We believe that everyone deserves justice. It’s why we do what we do. In addition to helping our own clients pursue justice, we are committed to helping other attorneys provide the best representation possible for their clients too. In living up to this value, Ken recently had the privilege of speaking to some excellent attorneys at the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) 2019 Annual Symposium.
Over 350 truck crash injury lawyers attended the program. Ken spoke on the following topics:
Unique Issues When Representing The Truck Driver Plaintiff
Many people may be under the impression that our firm dislikes truck drivers. It’s actually the opposite. We understand the tremendous demands that are forced upon over the road truckers. In fact, many of our cases involve truck drivers who are seriously injured or killed by operators who are placed on the road by unsafe trucking companies who fail to properly train their employees. Oftentimes, unsavory companies skirt safety measures so they can undercut their prices. This places responsible truck drivers and the rest of us at risk.
And most of the time, the only thing that can take a truck off the road is another tractor trailer. Passenger cars can be akin to a speed bump to an 80,000 pound tractor trailer. We’ve learned many lessons helping truck drivers and their families. We are always honored to share our knowledge with other truck crash lawyers.
Utilizing Focus Groups In A Truck Crash Case
Focus groups are a powerful tool in helping truck crash survivors obtain justice. Ken offered advice on the logistics of setting up a focus group and covered issues of participant recruitment, location, time, forms, and more. Lawyers and their staffs can greatly enhance their chances of a fair recovery for their clients by conducting focus groups. We highly recommend testing theories and important facts of a case with non lawyer focus group participants to see if you’re on the right track. We usually find that focus group members add tremendous insights in your trial preparation.