Tesla™ Autopilot Lawsuit

For years, Tesla™ has marketed its autopilot and self-driving technology as being safe and effective for drivers. However, this technology may not work as advertised, which can put consumers at serious risk of harm.

If you own or lease a Tesla with autopilot or self-driving technology, contact Sokolove Law now. You may be eligible for compensation from a Tesla lawsuit — even if you never used the software or suffered injuries.

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Tesla Lawsuit 2023 Updates: Autopilot & Self-Driving Malfunctions

Despite marketing the Tesla driver assistance programs as being safe and fully functioning, both the autopilot and self-driving features have been linked to crashes that have caused injuries and cost lives, leading many to question how effective this technology actually is.

Between July 2021 and June 2022, there were 392 reported crashes involving driver-assistance programs, with Tesla accounting for nearly 70% of them, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In some cases, the programs failed to recognize emergency vehicles or motorcycles.

February 2023 - Tesla Recall

Due to safety concerns raised by the NHTSA, Tesla issued a recall of over 360,000 vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta, an experimental driver-assistance software, on February 16, 2023.

About the Tesla Class Action Lawsuit

Even if they didn't use autopilot software or get in an accident, Tesla owners paid for technology that may not work properly. As a result, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Tesla over their deceptive marketing.

The proposed Tesla class action lawsuit alleges that the company:

  • Knew the autopilot and self-driving features didn’t work or, in some cases, exist
  • Misled consumers about the safety and effectiveness of these features since 2016

If you own or lease a Tesla with autopilot or self-driving technology, you may be entitled to compensation from the Tesla class action lawsuit.

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Contact us today to learn more about your legal options — for free. Take the first steps toward justice now.

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Who Can File a Tesla Autopilot Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a Tesla autopilot lawsuit if:

  • You purchased or leased a Tesla vehicle in January 2016 or after
  • Your Tesla has autopilot or self-driving technology

The Tesla class action lawsuit is regarding false advertising claims. This means you can join even if you didn’t suffer any injuries, experience a malfunction, or get in an accident.

We can help you figure out if you qualify for free. Simply call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form now.

How to Sue Tesla for Autopilot & Self-Driving Malfunctions

At Sokolove Law, we know how stressful taking legal action can be, but you shouldn’t have to work hard to file a Tesla lawsuit — your lawyers should.

Our Tesla autopilot lawyers will work to make the legal process as easy as possible for your family by handling every step on your behalf.

In general, this can include your legal team:

  • Verifying your eligibility to take legal action
  • Gathering the evidence to support your claim
  • Filing the Tesla autopilot lawsuit within any deadlines
  • Negotiating a Tesla lawsuit settlement with the defendant(s)
  • Presenting your case during a trial in court

Tesla Lawsuit Settlements & Verdicts

When you file a Tesla lawsuit, compensation may be awarded in one of two ways:

  • Tesla Lawsuit Settlement: When your legal team and the defendant agree to an amount of compensation to resolve your lawsuit, possibly without going to court, it’s known as a Tesla settlement
  • Trial Verdict: If a Tesla lawsuit settlement isn’t reached, your case may proceed to a trial, where a judge and/or jury can decide the outcome with a verdict

Why Choose Our Tesla Autopilot Lawyers?

When it comes to suing powerful corporations like Tesla, not every attorney or law firm is going to be able to offer you the same advantages. It’s very important to find a firm with the experience and resources needed to hold these kinds of companies accountable.

As an established personal injury and product liability law firm, Sokolove Law is proud to offer:

  • Over 40 Years of Experience: Since 1979, Sokolove Law has helped injured clients hold the companies that wronged them accountable.
  • Results in the Billions: We’ve secured over $8.8 Billion because we are dedicated to getting our clients the results they deserve.
  • Attorneys & Offices Nationwide: As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help clients wherever they may be in the U.S.
  • No Financial Investments or Risks: Our Tesla autopilot lawyers only get paid if you do, so there aren’t any out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees.

Our team of skilled Tesla lawyers is prepared to fight on your behalf for the justice and compensation you deserve. Get started today by contacting us.

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Get Help Filing a Lawsuit Against Tesla

You deserve justice if you paid for technology that doesn't work — and Tesla lawyers with Sokolove Law may be able to help.

Our Tesla lawyers can file a lawsuit to:

  • Hold Tesla accountable for their defective product
  • Pursue the most compensation possible on your behalf
  • Take a stand against misleading or false advertising

Don’t wait — take the first steps toward justice today. Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form for a free review of your case.

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Tesla Class Action Lawsuit FAQs

​​What is the lawsuit against Tesla?

The class action lawsuit against Tesla is about how the autopilot and self-driving technology may not function as advertised.

Because Tesla owners paid for technology that may not work properly, they may be entitled to compensation from the Tesla class action lawsuit.

To get involved in the Tesla lawsuit, contact Sokolove Law today. We can let you know if you qualify to take action for free.

How much does a Tesla lawyer cost?

There aren’t any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with Sokolove Law. Our Tesla accident lawyers only get paid if they secure compensation in your case.

This way, you can take legal action without having to worry about how to afford any hourly fees.

Is Tesla responsible for self-driving accidents? 

In some cases, yes. Many believe that Tesla’s autopilot and self-driving programs may not be as safe as the company advertised.

A class action lawsuit against Tesla for its deceptively marketed autopilot and self-driving technology has been proposed to allow vehicle owners to hold the company responsible.

If you have a Tesla with self-driving technology, you may be eligible to join the class action — even if you weren't in an accident. Learn more now.

How many Tesla autopilot crashes have there been?

Hundreds, if not thousands. Unfortunately, automakers were not required to report crashes that involved their driver assistance programs, so there was no real way to assess the safety risks. This has since changed, giving us a glimpse into the problem.

There were 273 reported Tesla autopilot or self-driving crashes between July 2021 and June 2022, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you own a Tesla with autopilot or self-driving software, call (800) 995-1212 for a free case review. You may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit against Tesla.

Even if you weren't in an accident or didn't use the driver assistance programs, you may still qualify because you paid for features that potentially don't function as advertised.

Tesla autopilot vs. self-driving — what’s the difference? 

The Tesla autopilot and self-driving settings have different functions:

  • Autopilot lets the vehicle steer, accelerate, and brake within the lane
  • Self-driving allows the vehicle to obey traffic signals and change lanes

Both programs require the driver to stay fully active and attentive at the wheel. However, there have been multiple incidents across the country involving Tesla autopilot or self-driving accidents, leading many to question if this technology is as safe as it was advertised.

What was the Tesla recall in February 2023?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encouraged Tesla to issue a recall on vehicles that included an experimental driver-assistance software known as Full Self-Driving Beta after finding a number of safety concerns. Tesla issued a voluntary recall on February 16, 2023.

The NHTSA identified multiple issued with the FSD Beta system, including: 

  • An inability to identify changes in speed limit
  • Failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign
  • Proceeding through an intersection with a stale yellow light
  • Traveling straight while in a turn-only lane

Cars that may have the SDF Beta system include the Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y. Tesla will be remotely updating vehicles that utilize this system through an over-the-air software update.

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Last modified: March 15, 2023

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