What should I do if I got into an accident because my GPS failed?
You should contact a lawyer who is experienced with fighting product liability and personal injury cases if you got into an accident because your GPS or mapping app failed.
In many ways, these systems have made traveling from one place to another safer because of a variety of factors. Some of these are, not having to deal with cumbersome maps, not needing to read directions off of a piece of paper while driving, and being given advance audio and visual warnings of when turns and exits, etc., need to be made.
Unfortunately though, GPS and similar systems also have been at the root of many accidents as more and more drivers become dependent on these helpful “robots”. Drivers can be visually distracted by them, drivers have unintentionally followed directions into treacherous situations because they did not look at what was ahead of them in conjunction with the system’s directions, and sometimes these systems just fail all together. The resulting accidents can be anywhere from minor to devastating with serious injuries and death as the result.
If you were injured because of a faulty or malfunctioning GPS or mapping app, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you incurred property damage because of an accident that was caused by a failed GPS, you may be able to recover money for the damages.
Cohen & Cohen is a law firm with extensive experience dealing with personal injury cases and a deep understanding of product liability law. It may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a lawyer who is licensed to practice in the jurisdiction that your accident occurred. A lawyer who is familiar with cases that are similar to yours, may be able to answer the many questions you probably have. At Cohen & Cohen, someone is available to take your call any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. We are available to give you a free case evaluation that may help you to make decisions about how to best move forward to try to get the compensation you are entitled to. In the event that we do not have a lawyer on our team who is especially suited for your particular case, we would like to try to help you find one who is.
Product liability and personal injury laws differ from state to state. This is one of the many reasons why victims of injuries caused by faulty or malfunctioning products have found it helpful to have a lawyer on their side as soon as possible after an accident occurs. If a plaintiff can prove that one or more of the parties involved in the design, manufacturing or distribution of a product, is at fault for a product that injured them, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. If a person was injured in an accident involving other drivers, the injured person may be able to recover for their injury and damages through a personal injury claim.
If you were in an accident because of a failed GPS, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner he or she is able to start researching your case and collecting evidence to support your claims, the sooner they can start fighting to protect your rights. For a reliable and experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to fight product liability claims, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C., today.