Self-Driving Accidents

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Attorney for Self-Driving Vehicle Accidents in St. Louis

If autonomous and driverless vehicles are the wave of the future, what happens when they cause or are involved in motor vehicle accidents? Driverless vehicles are designed, manufactured, and programmed by humans, and humans make mistakes. It is a matter of when – not if – these vehicles will be at the epicenter of a serious accident.

At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we are at the forefront of this fast-growing and uncharted area of our legal system. We have a tremendous track record of maximizing compensation for the injured, and we can be trusted to pursue their rights to the fullest extent in cases involving driverless vehicles. 

What Is a Self-Driving or Autonomous Car?

Not all self-driving or autonomous vehicles are the same. In fact, the vehicle you drive right now may have some autonomous features designed to aid you in getting from point A to point B safely. There are vehicles with no autonomy (driver controls everything) and driver assistance (automatic braking or steering), all the way to fully autonomous vehicles that can perform all driving functions without the aid of a human driver.

Who is Liable for Damages in a Self-Driving Crash?

Due to the lack of a human driver, these cases have the potential to function more like a product liability claim than a traditional motor vehicle accident claim. There are many potentially liable parties, including the designer of the vehicle, the manufacturer of the vehicle, the distributor of the vehicle, parts suppliers for the vehicle, and even government entities.

Our extensive experience in all facets of personal injury is a tremendous asset in this new frontier of personal injury law. We have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to uncover all liable parties and pursue all available compensation for our clients.

Let Us Level the Playing Field for You

Don’t fall victim to the insurance companies and their gamesmanship. Contact us today to speak to a proven injury lawyer about your autonomous vehicle accident and find out about your legal options.