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Corpus Christi Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyers

Seeking Compensation for the Wrongfully Injured in the Digital Era 

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In the digital era, self-driving cars have become increasingly popular, promising a safer and more convenient mode of travel. As the technology behind automated vehicles continues to improve, the need to implement updated laws and safety regulations becomes more urgent—and with self-driving car accidents on the rise, it’s more imperative than ever for drivers, passengers, and commuters to know and exercise their rights accordingly.   

At Hilliard Law, we understand the heavy toll that self-driving car accidents can inflict on the lives of victims and their families. From affording life-saving medical care to retaining employment and economic security, it can be difficult for injured Texans to get back on their feet in more ways than one after a motor vehicle collision. That’s why our seasoned self-driving accident lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured in Corpus Christi and beyond.

If you or a loved one was injured in a self-driving car accident, seeking sound counsel is critical to seek compensation from negligent parties. Our nationally recognized firm has over thirty years of legal experience and extensive knowledge of Texas personal injury law to help you file a self-driving car accident claim while guiding your steps wisely from start to finish, equipping you with needed clarity and support to hold liable parties accountable for the harm they caused. 

If you were injured in a self-driving car accident, our lawyers can fight to hold negligent parties responsible. 

Call (866) 927-3420 to schedule a free consultation.   

When Can Negligence Lead to Self-Driving Car Accidents?

In today’s digital age, automated technology is on the rise, leading to a surge in self-driving vehicles. While innovative technologies can offer consumers increased ease and safety, no human-made system is immune to error, and self-driving technology is no exception. 

With automated transportation on the rise, it's important for Texans to know and exercise their rights accordingly if they sustain an unexpected injury in self-driving vehicles. Self-driving car accidents can occur for various reasons. Common causes of self-driving car accidents include: 

  • Programming errors: Negligent programming or coding of the self-driving car's software can lead to malfunctions or failures in crucial operations, causing accidents.
  • Sensor failure: If the sensors responsible for detecting objects, pedestrians, or other vehicles malfunction or fail, it can result in a collision.
  • Inadequate safety features: Manufacturers have a duty to implement adequate safety systems in self-driving cars. Failure to do so may result in accidents that could have been prevented.
  • Insufficient testing and training: Negligence can occur if manufacturers and developers fail to conduct thorough testing or provide adequate training to ensure the safe operation of self-driving cars.
  • Human intervention issues: In cases where the self-driving car requires human intervention, negligence can arise if the driver fails to take control when necessary.

Common Injuries in Self-Driving Car Accidents

Passengers in self-driving vehicles can sustain a wide range of injuries depending on the circumstances of the accident. Common injuries suffered in self-driving car accidents include: 

  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Cuts, bruises, and lacerations

Who Is Liable in a Self-Driving Car Accident? 

Depending on the unique circumstances of the self-driving car accident, various parties may be liable. Common examples include: 

  • Manufacturers: If a defect in the self-driving car's design or manufacturing contributed to the accident, the manufacturer may be held responsible.
  • Software developers: Negligent coding or programming errors that led to the accident may make the software developer liable.
  • Fellow drivers: If another driver's negligence caused the accident, they may share liability with the self-driving car manufacturer or operator.
  • Maintenance companies: If inadequate maintenance or repairs were performed on the self-driving car, the maintenance company may be held liable for the accident.
  • Government entities: If road conditions or signage played a role in the accident, government entities responsible for their maintenance and safety might be liable.

Remember, seeking sound counsel from a trusted attorney is integral to recovering full damages after a wrongful injury on the road. Our firm can fight to maximize the compensation available to you by ensuring all liable parties are held responsible for negligence contributing to the self-driving car accident, allowing you to focus on restoring your physical, emotional, and financial health during the recovery period.

Recoverable Damages in a Self-Driving Car Accident

Victims injured in self-driving car accidents can file a claim to recover damages from negligent parties. Depending on the accident, plaintiffs may be eligible to pursue various types of damages, including: 

  • Economic Damages: These compensate for financial (monetary) losses the victim suffers, such as hospital bills, medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These compensate for non-financial losses that aren’t easily quantified, such as emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. 
  • Punitive Damages: In rare cases, victims can recover punitive damages in a self-driving car accident lawsuit. These are awarded to punish the defendant for extreme recklessness rather than compensate the victim. 

Our experienced lawyers can work tirelessly to maximize the value of your claim and recover total damages on your behalf, allowing you to focus on recovering physically, emotionally, and financially. 

Injured in a self-driving car accident? Contact us online to discuss your case with a Corpus Christi attorney. 

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    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

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    Rear-End Accident

    Hilliard Law recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

  • $6
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    Truck Accident

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

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    Catastrophic Injury

    In 2019, Hilliard Law attorneys won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

30+ Years Advocating for Injured Clients

At Hilliard Law, our passionate attorneys have decades of experience advocating for wrongfully injured Texans. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, securing experienced representation is crucial to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. From premises liability to medical malpractice, our community-oriented team has an in-depth knowledge of personal injury law to prioritize your unique legal needs from start to finish. If you were harmed by someone else's reckless or careless behavior, our lawyers can guide your steps with clarity and integrity to pursue the favorable outcome you deserve, allowing you to take back control of your life and focus on your recovery.   

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