The future of automotive technology includes a gradual transition to autonomous, or driver-less, vehicles. According to research conducted by management consulting firm Accenture and the Stevens Institute of Technology, there will be upwards of 23 million such vehicles on U.S. roads by 2035. One important question raised by this technological shift is how insurance companies will address the issue of driver-less vehicle accidents.
Who’s at Fault in a Driver-less Vehicle Accident?
In an automobile accident in Georgia, the question of liability is determined by who was responsible for causing the accident. Depending on the nature of the accident, it could be the fault of one or more drivers, or a third party whose negligence or actions caused the collision. That may be the owner of one of the vehicles or its manufacturer. For a driver-less vehicle, liability is likely to focus on tech manufacturers.
While driver-less vehicles may indeed eliminate human error as a potential cause of accidents, there is still the question of product liability. Products such as software, sensors and onboard computers might also replace drivers as subjects of liability. There is still much legal debate regarding how exactly to establish product liability for autonomous vehicles while the technology is still in its nascent stage.
Expert Legal Representation vs. Insurance Companies
Whether the fault is due to human error, negligence, or product malfunction/defect, you need expert legal representation to prove liability and fight for your rights when you or a loved one has been hurt in an automobile collision. Going up against big insurance companies and the driver-less vehicle owners they insure calls for a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Georgia with a passion for justice.
If you have been injured in a driver-less vehicle accident through no fault of your own, Randy E. Fry will seek justice for you. You deserve compensation for your injury, pain and suffering. Randy’s extensive litigation experience, in and out of the courtroom, will serve you well.
Call the law office in Atlanta with a proven track record for getting results. Our staff at the Fry Law Firm will go to work for you, and you owe us nothing until we earn you fair and reasonable compensation. See what other folks just like you are saying about us!