... although it appears that none of these self-driving cars were at fault in any of the accidents in which they were involved, releasing the information is consistent with the law.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015
According to an article published on June 18th by the Associated Press, the state of California has announced that all reports surrounding roadway accidents involving self-driving cars will be available to the public. Previously, the state “shielded details” of the cars’ performance, but is now disclosing the information in response to the AP’s insistence. According to Los Angeles car accident Lawyer Raymond R. Hassanlou, this is a step in the right direction that reflects the constant need for information disclosure and transparency as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Hassanlou states that, although it appears that none of these self-driving cars were at fault in any of the accidents in which they were involved, releasing the information is consistent with the law.
“It is reassuring that no one was seriously injured as a result of any of these accidents,” says the Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney, “But, as the proliferation of this technology progresses, it is difficult to imagine that this track record of safety can continue unblemished. And, if any serious accidents do occur, it is important that we already have a set precedent of transparency in place.”
Mr. Hassanlou notes that, according to the engineers behind the self-driving technology, roadway safety can only benefit in the long run for more intelligent vehicles. Yet, during the early stages, when self-driving cars have to share the road with a vast majority of vehicles driven by people and therefore subject to human error, accidents will still occur, and fault may sometimes be difficult to ascertain.
Especially in new, emerging legal areas like this, it is important that someone injured in an accident contact a car accident lawyer in the San Fernando Valley or elsewhere who can litigate even in the absence of legal precedence, says Mr. Hassanlou. He notes that many of the cases that will arise out of accidents such as these will be the first of their kind, and will require a talented lawyer to navigate unfamiliar legal waters. A just outcome, he says, will be important not just for that lawyer’s individual client, but for every other case in the future that may use that first legal decision as a precedent.
Anyone who is injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of the conditions, can contact the Law Offices of Raymond R. Hassanlou for a free case evaluation. In addition to seeking justice for accident victims, Mr. Hassanlou is also a skilled family law attorney who fights for the rights of individuals and families. Whichever legal need one may have, potential clients can call the Law Offices at (818) 945-0640 or visit their website at http://www.HassanlouLaw.com.