Uber Settlement Marks Turning Point For Crash Litigation

Law360 (April 3, 2018, 10:00 PM EDT) -- Dashcam video showed a dark, straight road in Tempe, Arizona, with broken white lane lines ticking by and only distant brake lights ahead. And then, as the headlights illuminated a particularly deep shadow, the video revealed something else: white shoes, then blue jeans, a black shirt, a red bicycle.

The March 19 video released to media by the Tempe Police Department preserved a grim but long-predicted moment — the first time a computer-driven vehicle killed a pedestrian. Uber Technologies Inc.'s rapid settlement a week and a half later with the crash victim's family heralds change for personal injury litigation, as well....

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