Archive for Modern Day Trucking Litigation

Partner Josh Hayes Speaks at ALAJ Annual Convention

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 22, 2012

Josh Hayes was honored to speak at the 2012 Alabama Association for Justice Annual Convention at the Sandestin Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. In his presentation, “Roll on 18-Wheeler”, Josh discussed how the world of litigating trucking cases has changed through the years. A constant through these changes, however, has been the continued need for […]

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Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Phyiscal and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes March 15, 2010

Part IX Handling and Preparing Drive -The defense attorney must also make immediate contact with the driver for the following reasons: a. Prepare driver for interview by law enforcement and other government officials b. Prepare driver for drug and alcohol testing c. Retain criminal defense counsel Most transportation companies have a policy that if one […]

Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Physical and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes March 11, 2010

Part VIII Keith Dunlap, President of claims administration firm NTA, Inc. surveyed 18 trucking defense attorneys representing some of our nation’s largest trucking companies on whether carriers should collect ECM and trip recorder data following a serious incident and whether carriers should preserve that data even if it is adverse to their case. Not surprisingly, […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes February 9, 2010

Part VII Researchers at the American Association for Justice examined data on the entire U.S. trucking industry obtained form the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Over a million lines of data were analyzed in an effort to pinpoint just how many unsafe trucks might be on the road. The results are shocking. As of […]

Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Physical and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 25, 2009

Part 7: Ronald Bredmeyer, President of Bredemeyer & Assocaties, a truck consulting and litigation support firm in Abilene, Texas recently wrote in his article “Make or Break Your Trucking Case with Black Box Data”: Data should be extracted from the ECM as soon as possible after the accident to prevent destruction of evidence- and certainly […]

Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Physical and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes April 3, 2009

Part 4: Gather Evidence from Truck- It is critical to gather the following data from the truck as soon as possible; drivers logs, bills of lading, fuel receipts, toll receipts, weigh station ticket, fuel gage information, and personal belongings within the cab. If you have ever litigated a case of this nature, you know that […]

Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Physical and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes February 12, 2009

Part 3: Evaluation of Potential Claims If it is obvious the accident was caused by driver negligence, or some defect with the truck, strong considerations should be given to making contact with the injured parties…this is commonly referred to as the “empathic approach” to handling a claim and its only appropriate in cases of obvious […]

Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Physical and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes February 11, 2009

Part 2: While at first glance, some may think these units are sent to the scene to “find out what happened,” the reality is the mission is to uncover “how can we get out of this precarious situation.”  But don’t just take my word regarding the purpose of these s.w.a.t. teams.  Instead just look at […]

Modern Day Trucking Litigation: Exposing Both the Physical and Corporate Cause of the Catastrophic Wreck

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes January 26, 2009

Part 1: Trucking Litigation involving catastrophic injury in today’s world requires diligence, financial support, an understanding of the complex arena of Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations and a focused strategy to overcome the numerous hurdles that exist within the discovery process.  One of the potentially difficult hurdles to overcome involves the substantial likelikhood that your […]