I’ll be in Tampa, October 23-25, 2019, making new friends and re-connecting with old ones at the TIDA (Trucking Industry Defense Association) 27th Annual Seminar.  MKC is proud to attend this key industry meeting, the premier event, as TIDA describes it,  “…for motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies. ”

One of the upcoming TIDA presentations that has grabbed my attention is “Damages Potpourri,” presented by Kelly Milam and Kenneth Davis, of Gordon & Ree and Waste Connections, respectively. This session is described in partasStrategies for realistic assessment and evaluation of significant injuries based upon real cases, including the soft tissue claim that turns into the high exposure case. How best to deal with potential punitive exposure? We’ll discuss early resolution where liability is not favorable, how and when the ’empathetic’ approach works best, and the other approaches that have proven successful.”

“The Annual Seminar,” according to TIDA, “provides attendees with the tools and resources to promote the defense of the trucking industry. Your company will receive the best collective knowledge and data from across the country to stay informed and aware of the latest trends in the industry. ” 

MKC Medical Management was grateful to participate in TIDA’s annual seminar last year, where I was part of a panel –­­ “Stop Your Soft Tissue Claims from Spiraling Out of Control” ­­– at the TIDA 26th Annual Seminar. My panel discussed how the trucking industry can better defend and manage claims and litigation involving whiplash and other high-risk, high-exposure claims.  As a follow up to the panel and my presentation, TIDA member Mark Perkins invited me to submit an article — “When Bodily Injury Claims Come Calling” — to the TIDA newsletter.  I’ll keep you posted on its publication.

Meanwhile, you can get a sense of my thinking on complex bodily injury cases and claims by checking out three other posts of mine: