An Arizona pedestrian was killed by a self-driving Uber. As a result, Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the road. As a result, an investigation is underway.
Self-driving cars create new issues in personal injury law. Is the car owner at fault? Or is the computer program? Maybe the software caused the crash.
Uber typically carries one million dollars of insurance through its James River Insurance Company. Zukerberg & Halperin has had good result with James River Ins. In our opinion, they are a step above Geico, State Farm and Liberty Mutual.
Another issue is the role of the driver in self-driving cars. As a matter of fact, the Uber involved did have driver. However, he was unable to react either. It is likely that Uber’s insurer, James River, will have to pay up big time for this one.