A nation, indeed the world, mourns the loss of nearly an entire professional soccer team in the horrifying crash into a mountainside as the aircraft apparently ran out of fuel on its way to a South American tournament in Columbia, just five miles from the airport. Electrical failure also is being investigated in the early days as experts search for clues to the cause of the crash.
Clifford Law Offices is a highly experienced personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Chicago with a national reputation in the area of bus crashes.
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, recently spoke at Northwestern University Law School on social media and its effect on complex litigation.
The legal profession and public are invited to a groundbreaking event on November 21, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
LeadingLawyers.com interviewed Sean P. Driscoll, Partner at Clifford Law Offices. The article talks about how Driscoll practices at a level that many of his contemporaries won't accomplish for years. Read the full interview.
Robert A. Clifford has been invited to speak at a two-day seminar in New Orleans on "Litigating Automobile Class Actions."
If one is to believe the media, self-driving cars aren't a matter of if; they are a matter of when. In recent years, domestic and foreign automakers, transportation companies like Uber and Lyft, and even technology companies like Google have invested many millions in self-driving technology. While self-driving technology seems inevitable to many, there are still many questions on how self-driving vehicles would fit into American roads and highways.
Automakers, the government, insurance companies and other entities must be ready to answer many questions. The most important of these questions is: Who is responsible when a self-driving car causes an accident? There needs to be clear laws as to liability before self-driving cars become a common part of our roads.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 94 percent of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error. If self-driving cars operate in the way their makers intend, car accident injuries and deaths would drop dramatically. On the other hand, when accidents happen, the responsible party must be held liable for the victims' medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.
Robert A. Clifford spoke on torts at Northwestern University Law School's first year class of Professor Ellen Mulaney.