Upcoming Webinars


Emergency Response to Trucking Accidents -
An Overview of Evidence Gathering and Claim Assessment in the Minutes and Days after an Accident

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST 


Emergency Response to Trucking Accidents provides an overview of the importance of an emergency response to trucking accidents, including the evidence that can and should be gathered at the accident scene, documents that should be gathered and maintained, and interviews that should be conducted, all to support an early assessment of the claim and early preparation of a defense.   The panel includes both attorneys who work on emergency response teams and also experienced heavy truck accident reconstruction experts who understand the importance of an emergency response to protect the trucking company’s interests in the event of an accident.  

Presented by:

Charles Fleming, Partner at Clark, May, Price, Lawley, Duncan & Paul, LLC

Charles Fleming is a partner in the Birmingham firm of Clark, May, Price, Lawley, Duncan & Paul, LLC.  He earned his B.S. from Birmingham-Southern College and his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law.   Since 2002, Charles has defended trucking and transportation companies throughout Alabama, and he manages his firm’s emergency response team for trucking accidents.  His broader practice also includes defending medical malpractice and retail and hospitality claims.    



Jeremy S. Gaddy, Partner at Clark, May, Price, Lawley, Duncan & Paul, LLC

Jeremy S. Gaddy is a partner in the Birmingham firm of Clark, May, Price, Lawley, Duncan & Paul, LLC.  Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.  His practice includes representing defendants in trucking and transportation claims in both Alabama and Mississippi, where he is licensed.  In addition, much of his practice over the last decade has included defending heavy truck manufacturers in warranty and product liability claims.  Jeremy regularly speaks to industry and insurance professionals on current and emerging liability issues which affect them and their clients.

Richard Mink, P.E. at Engineering Systems, Inc.

Richard A. Mink

Mr. Richard Mink has over 20 years experience with commercial vehicles, including testing, accident investigation, fire investigation, crash worthiness and product liability litigation. Currently, his practice focuses on vehicle crash investigation and vehicle crash reconstruction involving motorcycles, passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles, including reading and interpreting vehicle event (i.e.,"black box") data.

Mr. Mink holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. In addition, he holds a Class A Commercial Driver's License with multiple endorsements, and is also an SAE- certified accident reconstructionist.

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Past Webinars

On November 18, 2018, TIDA hosted a webinar, How to Defend Against Excessive Medical Billing, presented by Nancy Fraser Michalski, RN, Vice President & Founder Med Legal at Elevate Services, Inc.and Jennifer Crow, Partner at Scheer Law Group LLP. As states across the country continue to revise case law on the reasonableness of medical billings and in response to recent rulings in both California Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics (2018) 22 Cal.App.5th 1266, 232 Cal.Rptr.3d 404 and Texas In re North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co., LTD.  (Texas 2018) 61 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 1038, __S.W.3d __ , courts continue to emphasize that the reasonableness of claimed past medical billings should be determined by a “ battle of the experts.”  Regardless of how individual states determine what plaintiffs are allowed to recover on past or future medical care, all jurisdictions allow evidence on reasonable value.  How do you determine reasonable value of inflated medical bills? What methodology is most effective in conducting a medical bill audit? What best practices can be applied from health insurance carriers? How are audits used most effectively in negotiation? What will the product of a review look like? How do you defend bill reductions? How the evidence is best presented if litigation becomes necessary? How are medical and bill review experts best utilized during both the claims and litigation phases?