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Misuse of driver-assist technology and incidence of car accidents

Automobile accidents in New Mexico can result in serious and even fatal injuries. Over the past decade, there has been a marked increase in the technologies incorporated into motor vehicles designed to enhance the overall safety of driving and prevent accidents. Unfortunately, there has been a countervailing impact of advanced safety technology in automobiles. Specifically, some high-tech additions to vehicles have resulted in a cohort of drivers becoming more negligent.

Over-reliance and misuse of driver-assist features

Perhaps the most commonplace example of safety technology increasing the risk of accidents because of driver misuse is that associated with driver-assist features. This technology can issue warnings about blind spots, automatically brake before a collision and implement other safety measures. On some level, many drivers think that these features are designed to permit the person behind the wheel to play a supervisory role instead of driving with their full attention. Time and again, drivers take this technological assistance beyond what is recommended and safe.

No matter how advanced and reliable driver assist features are, car accidents can occur if drivers abandon their fundamental and absolutely necessary role when operating motor vehicles. They shouldn’t take their hands off the steering wheel or take their eyes of the road. The end result could be a serious crash that injures the driver and other people.

Pursuing compensation after a car accident

A victim of a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver may be able to obtain compensation by retaining the services of an experienced New Mexico personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer may schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation and no cost to a prospective client.