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Program Overview

This “Lunch and Learn” webinar will address common types of experts used in trucking litigation, how to locate an appropriate expert for your case and when to use an expert. Panelists will also discuss the selection and use of experts from the time counsel first gets “the call” through the discovery period and trial, from identifying and agreeing upon the scope of work, effective use of trucking experts to develop case themes and defenses, crafting demonstratives that work, common “expert pitfalls,” and preparing for Daubert or Frye challenges. We will discuss the Trucking Attorney’s toolbox of possible experts to retain, including the use of accident reconstructionists, biomechanical engineers, human factors experts, trucking safety experts and others.

Who Should Attend

  • Young attorneys and transportation specialists and practitioners who are new to trucking litigation;
  • Practicing trial lawyers handling regulation heavy trucking litigation;
  • Trucking Industry representatives and claims adjusters seeking to enhance their knowledge or get a refresher on the basics.

What You Will Learn

  • How to locate and identify the appropriate expert(s) for a trucking case;
  • How to identify and prevent common “expert pitfalls” that can derail a successful defense;
  • How to effectively use experts in your case to develop your defense;
  • Preparing for expert challenges.

Speakers

Michael H. Bassett

Michael H. Bassett practices in Dallas, TX and is the founder of The Bassett Firm, where he practices in the areas of transportation litigation, products liability, personal injury, premises liability, professional liability and employment litigation.






Jennifer Parrott

Jennifer Parrott, a Partner at Drew, Eckl & Farnham's Atlanta office, focuses her practice in civil litigation and represents individuals, corporations, and insurance companies in state and federal courts. Her practice includes an emphasis on general liability and insurance litigation, transportation/trucking law, personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation.






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