Most modern cars have onboard computers that control everything from brakes to steering, an advancement once hailed as revolutionary. Now however, evidence that these systems can be hacked wirelessly, giving people miles away from a vehicle complete control over its safety features and normal functions, is causing some concern among auto manufacturers.
A safety team recently discovered that the computer systems in new model Jeep Cherokees are vulnerable to attacks that could give hackers complete control over a vehicle’s critical components. Fiat Chrysler has announced a patch that should resolve this vulnerability and now that hacking is a known possibility, will likely renew efforts to find security problems in other makes and models as well.
Who can be held liable if you are injured in a car accident caused by a hacker taking control of your vehicle’s critical components? This depends on factors unique to your case and is something best determined by an experienced personal injury lawyer. Seattle product liability attorney Stephen Hornbuckle investigates all accidents to establish liability, and fights tirelessly to help get victims of serious injury every penny they are due.
To schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorney, please contact the Hornbuckle Firm today. We welcome clients from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and all surrounding Washington communities.
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