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Legal Options When Injured by a Self-Driving Vehicle in CA

Posted By Matthew Knez
Legal Options When Injured by a Self-Driving Vehicle in CA

Modern technology brings a plethora of new advances and this includes developments in the automobiles we use every day. A relatively new technology we hear of more often are autonomous driving systems. Autonomous vehicles have the capacity to elevate safer roads, but they can also do more harm to our roadways when not operated in a responsible manner. When a person is hurt, the injured individual has the legal right to seek monetary compensation for any damages incurred. A well-established injury attorney can help ensure fair compensation is secured. With many years of dedicated experience, the Knez Law Group, LLP is able to provide the professional legal assistance needed. 

The injury attorneys at the Knez Law Group, LLP have decades of combined legal experience managing claims for accident victims throughout California. The law firm believes in proficient, aggressive representation that maximizes the client’s recovery. With a completely free case evaluation, clients always know what to expect when pursuing a claim with the Knez Law Group, LLP. To schedule a complimentary case evaluation with a knowledgeable attorney from the Knez Law Group, LLP, consider completing the contact form found here. 

Establishing Liability in a Self-Driving Auto Accident

Autonomous vehicles have arrived and with them the legal dilemmas surrounding liability in an accident. In an autonomous auto accident, various parties can share liability. In most accidents, the driver of the vehicle can be held responsible when it can be proven that he or she could have prevented the incident. Self-driving vehicles will generally require that a person sit in the driver’s seat so that the person can take over the vehicle through manual control if necessary. 

People who operate self-driving vehicles are expected to pay close attention to the road ahead and assume control of the vehicle when necessary. Until these vehicles are fully autonomous, people should still expect to face some measure of responsibility in the event of an accident they cause. 

There are, however, instances where the vehicle manufacturer can face liability. This can happen when there is a defect in the vehicle, which caused the accident. In these accident cases, injured victims can pursue a liability claim against the company responsible. 

Monetary Compensation Following an Autonomous Vehicle Accident

Any form of auto accident can result in a wide range of damages, which include the following:

  • Medical costs, 
  • Loss of wages and benefits, 
  • Property damage, 
  • Loss of quality of life, and
  • Pain and suffering

Discuss Your Case With a Respected Auto Accident Attorney Today

As a result of the uncertain nature of self-driving vehicle laws, it is very important for anyone who is hurt in an accident involving a self-driving vehicle to seek legal support. With the support of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, it will be possible to protect one’s rights and interests. 

For many years, the diligent litigators at the Knez Law Group, LLP have been successfully helping clients who were hurt in auto accidents. When it comes to an autonomous vehicle accident, it takes a skilled litigator to ensure you receive the highest compensation available. For a favorable case outcome, consider obtaining the support of the Knez Law Group, LLP. You can schedule a free consultation with an attorney from the dedicated law group by completing the confidential form here. 

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