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Self-Driving Cars Could Decrease Driver Error Accidents

Although to some people it may seem like something out of science fiction, the early stages of self-driving cars can already be seen in dealerships. These vehicles are designed to take over in dangerous situations, using automated systems to reduce the chances of car accidents. The technology is far from perfected, but many current features aim to reduce a driver’s control in scenarios where driver error may cause a collision. Instead, the car’s computer system controls the vehicle in these potentially hazardous situations.

While the future may look brighter for motorist safety, Lancaster drivers can still be put at risk for devastating auto accidents due to other motorists’ carelessness. At the Law Office of Bill Pelhan, we can help you determine the legal action you can take if you have been hurt in an auto accident caused by someone else.

Driver Error Today, Automated Driving Tomorrow

Self-driving cars offer unprecedented safety features that replace fallible human control with an always-ready computer solution to a dangerous situation. This kind of self-driving technology, which currently exists in limited features across several makes and models, may be able to eliminate or at least mitigate the following common causes of auto accidents:

  • Falling asleep behind the wheel and losing control over the vehicle
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes or reversing
  • Drifting out of a lane unintentionally
  • Taking turns or corners too quickly

Although more advanced features and systems are on the horizon, drivers on the road today still have to contend with the threat of the thoughtlessness of other motorists. Those injured in car accidents caused by driver error may be eligible to pursue financial compensation, however. If the claim is successful, this compensation may be able to cover a range of related damages.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney from Lancaster

If you or someone you love has sustained an injury on the road because of driver error, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for the costs associated with those injuries. To schedule a consultation to further discuss your car accident lawsuit options, contact attorney Bill Pelhan at the Law Office of Bill Pelhan at 717-392-6362 today.