New Federal Guidance for Automated Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new guidance yesterday regarding automated vehicles. The guidance discusses advances in technology and the future of vehicle safety in the self-driving era. The NHTSA website also has a search function for vehicle owners to see what NHTSA recommended safety technologies their vehicles have.

To read about the guidance and search for your vehicle, click here.

For a full PDF of the guidance, click here.

 

What does “personal” injury mean?

The term “personal injury lawsuit” refers to a specific type of litigation where someone’s “person” was injured. This usually means a physical, bodily injury in addition to economic damages.

The law measures the damages you are entitled in different ways depending on the specifics of your case. Generally, you are entitled to things such as medical bills you incurred in the past and will incur in the future, pain you suffered in the past and will suffer in the future, and permanent changes to the way you live your life.

The most common type of personal injury case is a car accident, but this is far from the only one. People are hurt when buildings are unsafe, when products are designed poorly, when things aren’t properly maintained, when individuals don’t comply with the standard of care, etc. There are endless ways people can get hurt and therefore endless types of personal injury suits.

If you have been injured and think it might be someone else’s fault, let us know what happened.¬†We might be able to help.