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September 26, 2020

Can I Sue for a Driverless Car Accident?

We’ve all heard for years that autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars, were the future. That may well be the case; however, as with more traditional cars, accidents can still happen.

If you suffered an injury after driving, riding in, or being struck by a self-driving car, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a car accident claim. A respected autonomous vehicle accident lawyer may be able to help you maximize your injury settlement. 

Continue reading to learn more about who might be to blame for a self-driving car accident and what to expect when dealing with the insurance company.

Liability in Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

One of the problems with self-driving car accidents is that they make figuring out who is to blame for the accident more of a challenge. In a traditional car accident, you might file a claim against the driver of the vehicle, but when the vehicle is more or less driving itself, who do you sue?

Your lawyer will need to carefully review the details of your case to determine who is to blame for your driverless car accident. Maybe there was a glitch in the software or a parts malfunction, or maybe the roads themselves weren’t safe. Only a thorough investigation into the accident can determine who is to blame in driverless car accidents. 

Dealing with the Insurance Company

Georgia is a fault state when it comes to car accidents, even those involving self-driving cars. This means that you will need to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider in order to secure an insurance settlement. But there are a couple of things that should be noted in regard to the insurance company.

First, you shouldn’t expect the insurance company to be willing to settle your claim for a reasonable amount, because this means they’ll be losing money. You also should be aware of the fact that these policies only cover damages up to the limits of the policy, which means you may have considerable remaining losses that need to be sought after in court even after being issued an insurance settlement. 

Speak with a Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyer

Driverless car accidents are sure to become more and more common as the prevalence of these vehicles increases. If you’ve been injured in a driverless car accident and are interested in learning more about how you can hold the liable party accountable for their negligence, reach out to a qualified self-driving car accident lawyer at Fischer Redavid PLLC

You can give our office a call at 404-287-2856 or submit the online contact form we have provided below to schedule your free claim review. 

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