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Our Top-Rated California Tesla Accident Attorneys Are Here. Don’t Wait. Don’t Hesitate. Call Us Now!

No technology in the world could ever predict when an accident would happen. Even a technologically advanced car like Tesla is not immune to such incidents. Arash Law can give you the help you need to pursue compensation if you or a loved one gets injured in a Tesla crash. Call our California Tesla accident attorneys today at (888) 488-1391. In a free initial consultation, we will discuss your case and legal options for securing monetary reparation.

Until recently, self-driving cars were just a pipe dream. However, the technology behind these futuristic cars is still admittedly flawed. Such was the case when the famous automaker recalled over 350,000 vehicles installed with the Beta version of Full Self-Driving (FSD) in February 2023. People were wary that Tesla vehicles might cause dangerous crashes.

The legal aspects and responsibilities related to Tesla vehicle accidents are currently being established. If you or someone you care about is hurt or, worse, has died in an accident involving the car, contact the knowledgeable California Tesla accident lawyers at Arash Law. Our legal team, headed by the esteemed attorney Arash Khorsandi, Esq., can assist you in understanding the whole personal injury process and ensure you receive compensation for your damages. Fill out our contact form for a free initial consultation.

How Can Our Experienced California Tesla Accident Attorneys Help Win Your Case?

Tesla programs, like Autopilot and FSD, were not fully developed when they were initially deployed. To this day, they still seem unstable and filled with issues that might lead to complicated accident cases. Our Tesla accident lawyers in California can help you gain a clearer understanding of your legal rights and options if you’re injured in one of these accidents. With our legal knowledge and experience, we will deal with this massive corporation and its insurance providers to help you resolve your claim successfully.

The integration of the company’s self-driving systems contributes to the increasing display of reckless behavior, especially among drivers who do not fully understand the technology. Reckless driving also increases the likelihood of vehicles colliding with other vehicles or pedestrians.

At-fault drivers can blame Tesla for the accident, saying its software did not do what it was intended to do. On the other hand, Tesla can pass the blame on to the drivers. This back-and-forth can make Tesla accident claims challenging to deal with.

Nevertheless, the attorneys here at Arash Law will pressure the liable parties to take responsibility. We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine what exactly caused your crash and establish their liability. Our lawyers will then negotiate with them and their insurance companies so you can get the most favorable compensation. If that doesn’t work out, we’ll face them in court.

Why Hire Our Lawyers For Your Tesla Accident?

In 2023, Tesla sold over 1.8 million Tesla cars. It’s a massive company owned by one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. That alone makes it more intimidating to file a lawsuit against them. But our attorneys specializing in Tesla car accidents in California are not the ones to back down. We are here to protect your rights, no matter the opposition.

Here are a few more reasons why you should hire us:

  • Proven Competency – Our personal injury lawyers have assisted thousands of clients statewide, resulting in over $500 Million worth of compensation won. Our team has dedicated countless hours to studying the details of the laws governing Tesla accidents. We intend to dedicate our resources to proving Tesla’s negligence and guaranteeing your victory.
  • Fierce Advocacy – Arash Law aims to pursue just settlements for all individuals injured in accidents and their families. Our proven track record of success is a testament to our commitment. We offer effective representation and reliable advice while we advocate for your rights. Our team will work relentlessly to secure compensation that accurately represents the actual cost of your injuries and losses.
  • We Treat Clients As Family – Your well-being is above everything else. We will ensure that the onboarding process and related legal procedures are as seamless as they can be. Our team is always ready to respond to your inquiries and hear your concerns. You shouldn’t have to go through this journey alone. Our California Tesla car accident lawyers treat clients like family, and so we’ll help you from start to finish
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The Levels Of Car Automation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established six degrees of automation to guide automobile makers in developing fully automated vehicles. They are:

  • Level 0 (Momentary Driver Assistance) – At level zero, the car has minimal automation. The driver is in charge of driving and keeping an eye on things. The car has capabilities that help drivers, but the software does not have control over them.
  • Level 1 (Driver Assistance) – Basic self-driving cars at level one utilize autonomous support for braking, cruise control, or steering. Nevertheless, the driver needs to stay alert and be aware of when to deactivate the car’s driving systems.
  • Level 2 (Additional Assistance) – Cars at this level are the most advanced that the public can access in the United States. The technology provides continuous support for both braking and steering. However, the driver is still accountable for operating the vehicle. Most Tesla cars fall into this category.
  • Level 3 (Conditional Automation) – At level three, the car’s system takes charge of driving and other activities. The driver should be ready to take control if needed. Currently, public consumers do not have access to conditional automation.
  • Level 4 (High Automation) – Vehicles at this level are in charge of driving but function within restricted zones. You don’t have to be prepared to assume control.
  • Level 5 (Full Automation) – At level five, the automobile has full accountability and can function in all situations. Although the technology is not currently available, there could be prospective legal action against the corporation that manufactures it.
 

