What happened?\r\n\r\nRecently, in March 2018, there was a fatal car accident involving self-driving technology from Tesla. Walter Huang died at the age of 38 after hitting a California highway median while Tesla\u2019s Model X Autopilot was engaged.\r\n\r\nNow, Walter\u2019s family is suing Tesla on wrongful death claims saying that the cause of death was Tesla\u2019s negligence and misrepresentation of their product.\r\nIn opposition, Tesla wants to blame Walter Huang for not cooperating with the Autopilot feature. However, in an interview , it was discovered that certain features appeared faulty with the Autopilot software during regular commutes, suggesting that the technology may not be ready for the road.\r\n\r\nContact Attorney\r\nRonald E. Johnson\r\nfor all Birth Injury claims\r\nThe interview was with the widow, Sevonne Huang. She stated that Walter had told her, prior to the accident, about the issues he was having with the Tesla Model X, the same issues that likely caused the fatal crash. Apparently, Walter would frequently drive on this specific highway, with the Autopilot feature turned on, and told his wife that the Tesla\u2019s Autopilot would veer towards the very same barrier that it would later crash into.\r\nThe Tesla\u2019s Autopilot made the decision to switch lanes, steering the car into the highway median, failing to brake as well, causing the car to impact and erupt in flames. While the accident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety board (NTSB), Walter\u2019s family is taking Tesla to court. Sevonne says the death of her husband never would have happened if the Autopilot feature was not turned on.\r\n\r\nAutonomous Driving\r\n\r\nAutonomous driving is underway, but may not be advertised correctly and appears not to be ready for the roads as indicated by recent events. Tesla should be liable for Walter\u2019s death as more information is being revealed. Having the right legal advice can go a long way when dealing with the liability of an accident related to new technology, such as self-driving vehicles.\r\n\r\nIf you or someone you know has been involved in a similar situation please feel free to ask for legal advice from our lawyers at Schachter, Hendy & Johnson. We have decades of expertise claiming benefits for clients who have suffered from automobile accidents and other unfortunate circumstances. Please call us at 859-578-444 or contact us on our website.\r\nIf this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!