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“Observations from the Trenches of Truck Wreck Litigation"

  • 03 May 2011
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar

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Presenter:

James W. Bryan
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
701 Green Valley Road,Suite 100
Greensboro, North Carolina 27408
T: 336.373.1600
JBryan@nexsenpruet.com
www.nexsenpruet.com

Webinar Title:  “Observations from the Trenches of Truck Wreck Litigation”

A major truck accident lawsuit is an experience many people would choose not to be a part of. But trucking companies, logistics companies, freight forwarders, brokers, risk managers, and the insurance industry find themselves dealing with such lawsuits  more often than they would like.  Trial attorney James W. Bryan of Nexsen Pruet, P.L.L.C., is a member of NCTA and has been defense counsel in the trenches of these lawsuits in North Carolina for many years.  This webinar will be an opportunity to hear Mr. Bryan’s observations about what to expect in truck wreck litigation from start to finish.  He will put himself in your shoes, explain the nuances of the lawsuit, and give you some tips for dealing with your next truck accident case.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • The first few days after the accident – do’s and don’t’s
  • Getting your records in order – the proactive approach
  • What steps are key for the defense after the lawsuit is filed
  • The importance of expert witnesses
  • Having you deposition taken
  • Settlement negotiation strategies
  • Surviving the harrowing experience of a jury trial

About the Presenter: James W. Bryan is a member of the law firm Nexsen Pruet, P.L.L.C. in its Greensboro, North Carolina office and has been practicing law for over 21 years.  He concentrates his civil litigation practice on trucking accidents, cargo loss claims and regulatory compliance for the trucking industry in the state and federal courts in North Carolina.  He is a member of the North Carolina Trucking Association and its Maintenance Council, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, and the Trucking Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute.  He is co-chair of the law firm’s truck accident defense group and transportation group.



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