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Accidents Involving Tesla Automobiles – Tesla Accident Lawyer in Miami

Car Accident Lawyer in Miami Shares concerns over the growing number of accidents involving Tesla cars

Tesla places the most advanced technologies when designing and manufacturing its vehicles. However, the electric car company has had its share of pitfalls, some of which result in injuries, damages, and losses to its drivers, passengers, and third-party accident victims.


Tesla Accidents

Who’s Responsible if a Tesla on Autopilot Kills Someone?

Accidents involving Tesla depend greatly on the circumstances surrounding the cause of the accident. The autopilot function varies from the driverless vehicle concept. On January 12, a Tesla Model S suddenly stopped on the highway and caused an 8-car-pile-up. The incident resulted in injuries and damages to the drivers and passengers of the vehicles involved in the accident.

Since the advent of autonomous driving, or “self-driving” cars, there has been much debate over their safety. Proponents of autonomous cars argue that they have the potential to drastically reduce the number of accidents on the roadways. However, there have been a number of highly publicized accidents involving autonomous cars, which has led many to question their safety. In this article, we will explore the causes of some of the most notable accidents involving autonomous cars.

One of the most notable accidents involving an autonomous car occurred in Miami, Florida in 2016. In this incident, a Tesla Model S sedan, operated in “Autopilot” mode, rear-ended a trailer that had crossed into its lane. The driver of the Tesla was killed, and the accident resulted in a recall of the car’s Autopilot system.

Investigators found that the Autopilot system had failed to detect the trailer, and concluded that the driver likely would have been able to avoid the accident if he had been paying attention. However, the driver’s family sued Tesla, arguing that the company had misled consumers about the capabilities of the Autopilot system.

In another incident, an Uber autonomous car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona in 2018. The Uber car was in self-driving mode at the time of the accident, with a human safety driver behind the wheel. The pedestrian was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk when she was struck.

Investigators found that the accident was caused by a combination of factors, including the pedestrian’s dark clothing and the fact that the Uber car’s sensors had failed to detect her. The accident prompted Uber to suspend its self-driving program.


Tesla Accidents in the News

When it comes to electric cars, Tesla is often considered the gold standard. The company has been a leader in the industry for years, and its cars are some of the safest and most reliable on the market. However, Tesla’s cars are not perfect, and there have been a number of accidents involving the company’s vehicles. The most serious of these accidents have been battery fires. In 2013, a Tesla Model S caught fire after hitting debris on the highway, and the fire quickly spread to the rest of the car. The driver was able to escape without injury, but the car was completely destroyed. Since then, there have been several other incidents of Tesla cars catching fire, although none have been as serious. Another issue that has caused accidents is Tesla’s autonomous driving feature. In 2016, a Tesla Model S car crashed into a tractor-trailer while the autopilot feature was enabled, killing the driver. Tesla has since made changes to the autopilot system to make it safer, but the accidents have raised concerns about the safety of self-driving cars. Despite the issues that have arisen, Tesla’s cars are still some of the safest on the road. The company has a strong commitment to safety, and it continues to make improvements to its cars to ensure that they are as safe as possible.

Davie, Florida: A 2016 Tesla S lost control at approximately 90 mph and crashed into a tree, before catching fire and killing its driver, according to preliminary police and eyewitness reports. Though the incident is pending an official and thorough investigation, bystanders that tried to rescue the South Florida man from within the burning car, claimed that they were unable to open its doors and that the airbags had not deployed upon impact. This eyewitness testimony will be key in determining whether or not the man’s life could have been saved had the airbags deployed. The S owner’s manual states that the deployment of the airbag upon impact activates the retractable door handles which allow the car doors to be opened. If the investigation reveals that the airbags did not deploy and that the man died as a result, Tesla may be faced with yet another lawsuit and suffer a devastating economic blow. Even though the man was reported to be doing somewhere between 75 and 90 mph in a 55mph zone, the investigation will also center around what caused the car to lose control, ride over the medium, cut across lanes and slam into a palm tree. The Miami Perazzo Law serves car accident claims that result from defective car parts, faulty airbags, or poor vehicle maintenance service by third party service providers. If you, a friend, or relative has suffered personal injury, property damage, loss of wages, or have been stuck with whopping medical bills as a result of another individual’s negligence, Perazzo Law urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach Office ONLINE today for FREE legal advice following an accident involving a Tesla car.

 

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