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Los Angeles Attorney Reviews Employer Liability for Autonomous Vehicle Use

1.16.19

In her bylined article for Autonomous Vehicle Technology titled “The liability hot potato: who’s to blame in the age of autonomous vehicles?,” Anet Drapalski discusses potential liability for employers who own or lease AVs for employee travel or business purposes. According to Anet, courts previously have shifted liability to employers in situations where the employee was being exposed to special risks while commuting and the employer had knowledge of these risks. Manufacturers and employees may argue that the employer exposed the employee to “special risks” associated with new technology, thus opening them up for liability. Anet concludes her article with tips for employers who wish to avoid liability arising from employee-operated AVs.

To read the full article, visit Autonomous Vehicle Technology.

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