henson-blog-default-image-1

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Examine Legalities of Autonomous Vehicles

January 16, 2014

Technological advancements and innovations are happening all around us, but they have gained a significant presence in the automotive industry in recent years. Car manufacturers are now designing vehicles that are able to operate by themselves as passengers sit back and engage in other activities such as reading, watching television, or surfing the web. These types of developments could be the wave of the future, but only if the law can keep up with the technology.

The North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain there are numerous legal hurdles that must be overcome before automated vehicles can take to the road. For instance, state and federal governments must design legislation that will oversee the operation of such vehicles and determine answers for certain situations, such as who will be responsible in the event of an accident.

WRAL News reports that several states have begun laying out such a legal infrastructure. Florida, California, and Nevada have each adopted laws regarding the operation of autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, Germany has legalized automated vehicle technology as well, but only allows it to be used at low speeds.

HensonFuerst and their team of North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers applaud the advancements being made toward keeping motorists safe on the road by eliminating the dangers of driver error. That’s why the firm is hopeful lawmakers will be able to pass legislation that allows such technology to make its way onto the market sooner, rather than later.

Talk with us for Free.

The Henson Fuerst attorneys are always ready to talk to you about your case at absolutely no cost to you. We’ll answer questions that you may have and help you get back on your feet.

Home Page Evaluation Form

Free Case Evaluation

Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our Locations

henson-location-row-building_1

RALEIGH OFFICE

3110 Edwards Mill Rd
Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 781-1107
Fax: (919) 781-8048
View in Google Maps

ROCKY MOUNT OFFICE

2317 Sunset Ave.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 443-2111
Fax: (252) 443-9429
View in Google Maps

BOONE OFFICE

(828) 295-7469

*By Appointment Only

Scroll to Top Skip to content