Can You Sue Tesla For An Autopilot Crash?

Last updated on: September 5, 2022

If You Were Injured In An Accident With A Tesla, Call (888) 541-6041 to Speak With A Product Accident Attorney Regarding Your Claim

The cutting-edge technology of Tesla’s electric-powered vehicles is impressive, but it is not without drawbacks. Tesla’s autopilot features may result in distracted driving, causing an accident. If you suffered an injury due to a crash with a Tesla, you may need the help of a product liability or personal injury lawyer who can help you prove the vehicle was defective in some way.

Zinda Law Group product liability attorneys can walk you through each step of the legal process. We have the knowledge and experience to help you prove that Tesla is responsible for your injuries and property damage. Call (800) 863-5312 to schedule your free consultation with a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today.

How To Sue Tesla For An Autopilot Crash

To sue a car manufacturer, you must be able to prove that the manufacturer was liable. The following are the general steps you must take to show product liability

1. The Manufacturer Sold the Product

You must show that Tesla was the commercial seller who sold the specific car involved in the accident. 

2. The Victim Suffered from an Injury 

You must show proof of the injuries and property damage you have suffered. 

3. The Item Was Defective When Sold

It must be proven that the car was defective when Tesla sold it. 

4. The Defect Was an Actual and Proximate Cause of the Victim’s Injury

Evidence must show that the defect in the car caused the accident and your subsequent injuries. 

Depending on your case, proving liability may be difficult. That is why it is important to contact Zinda Law Group today, as our team has represented many clients in product liability cases nationwide.

What Should I Do After A Tesla Autopilot Car Accident?

Any kind of motor vehicle accident can leave the victim hurt and unsure of what to do next. Understanding what to do following these tragic incidents can not only keep you safe, but the knowledge can also strengthen your future car accident claim. These steps include:

  1. Seek medical attention for any of your injuries.
  2. Report the accident to local law enforcement.
  3. Write down everything you can remember.
  4. Take pictures of the entire scene.
  5. Contact a personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group.

If you have any questions regarding these steps or want to speak to a knowledgeable attorney about your accident, call Zinda Law Group today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions regarding accidents with Tesla vehicles that use autopilot features. 

Is Tesla Liable for Autopilot Crash?

Tesla’s website maintains that their current autopilot systems “require active driver supervision.” Unfortunately, many drivers choose to ignore this message. You can hold Tesla responsible for the autopilot crash with a product liability claim, if you demonstrate that the vehicle was defective when it caused your injury. 

If you were involved in a car accident with a Tesla, contact Zinda Law Group today. We can help hold Tesla responsible for their defective vehicles. 

How Many Teslas Have Crashed Using Autopilot?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla reported 312 crashes between July 2021 and June 2022 of vehicles equipped with their Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems. When engaged, these systems provide both speed and steering input. 

It is not uncommon for a Tesla vehicle to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. Zinda Law Group Tesla car accident attorneys can help you file the proper claim on time to receive maximum compensation for your physical injuries, emotional distress, and property damage. 

Need Help? Contact Zinda Law Group Today

Tesla technology is not flawless, and human drivers can still make mistakes. Tesla motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious property damage, injury, or death. 

If you need help documenting the crash scene and reporting the accident to local law enforcement following a road accident with a self-driving Tesla, contact Zinda Law Group today. Our professional personal injury attorneys are available for a free initial consultation by calling (800) 863-5312.

If you have been involved in a Tesla autopilot crash and are worried about the expense of bringing a lawsuit, you do not have to worry. Our clients are not expected to pay us a thing unless we win compensation in their cases. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”

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