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Tesla Model 3 Lawsuit

Tesla Model 3 Lawsuit

Tesla claims the Model 3 is the “safest car ever built,” but lawsuits have been filed over airbag failures, seat belts not restraining passengers, and Autopilot crashes.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Tesla Model 3 induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured in a Tesla car accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Car Accident & Personal Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Lawsuit Claims Tesla Model 3 Airbags & Seat Belts Failed in Car Accident

In June 2020, a woman from Maryland filed a Tesla car accident lawsuit after she was seriously injured in a Model 3 when the airbags and seat belts failed.

The lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Kristian E., a woman who was riding in the passenger seat of a Model 3 on I-95 in Maryland when another vehicle veered into their lane. The Model 3 crashed into a guardrail before coming to a stop on the median.

The Model 3 was totaled, but none of the airbags went off. Furthermore, the passenger-side seat belt failed to restrain Kristian. As a result, her head slammed into the interior and she suffered a traumatic brain injury.

What is the Problem?

Tesla is accused of exaggerating the safety of the Model 3. For example, Tesla claims that “NHTSA data shows that vehicle occupants are less likely to get seriously hurt in crashes when in a Model 3 than in any other car.” Furthermore, Tesla claims they “engineered the Model 3 to be the safest car ever built.”

Tesla Model 3 Autopilot Crash Lawsuit

Tesla has been hit with multiple lawsuits for people who were injured or died in car accidents while using the Autopilot system. For example, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed in 2019 for a 50 year-old man who died when his Tesla Model 3 collided with a tractor-trailer on the highway.

Feds Tell Tesla to Stop “Misleading” People About Model 3 Safety

In October 2019, Elon Musk was sent a cease-and-desist letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for making “misleading statements” about the safety of the Model 3.

The federal agency pointed out problems with Tesla claiming that the Model 3 had “the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by the NHTSA” in frontal crashes.

The NHTSA pointed out that if a Model 3 crashed headlong into an much-heavier SUV, the bigger SUV would have a greater chance of “survivability and injury avoidance” than a Model 3:

“It is therefore inaccurate to claim that the Model 3 has ‘the lowest probability of injury of all cars,’ or that Model 3 occupants are ‘less likely to get seriously hurt,’ or ‘have the best chance of avoiding a serious injury.”

Do I have a Tesla Model 3 Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Tesla Model 3 induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured in a Tesla car accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Car Accident & Personal Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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