What Judges Must Know About CMV Accident Reconstruction

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

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11 AM PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Most traffic crashes present some type of challenge to judges who hear these cases, but different challenges arise when the defendant is a CDL holder. CDL holders are held to different rules and regulations, and it is imperative for traffic judges to understand the nuances of dealing with Commercial Motor Vehicle operators. This webcast will investigate the latest CMV technologies employed to determine fault in a crash and how this evidence is considered admissible in Frye or Daubert states.

After attending this webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify CMV technologies, including the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Engine Control Module (Black Box);
  • Discuss the changing role of judges in commercial motor vehicle safety cases and distinguish why CMV cases are different from automobile cases;
  • Identify recent accident reconstruction measures used to determine fault of a crash; and
  • Make better informed decisions regarding evidentiary issues under Frye or Daubert in CMV accident reconstruction cases.

This webcast is presented through generous funding from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in collaboration with The National Judicial College (NJC).” This webcast is a series of four national webcasts. Please consider registering for the other three webcasts (Paths and Pitfalls to Handling Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases in Our Courts; Identifying Masked Offenses; and Self-Represented Litigant Issues in CMV Cases).

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