Lawsuit: Tesla Model X Driver Claims Sudden Acceleration Caused Crash

A Tesla Model X acceleration lawsuit alleges that the driver of a Tesla Model X sport utility vehicle crashed into his home after the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. Individuals, and their loved ones, who have been injured as a result of a car accident involving a Tesla Model X may be able to pursue a claim and recover damages with the help of a car accident attorney.

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Driver and Passenger Allegedly Injured While Parking in Garage

Adding to other reports involving Tesla vehicles and their features, a lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California alleging that a Tesla Model X suddenly accelerated forward as the driver pulled into his driveway one night in September 2016. According to Reuters, the lawsuit states that the vehicle jerked forward and unexpectedly began to accelerate as the driver was parking, causing the car to crash into his garage. The driver and passenger were allegedly injured as a result of the accident.

The automaker has already faced scrutiny after several accidents have reportedly been linked to the Tesla autopilot feature, including at least two fatal accidents. Filed on December 30, 2016, the lawsuit seeks class action status, citing seven other complaints regarding unexplained sudden acceleration by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Introduced in late 2015, the Tesla Model X is the car company’s first SUV and was marketed as the safest SUV in history, the website reported.

How a Tesla Model X Acceleration Lawsuit Can Help

Automakers have a duty to manufacture and sell vehicles that are safe and meet applicable regulatory requirements. If they fail to do so, then drivers and passengers who get injured as a result could be entitled to compensation.

Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents caused by defective or unsafe vehicle components, including vehicle software, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those who have been killed in a car accident involving a Tesla Model X may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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