Come hear me present on FMCSA/DOT compliance and post-accident investigation topics at the Trucking and Transportation Regulations, Liability and Litigation conference.
Without more, a medical payment made by an insurance company is not an admission of liability and is inadmissible as evidence.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires motor carriers to perform background checks for new drivers. Separately, drivers and motor carriers can participate in a voluntary Pre-Employment Screening program.
An article addressing the admissibility and use as evidence of the results of DOT-required post-accident drug and alcohol testing for commercial drivers.
Ex parte Tier 1 Trucking, LLC, and James Martin Gray, Jr. – In determining the proper venue under the forum non conveniens statute, heavily weighed factors include the location of the incident and investigation, and the counties of residence of parties and witnesses.
Addressing trucking industry concerns regarding a proposed eighth BASIC category, “Beyond Compliance,” to the FMCSA’s CSA program.
A driver’s negligent conduct can only be imputed to a passenger when the passenger is an employer of the driver, or has a right of control, management, or direction of the vehicle.
Larry Magrinat v. Myra Maddox – When a third party purchases a debt owed to a medical provider, the proper measure of damages is the full amount owed by the plaintiff.
An insurer is obligated to make medical payments when its insured suffers a bodily injury and incurs medical bills resulting from treatment of the injury.
Alabama’s guest-passenger statute likely applies to passengers injured in four-wheeler or other ATV accidents.