied solely rear wheel pressure, which could lead to swerving. While the introduction of four wheel brakes reduced swerving, anti-lock brakes are even better for unexpected, emergency situations.
  • Collision alerts. Sensors in newer vehicles alert drivers to dangers, such as impending crashes. Along with alerting drivers, other safety features can be activated, such as a tightening of seatbelts and airbag alignment.
  • Stability control. Technology within the vehicle can also compensate for driver errors, such as oversteering. In these situations, stability control features can bring force to different wheels in order to reduce the possibility of a collision.

Understanding your vehicle can be helpful as you will know why it is reacting in certain ways to different environments. And while safety features can do a lot to keep everyone safe, of course responsible driver behavior is essential as well. Driving recklessly or engaging in distracted driving practices can lead to accidents, whether there are safety features in the vehicle or not.

Talk to an Attorney Following a Florida Collision

While it is true that upgrading an older vehicle or purchasing a vehicle with these features can help to reduce or avoid accidents, sometimes collisions still take place. If this was true for you, and you’re juggling properly damage expenses and medical fees, talk to a Florida personal injury lawyer about compensation.

Do you believe your accident injury is a direct result of a human error? When older vehicles that do not have updated safety features are involved in collisions, accident victims can be left wondering what damage recovery options are available to them. If this is true for you, talk to the skilled attorneys at Roman & Roman. Experienced lawyers know how to achieve your objectives, and our team of personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.

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