A truck accident is not the same as a car accident and should not be treated the same. Truck accidents have their own set of regulations to deal with and can often involve many different parties including the truck driver, trucking company, insurance company, and more. The Trucking Safety Section is here to help you navigate the complex field of litigating a truck accident. The section is very active with quarterly meetings, CLE seminars, and a listserv to ask questions and share information among your fellow members.

To join the Trucking Safety Section please click here. Complete the invoice and return with payment. Once received, you will be added to the Trucking Safety Section and you will begin receiving information regarding benefits, events, and meeting.

To review the newly established Trucking Safety Seciton By-Laws please click here.

SECTION CHAIR: SCOTT SMITH 
Smith Law Office


One of These Days: Rediscover the Lost Art of Letter Writing on Your Next Trucking Case
By: Matt Rizzi, Esq.
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Practical Tips for Finding and Preserving Evidence in Trucking Cases
By: Ashley Rutherford Starling, Esq.
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Sleep Apnea
By: Scott Elliot Smith, Esq. and Brian Noethlich, Esq.
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Personal Conveyance: Pretext to Hours of Service Violations?
By: Teena Miller, Esq.
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Tracking Ultimate Responsibility for a Truck Crash
By: Steve Belyus, Partner at STARS Consulting
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What Digital Evidence are You Missing in Commercial Crashes?
By: Trish McGarvey, Digital Forensics Specialist 
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The Significance of Plaintiff Advocacy in the Real World
By: Florence Murray, Esq.
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“Pay No Attention to the man Behind the Curtain:” Finding Additional Insurance with the Lone Wolf Trucking Carrier
By: Matthew L. Rizzi Jr., Esq.
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Trucking Basics
By: Florence Murray, Esq.
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Can an Independent Contractor also be a Commercial Motor Carrier Employee?
By: Scott Elliot Smith, Esq. and Nick Owen, Esq.
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Ohio’s Apportionment of Fault Statute Pointing at the Empty Chair in the Context of Trucking Litigation Cases
By: Joseph A. Condeni, Esq.
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Overcoming the Assured Clear Distance Defense in Trucking Cases
By: Daniel Michel Esq., and Patrick Charest, Esq.
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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury
By: Florence Murray, Esq.
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Automatic Emergency Braking – Preventing Truck Crashes With  Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation Technology
By: Andy Young, Esq.
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Independent Contractor Team Drivers as Statutory Employees: 49 C.F.R. § 390.5 and Coverage under an MCS-90 Endorsement
By: Joshua Leizerman, Esq.
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Federal Mandate: Electronic Logging Devices to Replace Paper Logs by December 18, 2017
By: Scott E. Smith, Esq.
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Is the Intrastate Transportation of Waste Subject to PUCO Regulations and the FMCSR?
By: Joe Condeni, Esq.
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Defeating the Sudden Emergency Defense with Tortfeasor Safety Violations
By: Jon A. Lafferty, Esq. and Joseph S. Hartle, Esq.
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Precision Discovery Strikes: Using Requests For Admissions In Trucking Cases To Subdue Your Opponent
By: Matthew L. Rizzi Jr., Esq.
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Cellphone discovery: Looking beyond phone records
By: Joshua Leizerman, Esq.
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Questions being asked - Insurance company perspective of the truck driver
By: Fred Papalardo, Esq.
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Do You Know The Seven (7) Trucking “Basics”?
By: Andrew Young, Esq., Cleveland, OH
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Farming Operations- Exempt or Not Exempt?
By: Florence J. Murray
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Using ODOT Documents to Help Frame Your Trucking Case
By: John Reagan, Esq., Akron, OH
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What Is The Minimum Insurance Coverage In Ohio Intra-State Trucking Cases?
By: Michael Leizerman, Esq., Toledo, OH
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Breaker Breaker One-Nine - Announcing OAJ’s Trucking Safety Section & The 2nd Annual All-Day Trucking CLE
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