Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Liability in Self-Driving Car Accidents

November 2, 2015

In an interest to speed things along, Volvo has recently stated that it would accept liability in crashes which are a result of a flaw in their car’s design. The company was clear, however, that car accidents caused by drivers using the technology inappropriately, or caused by third parties, would not be their responsibility. Still, many within the industry believe that this move by Volvo will pave the way towards legislation regarding driverless cars.

Are the Driverless Cars of the Future too Dangerous?

In addition to concerns regarding responsibility in the event of a car accident, many who are opposed to the use of autonomous cars on public roads point out that we are better to simply prevent those accidents to begin with. If manufacturers of these vehicles are so clearly anticipating collisions, aren’t we better off avoiding the accidents rather than simply predetermining liability?

With still so may gray areas, it may seem we won’t actually see self-driving vehicles on our roadways for some time yet. However, according to some industry leaders, it may be sooner than we think. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, has said that he expects to see driverless cars used all over the world within ten years. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, predicts his company will have approval for its driverless vehicles by 2019, and Toyota claims it will be selling its self-driving cars by 2020.

Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Fight for Victims of Car Accidents

Technology can make us safer, but can also introduce new perils into our everyday lives. As technology advances, the factors involved in car crashes change. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car accident, it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced Cherry Hill car accident lawyer who will advocate for you and get you the compensation you deserve. At DiTomaso Law, we are committed to offering our services at a lower contingency rate. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at 856-414-0010 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout the Philadelphia region including Center City, Philadelphia, as well as South Jersey including Mount Holly, Burlington County, Cherry Hill, and Camden County.