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Auto Software Malfunction Lawsuits

When it comes to navigating the complex legal terrain of automobile accidents caused by software malfunctions, you need an attorney with experience, expertise, and a track record of success.

Our legal team represents individuals who have suffered injuries or losses due to software malfunctions in vehicles. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of this evolving area of law, we are committed to helping you secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

Whether you’re a victim seeking justice or a concerned individual looking to understand your rights and options, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Joe Lyon and our dedicated team are ready to advocate for your rights and tirelessly pursue justice in the face of software-related auto accidents. 

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Defective Auto Software Lawsuit?

In a defective auto software lawsuit, victims may be eligible to seek various types of damages to compensate them for the losses and harm they’ve endured due to the software malfunction.

Here are some common types of damages that may be pursued in such lawsuits:

  • Medical Expenses: Reimbursement for past and future medical bills related to injuries caused by the software malfunction.

  • Property Damage: Compensation for the repair or replacement of the vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.

  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income lost due to injuries, recovery time, and any resulting disability.

  • Pain and Suffering: Damages awarded to compensate the victim for the physical and emotional distress, pain, and suffering resulting from the accident. Damages for emotional trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from the accident.

  • Wrongful Death Damages: In the tragic event that a software malfunction leads to a fatal accident, surviving family members may be able to seek damages for wrongful death, including funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.

Consulting with an experienced attorney who specializes in defective auto software cases is crucial to understanding your specific situation and pursuing the appropriate damages to make you whole again.

What Does an Auto Accident Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An auto accident lawyer plays a crucial role in handling your case and helping you navigate the legal complexities that follow a car accident. 

Here are the key tasks and responsibilities of an auto accident lawyer:

  • Legal Advice and Guidance: An attorney will provide you with legal advice and explain your rights and options. They help you understand the legal process and the potential courses of action available to you.

    • Dealing with Insurance Companies: Your lawyer will handle communications and negotiations with insurance companies. They will work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and property damage. If the insurance company is uncooperative, the attorney may initiate legal action.

    • Calculating Damages: Auto accident lawyers help you assess the full extent of your damages. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other losses. They will work to maximize the compensation you are entitled to.

    • Filing Legal Documents: Your attorney will manage the paperwork and documentation required for your case, including court filings, legal notices, and all necessary documentation for a lawsuit, if applicable.

    • Negotiation: The lawyer will engage in settlement negotiations on your behalf. They will work to reach a fair settlement with the at-fault party or their insurance company. This can save time and resources compared to going to court.

    • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will represent you in court. They will prepare and present your case, argue on your behalf, and advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.

    Auto accident lawyers play a vital role in helping accident victims obtain fair compensation and ensuring their legal rights are protected throughout the process.

    Our experience can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

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    Questions about Auto Defect Cases
    What are automobile software defects?

    Automobile software defects refer to errors or flaws in the software used in vehicles, which can lead to malfunctions or safety issues in the operation of the vehicle. These defects can affect various systems, including the engine, brakes, navigation, and more.

    Who can be held liable for automobile software defects?

    Liability can fall on various parties, including the vehicle manufacturer, software developer, component suppliers, or even repair facilities if they played a role in the defect. Determining liability may require a thorough investigation.

    How do I prove that a software defect caused my accident or injury?

    Proving causation typically involves gathering evidence such as expert testimony, data from the vehicle’s black box, maintenance records, and accident reports. An attorney with experience in such cases can help you establish this connection.

    Is there a time limit for filing a lawsuit related to software defects in my vehicle?

    Yes, there is a statute of limitations that varies by jurisdiction. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet any applicable deadlines.

    Our Victories

    The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals or companies to obtain just compensation under the law. 



    (Brown County, Kentucky):   The Lyon Firm was second chair a case involving a driver texting and driving when he crossed the median, killing a father of four. The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.



    (Cincinnati, Ohio):  The Lyon Firm was lead counsel in a $495,000 settlement. This case involved a motorcycle operator who sustained fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometatarsal when a car ignored its driving lane and crossed into his right-of-way. Settlement provided repayment of medical bills of $20,000 and funds for future education to re-enter the work force in a less physically-demanding job.