Lieff Cabraser is investigating a growing number of reports of vehicle injury accidents and fatalities involving Tesla autopilot system malfunctions. The New York Times has reported that at least three Tesla drivers have died since 2016 in crashes in which Autopilot was engaged and yet failed to detect prominent obstacles in the road. In two instances, the Tesla systems did not brake for tractor-trailers crossing highways, and in the third, it failed to recognize a concrete barrier. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 10 people have been killed in no fewer than eight accidents involving the Autopilot in Tesla electric vehicles since 2016.
For over 40 years, the lawyers in Lieff Cabraser’s auto injury group have represented families in vehicle injury lawsuits, including against Tesla, Inc., where known and avoidable auto manufacturer defects were found to be at least a partial cause of their loved ones’ injuries. We have won verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injury case clients of over $21 billion.