Menu Contact
Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC
Get A Free Initial Consultation
Phone 217-280-4984
Toll Free 877-671-5884

Blog

Tesla safety report met with skepticism

Tesla recently released a document that it proclaims to be a safety report. However, those who have seen the report believe that it lacks the proper context to make the types of claims that it does. For instance, it says that Illinois drivers and others who use the Tesla Autopilot feature get in fewer crashes than those who turn it off or don't have it at all. However, it doesn't say why a driver would turn the feature off or otherwise not use it. It could be because a person is using the car in an environment where Autopilot isn't meant to be used.

Tesla also refused to go into greater detail about incidents in which vehicles equipped with Autopilot were involved in accidents. For example, it refused to say how severe the accidents were or if anyone suffered serious injuries. There was also no mention of whether an accident was caused by a drunk driver or if it occurred during the day or at night.

According to Consumer Reports, Autopilot is No. 2 on its list of semiautonomous systems. Tesla has implemented adjustments to its system that require a driver to touch the wheel more frequently while the system is engaged. This helps ensure that the driver is still responsive and paying attention to road conditions.

Ideally, drivers will pay attention to the road regardless of what safety features their vehicles come with. This can help prevent causing a serious car wreck. A person who causes an accident may be liable for paying a victim's medical bills and other expenses. If an individual dies in a crash, family members may be able to file a wrongful death suit. Personal injury cases may be resolved in a settlement without the need for a trial.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
10 Best 2015 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers Lexis Nexis| Martindale Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standrads and Legal Ability Lexis Nexis| Martindale Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standrads and Legal Ability Nationally Ranked | Superior DUI Attorney | By the nafdd | 2014 Nationally Ranked | Superior DUI Attorney | By the nafdd | 2013 American Association of | Premier DUI | Attorneys Founding Member
Email Us For A Response

Get a Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy