April 5, 2019 - The article, "The Litigation Landscape for Autonomous Vehicle Crash Liability," by Diane Lifton, Elizabeth Raines and Maya Jacob was published in Bloomberg Law.
Assessment of liability for motor vehicle accidents will become more complex and expensive as interaction increases between humans and vehicles with automated driving systems. Driverless vehicles are not approved and available for general consumer use yet, but the evolution toward full autonomy continues; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration predicts that vehicles with varying degrees of self-driving capability will inevitably be coming to consumers' garages and the nation's roads. As self-driving technology gains broader acceptance and use, motor vehicle claim handlers and litigators must prepare for a shift in liability theories and analysis.
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