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Tesla Accident Lawyer in Miami
The Perazzo Law Firm handles accidents involving Tesla Automobiles
In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo and his legal staff handle accident claims involving Tesla cars that result in injuries, damages, and losses to drivers, passengers, and third-party individuals that seek compensation through an insurance claim.
There are a number of reasons why Tesla cars can cause injuries, damages, or losses to the drivers of these vehicles. One common situation entails Tesla vehicles that catch fire while being driven.
Though the Tesla brand of electric cars has an almost cult-like following of users, it's Model S has taken some heavy blows with regards to its credibility as a safe vehicle to drive. Once at the top of customer satisfaction ratings and reviews, it has had to overcome some manufacturing and design flaws that have led to serious personal injury to its user and other motorists and victims. Incidents regarding its unlocking doors have been a concern, as have its faulty airbags and highly flammable batteries, which can take as long as 24 hours to die-out. There have also been issues concerning braking distances, electrical glitches, and concerns of cold weather fronts affecting battery life. Though Tesla is confident about its user loyalty, there are competitors such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Jaguar producing some top quality vehicles eager to take a chunk of the growing electric car market.
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MANUFACTURING FLAWS AND ACCIDENTS
Like seatbelts, airbags are meant to save the lives of motorists and their passengers when involved in car accidents. Car makers like GM, Jeep, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford, Tesla just to name a few, include airbags in their vehicle. In general, airbags have a proven track-record when it comes to lessening the degree of personal injury sustained after a collision. At high speeds, their deployment may undoubtedly save a driver’s or passenger’s. However, sometimes airbags are deployed for no apparent reason. The effect of the airbags impact with the human face or upper body may result in severe personal injury, such as facial disfigurement such as cuts or a broken nose. More severe injuries can include bodily injuries such as a broken collarbone, spinal-cord injury, or even head trauma in young children and elderly passengers. Regardless, airbag manufacturers, automobile makers, airbag designers, car dealerships, as well as insurance companies may have a legal commitment to make sure airbags are safe and pose no risk of personal injury to those vehicles that contain airbags. See Airbag Claims
If you, a family member, loved one, or an Uber or Lyft passenger has suffered personal injury from a faulty airbag that deployed unjustifiably, or were injured as a result of a faulty car part or manufacturing flaw, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to CONTACT our Miami or North Miami offices to consult one of our expert personal injury attorneys FREE OF CHARGE about your faulty Airbag personal injury accident claim in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. See Cities We Serve.
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Autopilot Car Accidents
Since the advent of autonomous driving, or "self-driving" cars, there has been much debate over their safety. Proponents of autonomous cars argue that they have the potential to drastically reduce the number of accidents on the roadways. However, there have been a number of highly publicized accidents involving autonomous cars, which has led many to question their safety. In this article, we will explore the causes of some of the most notable accidents involving autonomous cars.
One of the most notable accidents involving an autonomous car occurred in Miami, Florida in 2016. In this incident, a Tesla Model S sedan, operated in "Autopilot" mode, rear-ended a trailer that had crossed into its lane. The driver of the Tesla was killed, and the accident resulted in a recall of the car's Autopilot system.
Investigators found that the Autopilot system had failed to detect the trailer, and concluded that the driver likely would have been able to avoid the accident if he had been paying attention. However, the driver's family sued Tesla, arguing that the company had misled consumers about the capabilities of the Autopilot system.
In another incident, an Uber autonomous car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona in 2018. The Uber car was in self-driving mode at the time of the accident, with a human safety driver behind the wheel. The pedestrian was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk when she was struck.
Investigators found that the accident was caused by a combination of factors, including the pedestrian's dark clothing and the fact that the Uber car's sensors had failed to detect her. The accident prompted Uber to suspend its self-driving program.
Small segments of the population have been using some form of autonomous vehicle for years now. The military has long used drones for various purposes and Google has been testing out self-driving cars for years. But, it wasn't until Tesla released their autopilot features that the technology really started to get some mainstream attention.
While there have been various reports of accidents and near-misses, there have been no reported fatalities from accidents involving Tesla's autopilot feature. That changed on May 7, 2016 when Joshua Brown was killed while driving his Tesla Model S with the autopilot engaged.
initial reports seemed to indicate that the accident was caused by the autopilot feature itself. However, further investigation revealed that the real cause was a combination of driver error and a poor understanding of the limitations of the system.
Tesla's autopilot feature is not a fully autonomous system. It is a driver assistance system that is designed to help drivers in certain situations. It is not meant to be used as a replacement for a human driver.
If drivers do not understand this, they can easily get into accidents. This was the case with Joshua Brown. He was reported to have been watching a movie on his phone at the time of the accident. He also had previously posted a video of himself driving hands-free while the autopilot was engaged.
While Tesla's system is not perfect, it is important to remember that it is still in its early stages. The company is constantly making improvements and it is likely that the system will continue to get better over time.
In the meantime, it is important for drivers to understand the limitations of the system and to use it responsibly.