#658

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES: NO LONGER THE STUFF OF SCIENCE FICTION


--- 1.0 AZ,CA,CT,FL,ID,NH,NJ,NY,NV,PA,WA
--- tort law / tech - automobile accidents
--- course production date: 10/20/2019
--- presented by QUENTIN BROGDON

QUENTIN BROGDON
Automated vehicles (AVs) and drones are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Uber, Tesla, and every major auto manufacturer are developing autonomous and semi-autonomous motor vehicles.

We are in a transition period, when it comes to AVs. The technology is still in its infancy, and AV crashes and mishaps are occurring with some frequency as the technology is developed and perfected. As manufacturers and developers race to be at the head of the AV line, they are taking short-cuts and not paying sufficient attention to safety concerns, in the eyes of many.

The consensus is that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will reduce crashes and save lives, but there are numerous unanswered questions about legal liability, insurance coverage for crashes, and governmental regulation. AVs have already failed, and they will continue to fail. When AVs fail, who will get sued, and what causes of action will be alleged?

Key course points are:

• The advent of AVs will mark a sea change in tort and insurance law, and it is important to understand the coming change.
• The topic is ripped from today's headlines -- every few days, there is a big news story about autonomous vehicles, and about every other week, there is a new story about a crash.
• The topic is new and interesting, and there is a hunger for new topics that are different from topics that have been covered over and over.
• The paper and presentation assume no prior knowledge of the subject matter, and constitute a quick how-to survey of the area.


--- presented by QUENTIN BROGDON

Quentin Brogdon is a partner in Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP, in Dallas, where he practices plaintiff's personal injury trial law. He is a Fellow in the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow in the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Fellow in the invitation-only International Society of Barristers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in Quentin Brogdon is a partner in Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP, in Dallas, where he practices plaintiff's personal injury trial law. He is a Fellow of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Fellow of the invitation-only International Society of Barristers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and he is board certified in personal injury trial law and in civil trial advocacy.

He has been a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer every year since its inception, and he has been selected as one of the Top 100 Texas Monthly Super Lawyers in Texas on multiple occasions. He was selected by Lawdragon Magazine as one of its "Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Consumer Lawyers in America" in 2019, selected by Lawdragon Magazine as one of its "Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America" in 2007, selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers in 2011, and has been selected by D Magazine as one the "Best Lawyers in Dallas".

He has served as President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Vice-President of Finance for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and President of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

He has given over 250 lectures, and authored over 50 published articles on topics related to personal injury trial law. The State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program awarded him its Standing Ovation Award for his contributions to the State Bar's Continuing Legal Education program.

He is AV-Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.