At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the emotional rollercoaster that follows an unexpected event like a self-driving vehicle accident. The anxiety, the uncertainty, and the feeling of injustice – it can all be overwhelming. You may be facing medical bills, loss of income, and other unexpected expenses. 

We’ve stood by the side of individuals in Sarasota, Florida, who’ve found themselves in situations just like yours. For more than 40 years, we’ve navigated the intricacies of personal injury law, helping people regain control of their lives after an accident. Let us explore your options together and find justice for you.

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota self-driving car accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


We have over four decades of experience representing self-driving car accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.


Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.


Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Self-Driving Car Accident Case Results


Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.

Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting… read more?

Settlement For Car Passenger Injured

$22,000 settlement for a passenger in a car hit during a left hand turn.

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.

Settlement for Pedestrian Recovered

Our law firm recovered over $350K for a woman struck as a pedestrian at night in a disputed liability claim. Our client required an extensive hospital and rehabilitation for injuries including a broken pelvis, closed… read more?

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.

Crash Resulting in Neck, Shoulder, and Back Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $375,000 for a client who was involved in a crash after another driver made a left turn in front of her.  The crash resulted in neck, shoulder,… read more?

Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Self-Driving Car Accident Injuries

In the dynamic world of autonomous vehicles, accidents and subsequent injuries can vary greatly. While the safety measures are designed to be foolproof, unfortunately, they are not immune to malfunction or failure. As a result, victims often find themselves bearing the brunt of technological imperfections. Below are injuries one can sustain from a self-driving car accident, but the list is not exhaustive: 

  • Whiplash and Other Neck Injuries: A sudden stop or change in direction can cause your neck to whip back and forth, leading to soft tissue injuries, strains, or even more serious damage to your cervical spine.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): From concussions to more severe forms of TBIs, the impact of a self-driving car accident can lead to serious brain damage with long-term consequences.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These could range from herniated discs to paralysis and have the potential to dramatically alter one’s quality of life.
  • Fractures: Broken bones are a common injury in any car accident. The severity can range from hairline fractures to complex breaks needing surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to organs, internal bleeding, or punctured lungs are severe, life-threatening injuries that can occur in a high-impact collision.
  • Cuts and Abrasions: While they may seem minor compared to other injuries, deep cuts or abrasions can lead to significant blood loss, scarring, or infections.
  • Psychological Trauma: The psychological impact of being involved in an autonomous vehicle accident can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

Understanding these injuries and their potential impact is vital in recognizing the gravity of your situation. Each of these injuries requires unique care and treatment approach, with costs that can quickly add up.

At The Ruth Law Team, we grasp the magnitude of what you’re going through. We’re here to help shoulder the burden. Contact us today to see if you have a case. 

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Self-Driving Car Accident Victims

Recovering from an autonomous vehicle accident involves unexpected twists and turns. In this process, seeking legal action can become a beacon of hope, aiming to compensate for the significant damages you have endured. Here are some potential areas of compensation you might pursue:

  • Medical Expenses: This encompasses costs for immediate care such as emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, and medication, as well as long-term costs like rehabilitation and future medical expenses stemming from the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries have impaired your ability to work or diminished your future earning potential, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income.
  • Property Damage: This covers the costs to repair or replace your vehicle and any other personal belongings damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: The accident may have caused significant physical discomfort and emotional distress; compensation can consider these non-economic impacts.
  • Mental Anguish: The psychological toll of an accident can be profound, with effects like anxiety, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These mental health consequences are also considered in the compensation process.
  • Wrongful Death: If the accident sadly resulted in the loss of a loved one, compensation could be sought for expenses like funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, and the emotional pain experienced by the surviving family members.

Every case is unique, and the specific types of compensation and their amounts will vary depending on your circumstances.

While no financial amount can truly erase the distress and trauma you’ve endured, compensation can provide an essential financial buffer. Leveraging our four decades of experience in Florida personal injury law, The Ruth Law Team stands ready to guide you along this path. Reach out to us today, and let us help you strive for the justice you deserve.

Next Steps After an Accident

The moments following an autonomous vehicle accident can be disorienting and confusing. However, your actions in the immediate aftermath can significantly impact any future legal proceedings. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you should do:

  1. Ensure Safety: First and foremost, check on your well-being and that of others involved in the accident. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.
  2. Notify the Police: Even in minor accidents, having an official report is important. The police can document the scene and collect statements, which can be valuable evidence later.
  3. Document the Scene: If it’s safe, take photos or videos of the accident scene from different angles. Document the damage to all vehicles involved, road conditions, traffic signs, and any injuries sustained.
  4. Collect Information: Gather contact and insurance information from all parties involved in the accident. If there are witnesses, try to get their contact information as well.
  5. Seek Medical Attention: Some injuries might not manifest immediately after the accident. A medical check-up is crucial, as a doctor’s report can indicate injuries sustained in the accident.
  6. Contact an Attorney: Before reaching out to insurance companies, speak with a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies often seek to minimize payouts. An experienced attorney, like those at The Ruth Law Team, can provide advice on how to deal with insurance companies and help safeguard your rights.
  7. Maintain Records: Keep a file of all documents related to the accident, including medical bills, repair estimates, police reports, and any correspondence with insurance companies.
  8. Don’t Discuss the Accident: It’s important not to discuss the accident with anyone apart from your attorney, especially on social media. Any statements made could be used against you.

Navigating the aftermath of an autonomous vehicle accident can be daunting. The Ruth Law Team can guide you through these critical steps and help you secure compensation. Reach out to us today to start your journey toward justice.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

It’s advisable to wait to talk to a car accident attorney before contacting your insurance company. Anything you say or the information you provide might be used to downplay your claim or deny it outright. Consult with The Ruth Law Team to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

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Additional Self-Driving Car Accident Resources

How much will my self-driving accident settlement be?

Despite our long history of recovering fair settlements for our clients, we cannot guarantee a specific outcome in your case. With that being said, the defense team will take notice when you have The Ruth Law Team in your corner. To date, we have obtained over $100 million in jury verdicts alone for our clients. We have recovered $65 million in vehicle accident cases alone since 2014. At its... read more?

Does it matter if the vehicle was altered?

If the vehicle owner disabled any essential safety equipment for their self-driving vehicle, then the manufacturer may be cleared from any liability. However, these actions also enhance the liability of the vehicle owner. Self-driving vehicles are more complex than traditional automobiles. For this reason, our team may need to request an independent inspection of the vehicle during the... read more?

Who is liable for my accident?

Every vehicle crash is unique. Accidents involving self-driving cars are even more complex than a standard crash. If you have gotten into such an accident, speak with a self-driving car accident lawyer like those at The Ruth Law Team. During our review of your incident, we will strive to identify any parties who may have contributed to the crash. This may include the vehicle owner, manufacturer,... read more?

Contact Our Self-Driving Car Accident Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of a self-driving car accident can be overwhelming. The Ruth Law Team is here for you. With over 40 years of experience, our experienced Sarasota injury attorneys are ready to guide you through this process, providing the comprehensive legal support you need.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

We offer free, no-obligation in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. Our roots run deep in Sarasota. As a part of this community, The Ruth Law Team has been offering compassionate and dedicated legal representation for over 40 years. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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