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New Technology May Prevent Rear-End Accidents

May 16, 2011

Rear-end collisions are a common form of motor vehicle accident in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If you are involved in a rear-end car crash, it can be extremely upsetting because you may be stopped for traffic and feel helpless to avoid the accident.

Unlike other car crashes, those who are hit from behind in a rear-end accident have no way to swerve, brake or conduct other evasive driving tactics to avoid the accident. For the driver that is following another vehicle, psychologists have suggested reasons that these accidents are particularly common, as well as an early warning system algorithm to help drivers avoid colliding with other vehicles from behind. If you are involved in a rear-end accident and suffer serious injuries or wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and loss.

The experienced Atlanta rear-end accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have been representing rear-end car crash victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia for over a quarter century. We diligently strive to develop the best possible strategy to successfully represent our clients in obtaining the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. Our Atlanta law firm works hard for our clients and is committed to our ongoing goal of being regarded as the best Georgia car accident law firm.

Rear-end accidents account for 29 percent of all injury-related car crashes. There are over 1.8 million rear-end auto accidents in a typical year and this also constitutes 31 percent of all multiple vehicle auto accidents. These car accidents cause many injuries, wrongful deaths and massive property damage both in Georgia and throughout the U.S.

A research study reveals that one of the reasons for the frequency of rear-end car accidents is that drivers have a hard time perceiving differences in speed when observing a vehicle directly in front of their vehicle. The study found that unless this difference in speed is at least 8-10 mph, drivers are typically unable to distinguish any difference in rates of speed between vehicles.

"Well, if people can't detect that the car in front of them is going slower, you're going to run into it," says Gregory Corso, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

The researchers that conducted the study point out that most vehicle safety devices, such as seat belts and air bags are designed to protect drivers in the event of a car accident. This study provides the basis for an early warning system that can prevent rear-end collisions. The anti-collision system would analyze a driver’s reaction times and provide warnings to the driver about potential rear-end collisions based on the speed differential between the vehicles.

Advances in technology and increased understanding of the scientific factors that play a role in serious car crashes will continue to make motorists in Atlanta and throughout Georgia safer. Unfortunately, serious Georgia car accidents will continue to cause catastrophic injuries and death to many people throughout our state. If you or a family member has suffered serious injury in a rear-end car crash in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The experienced Atlanta rear-end accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to zealously pursuing the best interests of our clients.

Our attorneys have been assisting those seriously injured or killed in Georgia auto accidents for over 38 years. We are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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