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The Argument for Strict Liability for Driverless Cars

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

By Francis M. Smith

Computer technology that allows motor vehicles to navigate roads and respond to changes in the environment without the input of a human driver is currently in development by many major companies, and may see widespread use on our nation's roadways within the next few decades. These driverless cars have the potential to significantly alter many aspects of everyday life, from vehicle ownership and insurance to the tort claims that arise from car accidents. There are numerous challenges that the current standards of product liability law would face from driverless cars, but there is a readily available solution. Imposing a standard of strict liability for lawsuits involving injuries caused by driverless cars would be the simplest, fairest, and most effective solution to the challenges presented by the technology.

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Topics: Product Liability Cases, driverless cars, strict liability

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