The trucking and transportation industry has been disproportionately affected by nuclear verdicts and settlements over the last decade. While the plaintiff reptile methodology is partly responsible for some of these enormous verdicts, several other key factors are clearly driving the increased frequency of plaintiff verdicts with exceptionally high damages. Many pundits have hypothesized that “millennial jurors” are largely to blame, however jury decision-making analyses from real and mock trials has revealed contrary results. This program is designed to provide defense attorneys, claims specialists, and in-house counsel in the trucking/transportation industry with a deep analysis of the causes of nuclear verdicts, as well as proven tactics to avoid these disastrous outcomes. The industry has the chance to use the current “timeout on the field” to reassess and refine their case assessment, file handling, witness preparation, and trial tactics in an effort to turn the tables on the plaintiffs’ bar.
Who Should Attend
Trucking and transportation defense attorneys
C-level executives in the trucking and transportation industry
What You Will Learn
The history and evolution of nuclear verdicts: how did we get here?
The five proven causes of nuclear verdicts, regardless of industry, and how to prevent them
Why the trucking and transportation industry is especially susceptible to nuclear verdicts
How reptile tactics cause nuclear verdicts in the trucking and transportation industry
The likely effect of COVID-19 on jury decision-making in trucking/transportation cases