There is a general perception that after driverless vehicles hit our roads there will be no further motor vehicle accidents and therefore no need for personal injury insurance or lawyers. This is fanciful. There are likely always to be motor vehicle accidents causing injury and death.

The transition to driverless vehicles will be gradual. For a long time such vehicles will have to share our roads with traditional motor vehicles, at which humans are at the wheel. Humans make mistakes or behave irresponsibly. Pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, motorcyclists, and riders of e‑scooters will continue to be vulnerable. Unfortunately some will come to grief.

Once traditional motor vehicles have been phased out in favour of driverless vehicles, other issues are likely to emerge which could cause accidents such as cyber-attacks on computer software and computer malfunction.

The injured will require insurance cover and most likely will need legal representation for many years to come.

If you or anyone you know is injured has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, and to arrange a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim, please call Stacks Goudkamp on 1800 46 2359, or alternatively make an online enquiry.

Written by Tom Goudkamp.

Tom Goudkamp is Managing Director of Stacks Goudkamp. He has over 40 years of experience of successfully bringing compensation claims for people injured in motor vehicle accidents.