Preserving Evidence in Trucking Injury Cases: Motor Carrier Certificates, Engine Control Module Data and More
Crafting Spoliation Letters, Securing Key Documentation, and Challenging Evidence Destruction
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss best practices to preserve critical evidence in trucking injury cases. The panel will explain the components of an effective spoliation letter, key pieces of evidence needed in trucking accident cases, and strategies for challenging the destruction of evidence after a spoliation letter is issued.
- Key evidence in trucking injury cases
- Motor carrier certificates and filings
- Downloaded data from the engine control module
- All documents required by federal law (driver’s qualifications, driver’s logs, etc.)
- Drafting a comprehensive spoliation letter—best practices
- Challenging the destruction of evidence—key considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What types of evidence should personal injury attorneys request from truck drivers and trucking companies immediately following a trucking accident?
- What are some best practices for personal injury attorneys when drafting spoliation letters?
- What tactics should personal injury attorneys use if they believe evidence has been destroyed in violation of a spoliation letter?
McEwen & Kestner
Mr. Kestner has extensive experience with truck accident cases, both as a private attorney and representative for... | Read More
Mr. Kestner has extensive experience with truck accident cases, both as a private attorney and representative for trucking insurers. Prior to founding his law firm, Mr. Kestner served for 10 years as a claims adjuster and litigation manager with one of the largest tractor trailer insurers in the U.S. He now uses this defense experience to represent individuals injured by the negligent acts of trucking companies. Mr. Kestner has also served as personal counsel to policyholders in disputes with their insurers as well as serving as an expert witness in insurance litigation matters. He sits on the Executive Committee of AAJ’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, he is the Amicus Committee Chair for AAJ’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group and its Special Project Director.Close
Michael J. Leizerman
Leizerman & Associates
Mr. Leizerman’s entire caseload consists of catastrophic truck crash claims, including a recent settlement of $34... | Read More
Mr. Leizerman’s entire caseload consists of catastrophic truck crash claims, including a recent settlement of $34 million and recent verdicts of $16 million, $13.2 million and $11 million. He was the first Chairman of the American Association for Justice's (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group. He is the co-founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and author of the three volume treatise Litigating Truck Accident Cases.Close