Personal Injury and Car Accident News Roundup October 13
At 8:07 p.m. on Wednesday night , Ashley Perdomo, 17 a senior at Hillsborough High School was killed after a hit and run crash. The crash took place as Perdomo was walking southbound across Hillsborough Avenue. As of now Florida Highway Patrol is still asking for help to find the driver of the car that killed her and fled the scene. Hancock Injury Attorneys reminds you what you should do after an accident, especially if you hit a pedestrian. Read here for more.
Tesla Autopilot Crash: What is the Future of Autopilot?
Over the past few months the Tesla Model S has been involved in a number of accidents. This is mostly due to the autopilot functions, some accidents fatal. The first known fatal crash in a Tesla car with autopilot on occurred in Florida in May. This prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to submit an information request to Tesla’s engineering department.
While a Tesla autopilot crash is rare, it isn’t unheard of. Should autopilot technology be researched and more advanced before they become allowed on the road? In Tesla’s case the driver has to have their hands on the wheel; should that be the standard for all self-driving cars?
BMW says that they have a new motorcycle concept, “The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100” that will have self-balancing wheels. A kickstand will only be needed if the motorcycle is shut off. The bike will also have an “electronic safety cage” that “talks” with other cars and road sensors to help it avoid crashes. To show how confident they are BMW says they will only sell goggles and road suits with the bike. No Helmets… However, as injury attorneys we know all too well that while you might be an amazing driver, you can’t expect other people to be. Be safe, wear a helmet.
Community Involvement: CABA After 5
Wednesday night, Hancock Injury Attorneys co-hosted CABA’s “After 5” event. This was alongside host Dave Thomson of Thomson Home Inspections and Baywide Specialties, Rob Cunningham with ADT, Lane Family Chiropractic and Nicholas Spurlock of Tampa’s IT Department -> doyouIT. We also congratulated Dr. Tommy Lane on the opening of their new office with a ribbon cutting. We are happy that we can support and use such great companies in the Carrollwood area.
Choosing a car accident lawyer is probably the most important thing to do after getting in a car accident in which you were injured by the at-fault party. But there are certain necessary steps to take before rushing into choosing a lawyer that can mean all the difference in your case.
Whether it was drunk driving, distracted driving or something else, they were the ones that were negligent. When you become a car crash victim, unfortunately you are inundated with phone calls from your insurance, their insurance, police, doctors and more. When you hire a car accident lawyer, that stress can be somewhat alleviated as they are the ones representing you for all those insurance calls. But what should you do before choosing a car accident lawyer? Click here to find out.
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Injured in an accident? Call Attorney Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys at 813.915.1110 for a free consultation.