The Hewlett-Packard Company has been trying to revive its desktop-computer business for a few years. One thing they offered to consumers is personal computers with touch-screen monitors.
The touch-screen has become a new accessory for many electronics, but this sleek new fad can lead to car accidents because drivers are not paying attention.
As car accident attorneys, we believe drivers should be focused on all parts of the road. Electronics like cell phones continue to increase the possibility of car accidents because they can distract drivers from their number one priority while driving: paying attention to what is around them while behind the wheel.
The Hewlett Packard Company (H-P) is utilizing touch-screen technology for new commercial uses. At O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, travelers can access online maps and restaurant listings. In Michigan, H-P touch screens are being put into boxes at the Detroit Pistons’ arena where fans can use them to access statistics and watch instant replays.
Cell phones like the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Instinct are two products that consumers use everyday that have touch screens. Many cars on the road use touch screens for navigation and media playing. The use of these touch-screen devices can cause car accidents because of driver distraction that lead to personal injury or wrongful death.
As car accident lawyers, we urge companies and manufacturers to think about the consumer when developing new technology that may lead to car accidents that may cause personal injury or wrongful death.
When you are a car owner, you know how important it is to have the best car insurance policy and sometimes it is knowing that being safe is more important than being sleek.
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SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines