Injured in a Self-Driving Vehicle?

As the number of self-driving cars on the road increases, so does the likelihood of accidents that involve these vehicles. To date, there have been several reported cases of injuries and fatalities resulting from self-driving car accidents. These accidents have occurred in a variety of circumstances, such as when the vehicles are in motion and when they are stopped.

In some cases, the cars have malfunctioned, while in others they have been hit by other vehicles. These accidents highlight the need for improved safety measures for self-driving cars. As more and more of these vehicles are introduced into the New York streets, it is essential that steps are taken to ensure their safety. Otherwise, the number of accidents and injuries will continue to rise.

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What is A Self-Driving Vehicle?

A self-driving car is a vehicle that can sense its environment and navigate without human input. Also known as an autonomous or driverless car, a self-driving car uses a variety of sensors and algorithms to navigate safely in traffic. While most self-driving cars are still in the development stage, some companies are already offering driverless car services in select markets.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a self-driving car accident, you need experienced legal representation on your side. The New York self-driving car accident attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP can help you navigate the complexities of this new legal landscape and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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How do Self-Driving Cars Work?

Self-driving cars use a variety of sensors to detect their surroundings. These sensors can include:

  • Radar
  • Lidar
  • Sonar
  • Cameras

The data from these sensors is processed by algorithms that help the car navigate safely. Self-driving cars also use GPS to track their location and map their route. While many self-driving cars are designed to operate without a human driver, most still have a backup system that allows a human to take control if necessary.

There are many potential benefits of self-driving cars, including improved safety, efficiency, and convenience. However, the technology is still in its early stages of development and faces several challenges, such as bad weather and road conditions. Additionally, there are concerns about cyber security and privacy.

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Types of Self-Driving Cars and Current Safety Concerns with Self-Driving Vehicles

  • Inclement weather can cause issues for self-driving cars because it can reduce visibility and makes lane markings more difficult for the sensors to see.
  • Bridges can cause issues for self-driving cars because they often have different backgrounds than the surrounding roads, which can confuse the sensors that the car uses to navigate.
  • Lack of human communication can cause issues for self-driving cars because many split-second traffic decisions are made through human interactions.
  • Inadequate lane markings can cause issues for self-driving cars because they rely on being able to see clear markings to stay in their lane.
  • City driving can cause issues for self-driving cars because of the increased traffic and congestion.
  • Decision timing can cause issues for self-driving cars because they need to be able to make split-second decisions to avoid accidents, however, they need to approximate human reaction time to avoid accidents.

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How is Liability Determined in a Self-Driving Vehicle Accident?

When it comes to self-driving accidents, there are a number of factors that can come into play in determining liability. These include the type of self-driving system that was in use at the time of the accident, the circumstances leading up to the accident, and whether there was any human error involved.

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Why Do I Need an Attorney for my Self-Driving Accident Case?

When it comes to self-driving accidents, the determination of liability can be complex and confusing. If you've been involved in such an accident, it's important to have an experienced New York car crash lawyer on your side who can help you navigate the legal process and get the compensation you deserve.

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, we have over 50 years of experience handling complex personal injury cases, including those involving self-driving vehicles. We understand the unique challenges that come with these types of cases, and we know how to build a strong case on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation at (212) 986-7353.

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Our Car Accident Case Results

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Pursuant to the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, WRSMH attorney Frank J. Lombardo obtained the highest recorded verdict in the State of New York for a single level cervical discectomy.

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$6.2 Million - Intersection Accident

Andrea V. Borden was able to obtain a jury verdict in the amount of $6.2 million on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old Brooklyn woman involved in a motor vehicle accident.

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$5.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

WRSMH attorney Bryce Moses obtained a verdict in the amount of $5,500,000 for our client who was exiting the Staten Island Expressway when her motor vehicle was struck by a Con Edison van.

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$4.9 Million - NY Car Accident Injury

Our client, a man in his 30s, was standing next to the rear of a truck while working as an assistant mover, when the defendant driver struck a middle car in the rear and propelled it into our client.

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Jay Wechsler obtained an excellent result at the early stages of a case for two clients who were injured in a rear-end accident.

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$3.3 Million - Client Struck By Van While On a Scooter

Attorney Jason Rubin obtained a large settlement for a man who was injured after being struck by a van while on a scooter.

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$3 Million - NY Motor Vehicle Accident

Cliff Shapiro and another WRSMH attorney were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000 on behalf of a forty-five year old man from Queens who suffered injuries to his neck and lower back in a crash.

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$2.9 Million - NY Access-A-Ride Van Accident

WRSMH settled the case of our client who was hit by an Access-A-Ride van after mediation and before trial for $2.9 million dollars.

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$2.8 Million - Three Car Auto Accident in NY

WRSMH attorney obtained a $2.8 million settlement during trial for our client who was involved in a three car accident. The plaintiff was struck twice from behind in a rear-end collision involving two vehicles.

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$2.75 Million - Rear-end Van Accident in Queens

Douglas Milch obtained a large settlement for a group of individuals injured in a van accident in Queens on the Grand Central Parkway.

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$2.75 Million - NY Intersection Car Accident

Phil Russotti and Kenneth Halperin obtained a settlement for our client in the amount of $2,750,000, in this case in which the plaintiff's motor vehicle was struck in the rear.

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$2.5 Million - Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident in New York

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.5 Million - Man Struck By Car Walking Dog

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

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$2.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

Kenneth Halperin obtained a combined settlement in the amount of $2,500,000 for a 66 year old woman and her 32 year old daughter who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

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$2.5 Million - Queens County Resident's Vehicle Hit by Rental Truck

Douglas Milch obtained a large settlement for a Queens County resident who was injured in a collision with a rental truck.

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$2.25 Million - Permanent Injuries from Rear-end Accident In The Bronx

WRSMH attorney recently settled a case for a client who sustained permanent neck and back injuries after being rear-ended in the Bronx.

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$2 Million - NY Rear-End Accident

Kenneth Halperin and another WRSMH attorney were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 40-year-old woman from Kings County.

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$2 Million - Intersection Accident in Brooklyn

Andrea Borden and another WRSMH attorney were able to obtain a recovery after trial in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old housekeeper from Kings County.

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$2 Million - New York Rear-End Collision

Kenneth Halperin and another WRSMH attorney were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 45-year-old man from Queens County.

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$2 Million - DUI Car Accident Victim

This matter was settled a couple of months prior to trial for the full insurance policy limit of $2 million by Cliff Shapiro, after being wholly litigated for the past few years by Bill Hepner.

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