Free Consultations | Tap To Call Today: 1.888.625.6265

Chicago Distracted Drivers Attorneys - Malman LawSafety is the center point for all motor vehicle advertisements – with manufacturers boasting about the latest technological advancements that improve safety and reduce the risk for accidents altogether. But, how effective are these highly advertised features, and do they actually stand up to the claims that they make to American consumers? More vehicles are being outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and with that technology comes a higher price tag for those vehicles.

What Are the Key Technological Advancements Manufacturers Using?

Airbags and antilock brakes used to be the latest technology. They were innovative and one of the major trends among manufacturers looking to bolster safety within their cars. Prior to that, seatbelts were the only means for protecting drivers and passengers. While these advancements today are considered archaic, they were necessary in order for manufacturers to work toward the features of today.

The past few years have seen endless numbers of safety systems being developed and implemented into today’s vehicles. They are designed to actually prevent accidents, instead of simply acting in a collision (like airbags).

Some of the latest advancements that have offered buyers more safety include:

  • Electronic Stability Control Systems – These electronic systems can control a vehicle’s braking power, torque, etc. to one or more wheels. They help keep a vehicle in control and can correct everything from slippage to oversteering by managing the amount of power each wheel receives.
  • Cruise Control – Adaptive cruise control technology relies on radar sensors, which automatically adjusts speeds on the freeway to match the speeds of the vehicles in front of the cruising car. It adds a level of convenience, but can also make a driver less focused on the road.
  • Blind Spot Detectors – These alert drivers to vehicles hiding in their blind spots. When a vehicle needs to change lanes, they can rely on these blind spot detectors to reduce their risk for collision and know if an object or vehicle sits in their way.
  • Lane Departure Systems – These systems monitor the position of the vehicle, and if it is moving out of its lane, the system will notify the driver.
  • Collision Response Systems – These occur prior to the imminent accident and detect and respond quickly – making automatic adjustments to protect the vehicle. Some systems may apply brakes, deploy airbags, move seats back to reduce injury, etc.
  • Braking Assists – This technology detects braking patterns and can deploy heavier braking when necessary.
  • Airbags – Airbags have improved as well, especially with the addition of curtain and side airbags. These deploy during side-impact collisions and can protect passengers and drivers from glass or debris in the vehicle.
  • Backup Cameras – This gives a driver a full view of what is behind them before they back up – including vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Forward Collision Warning Systems – These detect the distance between the vehicle and those in front of them. Then, warnings are sounded if a vehicle is too close – giving them time to respond. More advanced systems will also apply the brakes to increase the distance between vehicles.

Advanced Technology Cannot Always Protect Drivers and Passengers

Safety technology can make roads safer, but it cannot thwart drunken drivers, distracted drivers or even hazardous road conditions. In fact, some systems may encourage bad habits on the road, because drivers may be more reckless when they know that their vehicles will take over for them. The technology itself can also be a distraction – possibly increasing the likelihood of an accident.
If you were injured in an accident, speak with a Chicago injury attorney at Malman Law. Contact us for a free consultation at 888-307-2051 or fill out an online contact form with your legal questions.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

Client Review

  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
View More Testimonials

Know Your Rights!

Why People Choose Malman Law

You’ll want our experience on your side.
You’ll want your lawyers to be this good.

  • Credibility & Experience

    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Track Record of Success

    Over $200,000,000 Collected
  • Team of Litigation Lawyers

    Real Courtroom Experience
Need Help
After Hours?

Paralegals Available
24 Hours A Day To
Speak With you

No Matter The Time, We’re Here To Help!
Click to Call Now