Autonomous Vehicles: An Exploration of Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues

Legal Area:        Civil Litigation Trial Appellate Personal Injury Insurance Technology
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

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The consensus is that autonomous vehicle (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? Who will pay for injuries and damages caused by Avs? What role should the government play in the development of Avs? Autonomous vehicles are being Beta-tested on roadways across Texas and the nation, even though we know to a certainty that some people will be killed and injured who would not otherwise be killed and injured. The rationale is that such testing is necessary today to perfect Avs and to save lives in the future through a reduction of human error. But is the approach of trading lives today for lives in the future ethical? This CLE program features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on November 17, 2023. Some of the subjects include:

  • Overview and Analysis of AV Cases

  • NHTSA Levels of Vehicle Automation

  • Why AV Trucks?

  • January 2021: A New Cop on the Beat

  • Causes of Action / Federal Versus State Court?

  • Potential AV Defendants

  • AV Product Theories

  • Speaker:

    Quentin Brogdon, Craig Brogdon, LLP.  Quentin is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation (Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth 2023), 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 10 Texas Monthly Super Lawyers in Texas. Lawdragon Magazine selected him as a “500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in America,” and as a “500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Consumer Lawyer in America.” The National Trial Lawyers selected him as a Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyer, and D Magazine selected him as one the “Best Lawyers in Dallas.” He served as President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and President of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He served on a State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, and he has authored over 80 published articles on topics related to personal injury trial law. The State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program awarded him a “Standing Ovation Award,” the Texas Bar Foundation awarded him the Dan Rugeley Price Award for “unreserved commitment to clients and to the practice of our profession,” and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America awarded him the Thurgood Marshall “Fighting for Justice” Award for “tenacious effort, against overwhelming odds, in achieving success in the fight for justice.” He received a B.A. degree from Rice University and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree (with honors) from the University of Houston. More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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