Predicting the Future in Tort Law: Applying Forecasting Science to Innovations from Trampolines to Autonomous Vehicles
Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Forthcoming
27 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2022 Last revised: 16 Aug 2022
Date Written: August 15, 2022
Many predictions have been made, especially lately, about how tort law will interact with new technologies. But what can one actually foresee in this respect? This Article considers what lessons the emerging field of forecasting science might provide for predictions regarding tort law’s relationship with various innovations, and proposes a model for these forecasts that draws upon recurring patterns in the development and diffusion of innovations and in the industries that produce them.
Keywords: torts, tort, products liability, personal injury
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