• Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Contend Courts Should Determine Liability for Accidents Involving Driverless Cars
  • February 10, 2017
  • Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
  • A plaintiffs’ attorney group, the American Association for Justice, has issued a report on self-driving cars. The report identifies safety issues arising from development of semi- and fully-autonomous cars, and - not surprisingly - argues that liability for accidents and injuries should be determined in the courts. It opposes some regulatory proposals that would govern driverless cars, including no-fault insurance systems, self-regulation of the auto industry, immunity for manufacturers of autonomous vehicles, and governance through federal rather than state laws.