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Self-Driving Car Accidents in New York City

Self-Driving Car Accidents Lawyer in New York City

Have you been involved in a self-driving car accident in New York City, NY? Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers or call (212) 564-2800 for immediate legal assistance. The car’s owner or the company responsible for manufacturing the vehicle may be liable for your injuries. Our New York City car accident lawyers can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery.

Since 2007, our law firm has provided top-level legal representation to crash victims and families throughout the greater New York City, New York, metro area. We’ve helped our clients win tens of millions in compensation. Now we’re here to demand accountability for you, too.

Contact our Manhattan law office, serving all NYC boroughs and surrounding areas, to get started. We offer a free case evaluation, so call or reach out to us online to schedule yours today.

How Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Crash With a Self-Driving Vehicle

How Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Crash With a Self-Driving Vehicle

What caused the self-driving car to malfunction or crash? Is it the driver’s fault? Can the company that designed the car be held accountable? What if someone tries to blame you?

You’ll probably be faced with all of these questions – and more – after a collision involving a self-driving vehicle. It’s important to make sure you get the right answers, and you won’t be able to trust an insurance company to help you do that.

That’s where New York City car accident attorney Jay Knispel can help.

A former insurance defense attorney with 20+ years of experience, he’s a known and respected litigator in New York who’s won millions for crash victims like you.

While you focus on recovering from your injuries, he’ll handle every aspect of your car accident case:

  • Determine how the self-driving vehicle failed or malfunctioned
  • Identify if an operator error contributed to the wreck
  • Investigate to see if there have been reports of problems or safety issues the manufacturer failed to disclose
  • Consult with car accident and autonomous vehicle technology experts as we work to build and value your claim
  • Gather evidence that shows your injuries were caused by the self-driving car accident
  • Negotiate with the vehicle’s owner, the car company, insurance companies, and other parties on your behalf

Self-driving cars are new, so personal injury cases related to self-driving car accidents are, too.

Rest assured that we’ll handle all of the complexities and challenges that may arise as we pursue compensation on your behalf.

Our law office in NYC works on a contingency fee basis, which means there’s no upfront cost to you. We only get paid if we win your case. Get in touch with us today to arrange your free consultation and learn more.

How Common Are Self Driving Car Accidents?

Compared to accidents involving people-driven vehicles, self-driving car accidents are way more common.

According to statistics, there are 4.1 car accidents per million miles driven. The crash rate is more than twice that when it comes to self-driving cars. Per million miles driven, there are 9.1 autonomous car accidents nationwide.

What Causes Most Driverless Car Accidents in NYC?

There are really two main causes of self-driving car crashes in NYC: human error and vehicle malfunction.

Human error, or driver negligence, is the leading cause of accidents involving automated vehicles. One study found that 99% of self-driving collisions are a result of human error.

Examples include:

Drivers in autonomous cars may experience a false sense of security and forget that they still have an obligation to pay attention to the road.

There are times when vehicle malfunctions or issues with technology contribute to or cause an accident.

Examples include:

  • Fires and explosions
  • Brake and steering malfunction
  • The inability of autonomous vehicles to handle complex, real-world traffic scenarios

Fully autonomous cars aren’t able to assess traffic patterns and adjust as quickly as human drivers. As a result, an automated vehicle may not be able to react in time to stop or avoid a collision.

Who’s Liable For a Self-Driving Vehicle Accident in New York?

If you’re hurt in an accident with an autonomous vehicle in NYC, you may be able to recover compensation from anyone who contributed to the crash.

This might include:

  • Motional, Uber, AutoX, Ouster, Waymo, Tesla, or another self-driving car company
  • The human operator in the self-driving car
  • The owner of the self-driving truck or car
  • Negligent motorists, including drivers of passenger vehicles, truck drivers, and motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists or pedestrians
  • Employers of at-fault parties
  • Property owners
  • Government agencies, if a road defect contributed to the wreck

Our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation from anyone who played a part in your self-driving car accident – whether they’re a big corporation or an individual motorist. We’ll be your biggest advocate and work tirelessly to ensure you’re fully compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Self-Driving Car Accident in New York City

Were you recently involved in a motor vehicle accident that involved a self-driving car in NYC, NY? You may have the right to file a lawsuit and demand compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. The experienced New York City car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to maximize your financial award.

Contact our award-winning litigator and legal team to learn more. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation, so don’t hesitate to reach out to arrange a time for yours today.

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