Tesla Sued Once Again After Deadly Crash In Florida
Over the years, Tesla has been sued on numerous occasions for a wide range of alleged acts of negligence. Some believe that certain defects are leading to high numbers of crashes. This includes allegations of defects not only with the physical aspects of the vehicles, but also with their software. This includes the infamous self-driving technology that has been linked to numerous crashes. Recently, Tesla was sued yet again – this time by a family in Florida. But what is this lawsuit all about? Can you file a similar lawsuit if you were injured in a Tesla crash? Let’s find out:
Family of Deceased Couple Sues Tesla in Florida
Back in July of 2022, a couple from California was driving their Tesla Model S through a rest stop in Florida. A report at that time stated that the vehicle malfunctioned in an unspecified manner, and that the couple was operating the vehicle in a manner in which it was intended to be driven. The incident involved the Tesla moving into a lane meant for larger vehicles. This caused the vehicle to impact the rear of a semi-truck. These kinds of crashes can be especially dangerous, as smaller vehicles can slip underneath the rear trailer – causing a shearing effect that cuts away and destroys the roof portion. This is called an “underriding” accident, and it can lead to critical, catastrophic injuries such as decapitations.
An investigation quickly followed, and authorities concluded that the crash was due to human error. This should not come as a surprise, since drivers that rear-end other vehicles are almost always automatically at fault in the eyes of the law. The real question is whether the self-driving software played a role in the collision. Obviously, the lawsuit filed on March 28th of 2023 disputes this claim, and we will learn more about the details of this crash if the suit moves forward. It may very well be that the self-driving software caused the Tesla to veer into the wrong lane and straight into the back of a semi-truck – although this is of course purely speculation.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is when you sue on behalf of a deceased family member. Spouses, children, and parents of deceased loved ones commonly file these lawsuits after fatal accidents. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation for funeral expenses, missed future wages, emotional distress, unpaid medical expenses left behind by the victim, and more.
Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Florida?
If you’ve been searching for a qualified, experienced Orlando personal injury attorney, look no further than Payer Law. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs throughout the Sunshine State. We know how dangerous and life-changing car accidents can be. Sometimes, these tragic incidents also end lives. With our help, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against negligent parties that caused the fatal crash – potentially including car manufacturers and reckless drivers. Book your consultation today to get started.