Autonomous Vehicles are on our roads, and industry is touting their safety records. However, the data is starting to show these vehicles may not be as safe as industry wants us to believe. California DMV records note that Waymo LLC’s “autonomous vehicle” had crashed into a motorcyclist while traveling approximately 28MPH. Not surprisingly, Waymo is attempting to sheild its technology from blame and is attempting to blame the “test driver” who “took manual control of the AV.” The motorcyclist was injured in the crash, so it is likely the real cause of the collision will be determined in the litigation process.
The Oregon Legislature will be considering drafting laws regulating autonomous vehicles this session. It is our hope that industry puts people before profits before putting self-driving vehicles on the road. However, if they do not personal injury lawyers like myself are willing to use the power of the Civil Justice System to ensure they put people before profits. If you or someone you know have been injured by an autonomous vehicle call Ross Law LLC at 503.224.1658 for your free case evaluation.
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