Uber Reaches Settlement with Family of Fatal Accident Victim
Uber Reaches Settlement with Family of Fatal Accident Victim

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman who was killed by one of its self-driving vehicles in Arizona in March. Neither Uber nor the family’s attorney has released any details about the settlement.

Elaine Herzberg was crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona, when she was fatally struck by a self-driving Uber. Following the fatal crash, Uber took its 94 test vehicles off the roads.

The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the video footage of the accident, the backup driver appears to be distracted leading up to the crash. However, the pedestrian also looks like she did not acknowledge there was a vehicle approaching her.

“Unfortunately, this will not be the last time someone is hit by a self-driving car, as they are tested more frequently. Drivers and pedestrians must continue to exercise caution while on the roads,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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