Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyer After a NYC Accident 

woman behind the wheel of a self-driving carCars with “driving assistance technology,” also known as partially-self-driving cars, are becoming increasingly common on the streets of New York City. A NYC self-driving car accident can endanger vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians, leaving them with serious or even debilitating injuries.  

If you’ve been injured in a self-driving car crash, the accident lawyers at William Mattar, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (844) 444-4444 today to speak to our team.   

How Do Autonomous Car Accidents Happen? 

Several large automakers and technologies companies produce autonomous cars.  

Paradoxically, accidents involving autonomous vehicles can be caused by the driver This is because today’s self-driving cars are not fully automated, meaning the driver must still remain alert and prepared to control the vehicle under certain circumstances. If a driver is negligent and does not operate the system safely, a serious collision can happen.  

Malfunctioning technology can result in an autonomous car accident.  

Can Self-Driving Cars Be Hacked? 

The potential hackability of driverless cars is one concern being explored by cyber experts. According to Forbes, a group of researchers analyzed the risks of hacked self-driving vehicles that are connected to the Internet. The research found that even a “small scale” hack of automated vehicles could cause accidents, impact traffic flow in Manhattan, and hinder emergency services.  

As technology progresses, there is sure to be more to learn about the ability for hackers to exploit self-driving cars.  

Compensation for Self-Driving Car Accidents 

After a self-driving car accident, injury victims – who may be already experiencing physical pain – can accumulate medical bills and other expenses. In addition to financial stress, an accident injury can make a person’s everyday routine and activities difficult or even impossible. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for: 

  • Hospital bills; 
  • Lost wages/income; 
  • Future medical expenses; 
  • Physical therapy; 
  • Surgery costs; 
  • Loss in quality of life; and 
  • Pain and suffering. 

An accident lawyer at William Mattar, P.C. can help determine whether you are entitled to compensation, and how to achieve maximum compensation. Call today to speak to a member of our team. 

Contact a Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyer  

Self-driving car accidents in New York City can be traumatic and disorienting. If you’ve been injured in a self-driving car, contact William Mattar P.C. as soon as possible. Accident claims can be time-sensitive and there may be short deadlines that apply to your case. Our accident attorneys can help ensure you obtain the best outcome possible. To schedule a free initial consultation, complete our online consultation form or call (844) 444-4444 today.