Lawsuits are being filed against Tesla for allegedly misleading the public regarding its Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving Capability (‘FSD’) technology. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident believed to be caused by Tesla’s false advertising, you may be entitled to join a class action for compensation. Contact the accident attorneys in San Diego at CaseyGerry to arrange a free consultation today.
A class action is an efficient way for the court to hear multiple plaintiffs (victims) by consolidating numerous lawsuits into a unified case against a common defendant (at-fault party). In this case, Tesla. Compared to class action lawsuits, class action cases typically consist of a smaller group of injured plaintiffs, and each is still treated as an individual rather than the group being considered a single plaintiff. As a result, each plaintiff has the burden of proving how they were injured by Tesla.
Consumers are taking legal action against Tesla for misleading marketing tactics by advertising their driver-assist features as Autopilot and Full Self-Driving. The allegations are that Tesla is engaging in false advertising since their cars still require drivers to operate and stay vigilant. Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have deceitfully advertised their software as being close to “solved” or fully functioning since 2016, leading buyers to believe their cars would be better able to drive themselves. However, the number of Tesla accidents occurring on Autopilot is increasing. In fact, after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened two formal defect investigations into Tesla’s driver-assistance feature.
The types of compensation available to victims of Tesla’s false marketing will vary based on each case’s unique circumstances. However, here are common types of compensation recovered in class action lawsuits:
The court may also award punitive damages if they find that Tesla was intentionally reckless or acted with extreme disregard for the safety of consumers. Punitive damages are a form of compensation meant to punish the defendant and deter others from similar conduct.
If you think you may have a case against Tesla, the first step is to consult an experienced San Diego injury Lawyer. We can evaluate your claim and help you understand your legal options. Contact CaseyGerry today to arrange a free consultation. We accept Tesla marketing class action cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no risk to you, as we only get paid when you do.