“Can I Be Sued for My Design?” Presentation Given for Roadway Engineers

On Friday, October 19, 2012, David C. Sawyer, along with Dr. Peter Parsonson, Ph.D., P.E., gave a presentation entitled “Can I Be Sued for My Design?” at a meeting of the American Society of Highway Engineers. Using fact patterns to illustrate, Mr. Sawyer discussed how roadway engineers might face potential liability if their designs fail to meet the standard of care. Mr. Sawyer also gave practical advice on how the attendees could protect themselves from future claims of professional negligence, while also ensuring their designs are as safe as possible for Georgia drivers.