The automotive and trucking industry is evolving at breakneck speed.
Recent advances in technology increase litigation risks and exposure faced by vehicle manufacturers and others in the automotive and trucking industry.
Autonomous vehicles equipped with sonar, cameras, radar and laser technology will be in production by 2020. Lawmakers and regulators have started to focus on changes to existing laws and regulations directly affecting product liability and user-acceptance issues.
In addition to intense competitive pressure, companies wrestle with constantly evolving environmental, safety and distribution issues. Lawsuits over the design of a vehicle or its components cause serious disruptions to business—especially when injuries or death are alleged.
We help clients resolve industry-related product disputes, including those involving:
We provide the resources and capabilities to defend clients against multi-party litigation, including class actions. We regularly work on multidistrict litigation, consolidated discovery and joint and coordinated defense efforts. We also serve as national counsel, co-national counsel and regional counsel on high-profile industry cases.