Tesla cars are advertised as the future, with an Autopilot feature that seems to promise self-driving vehicles. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to monitor their driving while on Autopilot. As a result, the path to the future has seen many accidents, with victims unsure of where to turn.
Our Atlanta Tesla accident lawyers can untangle the legal confusion surrounding these types of crashes, as well as pursue appropriate compensation. Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group offers free case reviews, and we encourage you to call us today to learn more.
Our Tesla Injury Attorneys Tailor Our Approach to Your Needs
Starting with your free consultation, our lawyers start working on ways to pursue your case in a way that works for you. We learn about your accident’s details, how your injuries have affected your daily life, and what you hope to get out of a case. Learning your story allows us to craft a legal strategy that meets your needs.
Our team provides a tailored approach to all aspects of your case, including:
- Cataloging your compensable losses
- Investigating your collision and gathering evidence
- Filing your claim/lawsuit
- Negotiating a settlement with the liable party
- Strategizing your case
- Keeping you updated on your case’s progression
Your experience is our guide, directing us to what compensation you deserve, how to keep you updated throughout the case, and how to create a strategy for success.
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group’s Credentials
Our personal injury attorneys have won many awards and six-figure outcomes.
The proof is in our results, which include:
- Thousands of satisfied clients
- Millions in settlements and verdicts
- Constant communication
- Free case consultations
You can read our client testimonials to learn more about our commitment to justice. They speak to our responsiveness, knowledge, and professionalism.
We Stay Updated on the Latest Technology and Risks
Self-driving cars have created many questions for accident victims. In the aftermath of these collisions, injured people wonder who they can hold responsible—and what circumstances could have caused their injuries. At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we keep abreast of the latest developments in the laws surrounding these cases.
While Tesla collisions can feel confusing, many times, individual motorists are still liable for their actions. Our investigators have experience in researching automobile collisions and identifying the negligent actions that cause injuries.
As new technology emerges, our team is committed to adapting to it. Whatever your concern following a Tesla or autonomous vehicle crash, we can work to resolve your case.
Our Atlanta Tesla Accident Lawyers Seek Compensation for Your Losses
We work closely with you, your support system, and your healthcare providers to understand the toll of this accident. By evaluating your losses—physical, financial, and personal—we can identify appropriate settlement offers, avoiding ones that are too low.
Low initial offers are common in personal injury cases. Insurance adjusters hope you will agree to a first offer to close the claim expediently. Unfortunately, these offers often neglect crucial aspects of your life affected by injuries. Those aspects can include long-term care, certain forms of lost income, and the full extent of your pain and suffering.
Cataloging all the bills, losses, and consequences of the accident allows us to seek what you’re owed. Some victims feel the need to downplay their struggles to seem tough or avoid causing a hassle. You deserve better. What’s more, you deserve a team who will seek:
Compensation for Healthcare Expenses
Injuries from Tesla accidents can generate thousands of dollars in healthcare expenses.
We can review any bills or out-of-pocket costs related to:
- Emergency care
Insurance adjusters like to see firm end dates for injuries—or adherence to typical or expected recovery times. Reality doesn’t work like that, and you may have a circuitous path to health. We don’t let anyone try to fit your healthcare journey into a box. Our Tesla accident attorneys serving Atlanta seek realistic damages that fit your lived experience.
Compensation for Financial Losses
You may not realize all that lost income encompasses. People who work more than one job or have nontraditional forms of employment are not left out of this compensation.
If applicable, we can include these losses in your claim’s value:
- Annual salary
- Hourly wages
- Freelance work
- Commissions and sales
- Gigs and side jobs
- Profitable hobbies
- Vacation and sick days
Maybe your injuries left you unable to return to your job. Perhaps you can return, but only in a diminished role. Some injuries require a complete career change. These changes naturally affect your paycheck, and any changes to your paycheck are potentially eligible for compensation.
You could therefore receive compensation for reduced earning ability, which acknowledges how your injuries have hurt your income. We can even seek damages to pay for training in a new position at your current job or for an entirely new job.
Compensation for Personal Losses
Have your injuries cost you your favorite pastime? Can you no longer play with your children? Have you lost your independence and rely on others to help with day-to-day activities?
These are accident consequences that aren’t tied to a specific bill or income loss. Instead, they are losses to you as an individual.
