Auto and Truck Injuries: Litigating Roadside Hazard and Roadway-Design Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will review how to pursue or defend dangerous and hazardous roadway cases, resulting in catastrophic injuries and sometimes damages of seven, eight, or more figures. The program will discuss the elements of the claims, disputing immunity, potential defendants, investigating the case, discovery, what types of experts are needed, and special procedures that may be required when suing governmental units. The speakers will also explore the most common defenses and the role of insurance in resolving these types of cases.
- Identifying defendants
- Elements of plaintiffs' case
- Defense strategies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Who is responsible for keeping roadways safe and for the location and maintenance of utility poles and other structures?
- Is a governmental entity always immune from suit?
- What type of experts may be useful or needed in roadway hazard suits?
- What information should be sought in discovery?
- What are good strategies for making or opposing summary judgment?
Adam J. Langino
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Mr. Langino is Of Counsel at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation practice group,... | Read More
Mr. Langino is Of Counsel at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation practice group, focusing on truck accidents, products liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and managed care abuse litigation.Close
Eric J. Miersma
Balestreri Potocki & Holmes
For over twenty years, Mr. Miersma has been representing Southern California trucking companies, builders, design... | Read More
For over twenty years, Mr. Miersma has been representing Southern California trucking companies, builders, design professionals and general business owners in all aspects of complex litigation, transportation, and general liability matters. He brings a unique insider perspective to his practice from working in the transportation and construction industries prior to earning his law degree, giving him an incomparable understanding of his clients’ business needs.Close