Goldman Law Offices

Free consultations for all personal injury and criminal matters

Driverless cars may not be appearing soon

Pennsylvania motorists may have heard that some innovative companies are pouring resources into developing self-driving car technology. In fact, Google already has driverless cars driving on roadways in several locations.

While it seems inevitable that driverless cars will become available to the general public at some point in the future, it is being suggested that it may take longer than previously thought. One issue is that determining who will be held liable in the event a driverless car crashes is still a major hurdle. Additionally, there are ethical questions that must be answered as well. One question that is often brought up is what a driverless vehicles should do if the choice was either hurt a bystander, put the occupants of the vehicle itself in harm's way or involve another car in the incident.

Another issue is that, while there is a buzz from experts about the future of driverless cars, the general population does not seem to be as excited about them. According to a survey from Kelley Blue Book, many people are interested in the technology but want the option of being able to drive the vehicle themselves whenever they want.

Until driverless vehicles become ubiquitous,car collisions will continue to occur. It has been noted that the vast majority of car accidents are attributable to human error. An occupant of another vehicle who has been injured in a car crash caused by a driver who was impaired by alcohol or drugs, speeding, distracted by a cellphone or negligent in some other fashion might want to have a lawyer's help in trying to obtain a settlement from the at-fault motorist's insurance company.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Rated By Super Lawyer William L. Goldman Jr.|
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Avvo
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated Seal For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Client Distinction Award - William L. Goldman, Esq.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Listed in Best Lawyers | Seal of The World's Premier Guide
  • Best Lawyers | BEST LAW FIRMS | US NEWS 2020
Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Goldman Law Offices

90 E. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-348-2605
Fax: 215-348-5247
Doylestown Law Office Map

Leave us a review of your experience with our firm Review Us