As autonomous vehicle technology advances, more and more accidents are occurring involving self-driving cars. If you have been injured in an accident with an autonomous vehicle in Arizona, you will likely have questions about your legal rights. Speak to an autonomous vehicle accident attorney at Torgenson Law in a free consultation, by calling (602) 759-0012 or filling out our contact form online.
Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars, are motor vehicles that can drive without needing a person inside the car to control it. However, there are various levels of automation:
While technological advances have been made, autonomous vehicles still do not have the same judgment as a human driver, which can lead to serious accidents.
Whether the victims are passengers in another vehicle or a pedestrian on the road, the following severe injuries can occur when a self-driving car causes an accident:
One of the first steps to take after being involved in a car accident is seeking medical attention. Not only for your health, but having your injuries well-documented will assist you when seeking compensation through an insurance or legal claim.
Determining who is responsible for damages after a collision with a driverless car is typically difficult since concrete liability laws just do not exist yet. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers will likely take every opportunity to blame a human driver in the event of an accident. On many self-driving cars, the software is designed to alert the driver when it is necessary for them to take over the wheel. However, there can be instances of technological failure or not alerting the drive quickly enough. Liability can become even more complicated when there is no human driver. For this reason, and many more, consider hiring legal representation. A car accident attorney that has experience with these types of cases will have an understanding of how to investigate your accident and collect the necessary evidence to determine the responsible parties.
If you have been injured in a self-driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered. Our autonomous vehicle and pedestrian accident lawyers have decades of experience representing and protecting injured clients. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (602) 759-0012.