Self Driving Car Accident Lawyers
Self driving (or autonomous cars) are marketed as the future’s safest way to travel, but even the most reliable modes of travel can become hazardous in certain conditions. When you take away the operator of a vehicle, and allow the path to rely on computers, sensors, artificial intelligence, and mathematics, you succeed in eliminating human error from playing a role in accidents or mishaps. Yet, what’s also eliminated is the human element aspect, or the chance to react to situations that call for critical thinking, not computation.
If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident with a self driving vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact our team today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116. We are hard-working lawyers for hard-working people.
Who is liable in an autonomous car accident?
There are several ethical questions raised when it comes to autonomous car accidents —most of which have no satisfactory answer. The most common dilemma tossed into the mix is what happens if a pedestrian crosses the road and the vehicle does not have adequate time to stop. Who does the vehicle condemn? The passenger or the pedestrian? Neither option is favorable, yet one of the two must occur.
Additionally, because this technology is so new, specific laws and regulations have not been established regarding driverless cars and liability. The problem might lie with the software, in which case the developer is liable; it might lie with the hardware, in which case the manufacturer is liable; or, it might be a simple defect with any part of the car itself. There are a number of ways liability could be discerned and then delegated, resulting in a complicated system of determining fault when pursuing legal action.
We Can Help
Our team of lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt have been closely monitoring the development of technology for autonomous cars for some time now and more than capable in helping you navigate the ins and outs of an accident involving a driverless car. Victims of a car accident may be entitled to compensation. You may be eligible to be compensated for:
- Diminished quality of life
- Home healthcare
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain
If you have been involved in an accident involving a driverless car, don’t hesitate to contact our lawyers today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116. We are hard-working lawyers for hard-working people.