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Who Is Responsible if a Self-Driving Car Hits a Pedestrian in South Carolina?


If you've been hit by a self-driving car, you might be wondering who is responsible. In most cases, the party at fault will be the person or company who was operating the vehicle. However, there are some exceptions. If the pedestrian was crossing the street illegally, for example, they may be partially to blame.

To learn more about who is responsible when these types of accidents happen, read on.

Who Is at Fault if a Self-Driving Car Hits Me?

If you are a pedestrian who has been hit by a self-driving car, it is important to know that you are not alone. There have been several cases of self-driving cars hitting pedestrians, and the question of who is responsible in these cases is still being sorted out.

In recent years, there has been a growing number of cases involving pedestrians who were hit by self-driving cars. As these cases progress, the legalities behind who should ultimately be held responsible — the individual operating the vehicle or company responsible for designing the technology — continues to be debated.

In many cases, if a person was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident, even if the vehicle was driving itself, the responsibility for the accident falls on the person operating the vehicle. However, there are times when a deeper investigation reveals that negligence from either the car's manufacturer or its software provider is responsible for the wreck.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today

If you’re a pedestrian who was injured in a self-driving car accident, and you believe the accident happened because of another’s negligence, it is crucial that you enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC can guide you through the legal process and ensure that you receive all the compensation that you are entitled to from those responsible for your pain and suffering. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will evaluate the evidence, review all documentation related to the accident, and take every step necessary to make sure that you are given a fair chance at obtaining the justice you deserve for your injuries.

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Give us a call at (843) 968-0886 or contact us online today for a free consultation with our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers.

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