As of 2021, Tesla is the most valuable car company in the world. Valued at $183 billion, Elon Musk’s “clean energy” auto manufacturer has swept across the world, causing considerable hype in just a few years. Tesla’s cars are incredibly popular in New York. Tens of thousands of these cars have sold across the state, and in 2019 it was reported that the Tesla Model 3 had been approved for use as a taxi in the Empire State. The car company is associated with technologically-advanced features, such as electric motors and AI.
But what happens when things do not go to plan? What happens when this advanced technology fails, causing injury or even death for innocent people? One might argue that when you try to cram as much technology as possible into a car, you significantly raise the chances of something going wrong.
If you have been injured while driving a Tesla, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Regardless of what Tesla says, they should be held accountable if their auto technology harms innocent people. Enlist the help of a legal professional, and you can file a product liability claim against Tesla or any other car company that caused damages.
Questions are Being Raised About Tesla’s Autopilot Technology
Since Tesla’s inception over 17 years ago, there have been a number of questionable incidents involving the manufacturer’s proprietary autopilot system. Over the years, a few deaths have been linked to the use of this driverless technology. In 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating 23 recent crashes that involved Tesla’s autopilot system. Lawsuits are not unheard of, either. In 2020, it was reported that Tesla was being sued after a pedestrian died after being struck by a Tesla Model X. The car reportedly had its autopilot system activated.
How Can You Sue Tesla?
The main issue with suing Tesla is the disconnect between the company’s official statements and what people have been led to believe. The founder and the company itself seem to suggest that this autopilot system is much more capable than it actually is. People often get the wrong idea and start using the autopilot system in ways for which it was not designed. When suing a company like Tesla for injuries, you would probably need to file a product liability lawsuit under “breach of warranty.” This essentially means the company made false or inaccurate claims about the quality or capabilities of its products.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have been injured by a malfunctioning car, it is best to consult with a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers can help you hold Tesla and other car companies accountable. If these companies are going to offer driverless technology to the public, they should be ready to face the consequences if this technology causes injury or even death. Reach out to The Glassman Law Group today, and we can develop an action plan together.