Nuclear Verdicts: Out of Control or Controlling the Outcome?

Nuclear verdicts are a rising cause for concern in commercial fleets. But what are nuclear verdicts and why are they increasing both in quantity and size of jury awards? Where does distracted driving fit in? And what can commercial fleets and defense lawyers do to avoid runaway verdicts?

Listen as Joe Fried, Founding Partner of Fried Goldberg LLC and Co-Founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, shares his experience as a plaintiff lawyer in cases involving nuclear-size verdicts. Then learn about the technology that prevents distracted driving – reducing exposure to potential nuclear verdicts.

You will learn:

  • What jurors react to that lead to nuclear verdicts – from driver actions to defense tactics.
  • Reasons why plaintiff’s lawyers have an advantage over defense lawyers.
  • Why cell phone policies don’t work without a level of enforcement.
  • What commercial fleets can do to prevent nuclear verdicts.

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Joseph A. Fried
Founding Partner, Fried Goldberg LLC
Co-Founder, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Joe Fried is regarded as one of the top truck crash lawyers in the country today, and is a recognized highway safety advocate and educational leader. He has litigated cases in more than 30 states with record results and has given over 300 presentations to lawyer, judge, and police audiences on trucking and trial-related topics.

Joe was named Trucking Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2014 and 2015 by the American Association of Justice Trucking Litigation Group, Best GA Personal Injury Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America in 2016 and has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2007. His cases have received national attention from countless publications, including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.