Our skilled Tesla car accident attorneys in California understand these different levels and how they affect the final value of your compensation. This is a complex subject, and our team of experts can explain it in a way that makes sense to you.

The Controversy Behind Tesla's Self-Driving Cars

Tesla developed Autopilot to assist drivers. All new Tesla cars, including Model S, Model X, Model Y, and Model 3, come with automated systems designed to provide convenience and improve safety. Some of these semi-independent capabilities enable drivers to steer, brake, and accelerate automatically. As per the company’s definition, Autopilot is here to “make driving safer and less stressful.” However, that is not the case for some.

The carmaker’s Autopilot system has been closely examined and debated for various problems and worries. One of the main criticisms is about the system’s restrictions and the need for clarification on what it can do. Although called Autopilot, Tesla’s system is not entirely self-driving. It still needs continuous monitoring and involvement from the driver.

Sadly, some drivers have misunderstood what it’s capable of. They rely too heavily on the system without actively monitoring it, which results in accidents. Advertising the feature as “Full Self-Driving” does not help in this case.

Tesla cars with Autopilot have also been involved in accidents and deaths. Take, for example, the tragic event in Santa Clara in 2023, where a mother and daughter were killed following a Tesla crash. Examinations and discussions have highlighted concerns about the system’s dependability, casting doubt on its capability to manage certain situations efficiently.

All these concerns emphasized the need for competent attorneys in California who specialize in Tesla accidents. We understand the features listed above are not all bad. Still, there is no denying that they are severely flawed and may cause autonomous vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, you can put your faith in our California Tesla accident attorneys to assist you in these complicated cases.

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Causes Of Tesla Accidents In California

Causes Of Tesla Accidents In California

Tesla vehicles have been involved in several fatal crashes in California since Autopilot was introduced. But despite drivers and their families blaming the tech giant for their demise, Tesla was able to win two cases against them, citing human error. In most cases, reckless behavior was the primary factor in many of these accidents, including the following:

  • Overspeeding – Tesla drivers go over the speed limit or drive faster under certain circumstances. Many may have believed that the car’s system would stop it or help them make decisions in dangerous situations.
  • Distracted Driving – Because of the promise of self-driving vehicles, many Tesla drivers don’t pay attention to the road. They run the Autopilot feature, thinking the car will drive itself for them without requiring human monitoring.
  • Fatigued Driving – With the same misunderstanding surrounding the car’s self-driving system, fatigued driving remains a primary factor in many Tesla crashes. Some are tempted to take a quick snooze while driving, believing the car is fully capable of steering and braking without their guidance.
  • Driving Under The Influence (DUI) – Impaired driving, especially when paired with a “full self-driving” car, is a dangerous combination. Drunk drivers or those who have taken illegal substances are prone to making reckless choices, such as aggressive driving and disobedience to traffic laws.
 

Victims of Tesla accidents can rely on our California lawyers to advocate for their rights. We will investigate your claim and find evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence.

Determining Liability In Tesla Accidents

There are numerous aspects to take into account while submitting a claim for a Tesla accident. Incidents can happen in various ways, and knowing the actual cause might significantly impact the compensation you get.

Here are some of the factors our California attorneys consider when determining who is liable in a Tesla accident:

The Driver (Autopilot Is Off)

While Teslas may have the Autopilot feature, a driver is not obligated to turn it on. A Tesla driver who doesn’t utilize these features could commit the same errors as any other driver, such as speeding, not following traffic signals, getting distracted, and so on. In this case, the driver will be held liable, just as with any regular car accident.

The Driver (Autopilot Mode Is On)

There are restrictions on a Tesla car’s Autopilot function. In its current state, it is only there to help and does not wholly take away all responsibility from the driver. Simply put, the person behind the wheel of a Tesla should still be fully attentive. The driver is still in charge of making sure the car functions correctly. If the accident were not because of a malfunction in the car’s systems or features, the blame would still fall on the driver. Our Tesla accident attorneys in California are accustomed to dealing with these kinds of issues.

The Car Manufacturer (Tesla)

As self-driving cars get better and vehicles grow more autonomous, liability might move completely from the driver to the manufacturer. If the self-driving technology or any other component of the vehicle failed, leading to the accident, Tesla might be responsible. Currently, liability is decided individually in each situation. Manufacturing responsibility might arise from issues like:

  • No driver override for automatic acceleration
  • Autopilot steering error
  • Locked brakes
 

When proven guilty, Tesla could face fines reaching millions on top of the damages the injured party claims.

