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Who Can You Sue For A Personal Injury Caused By A Self-Driving Car?

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Self-driving cars used to be a futuristic concept for cartoons and science fiction novels. Now, they are almost a reality.

Many car models on the road today have self-operating elements, although a fully self-operating car is not yet on the open market. The legal implications of self-driving cars are numerous, but the law is still ambiguous, which raises a number of questions about the laws surrounding self-driving vehicles and accidents, including:

Another Massive Recall on Infant Incline Sleepers

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In 2019, a mother of an 11-month old baby girl found her little one lifeless in her inclined sleeper bed. The baby girl had rolled in the sleeper and was unable to breath, causing a lack of oxygen in her body and brain.

Eighteen-Wheeler Drivers Are Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel and Causing Accidents

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According to a federal lawsuit, a Tennessee truck driver's employer forced him to drive 49 hours without a proper break while making shipments for Amazon. Unsurprisingly, the exhausted truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel, leading to a major accident.

Dram Shop Act

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Each year thousands are affected by the negligence of persons driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes. That would equate to one person every 50 minutes.

Defective Fuel Pumps in 2018 and 2019 Toyota and Lexus Models Stall Abruptly, Prompting Recall

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Toyota and Lexus recently recalled about 696,000 of its 2018 and 2019 vehicles due to a defect with the fuel pump, which causes the vehicle to unexpectedly stall or hesitate while driving. Some of the vehicles subject to the recall are the 2018-2019 model year Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350; certain 2019 model year Lexus NX 300, RX 350L, and GS 300; certain 2018-2019 model year Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra; and certain 2019 model year Toyota Avalon and Corolla.

How Is Houston Handling Pedestrian Safety Concerns?

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Texas had the third highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation in 2018, according to Houston Public Media. With the number of pedestrian fatalities beginning to trend higher in 2019, Houston and other major cities begin exploring new safety measures.

The triggering point in Houston was an April 2019 crash on Shepherd and 10th Street that killed a man in a wheelchair and a mom who had stopped to assist him, with her kids standing nearby. Mayor Turner quickly responded by announcing forthcoming safety initiatives

Self-Driving 18-Wheelers Being Tested on American Roads

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A company has plans to map out highways and roads in Texas and New Mexico to prepare testing phases for its self-driving 18-wheelers. The company has been testing self-driving minivans in other states, but now has eyes on something bigger - self-driving freight trucks.

A Montgomery County Resident Sues The Woodlands Mall After Slip and Fall Causes Her to Suffer Serious Injuries

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A Montgomery County woman recently filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against The Woodlands Mall Associates LLC, alleging negligence.

Mercedes Recalling More Than 750,000 Vehicles

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Mercedes is recalling more than 750,000 vehicles due to detaching sunroofs, which have led to road hazards and accidents. The cars being recalled include the Mercedes-Benz's C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class, and the CLS-Class, made between 2001 and 2011. Each of these vehicles came with an optional sunroof. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the bonding material used with the sunroofs deteriorates, causing them to detach.

Company Settles Remaining Lawsuits from Amphibious Vehicle Accident

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The owner of a Branson, Missouri company has entered into a confidential settlement to resolve the final claims in a pending lawsuit stemming from a boating accident.

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