I started thinking about this one day not long ago, and it seemed to me that there may come a time when drivers are bringing in their car maker on auto accident cases and that it’s going to make auto accident cases harder and more complex.

Well, I’m not as well versed or as well written as Steve Lehto, so I’m glad he covered it over at Road and Track:

Essentially, litigation over lawsuits are going to in the not too distant future have twice as many parties involved. Twice as many pointing fingers. Twice as long to get to trial. Twice as hard to sort out fault.

But Steve’s article is only the first bite at how complex this will get. Juries will have to hear from designers on different compromises they made in sensor reaction and accident prevention. Determining fault and compensation between three at fault parties is not easy.