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Self-Driving Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Texas

Representation for Injuries Sustained in Autonomous Vehicles

Our highways have become the testing ground for thousands of self-driving vehicles, from small passenger cars to big delivery trucks. While Tesla and other self-driving auto manufacturers, such as Apple, Ford, Waymo, and Pony, insist that they will make our roadways safer, over the last few years, we’ve seen a surge in serious self-driving auto accidents.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating dozens of crashes involving automated driver-assist systems, including a recent fatal car accident in Texas that occurred while Tesla’s autopilot driving technology was engaged.

These accidents are proof that this new technology comes with risks.

 To speak to our Texas self-driving vehicle accident attorneys, call us at (866) 927-3420 or fill out our online contact form today.

Potential Injuries

Injuries from self-driving accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck & Back Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Whiplash
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a self-driving, our injury lawyers are up to date on this evolving industry. We don’t hesitate to take on powerful corporations and seek compensation for injury victims.

Compensation May Be Available

If you or a loved one experienced injuries in an auto accident involving a self-driving vehicle, we can help you seek damages including:

  • Loss of income during your recovery
  • Loss of future earning capacity (if your injury affects you long-term)
  • Medical bills (including past, present, and future costs)
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Property damage
  • We can also help you seek compensation for intangible losses such as:
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

If you lost a loved one, your compensatory damages could include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical costs
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship

Who Is Liable?

Self-driving vehicles have already caused many collisions throughout the country. Who is responsible when these accidents occur is unsettled. However, determining who’s at fault will depend on one question: What caused the crash?

Consider these possibilities:

  • If the self-driving vehicle is not in autonomous mode at the time of the crash, and the driver is negligent, then the driver could be liable for the resulting injuries.
  • A defective part unrelated to the autonomous feature might have caused the accident. In this case, the manufacturer may be responsible and liable for negligent design, testing, or manufacturing.
  • If the self-driving vehicle was using the autonomous system at the time of the crash and a defect in the system leads to an accident, the manufacturer of the technology and the vehicle manufacturer may be held legally responsible for any damages.

Autonomous vehicles are already testing their capabilities on the road—and causing accidents. As sophisticated and precise as their software and guidance systems are, they are not perfect.

For instance, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that in 2018, an experimental self-driving Uber vehicle killed an Arizona pedestrian. The vehicle could not accurately predict the pedestrian’s movements.

Our lawyers understand the complexities of these incidents and are ready to hold the manufacturers and operators responsible for the harm they caused.

Pedestrian Accidents

Recently, multiple autonomous vehicles have failed to properly identify pedestrians walking across a roadway. These failures have resulted in serious injury or death of individuals, due to no fault of their own. Pedestrians present a difficult challenge for autonomous vehicle makers and it is their duty to meet this challenge.  Call us immediately if you or a loved one are hit by an autonomous vehicle.

Autonomous Big Rig Accidents

Tesla, Ryder, and Embark are pushing ahead with driverless big rigs. These are not yet dangers that we are seeing on the roads. However, our team is prepared to stand up for the rights of passenger vehicle drivers.

Someday soon, these huge vehicles will be driving themselves—and we know how lethal a big rig crash can be. We’re ready to handle cases involving autonomous company vehicles.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

At Hilliard Law, our self-driving vehicle accident lawyers in Texas have been helping victims of personal injury since 1985. We know how to fight for you. 

If we take your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.

Call us at (866) 927-3420 or contact us online for a free consultation. 

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

  • $21.5
    Million Verdict
    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.

  • $20
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    After a week of trial, a $20 Million settlement was reached on behalf of a man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and back injury resulting from a commercial motor vehicle rollover crash caused by defective road construction conditions.

  • $7.5
    Million Settlement
    Rear-End Accident

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

  • $6
    Million Settlement
    Truck Accident

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

  • $1.375
    Million Verdict
    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.

We Manage Every Aspect of Your Injury Case

You don’t have to deal with major corporations on your own. We will deal with every detail involved in your claim or lawsuit.

We can:

  • Investigate your accident
  • Assign liability
  • Determine a fair value for your case
  • Handle the communications involved in settlement negotiations
  • Litigate on your behalf, if a settlement isn’t possible
  • Ensure your case complies with any important deadlines
  • Use our knowledge of state and federal law to seek results for you

A case against a major corporation must be built on solid evidence. This is one reason why you may wish to work with our team. We have experience winning compensation and know what goes into building a successful case.

Real Clients. Real Stories. Real Justice. Tell Us Your Story

It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.