A fleet of four self-driving cars hit the roads of Pittsburgh on September 14th, 2016, available to only the most loyal Uber customers. Uber is placing two highly trained engineers in the front seats of their autonomous vehicles to manually take over should the car fail. Uber is focused first on mastering the roads of Pittsburgh. "If we really can master driving in Pittsburgh, then we feel strongly that we have a good chance of mastering it in most cities around the world," the leader of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center, Raffi Krikorian, said.
On the morning of Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, a 10-year old girl was waiting at her bus stop and ready to go to school. When the bus arrived, her driver stopped and put the flashing lights on. The girl was attempting to cross the street when a car disregarded the flashing lights and the stop arm. The girl was clipped by the car and taken to an area hospital to be treated for her injuries. Thankfully the girl sustained only minor injuries; she was treated and released shortly after admission. The driver of the car was charged with reckless driving. To read more about the accident, click here.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed and hit the client's vehicle in this case. The client was trapped in his vehicle and suffered a fractured and dislocated right ankle, a dislocation of the left knee plate, broken bones in the left foot and required pins in the left ankle. This case settled for $450,000.00.
Settlement For Client Killed By Cell Phone-Using Driver
Our client was involved in an auto accident involving a driver for a private company who was using a cell phone at the time of the accident. This victim's family was awarded a settlement by the court of $3,350,000 and the driver and company found liable for the tragic death.