Category Archives: Auto

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

An Inflection Point for UK Motor-Related Injury Claims?

Since their implementation in 2005, Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs)—which allow the majority of a claim to be paid to individuals in installments rather than purely as a lump sum, often for the duration of the claimant’s life—have become increasingly common … Continue reading →

Connected Cars and Cyber-Security: A Growing Risk

Auto manufacturers are busy cyber-proofing their products to ensure greater passenger safety and to prevent the market potential of “connected” cars from being held hostage by attacks. Continue reading →

Ghosts in the (Driving) Machine – and on the Witness Stand

self driving car, animated

Can a balance be created between life-saving autonomous car technology and tort law, or will the fear of large verdicts stop manufacturers from deploying the new technology? Continue reading →

What do the Changes to UK Driving Licenses Mean for Employers?

British car

As of June 8, 2015, the paper counterpart to the standard photo card driving licence are no longer valid nor issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for driving licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales; Northern Ireland … Continue reading →

Vehicles of the Future Pose New Product Recall Risk

car concept

It was recently reported that Apple has started the process of attracting automotive engineers to work on a new initiative. Elon Musk’s well-known brand, Tesla, is currently synonymous with electric vehicle technology, but it is likely that the space will … Continue reading →

US Auto Liability Market Trends – Q3 2014

Auto Liability Middle Market Market Trends: Q3 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.0% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +2.7% last quarter and +3.9% a year ago. Continue reading →

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.7% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +3.3% last quarter and +3.9% for the previous quarter and +4.4% a year ago. Continue reading →

Groundhog Day for Product Recall

Cars in dumpster

Recent recalls in the automotive sector have emphasised the very real threat product recall poses to the longevity and even the very existence of some of the world’s best known companies. Continue reading →

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q4 2013

Auto Liability: Q4 2013

Primary North American auto rate increases are averaging +3.3% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +3.9% last quarter and +4.2% for the second quarter. Continue reading →