car features that can help you avoid a Milwaukee car crashIt isn’t often that Milwaukee car accident lawyers talk about what car you should buy. While we don’t recommend specific manufacturers and we don’t have an opinion on colors or sound systems, we do think it is important for you to have the latest information about crash avoidance technology so that you can make educated decisions about what to look for in your next vehicle.

New IIHS Study Evaluates Crash Avoidance Technology

Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) completed a study of crash avoidance systems. The IIHS found that not all crash avoidance technology systems have the same, or even the desired, effect. Specifically, the IIHS found the following crash avoidance systems to be useful in preventing crashes:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance System: These systems warn the driver if traffic ahead has stopped suddenly and can even apply the brakes—without the driver doing so—to avoid rear-ending another car.
  • Adaptive Headlights: These headlights shift direction with the car, allowing the driver to more clearly see what is up ahead.

The IIHS found that technology that helped drivers back up or see in blind spots and that land departure warnings were not particularly helpful in avoiding accidents at this time. It is unclear whether changes to these technologies would make them more valuable in preventing accidents.

Call a Milwaukee Car Accident Attorney If You’ve Been Hurt in a Crash

While we want you to purchase the safest car possible, we understand that there is not currently a vehicle on the market that will keep you safe from all potential accidents.

If you have been hurt in a auto accident, please call our experienced Milwaukee car crash lawyer today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 to find out more about your rights and possible recovery. Just for calling, we will send you a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.