As autonomous vehicles are set to fill our roads and highways, it becomes imperative for drivers and other roadway users in New Orleans to have a dependable source of information in the event of autonomous vehicle accidents and injuries. Let that source be the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C.
In our years representing car accident victims throughout Louisiana, we’ve gained the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate even the most complex self-driving and autonomous vehicle accidents. We can help you understand and exercise your rights after a collision. Contact us now for your free evaluation.
Since autonomous vehicles hit the market (and the roads) in the U.S., several people have died and suffered injuries in collisions involving “self-driving” cars. Just recently, the first death involving a fully autonomous vehicle made headlines in Tempe, Arizona. These accidents are tragic, although not entirely unexpected. Many auto industry experts predicted that it would be a matter of when, not if, autonomous vehicle accidents would happen.
Now that these crashes are occurring in cities around the country, those involved need to learn their rights and responsibilities after a collision. The main question on most victims’ minds is, “Who is liable?” Since the very nature of an autonomous vehicle means that the driver is not, in fact, driving the car, is it still possible to hold an operator responsible? What if the vehicle has no operator at all? Our lawyers can help you answer these pressing questions in your specific autonomous vehicle accident in New Orleans.
A free case evaluation and personal client attention from our lead attorney, John W. Redmann, can lead to answers regarding liability for your unique car accident case. Most autonomous vehicle accidents involve mixed, or shared, liability between robots and humans – or, more accurately, the creators of the self-driving technology. Autonomous vehicle makers such as Tesla, Google, Uber, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz, may bear some, or all, of the responsibility after an autonomous car causes injuries or fatalities.
You must file a personal injury claim within one year of the accident in the state of Louisiana. Filing your claim will first involve identifying the defendant, or the at-fault party for your collision. Then, you will need to file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurer. From there, the insurance company will either accept your claim and offer a settlement or deny your auto claim. You will have the choice to either accept a settlement offer, negotiate a higher settlement, or take the insurance company to court in pursuit of compensation. A lawyer can help.
Going up against a major auto manufacturer like Tesla or Google can feel daunting as a crash victim in New Orleans. Hiring a lawyer with a proven history of successful cases, however, can help you feel confident during insurance settlement negotiations and/or a personal injury trial. Retaining an attorney from the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C. can give you the information and resources you need to win your case. Whether you need to hold the automaker, technology creator, driver, and/or another party liable for your damages, we can help.
If you’ve suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a crash involving an autonomous, semi-autonomous, or self-driving vehicle, contact our office. We know how to resolve these cases in ways that will best benefit our clients. We aren’t afraid to go to court if that’s what it takes to hold the automaker or other defendants liable for your damages.
To learn more about your individual car accident, rights, and legal options, call (504) 500-5000 and request a free consultation. You’ll meet with our lead New Orleans personal injury attorney at our firm or your place of choice. We’ll travel to Westbank and Eastbank to meet with clients, if necessary. Contact us now for more information.