What Unmanned Vehicles Means To Our Roads

Sep 18, 2014

Earlier this week California began regulating computer driven cars. While there are less than thirty of these vehicles in California, in a state with more than thirty million cars, there is no question that computers and cars are here to stay. Modern cars already have anti lock brakes, stability control, lane change warnings, and accident avoidance systems. So it won’t be a big leap to move from these systems to the kinds of cars that California is now regulating.

As an Atlanta car wreck lawyer and Atlanta truck wreck lawyer I feel confident that one system that will insure that these systems will work safely is the civil justice system. In fact, jury trials will serve as better regulators and better guarantors of safety than any government regulation. By imposing liability on careless manufactures of these new fangled cars, there will be a real incentive for manufacturers to think first and sell second. This is because unlike civil fines imposed by regulation, a jury will be able to cause the careless manufacture to pay all damages caused by its dangerous products. This will include special damages such as lost wagers and medical bills and general damages for pain and suffering and disfigurement. As an experienced car wreck trial lawyer and Atlanta Georgia defective product lawyer, I look forward to what the future holds. I hope it’s not new business from dangerous and defective products and car wrecks caused by computers gone awry.