It is no secret that the end-goal when it comes to the future of transportation is to have roadways filled with self-driving vehicles. On paper, it looks to be the best, and possibly only, way to combat the number of accidents that occur on the road every year. The common denominator in car accidents today is human error, and self-driving vehicles look to remove that from the equation. The result would be fewer accidents, which would decrease deaths and injuries. Self-driving cars could also eliminate driving under the influence and dangerous driving practices like speeding.
In addition, it could increase accessibility for those who are no longer able to drive themselves. It gives them a way to get around without having to rely on someone else to drive them. Again, on paper, self-driving cars sound great, but as of late there are a few things happening with these futuristic vehicles that are leaving people with a bad taste in their mouth.
Accidents Still Happen with Self-Driving Cars
One of the biggest reasons people are wary of self-driving vehicles is because the technology still is not accident-proof yet. Recently, a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona struck and killed a woman walking her bicycle across the street. There have been a handful of accidents involving Tesla’s semi-autonomous system called Autopilot. The attention these accidents are getting is overwhelming to the point where consumers are losing faith. It does not help that drivers are still getting the blame as a couple companies remain in complete support of their technology.
The truth of the matter is that the self-driving technology is still very much in the testing stage. What makes it worse is the fact that testing involves using the technology in the real world on real roads where real people are every day. When accidents happen in this testing stage, it means people can get hurt or even killed. Self-driving cars are still a long way from truly eliminating accidents on roads today.
PA Car Accident Attorneys Can Help With Recovery
In the meantime, you will have to put up with everything that stems from a car accident — insurance claims, injuries, medical bills, etc. These can add up quickly and become quite an expensive burden. The good news is if your accident was caused due to the negligent actions of another, you have the right to pursue legal action.
In Pennsylvania, the attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphy, P.C. are well-versed in car accident litigation and personal injury. They will make sure whoever is responsible for your accident is held liable and that you receive the compensation necessary to recover financially. Fill out the online contact form to begin speaking with an experienced attorney about your case today.
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