Maintenance liability litigation is one of those risks that no one wants to think about. But a fleet executive must, because even a squeaky-clean operation can be sued. Knowing the proper steps to take to defend your company can make the difference between staying in business or going under.
At a time when litigation has become America’s favorite pastime, it’s no surprise that both fleet exposure to maintenance liability cases and manufacturer’s exposure to product liability cases have risen dramatically in recent years.
The damage that can result from legal battles can be crippling. How can fleet maintenance managers protect themselves from being the target of a costly lawsuit? What policies should a carrier adopt for protection? In the event of an accident, where does the liability of the fleet end, and that of the manufacturer begin? What questions should a fleet maintenance manager be prepared to answer during an investigation or deposition? What is personal liability?
Hear the answers to these questions and more as a panel of attorneys from organizations including the Trucking Industry Defense Association engage in a mock trial, which will explore some of these issues through a fictional case involving a combination vehicle wheel separation. You’ll be sure to learn some protective measures that can save you and your company a great deal of future anguish when dealing with tire and wheel related litigation.