Strafford webinar for deposing truckers
Attorney Steve Gursten, TAAR co-founder, will share tips & strategies for truck accident lawyers on deposing truckers at Strafford nationwide legal CLE webinar
Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable co-founder Steven M. Gursten will be teaching lawyers across the country how to depose truck drivers in serious injury truck accident cases on June 6, 2018, as a presenter during the Strafford legal webinar, “Deposing Truck Drivers and Trucking Company Representatives.”
From personally litigating over 300 truck accident cases, I can say this is the one area where most personal injury attorneys drop the ball.
The deposition of the truck driver is one of the most challenging parts of the case.
The part that most lawyers drop the ball on is showing how the trucking company set up the driver to fail. The duty is on the company to train, monitor and supervise the truck driver. But too often the defense and insurance lawyers position the trucker as the “fall guy” to take all the blame, so the company escapes both scrutiny and responsibility for causing the truck accident.
To help lawyers better prepare for the truck driver deposition and to help win this crucial part of the case, I will share examples from real cases.
I will also offer advice for how to skillfully navigate Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure when preparing deposition notices for trucking company corporate representatives.