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First pedestrian killed by a self-driving car

self-driving car kills pedestrian

Given there are clearly a number of outstanding safety issues and concerns over autonomous and self-drive cars, we have done a number of blogs about them in recent weeks and months.

Although there have been several accidents involving self-drive cars so far, we now have the first incident of a pedestrian killed by a self-drive car as well.

A self-drive Uber SUV that was in autonomous mode reportedly struck a 49-year-old woman earlier this week, fatally injuring her. The incident has once against called in to question the safety of self-drive vehicles that our own government are pushing to be on our roads in the next few years.
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Self-driving vehicles and legal claims for compensation

confusion over compensation for self-driving car accidents

In the next few years, the government wants autonomous vehicles – including self-driving lorries – on Britain’s roads. The problem is what happens when there is an accident, as well as how accidents can be stopped when a vehicle is essentially being controlled by a potentially fallible computer.

There have already been a number of incidents and fatalities with self-drive vehicles involved, so how can we be assured that they’re completely safe on our roads? If something does go wrong, how do we nail who is liable between a “driver” who may still be in the seat, and the manufacturer.
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Road Traffic Accidents – our focus on serious injury cases

serious road accident claims

Millions of vehicles are in use on the roads in the U.K., and drivers range from all ages and levels of experience. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and when they do – whether by a full on collision or just a bump – injuries often follow.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and you have been injured as a result, you may be eligible to claim compensation from the driver at fault. We specialise in serious injury road traffic accident claims and we have a high volume of catastrophic injury claims; higher than many other firms, as far as we believe.
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Ford to begin producing their own self-driving cars

laws for self-driving cars

In a statement: “Ford today announces its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service”.

CEO Mark Fields explains level4-capable vehicles to be fully automated: “no steering wheel, no gas pedal, no brake pedal, driver not required.

With road accidents already so common on British roads, do we need to welcome driverless vehicles, or worry about what could go wrong?
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Pressure for new laws on self-driving cars to be made as technology advances

laws for self-driving cars

We’ve covered a bit of this recently, and with good reason. Accidents from self-driving cars have already happened, and unless this new technology is done right, our roads could be less safe than ever.

It seems the law is potentially falling behind on regulating fast advancing technology as no one really knows what laws still apply to autonomous driving. In the U.S., Elon Musk and Google’s autonomous cars are surpassing our norms and reportedly leaving law enforcement baffled on what is allowed on the roads and what isn’t.

It’s clear that car and technology companies need legislation to keep-up so that their new high tech cars can be built, sold and used on roads safely.
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A swift guide to road accident claims

road traffic accident claims

Have you had a road traffic accident in the past three years? If you answered yes then you could be entitled to claim compensation!

Below is some general guidance as to how The Injury Lawyers can help you claim!

If you have suffered an injury from a road traffic accident then you may have entitlement to:

  • General damages  (medical injury or loss)
  • Special Damages (financial losses)

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Lorry accidents on the motorway – advice from The Injury Lawyers

Motorway accidents are typically common given how busy they are, and an accident involving a lorry is also fairly common too. Unfortunately lorry accidents on motorways can be quite devastating and we are often representing victims who have been injured in these kinds of circumstances.

It’s usually quite easy to determine who is at fault in a road accident and many lorry vehicles now have CCTV footage on them which can be a great help. So we can usually investigate cases on a no win, no fee basis.
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Motorbike accident compensation help and advice

Claiming for motorbike accident compensation can be a long road indeed. We have helped countless people claim the compensation they deserve after being the victim in a road traffic accident and without the added protection a car usually offers – bikers can end up badly hurt!

If you’re looking for help and advice about motorbike accident claims then we are the lawyers for you.
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Advice and help on how to claim for motorcycle accident compensation!

There are a lot of firms out there who will say they can provide you with expert help when you need to make a motorcycle accident compensation claim.

Be aware because there are lot of these claims management companies and accident advice firms who just pass you over to law firms and add no value to your claim. You can also be hit with charges for this and have no choice in the lawyer you get.

So how do you claim motorcycle accident compensation and how do you claim it in the best way possible? Read The Injury Lawyers guidelines for help.
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Motorbike compensation – Getting the right help!

Many lawyers help people with straightforward road accident cases, ourselves included. But there are certain types of road accidents that can ask more from your average lawyer, and motorbike compensation claims are often among them.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – a motorbike, of course, doesn’t offer the rider the same protection a car does. The result is that motorbike compensation victims are often badly hurt, and that is where our unique and powerful experience can be useful to you.
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