Proving Driver Fatigue in Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Accidents: Federal and State Laws, Evidentiary Concerns
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide personal injury attorneys on how to assert a driver fatigue claim following a truck or auto accident. The panel will discuss evidentiary issues, commercial trucking laws, and trial strategies for pursuing claims under this theory.
- Definition and statistics of drowsy driving in the U.S.
- Federal laws for commercial drivers
- State laws for non-commercial drivers
- Evidentiary concerns
- Understanding cause and effect of chronic sleep debt
- Proving sleep debt through expert testimony
The panel will review these and other important topics:
- How is driver fatigue defined or measured?
- What are the federal and state laws surrounding drowsy driving?
- What evidence needs to be collected after an accident to make a case against a drowsy driver?
Lawrence M. (Larry) Simon
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
Mr. Simon is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (‘AAJ”), Chair of... | Read More
Mr. Simon is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (‘AAJ”), Chair of the AAJ Rideshare Litigation Group and Past Chair of both the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group and the AAJ Bus Litigation Group. He has previously served as the Chair of the AAJ Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section, the AAJ Motor Vehicle and Premises Liability Section, and the AAJ Section Leaders Council. Mr. Simon is an active member of the New Jersey Association for Justice, Bergen County Bar Association, and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is also an affiliated attorney for the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable.Close
Matthew E. Wright
Mr. Wright’s practice is focused on representing trucking accident victims. He has served on the Board of... | Read More
Mr. Wright’s practice is focused on representing trucking accident victims. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Association for Justice as well as the Executive Board of the American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group and as Co-Chair of the group’s Journal. Mr. Wright is a frequent author and lecturer on trucking litigation among other legal topics.Close