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Truck Drivers and the Transportation Industry: The Public’s Perception Post COVID-19

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM

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Attendees will hear from an industry claims director and assistant general counsel, the general counsel of the American Trucking Associations, and a seasoned trucking attorney regarding the changing perception of truck drivers and the trucking industry as a whole in light of COVID-19. The speakers will discuss in detail how the trucking industry responded to assist Americans in the midst of COVID-19, the recent press relating to truck drivers and the trucking industry as a result of how the trucking industry responded to COVID-19, and the educational opportunities for those working in the trucking industry (drivers, managers, lawyers, etc.) presented by this global health pandemic. Additionally, the speakers will discuss the ways in which the trucking industry and the legal profession can preserve and use the improved public perception of truck drivers and the trucking industry in the post-COVID-19 era to defend against a plaintiff’s claims, including during the discovery phase, during voir dire, and at trial.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys practicing in trucking litigation and personal injury defense
  • Transportation and personal injury representatives, specialists, risk managers, brokers, practitioners, or claims adjusters who are new to trucking/general litigation or to the idea of medical funding
  • Practicing trial lawyers handling trucking litigation, personal injury defense, or catastrophic injury cases

What You Will Learn

  • How truck drivers and the trucking industry risked their personal health during COVID-19 to work the frontlines to ensure that essential products and food were delivered to stores and hospitals around the country
  • How the public’s perception of truck drivers shifted in light of their important work during COVID-19 and how this positive public perception can be preserved in a post-COVID-19 era
  • What trucking defense attorneys can do throughout discovery, at mediation, during jury selection, and at trial to tell this story and to ensure that opposing counsel, mediators, judges, and jurors understand the plight of the road heroes that kept America moving during COVID-19
Tags: Covid-19