Self-driving cars may someday be a safe and convenient way for people to travel. Today, however, they are still a new, potentially dangerous technology that has already been involved in multiple accidents.
A Columbus Tesla accident lawyer from our firm can handle all aspects of your case and keep you informed of progress. Our assistance can give you the chance to focus on recovering from your Tesla accident without worrying about navigating the legal process.
We Help Tesla Accident Victims Build Their Cases
Any car accident can leave you with serious injuries and significant medical bills. However, Tesla car accidents in particular may present additional complications concerning:
- Who is legally responsible for the accident
- Who will pay your compensation
- Whether multiple parties owe you compensation
A Columbus Tesla accident attorney from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can help you sort through these and other pressing questions. We can also handle all legal tasks associated with your case, including:
- Determining who the liable party or parties are
- Calculating how much money you should seek from the liable party or parties
- Investigating the accident and collecting evidence from witnesses, experts, medical records, police reports, and other sources
- Handling all paperwork, including the initial notifications that let the liable party and their representatives know you are filing suit
- Speaking to the liable party and all of their representatives in your stead
- Negotiating with the liable party’s insurer and drawing up a settlement agreement if they agree to pay you a fair amount
- Taking your case to court, if necessary
- Representing you in the courtroom by submitting trial exhibits, delivering oral arguments, and more.
Our Tesla accident attorneys serving Columbus are committed to making the legal process accessible to as many people as possible. If you are more comfortable speaking in Spanish, we have team members who can assist you in that language. In addition, we never charge upfront fees or costs.
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Getting Compensation After a Tesla Self-Driving Car Accident
Did you suffer severe physical injuries in your Tesla accident? Has your mental health declined as well? Are you unsure how you will pay for medical treatment, car repairs, and other bills?
By filing an insurance claim or suing the liable party for compensation, you are asking them to take financial responsibility for the damage they have done. You can seek compensation for physical, emotional, and monetary losses such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical or intellectual disability
- Reduced quality of life
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of wages
- Loss of employment or employment opportunities
- Reduced earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Car repair bills
- Other related bills
It is very important that you accurately calculate your damages ahead of time. Otherwise, you could:
- Give the liable party an opening to pay you less than you deserve
- Neglect to ask for compensation for one or more injuries
- End up with less money than you need to recuperate
If you have any questions or doubts about how much compensation you qualify for, a personal injury lawyer from our office would be happy to assist you.
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Who Pays Compensation for Tesla Accidents?
Who you sue for damages—and who ultimately pays those damages—depends on:
- The circumstances that contributed to your accident
- The strength of the available evidence
- What the liable party’s insurance policy covers
A few possible liable parties are discussed below. Remember that each case is unique, and we would have to evaluate your case before we could say for certain who is responsible.
In some cases, multiple parties may share responsibility for your Tesla accident. A Columbus lawyer from our office may be especially helpful in “detangling” your case and getting to the heart of the matter.
The Tesla Driver
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) points out, “self-driving” cars still require considerable input from their human drivers. It will be at least a few more years before fully automated vehicles are approved for public use.
In other words, anyone who owns a self-driving car still has the same responsibilities as those with regular cars. They must:
- Watch the road at all times
- Maintain a reasonable rate of speed
- Do what they can to prevent accidents
- Refrain from drinking and driving, which could slow their reaction time in an emergency
Any negligence or recklessness could make them liable for your injuries, and their insurer may be liable for your damages. Ohio is one of a handful of states in which Tesla offers insurance. This means the driver’s Tesla insurance may cover your damages, depending on what type of policy they hold.
We may be able to file a lawsuit against Tesla if we find evidence for the following three points:
- There was an inherent flaw in the vehicle.
- Tesla knew or should have known about the flaw.
- Tesla did nothing to resolve that flaw (e.g., recalling the vehicle), or they reacted too slowly after the flaw’s discovery.
Manufacturers like Tesla have a responsibility to customers and everyone else on the road to sell safe and reliable products and act promptly when something goes wrong. Evidence that they have failed in this task could be grounds for a lawsuit.
In some cases, a Tesla may malfunction not due to any inherent flaw in the vehicle, but because it was not maintained properly. This means you could sue the driver (for not taking it to be maintained) or the mechanic (for overlooking obvious dangers).
Alternately, a maintenance team responsible for keeping the roadways safe could be held liable if they:
- Did not repair potholes, broken streetlights, or other dangers promptly
- Left debris lying in the roadway
- Did not put up proper warning signs regarding their activities
Get Help After a Tesla Car Crash
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we have recovered over $1 billion for our clients. To find out how a Columbus Tesla accident lawyer can fight for your rights, call our firm today for a free consultation.
We do not charge upfront fees or costs because we want clients in Columbus and elsewhere to be able to access the legal representation they deserve, regardless of financial status.