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Self-Driving Cars Present Liability Questions Throughout the United States


March 26, 2020

USA - Self-driving cars are now presenting questions regarding fault in the event of a crash, according to THELIBERTARIANREPUBLIC.COM. In cars that are truly able to operate on their own, the occupants in the vehicle all become passengers. This means that there will be no driver to blame if an autonomous vehicle strikes and kills or injures another person. So, who will be at-fault if an autonomous vehicle injures someone?

When it comes to car crashes involving human drivers, 94 percent of collisions are the result of people making mistakes. 

Autonomous cars, however, are computers and not people. As such, the new “drivers” on the road will not be able to get drunk, tired, or distracted. The common aspects of negligence are simply not available for self-driving vehicles. The development will create questions regarding fault and liability in future claims and lawsuits.

Currently, there is no consensus among states regarding who is at fault in a driverless vehicle collision.  At a national level, there hasn’t been a unified effort to define who is at fault in the case of a collision with a self-driving car.  As the technology advances, laws overseeing autonomous vehicles on the roadway will likely change and provide more answers to questions regarding liability.  

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Source:

https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/self-driving-cars-and-personal-injury/

Category: Auto Accidents

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