Attorney Q&A: Legal potholes could slow adoption of self-driving car

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Attorney Gail Ritzert of Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP is one of the foremost experts on product and liability issues. In a Q&A interview, Ritzert discusses the legal aspects surrounding the revelation of the self-driving car. She details potential ticketing, lawsuits and civil and criminal liability issues while making predictions as to whether or not changes in litigation will arise as software companies enter the legal mix in the auto-manufacturing world. Ritzert also discusses what it means to require human backup drivers and determines who is responsible when a backup driver is distracted and/or legally intoxicated.

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