The Vehicle Mechanic
Suppose a mechanic worked on the car and made an error that led to the system not functioning correctly. In that case, the mechanic or the company they work for can be responsible for the resulting damages.
A Third-Party

Sometimes, additional variables, including poorly maintained roads, faulty traffic signals, and bad weather, can also cause car accidents. In these situations, another party could be held responsible, like the local government in charge of looking after the road.

Our California Tesla accident attorneys will accurately pinpoint the at-fault party in your case. We intend to pour all our efforts into holding them liable for all the damages you are currently suffering from. May it be the driver, another entity, or even Tesla itself, we promise to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries In Tesla Accidents

Victims of Tesla collisions can suffer from a variety of injuries, ranging from minor scratches to more significant damages. Below are some of the most common injuries our California attorneys see victims sustain after a Tesla accident:
The injuries you may sustain following such a traumatic event are not limited to physical harm. You may also suffer from various mental traumas, such as:
Our California Tesla accident lawyers strongly believe that all injuries are important and should be treated accordingly. We will do our best to fully assess the injuries you are suffering and build a much stronger case. If required, we will connect you to medical experts who specialize in your injuries.
What To Do After A Tesla Accident

What To Do After A Tesla Accident?

Immediately following a Tesla accident, our attorneys in California recommend that you do the following:

  1. Call 911. If it’s safe to do so, move to the side of the road. After moving to a safer location, contact the authorities to inform them about your accident. The police can record the events leading to the accident, collect information, and include it in an official file.
  2. Seek Medical Assistance. Get first aid from dispatched paramedics. Then, visit the hospital or your doctor as soon as you can to get fully checked up. Getting prompt medical attention can help lessen the harm caused by injuries. Examinations and imaging can detect internal damage that might not exhibit symptoms just yet.
  3. Don’t Admit Fault. Cooperate with the police but never admit fault. Only provide details of what occurred while talking to a police officer. Provide a thorough description of the collision. Keep doubts and assumptions to yourself and only speak with Tesla car accident lawyers by your side.
  4. Exchange Information. Get the names, phone numbers, and insurance details of the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Capture images of the cars, license plates, and any vital information if you can.
  5. Gather Evidence And Create A File. Ensure that documentation pertaining to the accident is kept together and well organized. Your file should contain a copy of the police report, medical bills, the other driver’s details, injury treatment plans, and any other documentation you’ve gathered about the occurrence.
  6. Contact Our California Tesla Accident Attorneys At (888) 488-1391. Our personal injury law firm in California provides complimentary consultations for you to talk about your Tesla accident without any risk or commitment. We can assess if your case is valid, aid you in communicating with insurance companies, and support you in submitting a personal injury claim if needed.

Potential Recoverable Damages In Tesla Accident Claims

You may be curious about the compensation Tesla pays for accidents involving their vehicles. That depends on how severe your injuries are. Remember, the amount of compensation you can get is always much higher when working with our skilled California Tesla accident attorneys.

Although each case has different specifics, you may be able to receive compensation for the following:

Economic Damages

These are tangible losses incurred by the accident, including the following:

  • Medical Bills
    If you were injured because of a Tesla, you may be eligible for medical compensation. This includes the costs of any treatment you get, like visits to the emergency room, physical therapy, medical devices, prescribed drugs, surgeries, and home care or rehabilitation services.You need to show evidence in order to get reimbursed for your medical costs. These include bills and receipts. That’s why it’s vital to keep track of all your medical expenses, even if your insurance pays for them. These papers can demonstrate the extent of your injuries and the financial impact of the accident.
  • Lost Wages And Reduced Potential Income
    Are you unable to work because of your injuries? In that case, you may get compensation for any money you would have made if you hadn’t been hurt. Evidence of your job, such as salary receipts or a note from your employer, is required to calculate lost income.Suppose your injuries result in a lifelong impairment that affects your ability to earn a living. You can also receive payment for the income you have lost. Figuring out this form of compensation depends on various characteristics, including your age, education level, work experience, and the severity of your injuries. Hiring one of our attorneys specializing in Tesla accidents in California ensures that the computation is accurate and complete.
Non-Economic Damages

These are intangible and subjective losses related to the accident. The following are a few examples:

  • Pain And Suffering
    Compensation for pain and suffering is a type of non-economic harm designed to reimburse you for the physical and mental distress you experience due to injuries.

