Were you injured in a self-driving car accident in Los Angeles, CA? Automated technology is in more cars than you might realize, and it can complicate car accident claims. The Los Angeles car accident attorneys at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to handle even the most complex cases.
We have over a century of combined experience to put behind your case. Since we established our law firm in 2013, we’ve built a respected reputation for our commitment to our clients and our track record of success. We’ve recovered over $400 million in settlements and verdicts over the years. Call today at (877) 300-4535 to learn more about your legal options. Initial consultations are free.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Self-Driving Car Accident in Los Angeles
Our car accident attorneys in Los Angeles are some of the best around. We have lawyers who have been selected by National Trial Lawyers as Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers—both national lists for which all lawyers in the country are in the running. We consistently receive high marks from clients on Avvo, a trusted lawyer rating website.
In the aftermath of an accident, you need a firm you can trust to handle all the details while you concentrate on getting better. That’s what we’ll do for you, including:
- Hiring experts to analyze the crash scene and records that reveal technology failures that could have caused the accident
- Investigate all recalls and other manufacturer safety records to determine if the self-driving technology that caused your crash is a broader issue
- Interview witnesses and collect other evidence to support your case
- Handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies
- Send a top-rated trial lawyer to fight for you in court if the insurance company doesn’t come forward with a fair offer
It can be hard to pinpoint the cause of an accident involving a self-driving vehicle. We are committed to doing the work, and we have the experience and resources to win. Contact us at our Los Angeles, California law firm today to learn more about how we can help. We offer free case evaluations, so there’s no risk to you.
How Safe Are Self-Driving Cars?
Honestly, it’s hard to say. Comprehensive crash data on self-driving cars are not readily available or easy to categorize. With the autonomous car market growing every day and many cars already having some type of driver-assist technology on board, it’s difficult to separate self-driving car accidents from any other vehicle crash.
And some self-driving car companies would like to keep that information secret. Waymo went so far as to sue the California DMV to keep crash data on its driverless cars from reaching the public.
There is, however, a new report indicating that nearly 400 crashes involving cars with automated technology occurred nationwide from July 2021 through May 2022. In those crashes, five people died, and six others were seriously injured.
The data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) included crash reports from a dozen automakers, but Tesla vehicles accounted for 70% of the wrecks.
Tesla has roughly 830,000 vehicles on the road with some type of driver-assist technology that controls speed or steering to some degree. Honda has more than 6 million vehicles on the road with some level of driver-assist technology. As the NHTSA continues to collect data, more safety reports will be available.
Who Is Responsible for Self-Driving Car Accidents in Los Angeles?
Like any car or truck accident, it will depend on the cause(s) of the crash. All contributing factors will need to be traced back to the responsible party. Then they’ll be held accountable.
That could include:
- Car manufacturer
- Manufacturer of automated technology
- The company responsible for testing vehicle components
- The driver of the self-driving car
- The company involved in installing technology
- Government agencies involved in approval processes for self-driving cars
As automated vehicles become equipped with more advanced technology, it may become increasingly difficult to separate the driver’s responsibility from other factors. Our Los Angeles self-driving car accident lawyers are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest legal developments in this area of the law so that we are always ready to advocate for you.
Schedule a Free Consultation With M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers After a Self-Driving Car Accident in Los Angeles
If you or a family member was injured in a self-driving car accident in Los Angeles, CA, you need a skilled attorney who is knowledgeable about the latest developments in this area of the law. M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is the firm to choose. We do not cut corners or rush you into a settlement. We take the time to treat your case with the individual attention needed to get the compensation you deserve.
We’ve recovered more than $400 million in life-changing financial awards for our clients over the years by using our 100+ years of combined experience. Call now to let our Los Angeles self-driving car accident attorneys start fighting for you. Initial consultations are free.