To ensure these and other changes to your life are acknowledged, we can pursue damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
Our Atlanta Lawyers Pursue Specialized Damages for Specific Injuries
Car accident injuries, including ones involving Tesla vehicles, can cause injuries like:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Burns and road rash
- Broken and crushed bones
- Sprains and strains
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fatal injuries
Each injury will have a different financial value. For instance, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the lifetime cost of a spinal cord injury can differ depending on your age and the location of the injury. The publication reports that in the first year alone, a spinal cord injury can generate over $1 million in damages.
Our team consults with your healthcare team to learn what constitutes a fair settlement in your personal injury case. That way, when your case concludes, you can walk away with the money you need.
Damages for Burn Injuries
Your Tesla accident may have involved a fire, especially if the crash affected the battery. If you suffered burn injuries, you may need specific compensation designed to help with the unique requirements of burn recovery.
Costs and risks associated with burn injuries include:
- Long hospital stays
- Pain and anxiety medications
- Antibiotics to prevent infection
- Breathing and feeding tubes
- Skin grafts
- Reconstructive plastic surgery
- Mental health support groups
Secondary complications, like infections, are included in consideration for your damages. Our Tesla burn injury attorneys also fight for any rehabilitation costs in your case, such as physical and occupational therapy to restore mobility. We pursue compensation that covers whatever it takes to reach maximum medical improvement.
Pedestrian Injury Compensation
Tesla’s Autopilot program has made headlines for crashes, with one recent pedestrian accident sparking a probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.
If you were a pedestrian injured by a Tesla, you can pursue specific damages. Injuries in these accidents often come with higher expenses and longer recoveries, as they can involve serious, life-altering conditions. Our Atlanta Tesla accident lawyers carefully document all your losses.
Higher-priced claims and lawsuits sometimes inspire greater pushback from liable parties. The other side may employ any possible measure to reduce your settlement. We know you’re already scared, hurting, and exhausted from suffering a pedestrian accident. You aren’t in any position to fight, but we are.
We Advocate for Wrongful Death Claimants in Atlanta
Family members of those who lost their lives to Tesla accidents can pursue a wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit.
With the help of our wrongful death attorneys, you could receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- End-of-life care
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of support
- Loss of consortium
Not only do these cases acknowledge your loved one’s suffering, but they also acknowledge yours. As a result, wrongful death cases are often overwhelming for families, as they require taking stock of both your losses and the deceased’s. Moreover, much like pedestrian accident cases, fatal accidents can spark opposition from the other party to avoid paying full damages.
Having an experienced fatal car accident lawyer on your team can help avoid the challenges that come with these situations. We can catalog your losses as well as stand up for your right to compensation.
Our Tesla Injury Lawyers Identify the Unique Cause of Your Accident
Although you know a Tesla was involved—which could mean some of the car’s unique features were a play in the crash—our investigators get to work identifying the specific negligence that caused your injuries. That could include drunk or fatigued driving, speeding, tailgating, or traffic violations.
To learn what caused your accident, we can evaluate:
- Car data, including dashcam footage
- Traffic camera or bystander video footage
- The police report
- Eyewitness accounts of what happened
- Your own story of what you remember
- Expert accident reconstruction and analysis
- Doctor’s notes and medical records
- Photos from the scene and of your injuries
This evidence can direct us to the negligent party in your crash. For instance, a police report might cite the other driver for failure to yield or speeding. Traffic camera footage might show them texting instead of monitoring Tesla’s Autopilot mode. Even doctor’s notes can yield important information, as your injuries can sometimes show what type of accident you suffered.
We use this evidence both to understand your past and protect your future. We can identify negligent parties, as well as areas where you need compensation.
When Is Tesla Liable for an Autopilot Accident?
Tesla’s Autopilot feature, a precursor to self-driving vehicles, accounts for a disproportionately high number of accidents in this emerging field. As reported by Forbes, out of 392 crashes involving autonomous cars, 69.6 percent involved Teslas.
Tesla’s own website points out that their Autopilot feature “requires active driver supervision.” Even so, some cases do leave Tesla liable, such as if there was a problem with a vehicle’s software, cameras, or even basic auto parts.
Nonetheless, because the company is explicit about Autopilot requiring driver monitoring, many cases involving this feature likely leave the driver liable; they failed to monitor the Autopilot program, leading to a collision. Our Tesla car accident attorneys can evaluate if you have a case against Tesla or if pursuing the driver is a good path for compensation.
Contact Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Today
Going up against a Tesla driver, or even the company itself, is daunting. Financial concerns may even make you hesitate even further. Don’t let anxiety stop you from pursuing the compensation you deserve. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 to answer your call, just reach out to us at (404) 609-1724 or contact us through our website. We’re available for a free case review today.