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Commercial Vehicle Accident Cases

Learn key aspects to help better understand the litigation occurring prior to the accident and the aftermath.

Truck accidents are inherently different than other roadway accidents. The focus of the litigation is often not the accident itself, but everything that led up to the accident. The ability to prosecute or defend a motor carrier following a significant loss is therefore directly related to the investigation undertaken, which ideally should begin immediately following the accident. This topic will provide a detailed account of the steps counsel will take to obtain the information needed to successfully represent their client - including when and how to conduct the investigations into the driver, the motor carrier and the trip itself. Our discussion will highlight the six key aspects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) - which both the driver and carrier are required to follow - and will specifically discuss record keeping requirements, and the best use of experts to assist in gathering and evaluating the evidence obtained. This content is designed for lawyers, claims handlers, and risk managers handling personal injury and death cases related to trucking and commercial vehicle accidents.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Initial Investigation:

  • A Truckload of Information to Gather
  • Need for Qualified Experts

Seven Major Areas to Evaluate:

  • Commercial Driver
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Motor Carrier
  • Accident Scene
  • Other Vehicles Involved
  • Non-Party Witnesses
  • Surviving Participants

Understanding the Six Key FMCSRs:

  • Defining a Commercial Motor Vehicle
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Driver Qualification
  • Hours of Service
  • Operation

Inspection, Repair and Maintenance

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on August 1, 2018.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Michael W. Halvorson

Michael W. Halvorson

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

  • Partner at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
  • Diverse practice focuses on trucking and transportation defense, including commercial cargo and property loss, as well as in the areas of product liability, dram shop, motor vehicle liability and premises liability defense
  • Member of his firm’s Rapid Response Team, coordinating responses to catastrophic losses for clients in the Southwest
  • Chairs his firm’s Transportation, Auto, Products and General Liability Trial Group, which represents numerous motor carriers, logistics providers, product manufacturers, retailers, distributors and their insurers
  • Successfully tried, arbitrated and mediated trucking cases for more than 19 years, and has been listed in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and Southwest Super Lawyers, and he has achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbel law directory
  • Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC), Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Trucking Steering Committee, and USLAW Network
  • Frequent speaker and has written numerous publications
  • J.D. degree, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; B.S. degree, magna cum laude, Northern Arizona University
  • Can be contacted at 602-263-7371, [email protected], www.jshfirm.com/mhalvorson or www.linkedin.com/in/mike-halvorson-448b371/
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Product ID: 399651
Published 2018
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