     

    This could include physical discomfort, psychological suffering, emotional distress, and a decrease in enjoyment of life. Evaluating compensation for pain and suffering can be more complex since there is no set formula or standard to determine its value. Usually, the severity of your injuries, how they impact your everyday life, and how long it takes you to recuperate are considered.
  • Loss Of Consortium
    In some cases, the partner of an injured individual could qualify to receive this type of compensation. This payment is meant for the absence of camaraderie, affection, and intimacy resulting from the victim’s injuries. Compensatory damages for loss of consortium are determined by factors such as the length of the partnership and the strength of the marriage.
Punitive Damages

A Tesla car accident may also lead to rare punitive damages. As opposed to compensatory damages, punitive damages aim to penalize the defendant for their negligent behavior and deter similar actions in the future. Usually, these damages are awarded if the defendant deliberately causes harm or completely ignores the safety of others.

Our California Tesla car accident attorneys can assist you in properly evaluating the recoverable damages specific to your case. We can also help explain the process for submitting a personal injury claim. Additionally, we will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you get fair reimbursement for your injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tesla Car Accidents
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When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney in California?

The best time to seek attorneys specializing in Tesla accidents in California is immediately after the accident. When you hire us, we will obtain the required documents to initiate your claim promptly. This way, you don't need to be concerned about missing deadlines.

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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Accident Claims In California?

The Golden State has a firm deadline for filing injury cases related to vehicular accidents. The civil court system gives victims a two-year window to submit their claims. The same period applies if a person dies as a result of the crash. This is called the statute of limitations. Once the allotted period expires, the opposing party might request that the judge dismiss the lawsuit based on a technicality.

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What Evidence Do I Need To Present?

Just like in any other vehicular collision, you need to demonstrate that the other party was at fault in the Tesla car accident. Compelling evidence improves the chances of proving liability. Our California Tesla accident lawyers might request copies of the official police report, as well as X-rays, medical notes, and other medical records to build a strong case.

Photos and eyewitness testimonies are also important. Photos can visually present the harm to the vehicles and the extent of your injuries. Meanwhile, witnesses can support your version of events and strengthen your argument.

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Are Tesla Cars Accident Prone?

The automaker giant claims that Tesla vehicles are "engineered to be the safest cars in the world." However, various studies indicate otherwise. Based on insurance statistics examined by LendingTree, Tesla drivers have the highest frequency of accidents compared to other car brands, with 23.5 incidents per 1,000 drivers in the US from November 2022 to November 2023. It is ultimately the driver who determines how safe an automobile is.

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How Much Do Tesla Car Accident Lawyers Charge In California?

Attorneys in California can charge different fees based on the circumstances of your accident involving a Tesla. These factors include the details of the case, the amount of time and work needed, and the lawyer’s level of experience. Arash Law and its attorneys work on a contingency fee arrangement, which means we won’t charge any upfront fees. We only get paid if we obtain a settlement or award for you. In that case, we will receive a portion of the recovered sum as our fee. This percentage can vary from 25% to 40% of the total money obtained. We can talk about this more during your onboarding process.

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How Much Can I Expect From Car Accident Settlements In California?

People who get hurt in car accidents in California receive around $30,000 as a settlement. However, this amount may vary depending on the extent of injuries and damages. For instance, in one of our recent case results, we successfully recovered $6 million for our client. Seeing as how Tesla crashes are categorized as car accidents, the same figures can be expected in such cases.

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Will My Tesla Accident Case Go To Trial?

Cases pertaining to personal injuries, such as Tesla car accident claims, are usually settled outside of court. Your attorney and the opposing party's legal representatives will do their best to come to an agreement that favors both. Nevertheless, our California Tesla accident attorneys will recommend taking your case to court if an agreeable settlement can’t be reached. In both cases, it's crucial to have competent legal counsel who will support your rights and strive to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Tesla Accident Statistics In California

The Washington Post examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and discovered that Autopilot had been part of 736 accidents from 2019 to 2023. According to a partial report provided in June 2022, only three deaths were related to Autopilot. The latest information shows a minimum of 17 deadly events, with 11 occurring since May 2022, along with five severe injuries.

Consult The Tesla Accident Attorneys California Trusts!

Suffering from various injuries as a result of a Tesla crash? Contact our highly skilled lawyers specializing in Tesla accidents in California today! We will work tirelessly to secure compensation for the harm you are suffering. Our team knows the most effective way to handle your case, and we’ll stop only when you are content with your agreement. At Arash Law, we are sure about the quality of our services.

We can assist you with your Tesla accident lawsuit. Reach out to the law offices of Arash Law all over California! No matter how complicated your case is, we are ready to assist you. Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. Call our Tesla accident attorneys in California now at (888) 488-1391 for a complimentary initial consultation.

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