Published by New Jersey Association for Justice and Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
(3:00 ET / 12:00 PT / 1:00 MT )
Duration: 75 minutes
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Learn how to avoid trial traps in trucking cases. This webinar will focus on:
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE GEN XYZ of DEFENSE TACTICS
II. “SITUATIONAL AWARENESS” AS A SHIELD FOR STUPIDITY & RECKLESSNESS
III. RECOMMENDED 1-2-3 COMBINATION PUNCH TO DEBUNK & OVERCOME THE BS DEFENSES
Tom Vesper, Esq. A skilled and respected legal expert in serious personal injury, wrongful death cases, complex litigation, product liability, professional negligence, and consumer fraud. One of the few NewJersey attorneys recognized and published as an authority...MoreA skilled and respected legal expert in serious personal injury, wrongful death cases, complex litigation, product liability, professional negligence, and consumer fraud. One of the few NewJersey attorneys recognized and published as an authority on wrongful death law.Handled thousands of serious injury and death cases and tried more than 100 to jury verdicts. Listed as one of"The Best Lawyers in America" in the personal injury category. This is a publishedlisting of the nation's best lawyers by specialty area selected by his peers.Credited with helping change the rights of fire, police and emergency personnel and theirfamilies to recover damages in third party cases when they are seriously injured or killed on thejob. Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Past president of the Association ofTrial Lawyers, New Jersey branch. Charter member of the South Jersey Chapter of the AmericanBoard of Trial Advocates. Founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.Certified as acivil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.Author of nine books and more than 50 articles on trial advocacy and plaintiff practice, including, The Trial Notebook, 4th ed. (2000 West Publishing Co.), and The Deposition Notebook 3rd ed. (2000 West Publishing Co.). Teaches and lectures nationally and statewide at many trial lawyer conferences, including the National College of Trial Advocacy at Harvard and Duke University law schools and the New Jersey Judicial Conference of Judges.Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of three attorneys in the firm who has triedand settled cases bringing more than one million dollars to the client. Graduate of VillanovaUniversity with a BA cum laude, doctorate in law from Rutgers University Law School, a writerand member of the Rutgers Camden Law Review. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for23 years.Born in Philadelphia, Pa., raised in Pennsauken, NJ and a homeowner in Margate, NJ since 1973.Enjoys traveling with his family. Collapse
Brooks Rugemer Brooks is an experienced Transportation Manager specializing in trucking, warehousing, intermodal, and logistics related claims. After 13 years and 1.4 million miles as a CDL tractor trailer driver, Brooks spent the next 17 years in Transportation...MoreBrooks is an experienced Transportation Manager specializing in trucking, warehousing, intermodal, and logistics related claims. After 13 years and 1.4 million miles as a CDL tractor trailer driver, Brooks spent the next 17 years in Transportation Management, holding the positions of Safety Instructor, Driver Recruiter, Safety & Risk Manager, Terminal Manager, and Regional Manager.
Brooks is also the former owner of Maryland Safety Services, a firm that provided CDL driver recruitment services as well as driver and warehouse training and compliance assistance.
Throughout his career, Brooks has participated in several hundred hours of training in OSHA and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Brooks has investigated hundreds of trucking, warehousing, and freight related accidents, injuries and claims for some of the nation’s largest Motor Carriers. Collapse
Edward Bassett, Jr. Ted is a partner and chair of the firm's Personal Injury Litigation Group. He has practiced in the area of civil litigation for more than 25 years. Ted is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership in which is limited to trial lawyers...MoreTed is a partner and chair of the firm's Personal Injury Litigation Group. He has practiced in the area of civil litigation for more than 25 years. Ted is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership in which is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of $1 million or more. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Ted as one of the "Top Ten Lawyers in Massachusetts." Boston magazine and Law & Politics chose him as a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" in Boston magazine and Law & Politics chose him as a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" in 2004-2009, and 2011-2018 and as a New England "Super Lawyer" in 2007-2009. Ted has received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics.
In 2016, Ted was installed as the President of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) and received the Thurgood Marshall Fighting for Justice Award at the 2016 APITLA Summit.
Ted understands that being the victim in a personal injury case is a highly traumatic experience. It can become even worse if you are not represented by attorneys who have the experience to advocate for your rights and the best possible recovery you are entitled to under the law.
Ted handles all types of personal injury and product liability cases, including complex trial matters involving wrongful death and permanent disability. Ted regularly receives referrals from attorneys and professionals in Massachusetts and other states because of his reputation for handling car accident cases and interstate trucking accident cases in a professional and efficient manner.
If a case is accepted, the client and the referring attorney have Ted’s commitment that he will expend the necessary time and financial resources, as well as employ in-house staff and specially retained outside experts, to resolve the claim. For each case, the firm assembles the team of professionals best suited to pursue the maximum recovery for the client.
Because of Mirick O’Connell’s reputation in the community and in other states, the firm has developed strong relationships with many other professionals, including actuaries, doctors, accountants, economists, bankers, vocational experts, accident reconstruction experts, and engineers. These professionals provide pre-trial opinions and testify at trial. Their expert reports and testimony have resulted in many favorable settlements.
Because of the size of some settlements, Mirick O'Connell's Personal Injury attorneys work closely with our Trusts and Estates Practice Group, as well as with tax experts, actuaries and nationally-known consultants, in the preparation of structured settlements. This type of settlement can provide clients with funds to cover a minor's education expenses as well as lifetime income. Collapse
5 Minutes - Introduction 60 Minutes - Presentation 10 Minutes - Live Q&A with the Speaker
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