How Autonomous Vehicles Are Piloting Through The Liability Landscape

1419 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Z7L6 [Map]
Date and Time: September 24, 2019 9:00am EST - 12:15pm EST
Adam Campbell, B.Kin.,Ph.D.

Jamie Catania, B.E.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
Giffin Koerth Forensic

Jason Rabin, B.A., LLB
Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are on their way, and with them will come personal and societal benefits. However, with these benefits will certainly come a host of challenges and questions to the future of liability and risk to occupants of AVs, other roadway users, as well as to the municipalities in which they travel.

In this seminar, we will address autonomous vehicles from the legal and regulatory standpoint, answering the question of how insurers, manufacturers, autonomous technology companies, and governments are responding to this disruption. We will provide an in-depth update on the developing law, regulations, and case handling around connected and autonomous vehicles.  

We will then call upon experts in the forensic assessment of vehicle and human behavior to discuss where the technology is today, and where it is headed tomorrow, through a lens to how liability is and could be contested in MVAs with alleged driver and municipal negligence.

Although the future is uncertain, by being informed about current technology and trends you can you best prepare yourself for a future with autonomous vehicles.

RIBO Hours:  3 Hours Techincal (Pending)

Seminar Leaders:

Jamie J. Catania, B.E.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
President & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction
-30- Forensic Engineering
Jamie Catania is the President at -30- Forensic Engineering and Practice Lead of the Collision Reconstruction & Personal Injury Group. He has specialized in the
study of collisions and mechanical failures for 25 years, been the lead engineer in thousands of investigations, and is qualified to perform all aspects of collision
reconstruction. Mr. Catania is frequently invited by the legal and insurance communities to provide his perspective on matters within his field and takes an
active role in guiding the practise of forensic engineering in his professional community. He has been qualified on numerous occasions as an expert in various
levels of the court system in Ontario and British Columbia, for both plaintiff and defence.

Adam Campbell, B.Kin., Ph.D.
Practice Lead, Human Factors
-30- Forensic Engineering
Dr. Campbell has considerable professional experience investigating the consequences of typical and abnormal human behaviours in matters of personal
injury, motor vehicle accidents and slip/trip and falls. He is a qualified expert in Human Factors, Driver and Pedestrian Behaviour, the Analysis of Driver Behaviour
and Slip & Falls in the Superior Court of Justice and has testified in multiple litigation proceedings.
Dr. Campbell’s combined academic and research experiences span the fields of human behaviour, neurophysiology and the neural control of movement, for
which he has authored multiple high-impact, peer-reviewed publications.  Dr. Campbell’s research program aims to understand the capacities and
limitations of the human nervous system in perceiving and responding to cues in the environment. He regularly performs peer reviews for scholarly societies,
including the American Physiological Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Jason Rabin, B.A., LLB
Senior Associate
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Jason Rabin is a Senior Associate in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and member of its Autonomous Vehicles practice group. Jason practices civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence. Jason has acted for a variety of insurance, corporate, municipal and other clients over the course of his eleven years of practice as both defence and subrogation counsel. Jason is experienced in handling both personal injury and property damage claims and has special expertise
in motor vehicle accidents, occupiers' liability, products liability, municipal liability, construction liability and professional liability.


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