Nationwide Truck Crashworthiness attorney, E. Todd Tracy is speaking at ARKANSAS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (ATLA) on Friday October 17, 2014 at U of A, Sam Walton College of Business, Fayetteville, AR. The seminar is mainly focused on Details Details & Dynamics Dynamics of Trucking Accidents. The founding attorney of the law firm – The Tracy firm in Dallas, TX who is widely recognized as one of America’s best product liability lawyers is presenting on “Applying Vehicle Crashworthiness Principles to Heavy Duty Trucks”
- 8:15am Registration
8:30am Welcome & Announcements
8:45am Carnegie, Caring and Charisma*
Joey McCutchen, Esquire
10:00am Applying Vehicle Crashworthiness
Principles to Heavy Duty Trucks
Todd Tracy, Esquire
11:00am The Unholy Trilogy: Talking, Texting and
Dan Ramsdell, Esquire
1:00pm Broker-Shipper Liability in Interstate
Tim Whiting, Esquire
2:10pm How Bad Drivers Get Hired
Brooks Rugemer, Robson Forensic
3:10pm How to Find & Obtain Punitive Damages
in Every Interstate Trucking Case
Dan Ramsdell, Esquire
E. Todd Tracy, Esquire, is widely recognized as one of America’s best product liability lawyers. Todd is a Dallas attorney that maintains a national practice dedicated to handling vehicle safety issues. Mr. Tracy has handled over 2,400 cases against every major vehicle, component part, and child seat manufacturer. He has tried 124 crashworthiness cases against many manufacturers. Mr. Tracy has handled cases all over the country in both federal and state jurisdictions, appearing pro hac vice in 42 states and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
There are currently 30 million heavy trucks traveling on our nation’s highways and roads. Sadly, these heavy trucks contain deadly safety flaws that render them defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous because they are treated differently than passenger vehicles when it comes to safety performance. Since the late 1960’s, vehicle manufacturers for passenger cars have been mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to furnish vehicles that are crashworthy as regulated by various Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). However, most of these FMVSS crashworthiness provisions do not apply to heavy trucks.
It is time for the heavy truck industry and the NHTSA to enact meaningful safety regulations that protect heavy truck drivers and motorists that impact the rear and sides of trailers. Complacency has lasted over 60 years while cemeteries were filling up and hospitals were overflowing with the carnage left behind when a heavy truck was involved in an accident.
Crashworthiness safety principles were not and should not be limited to passenger vehicles. Rather, crashworthiness must be applied to any vehicle traveling in the United States.