Essentials of Trucking Accidents in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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Thursday, September 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $159

Information

Why Attend?

  • Understand the entire process of handling a trucking accident case
  • Learn what role technology plays in gathering information and what data is admissible
  • Gain perspectives on representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trucking litigation

This seminar will take you step-by-step through handling a trucking accident case. Learn how to conduct a rapid-response investigation, appropriately value your case, make tactical decisions to advance your client’s objectives, and persuade a jury. Whether you are representing the plaintiff or the defendant, this training session will ensure you are able to master the complexity that is trucking litigation.

Among the topics covered:

  • Using the newest technology to collect information in the aftermath of an accident
  • Why you should care about the corresponding criminal charges or traffic citations
  • Whether you should admit liability and at what stage of the case
  • How to evaluate injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) and post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”)
  • Where to file your action and whether to remove a case to federal court
  • Whether to involve third parties, such as other motorists or highway contractors
  • The applicable standard of care for truck drivers
  • Using the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSRs”)—as a sword and a shield
  • The relevance of Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”) Manuals, Company Manuals, and Compliance, Safety, Accountability (“CSA”) scores
  • The admissibility of Electronic Control Module (“ECM”) data and accident reconstruction
  • Identifying and defending against the reptile theory at trial
 

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Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 13) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Essentials of Trucking Accidents in Virginia
12:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 3) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Essentials of Trucking Accidents in Virginia
12:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Matthew W. Broughton, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Ashley W. Winsky, Gentry Locke / Richmond


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Matt Broughton is a Senior Partner at Gentry Locke, with over 30 years of experience handling transportation cases involving automobiles, boats, buses, trains, and trucks. Over the years, he has literally handled hundreds of cases involving devastating injuries caused by crashes involving 18 wheelers.

As the leader of Gentry Locke’s personal injury practice, Mr. Broughton has served as lead counsel in catastrophic injury cases for accidents as far away as Oakland, California. He currently serves as lead counsel in trucking litigation cases in both Virginia and North Carolina.

Mr. Broughton is an airline transport–rated multi-engine pilot who regularly flies to conduct his legal business throughout the country. Over the years, he has developed extensive knowledge involving catastrophic injury cases, such as brain injury and spinal cord injuries. He has served as lead counsel in many multi-million dollar cases, most recently resolving a $112.5-million case against Duke University, which was litigated in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Mr. Broughton has presented personal injury–related topics and seminars, both around the country and abroad.

Ashley Winsky is a partner in Gentry Locke’s Richmond office.  She concentrates her practice on defending motor carriers against personal injury claims arising out of roadway accidents.  She has over a decade of experience defending trucking companies in catastrophic injury, brain injury, spine injury, and wrongful death cases.  Ms. Winsky responds to accident scenes throughout the Commonwealth and works with experts in the fields of human factors, biodynamics, and accident reconstruction.  Her trucking clients range from some of the nation’s largest truckload carriers to small, family-owned operations.  Comfortable in the courtroom, Ms. Winsky has tried cases before both judge and jury in state and federal court.  She is equally effective in mediating disputes to save clients the expense and exposure that comes with protracted litigation.

Ms. Winsky is a member of American Trucking Association (ATA) and the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA).  She has been consistently recognized in the transportation arena by Chambers USA, and was most recently named an “Up and Coming” lawyer in Nationwide Transportation: Road (Carriage/ Logistics).  In 2019, she was selected as a “Rising Star” in Transportation by Legal 500.  For the past eight years, Ms. Winsky has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by her peers.

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