Self-Driving Cars or “Autonomous Vehicles” are a relatively new invention. But in their short existence, there have been high-profile accidents caused by self-driving cars that resulted in serious injuries and death. Self-Driving vehicle accidents have occurred due to operator error, driver inattention, lack of appropriate vehicle reaction, sensor failure, and autopilot problems. A common occurrence has been vehicle sensors failing to recognize and react to other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
In cases where the vehicle’s technology was defective and caused the collision, the manufacturer of the vehicle could be legally responsible. If that is the case, then you can pursue the manufacturer, dealer, owner, and/or operator for your damages. You may be entitled to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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A person can even suffer a severe injury in a low-speed car collision, such as a rear-end accident in a shopping center parking lot. Victims can sustain: