NETS & TRUCE Webinar

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?

Joe Fried, Founding Partner of Fried Goldberg LLC, shares his experience as a plaintiff lawyer in cases involving nuclear-size verdicts with commercial fleets. Then learn about technology that automatically enforces your mobile device usage policy and prevents distracted driving – reducing exposure to potential nuclear verdicts.

During this webinar, 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 considered by many to be the preeminent truck accident attorney in the country.  His office is in Atlanta, Georgia, but he has handled cases in over 35 states recovering more than $1billion for his clients.  He is the Founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, former Chair of the American Association of Justice Truck Litigation Group, former President of the National Trial Lawyers Trucking Trial Lawyers and founding Chair of the National Board of Truck Accident Lawyers.  He is among the first lawyers to be Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Truck Accident Law and sits on the NBTA Board.  In addition to his expertise in trucking, Joe is a former police officer with advanced training in crash investigation and reconstruction, human factors, psychodrama, storytelling and neurolinguistic programming. He is widely known for his creative and unique approaches to preparing and presenting cases and for his ability to craft and present the compelling human story in each of his cases.  Joe handles a small number catastrophic truck crash cases at a time so he can focus his resources on achieving the best possible results for his clients.  He spends the rest of his time working as a trucking safety advocate, author and educator. Joe has authored books, DVDs and articles on trucking and litigation best practices, and has Joe given over 600 presentations on these subjects to lawyers, judges, and trucking industry stakeholders.