By Richard Newsome, Esq. & William C. Ourand, Esq.
Self-driving cars and transportation network companies will soon converge and bring about a paradigm shift of tectonic plate proportions for the auto industry, auto insurance industry, and lawyers who handle auto crash cases. The industry is already preparing for the upcoming revolution, and is taking calculated political action to create a favorable legal framework and limit legal liability for the auto tort cases of tomorrow. The Plaintiffs’ Bar, on the other hand, remains far behind, and is in real danger of being stuck with a horrible set of rules and regulations dreamed up by the industry.
This article will address the upcoming transportation revolution, will move on to discuss the industry’s political action, the Plaintiff Bar’s failure to keep up, and will conclude by offering suggestions for next steps. (more…)