Driverless Cars in Michigan: Law up for Debate
Look ma, no hands! Seriously, no hands… Four jurisdictions are drafting potential legislation to enable driverless cars to, well, drive around; and Michigan could be one of them.
Welcome to the future…
Governor Rick Snyder is even backing the idea, and there are hopes that a bill will be passed by the end of the year:
“I think it’s important for Michigan to be a leader in this and that’s why we should move forward quickly,” he said.
Snyder does want to remind people that there is still a physical person sitting behind the wheel.
Nevada and California are the first states that have passed legislation on this.
As the automotive capital of the world, it’s essential that Michigan enable the tech to come to town. Driverless cars would bring jobs to the table and would “drive” innovation and creativity, but without hands.
But what’s that mean for personal injury laws?
Who is responsible if a driverless car crashes into you while you’re driving to work in the morning? The driver? Google? The company that owns the software?
Our firm wants to litigate the first robot related injury as a result of some computer’s negligence. Having litigated traditional auto accidents for over 30 years, we want to embrace this change and sculpt the legal sphere in Michigan.
So, if you’ve been injured in Southfield, Detroit, Hamtramck, Royal Oak, Grand Haven, Kalamazoo, or the surrounding Metro Areas as a result of some terminator-type auto accident, then get the recovery you deserve.