An Ohio driverless car accident lawyer notes that, in the wake of several accidents involving semi-autonomous cars, critics are questioning the safety of these vehicles and calling for authorities to reconsider allowing any form of self-driving technology on public roads. Drivers and passengers who are injured through no fault of their own will still be eligible to recover compensation for damages with the help of a driverless car accident attorney.
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Crashes Raise Concerns about Reliability of Driverless Technology
In light of multiple widely publicized accidents involving cars that utilize self-driving technology, critics are calling for authorities to delay the public use and testing of fully driverless cars. As The Detroit Free Press reports, authorities reportedly intend to release rules that will govern the testing of these vehicles by the end of this year. However, safety advocates are now questioning whether these cars are truly safe and ready for widespread usage.
Driverless vehicle technology from one automaker has been implicated in two crashes, one of which resulted in the death of the vehicle’s driver. During this crash, the car’s system failed to identify a truck that was executing a turn across the highway that the car was traveling on. The system apparently overlooked the vehicle or mistook it for an overhead sign, causing the car to drive under the truck. As safety advocates notes, this tragic accident provides evidence that this technology is not reliable and not fit for use on public roads.
How an Ohio Driverless Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured in driverless car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
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