Phoenix Self-Driving Car Accident Attorney

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.

Why Choose Our Autonomous Vehicle Lawyer?

  • We have been recovering compensation on behalf of clients for more than 20 years, with a 99% success rate.
  • From large to small, we will take care of every detail of your case, while remaining in direct contact with you regarding its progress.
  • Legal fees will not be what stands between you and stellar representation, as we will only get paid once you receive compensation.

What is an Autonomous Vehicle?

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:

  • Level 1 – Driver Assistance
    A driver assistance system, requiring a human to do the majority of the driving.
  • Level 2 – Partial Automation
    More than one driver assistance system that allows for more automation, but still requires a human driver for the remaining functions.
  • Level 3 – Conditional Automation
    An automated driving system that’s fully self-driving, only periodically requiring human intervention for course correction.
  • Level 4 – High Automation
    A fully automated driving system that solves problems without needing a human driver.
  • Level 5 – Full Automation
    A fully automated vehicle with no pedals, wheels, controls, nor the need for a human driver.

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.

Common Injuries from Autonomous Vehicle 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:

  • Fractures
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Nerve damage

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.

Who is Liable in an Autonomous Vehicle Accident?

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.

Speak to an Autonomous Vehicle Attorney Today

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 accident attorneys have decades of experience representing and protecting injured clients. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (602) 759-0012.