Although autonomous vehicles are promoted as safe, wrecks involving vehicles made or operated by companies like Tesla are proof that this new technology comes with risks. If you’ve been involved in an accident, our lawyers can help.
Tesla Accident Attorneys
Autonomous vehicles are the wave of the future, with many of these cars already on our streets and highways. Unfortunately, despite significant progress in the development of self-driving features, they are not perfect. With the increased use of driverless technology, we’re currently seeing a surge in serious self-driving auto accidents.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating dozens of crashes involving automated driver-assist systems, including a recent fatal car accident in Texas that occurred while Tesla’s autopilot driving technology was engaged.
Our lawyers understand the complexities of these incidents and are ready to hold the manufacturers and operators responsible for harm caused by their product or negligent operation.
In some situations, defects in the manufacturing process may lead to serious car accidents. These issues may go unnoticed initially, however, left unchecked, they may cause catastrophic injuries and damage. While some of these issues may be easily addressed, other times, the severity of a defect may not be known until an accident occurs. If you suspect a manufacturing defect may have caused or contributed to a motor vehicle accident, we want to talk to you.
Other issues stemming from the basic design of the vehicles have also come to light. Each year since 2012, Tesla has had multiple recalls, and every model has been recalled at some point. Currently, a class-action lawsuit is pending involving Tesla Models S and X alleging suspension failures and breakages. If you suspect design flaws in your Tesla vehicle, we are glad to discuss your case with you.
VEHICLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Unfortunately, vehicle crashes often result in serious injury. Our attorneys have experience representing individuals who have sustained many different types of injuries, including, but not limited to:
If you or a loved one received injuries in an auto accident involving a self-driving vehicle, we may be able to help you get compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Long-term care costs
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Loss of income while injured
- Loss of future earnings due to permanent injury
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish/emotional distress
- Property damage
JUST DOWN THE ROAD: DRIVERLESS BIG RIGS
In addition to self-driving motor vehicles, Tesla, Ryder, and start-up Embark are also pushing ahead with driverless big rigs as quickly as they can. As a result, large autonomous trucks will be on our highways sooner rather than later, leading to potential self-driving 18-wheeler accidents.
Recently, multiple autonomous vehicles have failed to properly identify pedestrians walking across a roadway. These errors have led to catastrophic injuries, even deaths. These accidents show just how challenging it is for self-driving vehicle makers to properly evaluate potential risks on the roadways. If you or a loved one have been struck by an autonomous vehicle, call us immediately.
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At HMG, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of personal injury since 1985. We know how to fight for you. Call us at 1-800-334-3298 or click the link below for a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.