Self-Driving Car Liability

When crashes and collisions involving self-driving vehicles happen, Albuquerque car accident attorney, Edward Chavez, Jr. can help you hold the driver and the vehicle manufacturer responsible.

Convenience is a major benefit with self-driving vehicles, but the larger goal is to reduce car accident risks by taking human error out of the equation. Unfortunately, these vehicles can fail to function properly, causing serious accidents to occur. In these situations, the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., provide the knowledgeable, aggressive legal representation you need. As an Albuquerque car accident attorney with more than 30 years of experience, he can help you get the compensation you need to recover after self-driving car crashes.

Trusted Legal Representation in Albuquerque Self-Driving Car Accident Claims

The push for self-driving vehicles originated out of concern for driver safety, with the goal of reducing the total number of car accidents and injuries that occur on U.S. roads each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most cars manufactured today have some type of automated features. These include:

  • Automatic braking systems;
  • Automated steering controls;
  • Early warning crash sensors;
  • Lane control monitors.

In addition to these features, there are also a number of fully automated, self-driving vehicles on the road. The NHTSA hopes to have these types of capabilities available in all cars by 2025. However, while early results showed some promise, there is increasing concern about self-driving car accidents due to malfunctions.

As an experienced Albuquerque car accident attorney, Ed Chavez, Jr. provides the trusted legal guidance and professional representation victims need in these types of cases. Through thorough car crash investigations and consultation with car accident reconstruction experts, he can help determine how self-driving systems may have malfunctioned, causing collisions with fixed objects or other motorists.

Seeking Compensation in Self-Driving Car Accident Claims

With over 30 years experience protecting the rights of clients in a variety of legal claims. Albuquerque car accident attorney Edward Chavez, Jr. has the legal knowledge and expertise needed to build a strong case against self-driving car manufacturers. He can help you hold them accountable for damages you suffer when these types of crashes occur. Compensation you may be entitled to includes:

  • Current medical expenses and future diagnostic testing or treatment costs you are likely to incur;
  • Lost wages and future losses in earnings due to lingering disabilities;
  • Compensation for the pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment in life your accident caused you and immediate family members.

To ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to, Ed can also help determine whether the operator of a self-driving car is also partly to blame. The National Law Review advises that while automated driving systems are created to operate with little input, drivers are still ultimately responsible for taking actions needed to prevent collisions. 

Get Legal Guidance from Albuquerque Car Attorney Ed Chavez, Jr.

Self-driving car accidents raise complicated legal issues. To protect your rights when filing a claim, get the guidance you need from Albuquerque car accident attorney Ed Chavez, Jr.. To request a consultation, contact the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. today.