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Trucking Regulations, Liability and Litigation

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Summary

Trucking Regulations, Liability and Litigation

Workshop Description/Agenda

Ensure Compliance, Eliminate Risk and Reduce Liability Landmines

Tractor-trailers have the potential to do extreme damage in the event of an accident. Do you have a thorough understanding of the various laws that regulate truck-drivers and trucking companies? Protect your commercial vehicle clients' from potential liabilities and ensure compliance by attending this comprehensive legal program. At this practical course, our seasoned faculty will equip you with the skills you need to ensure compliance, avoid liabilities and handle unique accident/injury issues in these complex crashes. Register today!

  • Identify and evaluate the government agencies that regulate truck drivers and trucking companies.
  • Know recent statutory developments and trends that impact your clients business.
  • Put in place effective screening programs and review their legal requirements in the FMCSA.
  • Learn settlement negotiation strategies unique to trucking-related injuries
  • Use solid discovery techniques to uncover critical evidence.

Agenda

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  1. Recent Statutory Trends, Developments and Case Law
    10:00 - 10:30, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
  2. The Trucking Industry and the Law
    10:30 - 11:30, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
    2. Federal Motor Carrier Regulations (FMCSR)
    3. FMCSA: The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System (SAFER)
    4. FMCSA - Compliance and Accountability System (CSA)
    5. FMCSA - the Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP)
    6. Federal Highway Administration Regulations
    7. DOT Compliance
  3. Tractor-Trailer Companies and Liability
    11:45 - 12:30, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. Licensing, Employment of Drivers and Qualifications
    2. Theories of Liability
    3. Inspections, Maintenance, Repairs
    4. Vicarious Liability
    5. Lessor-Lessee
    6. Rules of the Road (Commercial Driver's License Manual)
    7. Alcohol and Drug Testing
    8. Hours of Service Regulations
    9. Insurance Issues
    10. Negligent Hiring and Retention (Truck Companies and Insurance Companies)
    11. Shipper Liability and Product Liability
  4. Truck Accident Investigation - Advanced Techniques
    1:00 - 2:00, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. What to Look for When Assessing a Case
    2. Proving/Disproving Driver Fatigue
    3. Proving/Disproving Distracted Driving (Cell Phones)
    4. Proving/Disproving Improper Loading
    5. Hazardous Materials
    6. Spoliation of Evidence Issues
  5. Negotiating Damages in Personal Injury Settlements - Advanced Tactics
    2:00 - 2:30, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. Pain and Suffering
    2. Punitive
    3. Wrongful Death Damages
  6. Truck Accident Litigation
    2:30 - 3:00, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. Expert Witness Strategies Specific to Truck Accident Injuries
    2. Effective Settlement Strategies
  7. Defense Planning for the Wrongful Death Case
    3:15 - 4:00, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. Where to Start in Trucking Case Defense
    2. What to Include in the Case Investigation
    3. Initial Client Contact
    4. Discovery Techniques in Tractor-Trailer Collisions
    5. Use of Expert Witnesses
  8. Ethical Considerations Attorneys are Facing
    4:00 - 5:00, Bryan L. Bradley and Carlton D. Fisher
    1. Online Ethics
    2. Duties to Prospective Clients
    3. Confidentiality and Data Security
    4. Insufficient Client Communications
    5. Conflicts of Interest

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > General Law

Training Course Summary: Trucking Regulations, Liability and Litigation


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